By Bruce D. Jones

"The objective of the dealing with international lack of confidence undertaking is to release a reform attempt of the worldwide defense approach in 2009. That activity is either formidable and urgent.... The time to behave is now."—from the Foreword by means of Javier Solana

The twenty-first century could be outlined by way of defense threats unconstrained through borders—from monetary instability, weather switch, and nuclear proliferation to clash, poverty, terrorism, and sickness. the best try of world management might be development partnerships and associations for cooperation that may meet the problem. strength and accountability describes how American management can rebuild overseas order to advertise international defense and prosperity for latest transnational international.

Power & Responsibility establishes a brand new beginning for overseas protection: "responsible sovereignty," or the idea that sovereignty involves responsibilities and tasks towards different states in addition to one's personal voters. Governments needs to cooperate throughout borders to protect universal assets and take on universal threats.

Power & Responsibility argues that during order to enhance its personal pursuits, the USA needs to learn how to govern in an interdependent global, workout management via cooperation, and create new associations with contemporary conventional and rising powers. the results of a collaborative undertaking on dealing with international lack of confidence, the e-book additionally displays the MGI project's worldwide dialogue—extensive consultations within the usa and in areas around the globe in addition to discussions with the MGI project's Advisory crew, composed of well known U.S. and foreign figures.

"The 2008 monetary obstacle has introduced our international interconnectedness on the subject of domestic. yet monetary lack of confidence is only one main issue. energy and accountability offers a street map for construction potent rules and bonafide worldwide associations to take on modern-day suite of transnational challenges."—Kemal Dervis, administrator, UN improvement Program

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