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By Ted Piccone,Steven Pifer,Thomas Wright

President Obama has simply 3 years left in workplace to outline his legacy in international affairs. he is dealing with a couple of serious challenges—the ongoing struggle in Syria, the Iran nuclear negotiations, an enigmatic North Korea and different major crises in international affairs. The president's advisors are busy devising coverage ideas aimed toward grappling with those thorny matters. From those, the president needs to come to a decision which priorities to pursue and the way to top workout U.S. strength and impression to control and form the worldwide order.

This publication provides a collection of coverage research and suggestions from The international coverage students on the Brookings establishment. Designed to supply the White condominium with leading edge and actionable coverage tasks, the e-book is built as a chain of memos to President Obama. This yr, the memos are divided into 5 categories:

• giant Bets are concerns the place the president should still think of making an investment his energy, time and status in significant efforts which can have a transformational impression on the US and the realm. • Double Downs are derived from the massive Bets from final year's strategies that the president may still redouble his efforts on.

• Black Swans are these low-probability yet high-impact occasions which may divert the president and his administration's greater reasons, resembling dramatic adverse occasions that he'll are looking to take steps prematurely to prevent or to mitigate their consequences.

• Nightmares are occasions that glance much more likely than a Black Swan and will turn out relatively difficult for U.S. pursuits and the worldwide order, and for which the management should still prepare.

• Holds are up to date coverage thoughts to stick the direction on methods recommended final year.

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