Areas of focus include the future of American power, the changing role of the US in Asia and the implications of the US energy revolution.

Key topics are US foreign policy and domestic politics. While there is great uncertainty about America’s foreign policy and role internationally, the environment in which Donald Trump operates is more concrete and provides some boundaries to his policy options.

US global influence remains strong but is seen as being in decline - especially economically - but issues such as trade, climate change, nuclear weapons, and terrorism prevention suggest the US still has a vital role to play in ensuring peaceful growth and prosperity.