The September/October issue of Foreign Affairs is now online and on newsstands August 25th. In this issue:

CFR Fellow Michael A. Levi argues that the Copenhagen conference in December is unlikely to solve the problem of climate change once and for all and that negotiators should instead pursue incremental steps in both rich and developing nations.

Jessica Seddon Wallack, director of India's Center for Development Finance, and Veerabhadran Ramanathan, a professor at the Scripps Institute of Oceanography, write on the need to curb "black carbon" emissions.  

Milken Institute Fellow Joel Kurtzman argues that a cap-and-trade system--not a carbon tax or government initiatives to spur technological innovation--offers the best hope for reducing pollution and encouraging green growth.

Zbigniew Brzezinski, a former U.S. national security adviser, sets out a new agenda for NATO and writes that the alliance should become the hub of a globe-spanning web of regional cooperative-security undertakings.

And Die Zeit's Josef Joffe warns against discounting the United States. Its economic and military strength, along with the attractiveness of its ideals, will ensure its power throughout the world for a long time to come, he says.

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