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Expertise: Geopolitical Risk, US Foreign Policy, Trump’s Worldview, Brexit, Europe, International Order
Thomas (Tom) Wright is a fellow and director of the Project on International Order and Strategy and a fellow with the Center for the United States and Europe at the Brookings Institution. Tom works on US foreign policy, U.S. alliances, emerging powers, and the future of Europe.
Previously, he was executive director of studies at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, a lecturer at the Harris School of Public Policy at the University of Chicago, and senior researcher for the Princeton Project on National Security.
He has written and commented on world affairs for The Financial Times, The Washington Post, The New York Times, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, NBC, CBS, BBC, NPR, and Bloomberg.
His forthcoming book will be published on the 23rd of May 2017 and is available for pre-order on Amazon.
All Measures Short of War: The Contest for the Twenty-First Century and the Future of American Power
A groundbreaking look at the future of great power competition in an age of globalization and what the United States can do in response
The two decades after the Cold War saw unprecedented cooperation between the major powers as the world converged on a model of liberal international order. Now, great power competition is back and the liberal order is in jeopardy. Russia and China are increasingly revisionist in their regions. The Middle East appears to be unraveling. And many Americans question why the United States ought to lead. What will great power competition look like in the decades ahead? Will the liberal world order survive? What impact will geopolitics have on globalization? And, what strategy should the United States pursue to succeed in an increasingly competitive world? In this book Thomas Wright explains how major powers will compete fiercely even as they try to avoid war with each other. Wright outlines a new American strategy—Responsible Competition—to navigate these challenges and strengthen the liberal order.
Current projects include the future of U.S. alliances and strategic partnerships, the geopolitical consequences of the euro crisis, U.S. relations with rising powers, and multilateral diplomacy.
Fulbright Commission, Ireland, vice chair and board member
International Politics Reviews, Palgrave Macmillan, editorial board