The Center for a New American Security (CNAS) just released this report - America's Path: Grand Strategy for the Next Administration - that might be of interest to some. It will also be discussed at their annual conference next week.
From their website --
Authors: Dr. Robert J. Art, Dr. Peter Feaver, Richard Fontaine, Dr. Kristin M. Lord, Dr. Anne-Marie Slaughter Type of Publication: Report
America confronts a world in transition. Whatever the outcome of the November 2012 presidential election, America's next president will face many challenges. To lead America wisely, the president and his administration must answer several questions: What kind of world does America face and how is the strategic landscape evolving? What are America's core national interests? How should America pursue its interests and what threatens them? What opportunities exist and how can America seize them? How should America convey its purpose, both at home and globally? In America's Path: Grand Strategy for the Next Administration, editors and CNAS experts Richard Fontaine and Dr. Kristin M. Lord bring together four strategists - Dr. Robert J. Art, Dr. Richard K. Betts, Dr. Peter Feaver and Dr. Anne-Marie Slaughter - with diverse backgrounds and perspectives to advance a common mission of promoting informed debate about America's role in the world and the best ways to fulfill it.