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The Opportunity: America's Moment to Alter History's Course / Edition 1
     

The Opportunity: America's Moment to Alter History's Course / Edition 1

by Richard N. Haass
 

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ISBN-10: 1586484532

ISBN-13: 9781586484538

Pub. Date: 11/28/2006

Publisher: PublicAffairs


In this dramatic new perspective on international affairs, Richard N. Haass, one of the country's most brilliant analysts and able foreign policy practitioners, argues that it is hard to overstate the significance of there being no major power conflict in the world. America's great military, economic, and political power discourages traditional challenges; no

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In this dramatic new perspective on international affairs, Richard N. Haass, one of the country's most brilliant analysts and able foreign policy practitioners, argues that it is hard to overstate the significance of there being no major power conflict in the world. America's great military, economic, and political power discourages traditional challenges; no ideological fault line divides the world into warring blocs. India, China, Japan, Russia, and Europe all seek a prolonged period of stability that would support economic growth.

The opportunity thus exists for unprecedented cooperation among the major powers. This is good, because they share vulnerabilities. Globalization, which promotes trade and investment and eases travel and communication, also facilitates the spread of viruses (human and computer alike), weapons, terrorists, greenhouse gases, and drugs. And the United States, for all its strength, cannot defeat these threats alone.

But opportunity is not inevitability. The question is whether the United States will be able to integrate other countries into global efforts against terrorism, the spread of nuclear weapons, genocide, and protectionist policies that jeopardize global economic prosperity. This compelling book explains why it must and how it can.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781586484538
Publisher:
PublicAffairs
Publication date:
11/28/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
1,359,886
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Prefacexi
Chapter 1The Opportunity to Define an Era1
Chapter 2A Little Less Sovereignty33
Chapter 3Taking On Terrorism51
Chapter 4Nukes on the Loose77
Chapter 5Economic Integration115
Chapter 6The Other Major Powers137
Chapter 7Integration and the Lessons of Iraq169
Chapter 8The Necessity195
Acknowledgments209
Integration Index212
Notes220
Index235

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