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Defiant Superpower: The New American Hegemony
     

Defiant Superpower: The New American Hegemony

by Donald Nuechterlein
 

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Defiant Superpower recounts how the Bush administration's bold actions in response to the attacks of September 11, 2001, toppled the Taliban and displayed American strength. But by 2002 much of the world, including allies, had become alarmed by American assertiveness. While the Bush administration's defiant and unilateralist policies initially seemed to empower the

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Defiant Superpower recounts how the Bush administration's bold actions in response to the attacks of September 11, 2001, toppled the Taliban and displayed American strength. But by 2002 much of the world, including allies, had become alarmed by American assertiveness. While the Bush administration's defiant and unilateralist policies initially seemed to empower the United States, the pitfalls of this new American hegemony are now apparent. Here, Donald Nuechterlein suggests how policymakers should recognize the limits of the new hegemony in order to pursue America's realistic national interests.

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"In Defiant Superpower, Donald Nuechterlein uses the national interest model that he pioneered to assess the evolution of American international power since the attacks of September 11, 2001. With remarkable clarity of thought and expression, he evaluates both old and new discussions of the United States as an imperial power and concludes that it is a hegemon, albeit a limited one. By examining the requirements of homeland security, global order, American political values, and economic prosperity, Nuechterlein demonstrates both the powerful temptation of successive administrations to act outside traditional alliances and international organizations and the real and potential costs of such endeavors. This is a sober evaluation, not only of the transformations of American foreign policy since the end of the Cold War and 9/11, but of the choices that must be made to secure American influence in the future."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781574889895
Publisher:
Potomac Books
Publication date:
02/27/2007
Series:
Issues in Twenty-First Century Warfare Series
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Donald E. Nuechterlein's career has included service in the State Department, the U.S. Information Agency, and the Office of the Secretary of Defense. In 1968 he was a founding faculty member of the Federal Executive Institute in Charlottesville, Virginia. Since then, he has been a lecturer at various universities, including the University of Virginia, Queen’s University in Canada, and the University of Kaiserslautern in Germany, and a research scholar at St. Anthony’s College, Oxford. He is the author of eight books on American foreign policy and international relations, including America Recommended: A Superpower Assesses it's Role in a Turbulent World. He lives in Charlottesville.

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