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Unformatted text preview: on international markets. Both of these effects are enhanced when increased innovation abroad provides U.S. consumers access to better products and
U.S. manufacturers more opportunities to emulate foreign products and processes. The United States no longer has to
carry the burden of global innovation alone—increasingly, American firms can learn from others. US leadership prevents great powers wars.
Khalilzad, 2/8/2011 (Zalmay – former United States ambassador to Afghanistan, Iraq and the United Nations,
The Economy and National Security, National Review)
We face this domestic challenge while other major powers are experiencing rapid economic growth. Even though
countries such as China, India, and Brazil have profound political, social, demographic, and economic problems, their
economies are growing faster than ours, and this could alter the global distribution of power. These trends could in the long term produce
a multi-polar world. If U.S. policymakers fail to act and other powers continue to grow, it is not a qu...
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