The primary goal of this effort is to serve as a convening forum for discussions and advice on strategy as well as a platform for prominent American public leaders, including presidential candidates, to express their views on America’s role in the world. This effort is designed to reinvigorate a substantive and constructive public dialogue on US national strategy and provide a reliable source of strategy thinking. The Atlantic Council Strategy Papers will serve as the content vehicle for this effort, with a comprehensive Strategy Report pre-released to a new administration shortly after the November 2016 elections. This volume will compile insights from the Strategy Papers to give the incoming administration a powerful tool for helping to understand and manage the world.