The world crisis : the way forward after Iraq /
with a foreword by Geoffrey Howe ; edited and introduced by Robert Harvey.
New York : Skyhorse Pub., [2008]
xxii, 250 p. ; 20 cm.
1602393435, 9781602393431 (pbk.) :
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New York : Skyhorse Pub., [2008]
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Foreword: Towards a safer world / Geoffrey Howe -- Introduction: The world century / Robert Harvey -- Reclaiming the values of the United States / Jimmy Carter -- The Post-Westphalian world / Henry A. Kissinger -- Protecting the golden moment / George P. Schulz and Harry Rowen -- British foreign policy: the folly of Iraq / Geoffrey Howe -- Doing our fighting men and women justice / Michael Heseltine -- Uniting our enemies and dividing our friends / Zbigniew Brzezinski -- Traditionalists vs transformationists / Brent Scowcroft -- The United States cannot stand alone / Frank Carlucci -- The bridge of dreams / David Howell -- Forging nuclear warheads into lightbulbs / Sam Nunn -- The challenge of energy security / Dick G. Lugar -- Who will do foreign policy? / John Coles -- National security in the age of terrorism / Chas W. Freeman, Jr. -- The new "great power" politics / Michael Howard -- Democracy in the Middle East / Mark Allen -- A twenty-first-century energy policy / Branko Terzic -- The new Middle Ages / Simon Jenkins -- Global warming: it's China (and India) as well as the United States / Simon Scott Plummer -- The challenge of the twenty-first century / Robert Harvey
Five years after the invasion of Iraq the world is a more dangerous place than ever. Twenty prominent political thinkers from the US and UK give their take on the crisis.
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Appeared in Publishers Weekly on 2008-05-12:
This anthology compiles the opinions of 20 British and American senior statesmen on how best to move toward a safer and more stable world, drawing upon contributors from across the political spectrum including Jimmy Carter, Henry Kissinger, Sam Nunn, military historian Sir Michael Howard, Michael Heseltine of the U.K. Conservative Party and journalist Simon Jenkins. Their shared consensus is that George Bush and Tony Blair legitimized unprovoked wars, departed from previous constraints and risked turning the West into international villains. Specific recommendations (and contrasting opinions) on everything from national security to global warming abound: Zbigniew Brzezinski optimistically asserts that when the U.S. and Europe are united, there is "literally nothing" they cannot do; while Simon Jenkins uses Afghanistan as a case study to condemn "liberal interventionism" root and branch. The kaleidoscopic essays illustrate editor Harvey's claim that the world is entering a new era, but how best to address this situation is anybody's guess. The attitudes and institutions of the post-WWII world may be ill-suited to the challenges of rogue states, terrorists, human rights violators and global warmers, but Harvey's best and brightest offer no more than discordant notes played on uncertain trumpets. (Aug.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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Table of Contents
Foreword: Towards a Safer World
The World Centuryp. 1
Reclaiming the Values of the United Statesp. 27
The Post-Westphalian Worldp. 43
Protecting the Golden Momentp. 57
British Foreign Policy: the Folly of Iraqp. 65
Doing Our Fighting Men and Women Justicep. 75
Uniting Our Enemies and Dividing Our Friendsp. 89
Traditionalists vs Transformationistsp. 103
The United States Cannot Stand Alonep. 115
The Bridge of Dreamsp. 119
Forging Nuclear Warheads into Lightbulbsp. 135
The Challenge of Energy Securityp. 147
Who Will Do Foreign Policy?p. 157
National Security in the Age of Terrorismp. 169
The New 'Great Power' Politicsp. 181
Democracy in the Middle Eastp. 189
A Twenty-First-Century Energy Policyp. 199
The New Middle Agesp. 211
Global Warming: It's China (and India) as well as the United Statesp. 219
The Challenge of the Twenty-First Centuryp. 227
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