The Dwight D. Eisenhower National Security Conference - National Security for the 21st Century - National Power in an Unpredictable World

September 25, 2003 // 12:00am

The definition of national power continues to evolve and
change. The world's lone superpower possesses unchallenged dominance, yet
its actions are constrained by an increasingly interconnected world.
Elsewhere, the evolution of international and regional organizations
continues to erode the Westphalian definition of national power. Global
interdependence constricts all nations alike. Some view this environment as
lacking structure and, therefore, unpredictable. Is it, or must we identify the emerging trends of this new, unnamed era?

Through this year's conference, we hope to contribute substantively to this important, on-going national security dialogue. Public policy professionals, media and the public can now register online to attend this important conference at

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