Statecraft and Power: Essays in Honor of Harold W. Rood

Overview

These essays on strategy, war, and statecraft have been written during the current reassessment of United States' national strategy. But they also take strategic thinking back to certain principals and interests which have guided America before, during, and after the Cold War. Co-published with The Institute for Public Policy.

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Overview

These essays on strategy, war, and statecraft have been written during the current reassessment of United States' national strategy. But they also take strategic thinking back to certain principals and interests which have guided America before, during, and after the Cold War. Co-published with The Institute for Public Policy.

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Editorial Reviews

Diplomacy and Statecraft
These essays provide a thoughtful starting point for those concerned with the post-Cold War international system, and should be of use to scholars and those in public service alike.
— E. Goldstein, University of Birmingham, UK
Thomas-Durell Young
A very nicely done compendium of essays. I should imagine this work would be most appropriate and welcome in graduate seminars dealing with national affairs matters.
E. Goldstein
These essays provide a thoughtful starting point for those concerned with the post-Cold War international system, and should be of use to scholars and those in public service alike.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780819187178
  • Publisher: University Press of America
  • Publication date: 3/15/1994
  • Pages: 300
  • Product dimensions: 6.12 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.86 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Pt. I Elements of Statecraft and Power
Geography and Politics 3
Statesmanship and Intelligence 17
Deterrence and the Lessons from History 33
On Strategic Thinking: Patterns in Modern History 55
Winston S. Churchill and the Middle East 89
The Collapse of the USSR: Political Philosophy and Political Reality, 1991 107
Democracy in Central and Eastern Europe 113
Pt. II American Studies
That Virtue May Lead to Ruin: Alexander Hamilton's Teaching on Interest and Morality in International Political Life 139
Bellum in Vinculis: Law and Strategy in the U.S. Civil War 163
The Genesis of Strategic Military Planning in the U.S. Army and the General Staff 185
Necessity and Politics: War with Justice 205
Counterinsurgency and Support for Insurgency: Some Lessons from the 1980s 225
The "New World Order": A Mahanian Critique 241
Preparing for the Gathering Storm: The United States and the Next War 257
"Efficient Defense" and American Interests in Eurasia 277
About the Authors 281
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