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Geopolitics and the great powers in the twenty-first century : multipolarity and the revolution in strategic perspective

Author: C Dale Walton
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2007.
Series: Geopolitical theory series, 3.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examining the policy goals and possible military-political strategies of several powers, this study explains how Washington plays a key role in eastern Eurasian affairs. It also considers the pace of  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: C Dale Walton
ISBN: 9780415358538 0415358531 9780203004739 0203004736
OCLC Number: 77573814
Description: viii, 141 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Table of Contents --
Introduction: New Powers and Old Politics --
Mackinder and the Cold War --
The Death of the Columbian Epoch --
The Post-Columbian Epoch --
The Center of the Action --
The Revolution in Strategic Perspective --
The Argument --
Chapter I: Geopolitics in an Uncertain World: The Case for Classical Geopolitics --
An Unearned Infamy: The Reputation of Classical Geopolitics --
Geopolitics as Counsel --
The Usefulness of Classical Geopolitics --
The Enduring Relevance of Geography --
A Twenty-First Century Geopolitics --
The Post-Columbian Epoch --
Conclusion: Capturing the New Epoch --
Chapter II: The Geography of Universal Empire: The Geopolitics of the Columbian Epoch --
Seeing One World, Whole --
Strategic Culture and Geography --
Strategic Learning and the Post-Columbian Epoch --
The Stakes: Why the Politics of Eastern Eurasia are of Global --
Importance --
Conclusion --
Chapter III: The Grand Casino Reopens: Multi-Polarity and International Politics --
The Short Half-Life of Unipolarity --
The Character of Multipolarity --
Beyond Bipolarity: The Balancing of China --
The American Factor --
Nightmare: The Possibility of a Great Power Axis --
Great and Small Power Interactions --
Conclusion --
Chapter IV: Leviathan Slimming: Guarding American Interests in a Multipolar Environment --
The Second American RMA --
The Danger of Resting on Laurels --
Rogues and Suckers: The Challenges of Preeminence --
Leaving the Beltway: Moving Beyond Multipolarity --
1 --
2 --
5 --
9 --
13 --
18 --
21 --
26 --
27 --
30 --
36 --
39 --
41 --
46 --
48 --
51 --
55 --
57 --
67 --
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75 --
78 --
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83 --
87 --
91 --
94 --
96 --
98 --
101 --
113 --
116 --
124 --
Comparing Nineteenth-Century Britain and the Twenty-First --
Century United States --
Conclusion --
Chapter V: Strategizing Without a License: The Non-State Challenge to World Order --
The Islamist Threat in Context --
Rise of the Lilliputians --
The Great Powers and the Terrorists --
Conclusion --
Chapter VI: Strategy 2.0: Great Power Competition in an Era of Technological Revolution --
Faster, Cheaper, Better: The Technological Explosion --
The RSP and the Next Revolution in Military Affairs --
A Thought Experiment: The Military Application of Artificial --
Intelligence to Airpower --
The Case for Technological Exuberance --
Conclusion --
Conclusion --
Geopolitics and the Revolution in Strategic Perspective.
Series Title: Geopolitical theory series, 3.
Other Titles: Geopolitics and the great powers in the 21st century
Responsibility: C. Dale Walton.
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