From the deepening health and economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic to a growing number of geopolitical security challenges, the world confronts a number of rising, simultaneous threats that were neither properly understood nor predicted at the start of 2021. The interwoven complexities of unfolding policy mishaps and accumulating consequences of them call for renewed focuses on both immediate quandaries and longer-term policy priorities not only to better understand the underlying issues, but also navigate an uncharted chapter of evolving global affairs in this third decade of the 21st century.
Edwin Feulner Heritage Foundation, Founder
Marc Knapper U.S. State Department, Senior Advisor, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs
Thierry de Montbrial French Institute of International Relations (Ifri), Executive Chairman
Won-soo Kim (International Advisory Board of the Future Consensus Institute (Yeosijae)