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Temptations of power : the United States in global politics after 9/11

Author: Robert J Jackson; Philip Towle
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Temptations of Power examines the new security dilemma which confronted George W. Bush when terrorists proved on 9/11 that they could seriously wound a great military powers on home ground. The  Read more...

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Named Person: George W Bush; George W Bush; George W Bush; George W Bush
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert J Jackson; Philip Towle
ISBN: 1403946760 9781403946768 1403946779 9781403946775
OCLC Number: 174032075
Description: pages cm
Contents: Acknowledgements Introduction: Temptations of Power PART 1: GRAPPLING WITH THE NEW WORLD: CONCEPTS AND REALITIES September 11 2001 and its Aftermath Concepts and Realities Concepts in International Relations Realities in International Relations The Security Debate Limited Sovereignty International Intervention The Old and New Security Dilemmas PART 2: IDEOLOGIES, IDEAS AND SLOGANS IN GEORGE W. BUSH'S FOREIGN POLICY A Clash of Civilizations America as Empire The Neo-conservatives From Commentators and Analysts to George W. Bush PART 3: THE UNITED STATES AND EUROPE IN THE WORLD From Victim to Pariah The Temptation of Iraq The Anti-Iraq Coalition, 2003 Why Europeans often Disagreed with the United States The Growth of US Military Power The End of the Balance of Power? The United States' Unipolar Moment PART 4: NEW CHALLENGES TO US HEGEMONY: CHINA AND THE MUSLIM WORLD The Challenge from China The Muslim Challenge PART 5: MILITARY POWER AND DEMOCRATIC TRANSITION The Uses and Abuses of Military Power Military Power and Democracy Coalition-building or Unilateral Action? The Importance of Restraint PART 6: THE TEMPTATION OF PREVENTIVE WAR Modern Precedents for Pre-emptive and Preventive Wars Israel's Preventive War Precedents in the Middle East The United States Creeps towards Pre-emptive and Preventive Strategies The US Decision to Launch Precentive War Fire Discipline Precision Attacks Preventive War and the 'Axis of Evil' Advantages and Disadvantages of Preventive War PART 7: MISUNDERSTANDING TERRORISM: THE SWORD The New Face of Conflict Terrorism as a Concept New and Old Terrorism Al-Qaeda, Affiliates, Regional Jihadists and Copycats Anti-terrorist Strategies Bush's Moment: War without Purpose PART 8: HOMELAND (IN) SECURITY: THE SHIELD Civil Liberties The Patriot Act Enemy Combatants Prison Abuses Justice or Security? The Department of Homeland Security Border Controls The Intelligence Agencies Nuclear Terrorism Financial Costs Homeland Securites Security or Insecurity? PART 9: CREATING QUAGMIRES: WINNING WARS AND LOSING THE PEACE Context and War in Afghanistan Context and War in Iraq Justifications and Denunciations of the Wars Consequences of the Wars Afghanistan since the War Iraq since the War Constitutional Developments in Iraq Staying Power and Counter-insurgency Ending Insurgencies Quagmires PART 10: THE BURDENS OF POWER Bibliography Index
Responsibility: Robert J. Jackson and Philip Towle.
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