In the fall of 1989 as the scope of momentous international change, especially in Europe, became increasingly apparent, Peter G. Peterson, chairman of the Council on Foreign Relations, and the Council's Board of Directors initiated a new enterprise that became known as "Project Sea-Change." The primary purpose of the program was to generate a series of imaginative analyses of a radically changing American role in the world, which would be gathered together in book form. 1 No attempt was made to define a single comprehensive American foreign policy for a new era; rather, the authors were asked to describe a vision

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