The End of Alliances / Edition 1

The End of Alliances / Edition 1

by Rajan Menon
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195189272

ISBN-13: 9780195189278

Pub. Date: 02/26/2007

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Why should the United States cling to military alliances established during the Cold War when the circumstances are now fundamentally different? In The End of Alliances, Rajan Menon argues that our alliances in Europe and Asia have become irrelevant to the challenges we face today. The United States must be actively involved beyond its borders, but by relying on

Overview

Why should the United States cling to military alliances established during the Cold War when the circumstances are now fundamentally different? In The End of Alliances, Rajan Menon argues that our alliances in Europe and Asia have become irrelevant to the challenges we face today. The United States must be actively involved beyond its borders, but by relying on coalitions whose membership varies depending on the issue at hand. While a strategy that ceases to rely on alliances will mark a dramatic shift in American foreign policy, he reminds us that states routinely reassess and reorient their strategies. The United States, which studiously avoided alliances for much of its history only to embrace them during the Cold War, is no exception. The End of Alliances predicts that the coming change in American strategy will force our traditional allies to rethink their choices and create new patterns in world politics. The controversial argument advanced by Menon will provoke debate among foreign policy specialists and the general public.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195189278
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
02/26/2007
Edition description:
ANN
Pages:
280
Product dimensions:
9.30(w) x 6.30(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents


The Impermanence of Paradigms     3
Alliances and America's Grand Strategy     23
Whither the Atlantic Alliance?     53
A Japan That Can-and Will-Do more     101
Korea: Coming of Age     145
Conclusion     181
Notes     201
Index     233

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