In his past three State of the Union addresses, President Barack Obama devoted less than 15 percent of his speech to the world beyond the U.S. So those speech paragraphs are pricey real estate. We asked some Bloomberg View columnists and regular contributors what foreign policy issues they thought the president should raise in the first State of the Union of his second term. Links to their suggestions are below:

Jonathan Alter on fighting terrorism morally. Clive Crook on expanding trade. Edward Glaeser on economic freedom. Jeffrey Goldberg on Israel and the Palestinians. Megan Greene on Europe and the economy. Albert R. Hunt on democracy promotion. Simon Johnson on the real Chinese economic threat. Tim Judah on cooperating with the EU. Pankaj Mishra on the “pivot to Asia.” Virginia Postrel on intellectual property. Amity Shlaes on U.S. leadership.

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