Foreign Policy Research Institute A Nation Must Think Before it Acts The Balance of Tomorrow

The Balance of Tomorrow


As the Foreign Policy Research Institute celebrates its 60th anniversary, we reprint FPRI founder Robert Strausz-Hupe’s inaugural essay from Orbis: A Journal of World Affairs. In that year, 1957, most observers believed that that the outcome of the Cold War between the United States and the USSR was uncertain. But the author believed that, based on his understanding of geopolitical realities, that the United States was just then in the process of assuming the leadership of a new universal empire—Novus orbis terrarum, or new world.

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