The Next 50 Years of Foreign Policy

The Next 50 Years of Foreign Policy

A survey of experts offers predictions on the future of U.S. leadership and geopolitical dominance.

In its 50 years, Foreign Policy has published a wide range of opinions about the trajectory of U.S. foreign policy. As U.S. President-elect Joe Biden takes office and the magazine looks forward to its next 50 years, we’ve asked scores of experts—including academics, practitioners, and commentators—what they expect in the coming years.

More Retrenchment

“The United States has wasted $5 trillion fighting its post-9/11 wars. In the same period, the American working classes have suffered. This money should be spent on them.”

—Kishore Mahbubani, author of  Has China Won?