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📒What America Owes The World ✍ H. W. Brands
✏What America Owes the World Book Summary : This book, first published in 1998, is an intellectual and moral history of US foreign policy.
📒The Debt ✍ Randall Robinson
✏The Debt Book Summary : Both an unflinching indictment of past wrongs and an impassioned call to America to educate its citizens about the history of Africa and its people, The Debt says in no uncertain terms what white America owes blacks—and what blacks owe themselves. In this powerful and controversial book, distinguished African-American political leader and thinker Randall Robinson argues for the restoration of the rich history that slavery and segregation severed. Drawing from research and personal experience, he shows that only by reclaiming their lost past and proud heritage can blacks lay the foundation for their future. And white Americans can begin making reparations for slavery and the century of racial discrimination that followed with monetary restitution, educational programs, and the kinds of equal opportunities that will ensure the social and economic success of all citizens. “Engaging...Robinson continues an important conversation...His anecdotes support his attempts to reclaim African American heritage and empower African Americans.”—The Washington Post
📒Studies In World Affairs ✍ Ed. K.R Gupta
✏Studies in World Affairs Book Summary : In Recent Years, Phenomenal Developments Have Taken Place In The Field Of International Relations. With The Disintegration Of The Union Of Soviet Socialist Republics [Ussr], Bipolar World Has Given Place To A Unipolar World With The United States Playing A Dominating Role In World Affairs. The Functioning Of The United Nations Organisation Has Been Under Great Strain Particularly Because Of The Behaviour Of The United States Under The Regime Of George W. Bush. The United States Has Been Flouting The Provisions Of The United Nations. A Recent Example Of This Is The Unilateral Action Taken By It In Iraq In Spite Of Strong Opposition From The United Nations And Many Other Countries. Likewise, It Has Recently Brushed Aside Some Good International Agreements (For Example On Nuclear Testing, World Criminal Court, Land Mines, Etc.) And Dismissed Some Others (The Kyoto Convention On Global Warming) With An Insouciance Unbecoming To The World S Biggest Producer Of Greenhouse Gases.Furthermore, It Has Been Dominating The United Nations Organisations Like The World Bank, International Monetary Fund, International Finance Corporation, Etc. The Grant Of Loans By The Financial International Institutions Is Considerably Influenced By The United States Instead Of Being Guided Strictly By Commercial And Financial Prudence.The United Nations Undoubtedly And Urgently Needs To Reform, Resurrect And Update. Moreover, The Terrorist Attack On September 11, 2001 On World Trade Center And Pentagon Have Shaken The Idea Of Security And Its Military, Economic, Political And Societal Considerations World Over. Question On Military Capability And Security And State S Ability To Guarantee Security And The Citizen S Right To It, Have Come Into Focus As Never Before. In The Interest Of National Survival, National Security Has Become A Prominent Concern Of States.The Present Book Focuses On All Contemporary Issues Of Global Significance. It Aims At Addressing Ambitious Themes Such As The International Security Situations, Reforms Of United Nations, India S International Relations, The Changing Socio-Politico-Economic Situation And Equations, Increasing Terrorism And Shrinking Moral And Ethical Values In The New Millennium.It Is Hoped That The Volumes Would Be Found Useful By The Students, Researchers And Teachers Of World Affairs And International Relations. Even The Parliamentarians And Government Executives Concerned With India S Foreign Policy And International Relations Would Find Them Useful. It Will Prove Informative And Interesting To General Readers Keen To Know About The Current Developments In The Field Of International Relations.
📒The American Century ✍ Roberto Giorgio Rabel
✏The American Century Book Summary : Collects a wide range of views on American international dominance in the 20th century and the prospects for its continuing role in the 21st century.
📒American Foreign Relations Since 1600 ✍ Robert L. Beisner
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📒American Foreign Policy And The Utopian Imagination ✍ Susan M. Matarese
✏American Foreign Policy and the Utopian Imagination Book Summary : "However U.S. policymakers resolve such issues, their thinking will be influenced by assumptions deeply embedded in American culture. Some of those beliefs derive from the nation's distinctive history, geography, and resources. But others are rooted in what Susan M. Matarese call the "national image" - a set of emotionally charged, relatively coherent ideas about the special qualities of the United States and its place in the world."--BOOK JACKET.
