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The great powers versus the hegemon /
Ehsan M. Ahrari.
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Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.
description
xv, 266 p.
ISBN
0230278914 (hbk. : alk. paper), 9780230278912 (hbk. : alk. paper)
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imprint
Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.
isbn
0230278914 (hbk. : alk. paper)
9780230278912 (hbk. : alk. paper)
contents note
Introduction and a framework for analysis -- The proto-peer competitor and the hegemon -- The dynamics of Russian-American ties -- The elephant and the eagle: the ups and downs of a cooperative relationship and soft balancing -- Competitive and cooperative relationships of the great powers -- The hegemon's maneuvers -- Conclusion: future maneuvers of the great powers.
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8304706
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 238-255) and index.
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
Ehsan M. Ahrari is Defense Consultant specializing in geostrategic affairs of the great powers. With over 17 years teaching and research experience in senior professional US military institutions, he has consulted with CENTCOM and PACOM as a specialist in their Command 'areas of responsibility'. He has published a dozen books and hundreds of essays.
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“Ehsan Ahrarihas written a brilliant and insightful work that details the emerging, complex world of changing power bases. He artfully proposes a course for navigating this challenging new world that our political leaders should consider. The Great Powers versus the Hegemon is a must read for those who want to understand the new world order that is upon us.” --General Anthony C. Zinni USMC (Retired), Former Commander U.S. CENTCOM “Ehsan Ahrari has done a superb job in this book, providing a realistic and stark picture of how the global economic crisis affects great power relations in the first decade of the 21st Century. This is an excellent book to focus the minds of strategic thinkers and policy makers on the security climate they face.” --Larry M. Wortzel, Commissioner, U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission
"Ehsan Ahrari has written a brilliant and insightful work that details the emerging, complex world of changing power bases. He artfully proposes a course for navigating this challenging new world that our political leaders should consider. The Great Powers versus the Hegemon is a must read for those who want to understand the new world order that is upon us." - General Anthony C. Zinni USMC (Retired), Former Commander US CENTCOM "Ehsan Ahrari has done a superb job in this book, providing a realistic and stark picture of how the global economic crisis affects great power relations in the first decade of the 21st century. This is an excellent book to focus the minds of strategic thinkers and policy makers on the security climate they face." - Larry M. Wortzel, Commissioner, US-China Economic and Security Review Commission
"Ehsan Ahrarihas written a brilliant and insightful work that details the emerging, complex world of changing power bases. He artfully proposes a course for navigating this challenging new world that our political leaders should consider. The Great Powers versus the Hegemon is a must read for those who want to understand the new world order that is upon us." --General Anthony C. Zinni USMC (Retired), Former Commander U.S. CENTCOM "Ehsan Ahrari has done a superb job in this book, providing a realistic and stark picture of how the global economic crisis affects great power relations in the first decade of the 21st Century. This is an excellent book to focus the minds of strategic thinkers and policy makers on the security climate they face." --Larry M. Wortzel, Commissioner, U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission
"Ehsan Ahrari has written a brilliant and insightful work that details the emerging, complex world of changing power bases. He artfully proposes a course for navigating this challenging new world that our political leaders should consider. The Great Powers versus the Hegemon is a must read for those who want to understand the new world order that is upon us." “ General Anthony C. Zinni USMC (Retired), Former Commander U.S. CENTCOM 'Ehsan Ahrari has done a superb job in this book, providing a realistic and stark picture of how the global economic crisis affects great power relations in the first decade of the 21st Century. This is an excellent book to focus the minds of strategic thinkers and policy makers on the security climate they face.' “ Larry M. Wortzel, Commissioner, U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission
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Summaries
Bowker Data Service Summary
This is a study of great power relations - China, India, and Russia - among themselves and with the hegemon (United States). Ahrari argues that the next decade may witness the emergence of a bipolar order where China's dominance in economics is certain; however, China will not seriously challenge the military dominance of the U.S.
Description for Bookstore
This book covers great power interactions from the end of the Cold War to the conclusion of the first decade of the 21st Century
Long Description
A global power transformation is taking place without a major war or any other cataclysmic event. The great powers “ China, India and Russia “ challenge the Hegemon, the United States, as well as each other with their strategic maneuvers. In this book, Ehsan Ahrari shows that while the sustained rise of China as the US' proto-peer is a reality, there is nothing inevitable about the demise of the US as the superpower. The next decade of the 21st Century may witness the emergence of a bipolar order where China leads in economics but does not seriously challenge the military dominance of the US. India's powers will grow, not least due to its evolving strategic partnership with the US. Russia, however, will be left behind largely due to its weak economy. Finally, he argues that the US will remain the lone superpower, because of its sustained strategic dominance in East Asia, Europe, and the Middle East, and because it has maintained a highly proactive profile in leading the world economy out of the current recession.
