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Restraint a new foundation for U.S. grand strategy

Author: Barry R Posen
Publisher: Ithaca, N.Y. Cornell University Press 2015
Series: Cornell studies in security affairs, 2015: 1
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The United States, Barry R. Posen argues, has grown incapable of moderating its ambitions in international politics. In contrast to the failures and unexpected problems that have stemmed from  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Barry R Posen
ISBN: 9781501700729 1501700723 9780801452581 0801452589
OCLC Number: 980986172
Awards: Winner of Foreign Affairs 2015 Best Book of the Year (Politi.
Description: 234 p.
Contents: Introduction: The Evolution of Post-Cold War U.S. Grand StrategyThe Path to Liberal HegemonyThe Strategic Position of the United StatesCauses and Consequences1. The Perils of Liberal HegemonyDirect CostsThe Balance of PowerThe AlliesIdentity Politics and InterventionMilitary Power and InterventionOverstated BenefitsPersistent Problems2. The Case for RestraintThe Geopolitical Interests of the United StatesNuclear Weapons: Dilemmas, Dangers, and OpportunitiesThe Struggle with Al-Qaeda and the Enduring Risk of International TerrorismImplementing Restraint in Key RegionsThe Problems of Transition to RestraintIntegrated Reforms3. Command of the Commons: The Military Strategy, Force Structure, and Force Posture of Restraint"Command of the Commons"The Insights of Maritime StrategyForce StructureGlobal Force PostureAffordable and EffectiveConclusion: A Sustained DebateCritiques of RestraintNotesIndex
Series Title: Cornell studies in security affairs, 2015: 1
Responsibility: Barry R. Posen [aut].

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