Strategic Appraisal 1996 / Edition 1

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Leading experts on U.S. foreign policy discuss world political and economic trends.

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Editorial Reviews

U.S. House of Representatives
Strategic Appraisal 1996 is quite simply the best book I have read about current global politics, a concise yet comprehensive analysis.
Airforce Magazine
A scholarly series of essays on current political, military and economic trends that enables U.S. policymakers to map out a grand strategy for the new era.
Perspectives on Political Science
All of the chapters are significant.
Deals with the major strategic issues confronting the US in the post- Cold War era, with an emphasis on the future role of aerospace power, and outlines current political and economic trends as factors in a US grand strategy for the new era. Assesses geopolitical trends in various regions of the world and discusses alternative strategies and their implications for global stability and the preservation of the current US position of preeminence. Of interest to readers in politics, economy, political science, and military studies. No index. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780833023438
  • Publisher: RAND Corporation
  • Publication date: 1/30/1996
  • Series: Mr-543-AF Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 329
  • Product dimensions: 6.48 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1
Ch. 1 U.S. Grand Strategies: Implications for the United States and the World 11
Ch. 2 Western Europe 39
Ch. 3 Russia 73
Ch. 4 The Balkans 97
Ch. 5 East Central Europe 117
Ch. 6 Japan 145
Ch. 7 Korea 169
Ch. 8 China 185
Ch. 9 Midde East 223
Ch. 10 Caucasus and Central Asia 243
Ch. 11 Latin America 267
Ch. 12 South Asia 283
Ch. 13 Africa 309
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