How Nations Survive and Thrive: Lessons for the Next President

During the heated 2016 presidential campaign―with America’s global leadership increasingly challenged and its domestic politics gridlocked―voters may have the impression that the country faces almost insurmountable crises. But governments across the world have developed effective and proven solutions to similar, pervasive challenges, argues Jonathan Tepperman. Projects like Brazil’s Bolsa Familia program and Indonesia’s campaign against extremism demonstrate that constructive change is possible even in the most fraught of circumstances. How can America’s next president apply other nations’ policy “fixes” to enhance the nation’s security and prosperity?