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Author Kolko, Gabriel.

Title World in crisis : the end of the American century / Gabriel Kolko
Published New York : Pluto Press : Distributed in the United States of America exclusively by Palgrave Macmillan, 2009
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Description 1 online resource (viii, 182 pages)
Contents THE FINANCIAL CRISIS: Weapons of mass financial destruction -- The predicted financial storm has arrived -- THE CONTOURS OF RECENT AMERICAN FOREIGN POLICY: Mechanistic destruction: American foreign policy at point zero -- A rational perspective on our present crises -- The dilemmas of American foreign policy -- ALLILANCES AND NATO: Alliances and the American election -- ISRAEL: A STALEMATED ACCIDENT OF HISTORY: Israel: Mythologizing a 20th-century accident -- Israel's last chance -- THE UNITED STATES AND WAR WITH IRAN: Israel, Iran, and the Bush administration -- Will the U.S. attack Iran? -- THE LIMITS OF INTELLIGENCE: The Cold War, Vietnam, and Iraq -- TECHNOLOGOY AND THE FUTURE OF WARFARE: The great equalizer: lessons from Iraq and Lebanon -- Defeat: Ruumsfeld and the American way of war
Summary World in Crisis is a new book from one of the world's leading scholars. Gabriel Kolko provides a panoramic overview of the problems facing the US and the world today. Each chapter covers a key topic, spanning a range of international issues including the current financial crisis, the limits of US foreign policy, the politicisation of intelligence, and why a war with Iran would by likely to culminate in disaster for the US. Kolko also outlines why changes in military technology make all wars, no matter who fights them, increasingly futile. At the heart of the book is the idea that the international system is in the grip of a great transition. Kolko shows how America is losing its dominance, and examines the profound changes we are experiencing as it is forced to accept the limits of its military power
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 166-172) and index
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Subject Balance of power.
World politics -- 1995-2005.
World politics -- 2005-2015.
United States -- Foreign relations -- 1945-1989.
United States -- Foreign relations -- 21st century -- Forecasting.
United States -- Military policy.
United States -- Politics and government -- 2001-2009.
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