America Abroad

Author: Stephen G. Brooks
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780190464257
Release Date: 2016-08-23
Genre: United States

A decade of exhausting wars, punishing economic setbacks, fast-rising rivals and unrealized global aspirations has called America's global role into question as never before. Will the US long continue to be the only superpower in the international system? Should it sustain the world-shaping grand strategy it's followed since the dawn of the Cold War? While opinions on answers to these questions are common, answers grounded in scholarship are hard to find given the lack of data and theory relevant to the 21st century. In America Abroad, Stephen Brooks and William Wohlforth, two of the nation's leading international relations scholars, fill this gap with a bracing assessment of contemporary America's shifting global role. They show that United States' position as a peerless superpower will be secure long into the future, and turn to the most pressing grand strategic question of the day: How would America's interests fare if the United States decided to disengage from the world? Their answer runs counter to a rising chorus of calls from many academics and policy makers for US the "come home": retrenchment would put core US security and economic interests at risk. America Abroad is not, however, an unalloyed endorsement for the foreign policy status quo. By providing a new way to think about the United States' position in the world, Brooks and Wohlforth move beyond the unrealistic dichotomies that characterize much of the contemporary debate. Although rise of China will not soon end America's career as the sole superpower, it is a significant shift that alters the strategic landscape and demands adjustments. The authors develop a distinct position in the evolving debate on US foreign policy, now torn between calls for a more expansive style of global leadership that seeks to remake the world in America's image and demands for it to retrench and leave the world's troubles behind. Their findings support America remaining globally engaged but focusing on three objectives that have been at the core of US foreign policy since the Cold War's dawn: reducing great power rivalry and security competition in Europe, East Asia, and the Middle East; fostering economic globalization; and sustaining institutionalized cooperation that advances America's interests. Combining insightful analysis and accessible prose, America Abroad will force us to rethink our assumptions about the nature and utility of US power in the global arena.

Wer beherrscht die Welt

Author: Noam Chomsky
Publisher: Ullstein eBooks
ISBN: 9783843714433
Release Date: 2016-10-14
Genre: Political Science

„Die Frage, wer die Welt regiert, kann nicht eindeutig beantwortet werden. Aber die einflussreichsten Akteure sind klar auszumachen.“ Auch nach der Ära Obama gilt: Die USA betrachten sich grundsätzlich als die Guten – selbst dann, wenn sie das Gleiche tun wie jene, denen sie Böses unterstellen: Zivilflugzeuge abschießen, willkürlich Leute inhaftieren und mit Drohnen umbringen oder in fremde Länder einmarschieren. Das Primat der militärischen Intervention und der unerbittliche Drang, alleinige Weltmacht zu bleiben, bilden die Konstanten der amerikanischen Politik – auch wenn dadurch Staaten ins Chaos und Menschen ins Verderben getrieben werden. Im Land dagegen haben die Reichen und Mächtigen fast freie Hand, jenseits demokratischer Kontrollen und unbeachtet von einer zunehmend gleichgültigen Bevölkerung. Wohin führt uns das? Welche Folgen hat das für den Rest der Welt? In seiner so brillanten wie präzisen Analyse zeigt Noam Chomsky die fatalen Folgen der imperialen Politik der USA für das ohnehin immer chaotischere Zusammenleben auf unserem Planeten.

Der Aufstieg der Anderen

Author: Fareed Zakaria
Publisher:
ISBN: 388680917X
Release Date: 2009
Genre: East and West

Der Verfasser erklärt in seinem Buch, warum wir am Beginn eines neuen, postamerikanischen Zeitalters stehen und dennoch auf eine starke Rolle der USA unter ihrem neuen Präsidenten Barack Obama angewiesen sind.