Main Description
This is a study of great power relations - China, India, and Russia - among themselves and with the hegemon (United States). Ahrari argues that the next decade may witness the emergence of a bipolar order where China’s dominance in economics is certain; however, China will not seriously challenge the military dominance of the U.S.
Main Description
This is a study of great power relations China, India, and Russia among themselves and with the hegemon (United States). Ahrari argues that the next decade may witness the emergence of a bipolar order where China's dominance in economics is certain; however, China will not seriously challenge the military dominance of the U.S.
Main Description
This is a study of great power relations China, India, and Russia among themselves and with the hegemon (United States). Ahrari argues that the next decade may witness the emergence of a bipolar order where China's dominance in economics is certain; however, China will not seriously challenge the military dominance of the US.
Long Description
This book examines the various dimensions of the strategic maneuvers taken by China, India, and Russia toward each other and toward the United States. Currently, a global power transformation is taking place without a major war or any other cataclysmic event. One outcome of this transformation appears to be the emergence of bipolarity in the realm of economics, with the United States and China rising to the top of the hierarchy of nations. However, the United States' dominance in the realm of military power will remain unchanged. Even with a high degree of investment in nurturing military capabilities, China is not expected to become America's coequal, even in the next ten years.
Table of Contents
List of Figures, Tables and Mapsp. ix
Prefacep. x
List of Acronymsp. xii
Introduction and a Framework for Analysisp. 1
Introductionp. 1
What the literature says about strategic maneuvers among the great powers: The conceptual frameworkp. 12
The Proto-Peer Competitor and the Hegemonp. 26
What drives Sino-US competition?p. 26
Six-party talks as soft balancing and selective cooperation strategiesp. 40
Cooptation and soft balancing strategies in the management of the global economyp. 45
The competitive and cooperative aspects of China's energy strategyp. 49
Sino-US regional interactions: A spectrum of cooperation, competition, and cooptationp. 53
Closing observations: Applying the conceptual frameworkp. 73
The Dynamics of Russian-American Tiesp. 76
Pretentions of cooperation or taking Russia for granted?p. 76
Machiavelli would have been proud: The resurgence of Russian strategic ambitionsp. 81
Russia's strategic maneuvers toward Europe, Ukraine and Georgia, and central Asia: Soft balancing gone berserk?p. 85
The role of the Russia-Iran nexus (soft balancing) in US-Russia maneuversp. 99
Closing observations: Applying the conceptual frameworkp. 106
The Elephant and the Eagle: The Ups and Downs of a Cooperative Relationship and Soft Balancingp. 110
A major lesson of the Cold War: Sitting on the fence keeps you out of the great power leaguep. 110
Entering the big power league: Soft balancing has its own rewardsp. 114
Implications of rocky US-China affairs on the US-India strategic partnershipp. 117
Closing observations: Applying the conceptual frameworkp. 125
Competitive and Cooperative Relationships of the Great Powersp. 128
Sino-Russian strategic encountersp. 129
Sino-Russian military cooperationp. 134
Central Asiap. 137
The Sino-Indian strategic maneuvers: Modalities of competition and cooperationp. 144
Whither the Sino-Indian naval competition?p. 147
Oil as competitive and cooperative factorsp. 156
Strategic interactions between India and Russiap. 159
Closing observations: Applying the conceptual frameworkp. 170
The Hegemon's Maneuversp. 173
Preventing the decline through soft balancing, cooperation, and the post-Cold War practice of unilateralismp. 174
Closing observations: Applying the conceptual frameworkp. 193
Conclusion: The Future Maneuvers of the Great Powersp. 197
Internal balancingp. 202
Soft balancingp. 203
The ubiquitous competition among the great powers and the hegemonp. 206
What motivates the great powers and the hegemon?p. 207
Future interactions of the great powersp. 208
The conceptual framework revisitedp. 215
The way aheadp. 218
Notesp. 220
Bibliographyp. 238
Indexp. 256
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