📒From Berlin To Baghdad ✍ Hal Brands
✏From Berlin to Baghdad Book Summary : On November 9, 1989, a mob of jubilant Berliners dismantled the wall that had divided their city for nearly forty years; this act of destruction anticipated the momentous demolition of the European communist system. Within two years, the nations of the former Eastern Bloc toppled their authoritarian regimes, and the Soviet Union ceased to exist, fading quietly into the shadows of twentieth century history and memory. By the end of 1991, the United States and other Western nations celebrated the demise of their most feared enemy and reveled in the ideological vindication of capitalism and liberal democracy. As author Hal Brands compellingly demonstrates, however, many American diplomats and politicians viewed the fall of the Soviet empire as a mixed blessing. For more than four decades, containment of communism provided the overriding goal of American foreign policy, allowing generations of political leaders to build domestic consensus on this steady, reliable foundation. From Berlin to Baghdad incisively dissects the numerous unsuccessful attempts to devise a new grand foreign policy strategy that could match the moral clarity and political efficacy of containment. Brands takes a fresh look at the key events and players in recent American history. In the 1990s, George H. W. Bush envisioned the United States as the guardian of a "new world order," and the Clinton administration sought the "enlargement" of America's political and economic influence. However, both presidents eventually came to accept, albeit grudgingly, that America's multifaceted roles, responsibilities, and objectives could not be reduced to a single fundamental principle. During the early years of the George W. Bush administration, it appeared that the tragedies of 9/11 and the subsequent "war on terror" would provide the organizing principle lacking in U.S. foreign policy since the containment of communism became an outdated notion. For a time, most Americans were united in support of Bush's foreign policies and the military incursions into Afghanistan and Iraq. As the swift invasions became grinding occupations, however, popular support for Bush's policies waned, and the rubric of the war on terror lost much of its political and rhetorical cachet. From Berlin to Baghdad charts the often onerous course of recent American foreign policy, from the triumph of the fall of the Berlin Wall to the tragedies of 9/11 and beyond, analyzing the nation's search for purpose in the face of the daunting complexities of the post--Cold War world.
📒The Pentagon S New Map ✍ Thomas P.M. Barnett
✏The Pentagon s New Map Book Summary : Since the end of the Cold War, America's national security establishment has been searching for a new operating theory to explain how this seemingly "chaotic" world actually works. Gone is the clash of blocs, but replaced by what? Thomas Barnett has the answers. A senior military analyst with the U.S. Naval War College, he has given a constant stream of briefings over the past few years, and particularly since 9/11, to the highest of high-level civilian and military policymakers-and now he gives it to you. The Pentagon's New Map is a cutting-edge approach to globalization that combines security, economic, political, and cultural factors to do no less than predict and explain the nature of war and peace in the twenty-first century. Building on the works of Friedman, Huntington, and Fukuyama, and then taking a leap beyond, Barnett crystallizes recent American military history and strategy, sets the parameters for where our forces will likely be headed in the future, outlines the unique role that America can and will play in establishing international stability-and provides much-needed hope at a crucial yet uncertain time in world history. For anyone seeking to understand the Iraqs, Afghanistans, and Liberias of the present and future, the intimate new links between foreign policy and national security, and the operational realities of the world as it exists today, The Pentagon's New Map is a template, a Rosetta stone. Agree with it, disagree with it, argue with it-there is no book more essential for 2004 and beyond.
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✏The Comparative International Politics of Democracy Promotion Book Summary : Though scholarly attention to democracy promotion is increasing, there is still little comparative and theoretically-based work on the protagonists of democracy promotion. This book investigates the motives that drive democracy promotion in a comparative and theoretically oriented manner, exploring how democracy promoters deal with conflicting objectives and the factors that shape their behaviour. It also addresses the more policy-oriented debate on the contemporary challenges to democracy promotion, focusing on US and German policies towards three kinds of challenges: the emergence of ‘radical’ leftist governments in Bolivia and Ecuador, the political rise of Islamist movements in Turkey and Pakistan, and the consolidation of (semi-)authoritarian rule in Belarus and Russia. In each case, North-Western democracy promoters have been confronted with serious conflicts of objectives between security, economic interests and democracy promotion. The analysis and comparison of such situations in which democracy promoters have to deal with competing objectives and make tough decisions provides powerful evidence as to the factors that shape democracy promotion. The Comparative International Politics of Democracy Promotion will be of interest to students and scholars of international relations, comparative politics, democratization studies and foreign policy.