World in Crisis: The End of the American Century

World in Crisis: The End of the American Century

by Gabriel Kolko
     
 

ISBN-10: 0745328660

ISBN-13: 9780745328669

Pub. Date: 04/15/2009

Publisher: Pluto Press

Gabriel Kolko provides a panoramic overview of the problems facing the US and the world today. Each chapter covers a key topic, spanning a range of international issues including the current financial crisis, the limits of US foreign policy, the politicisation of intelligence, and why a war with Iran would be likely to culminate in disaster for the US. Kolko

Overview

Gabriel Kolko provides a panoramic overview of the problems facing the US and the world today. Each chapter covers a key topic, spanning a range of international issues including the current financial crisis, the limits of US foreign policy, the politicisation of intelligence, and why a war with Iran would be likely to culminate in disaster for the US. Kolko also outlines why changes in military technology make all wars, no matter who fights them, increasingly futile. 

At the heart of the book is the idea that the international system is in the grip of a great transition. Kolko shows how America is losing its dominance, and examines the profound changes we are experiencing as it is forced to accept the limits of its military power.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780745328669
Publisher:
Pluto Press
Publication date:
04/15/2009
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
5.33(w) x 8.11(h) x 0.68(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
1 The Financial Crisis
2 The Contours of Recent American Foreign Policy
3 Alliances and NATO
4 Israel: A Stalemated Accident of History
5 The United States and War With Iran
6 The Limits of Intelligence
7 Technology and the Future of Warfare
Conclusion
Notes
Index

 

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