This past Thursday, Walter Russell Mead gave the following testimony to the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. Here’s a taste:
While it is difficult to see into the future at all and impossible to make detailed predictions, everything we know about history and human development suggests that the 21st century is unlikely to be a quiet time in international relations. As the preeminent world power, one with global interests and concerns, the United States is going to have to navigate the next stage in world history deftly.
Read the whole thing here.