Crashed

Author: Adam Tooze
Publisher: Siedler Verlag
ISBN: 9783641192778
Release Date: 2018-09-10
Genre: Business & Economics

Zehn Jahre danach: Der Finanzcrash und seine dramatischen Folgen Als die US-Großbank Lehman Brothers im September 2008 zusammenbrach, war dies der Tiefpunkt der Banken- und Finanzkrise. Und obwohl der totale Kollaps der Weltwirtschaft damals verhindert wurde, ist die Finanzkrise noch lange nicht Geschichte, wie der britische Historiker Adam Tooze zeigt. Er schildert, wie es zu dieser Krise der Finanzmärkte kam und welche dramatischen Folgen sie bis heute hat. Denn nicht nur ist durch die Finanzkrise die Stabilität Europas ins Wanken geraten, sie hat auch das Vertrauen in die Kraft der globalen Wirtschaftsordnung erschüttert – und so zum Aufstieg der Populisten beigetragen.

Der Abstieg des Westens

Author: Joschka Fischer
Publisher: Kiepenheuer & Witsch
ISBN: 9783462318340
Release Date: 2018-03-08
Genre: Political Science

Zeitenwende – was folgt auf das »Jahrhundert des Westens«? »Der Abstieg des Westens«, das neue Buch des ehemalige Außenminister Joschka Fischer, ist eine schonungslose Analyse über das Ende der Dominanz des Westens und den Beginn einer neuen Weltordnung. Wir alle haben in den letzten Jahren die dramatischen Brüche in der internationalen Politik erlebt, die Wahl Donald Trumps zum US-Präsidenten, den Brexit und den Auftstieg nationalistischer, autoritärer und fremdenfeindlicher Parteien und Politiker in Europa. Joschka Fischer untersucht in seiner Studie die dahinterliegenden geopolitischen Verschiebungen, das Ende des »Jahrhunderts des Westens«, den unaufhaltsamen Aufstieg Chinas zur neuen Weltmacht und die dramatischen Erschütterungen, in denen sich die neue Epoche der Weltgeschichte Bahn bricht.Dabei blickt Joschka Fischer auf die gefährlichen Prozesse der Selbstdemontage, die die westliche Welt durchlebt, und die Bedrohungen für den Frieden, die Nationalismus und Isolationismus auch für Europa bedeuten.

US Defense Politics

Author: Harvey M. Sapolsky
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9781317219316
Release Date: 2017-09-19
Genre: History

This book provides an accessible overview of US defense politics for upper-level students. This new edition has been fully updated and revised, with a new chapter on veterans and new material on topics such as cyberwarfare and lobbying. Analyzing the ways in which the United States prepares for war, the authors demonstrate how political and organizational interests determine US defense policy and warn against over-emphasis on planning, centralization, and technocracy. Emphasizing the process of defense policy-making rather than just the outcomes of that process, US Defense Politics departs from the traditional style of many other textbooks. Designed to help students understand the practical side of American national security policy, the book examines the following key themes: US grand strategy; who joins America's military; how and why weapons are bought; the management of defense; public attitudes toward the military and casualties; the roles of the president and the Congress in controlling the military; the effects of 9/11 and the Global War on Terror on security policy, homeland security, government reorganizations, and intra- and inter-service relations. The third edition will be essential reading for students of US defense politics, national security policy, and homeland security, and highly recommended for students of US foreign policy, public policy, and public administration.

The BRICS and Collective Financial Statecraft

Author: Cynthia Roberts
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780190697532
Release Date: 2017-10-06
Genre: Political Science

In the early 21st century, five rising powers (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa) formed an exclusive international club, the BRICS. Although not extreme revisionists, the BRICS recognize an ongoing global power shift and contest the West's pretensions to permanent stewardship of the existing economic order. Together they exercise collective financial and monetary statecraft to achieve larger foreign policy goals. The BRICS share common aversions (e.g., resentment over being junior players in economic governance, as targets of financial sanctions and subject to U.S. dominance of the global financial system) and common interests (e.g., obtaining greater financial autonomy and influence in "Bretton Woods" institutions). Their financial statecraft ranges from pressure for "inside reforms" of international organizations and markets, to "outside options" exercised through creating new multilateral institutions and opportunities in international financial markets. To the surprise of many observers, the joint actions of the BRICS have been largely successful. Although each member has unique motivations for collaboration, China controls resources that permit it the greatest influence in intra-club decision-making and with the United States and other incumbent rule-makers. The BRICS future depends not only on their bargaining power and adjustment to markets, but also on their ability to overcome domestic impediments to sustainable economic growth, the basis for their international influence.

