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Every chapter begins with a "Preview" and ends with a "Conclusion," "Challenge!" and "Selected Bibliography."
Introduction: Framing the Problem of National Security.
The Nature of Change.
Globalization and Geopolitics.
I. THE CONTEXT.
1. Fault Lines: World Politics in a New Millennium.
The First Fault Line: The World after the Cold War.
The Second Fault Line: The World After September 11, 2001.
Nature of the System: A World of Tiers.
Dynamics of the New System: Globalization and/or Geopolitics.
The American Role in the New World System.
2. Geopolitics: America and the Realist Paradigm.
Realism and the Realist Paradigm.
Basic Concepts and Relationships.
Critiques and Anomalies of the Realist Paradigm.
3. The American Experience.
Conditioning Factors and the American Tradition.
Evolution of the American Experience.
The Formative Period: 1789-1945.
The Cold War: 1945-1989.
Impact of Democratic Institutions.
4. The Nature and End of the Cold War.
The Cold War System.
Cold War Residues.
Russia and the Successor States.
5. The Rise of Globalization.
The Bretton Woods System, 1945-1971.
The Transition Period, 1971-1990.
The Globalizing Economy, 1990-Present.
II. THE CHANGING WORLD.
6. Security, Interests and Power.
Thinking about Security.
Military and Non-Military Elements of Security.
Thinking about Interests.
Security and Interests in the Contemporary Environment.
Applying Instruments of Power.
7. The Foreign andDomestic Environment.
Competing Images of the International Environment.
The Impact of Domestic Politics.
Applications: Responding to the Environment.
Military Reform and the QDR.
8. Traditional Military Problems.
Nuclear Forces and Deterrence.
Conventional Forces and the Future.
III. NEW CHALLENGES.
9. The "New Kind of War."
Symmetrical and Asymmetrical War.
The Impact of the RMA.
10. Nontraditional and Other Security Threats.
11. Peacekeeping and State-Building: The New Dilemma.
Failed and Failing States: The Context.
Concepts and Forms of Intervention.
12. The Geopolitics of Globalization.
Globalization as a Geopolitical Phenomenon.
Globalization and the American Decade of the 1990s.
Challenges to American Leadership from the 1990s.
The Impact of September 11, 2001.
IV. THE FUTURE.
13. Globalization and Geopolitics.
The Future of Geopolitics and National Security.
The Future of Globalization.
Where Globalization and Geopolitics Meet.