US Foreign Policy

Author: Michael Cox
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780198707578
Release Date: 2018-05-17
Genre:

Giving students a perspective on US foreign policy that is critical and connected, US Foreign Policy, Third Edition, is the student toolkit for navigating the ever-changing dynamics of the subject area. Using the book, students learn how to critically assess US foreign policy, as they are presented with diverse political perspectives and given the tools to come to their own conclusions. Carefully developed "major debates" and "controversies" features help students to connect theory with the real-world politics. As policy continues to change before our eyes, US Foreign Policy, Third Edition, brings together the world's leading experts in the field to provide the most comprehensive overview of America's ever-changing role in international politics. This new edition reflects the legacy of the Obama administration, the unfurling impacts of President Trump, and the American role in world affairs. It includes new chapters on gender, religion, East Asia, and the Liberal International Order. The following online resources for students and lecturers accompany the book: For students: Interactive map detailing U.S. foreign policy by region Multiple choice questions For lecturers: Essay and seminar questions

Unrivaled

Author: Michael Beckley
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 9781501724794
Release Date: 2018-09-15
Genre: History

The United States has been the world's dominant power for more than a century. Now many analysts believe that other countries are rising and the United States is in decline. Is the unipolar moment over? Is America finished as a superpower? In this book, Michael Beckley argues that the United States has unique advantages over other nations that, if used wisely, will allow it to remain the world’s sole superpower throughout this century. We are not living in a transitional, post-Cold War era. Instead, we are in the midst of what he calls the unipolar era—a period as singular and important as any epoch in modern history. This era, Beckley contends, will endure because the US has a much larger economic and military lead over its closest rival, China, than most people think and the best prospects of any nation to amass wealth and power in the decades ahead. Deeply researched and brilliantly argued, this book covers hundreds of years of great power politics and develops new methods for measuring power and predicting the rise and fall of nations. By documenting long-term trends in the global balance of power and explaining their implications for world politics, the book provides guidance for policymakers, businesspeople, and scholars alike.

Weltordnung

Author: Henry A. Kissinger
Publisher: C. Bertelsmann Verlag
ISBN: 9783641155483
Release Date: 2014-11-10
Genre: Political Science

Henry Kissinger über die größte Herausforderung des 21. Jahrhunderts Hat das westlich geprägte Wertesystem im 21. Jahrhundert angesichts aufstrebender Mächte mit gänzlich anderem Menschenbild und Gesellschaftskonzept als Basis einer Frieden stiftenden Weltordnung ausgedient? Henry Kissinger, über Jahrzehnte zentrale Figur der US-Außenpolitik und Autorität für Fragen der internationalen Beziehungen, sieht unsere Epoche vor existenziellen Herausforderungen angesichts zunehmender Spannungen. In der heutigen global eng vernetzten Welt wäre eine Ordnung vonnöten, die von Menschen unterschiedlicher Kultur, Geschichte und Tradition akzeptiert wird und auf einem Regelwerk beruht, das in der Lage ist, regionale wie globale Kriege einzudämmen. Der Autor analysiert die Entstehung der unterschiedlichen Ordnungssysteme etwa in China, den islamischen Ländern oder im Westen und unternimmt den Versuch, das Trennende zwischen ihnen zusammenzuführen und den Grundstein für eine zukünftige friedliche Weltordnung zu legen.

Europa und die USA

Author: Reinhard Meier-Walser
Publisher:
ISBN: STANFORD:36105112380709
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Political Science