All Measures Short of War: The Contest for the Twenty-First Century and the Future of American Power

By Thomas J. Wright
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8.06 Hours 05/23/2017 unabridged
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The two decades after the Cold War saw unprecedented cooperation between the major powers as the world converged on a model of liberal international order. Now, great power competition is back, and the liberal order is in jeopardy. Russia and China are increasingly revisionist in their regions. The Middle East appears to be unraveling. And many Americans question why the United States ought to lead. What will great power competition look like in the decades ahead? Will the liberal world order survive? What impact will geopolitics have on globalization? And, what strategy should the United States pursue to succeed in an increasingly competitive world. In this book, Thomas Wright explains how major powers will compete fiercely even as they try to avoid war with each other. Wright outlines a new American strategy—responsible competition—to navigate these challenges and strengthen the liberal order.

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Summary

Summary

The two decades after the Cold War saw unprecedented cooperation between the major powers as the world converged on a model of liberal international order. Now, great power competition is back, and the liberal order is in jeopardy.

Russia and China are increasingly revisionist in their regions. The Middle East appears to be unraveling. And many Americans question why the United States ought to lead. What will great power competition look like in the decades ahead? Will the liberal world order survive? What impact will geopolitics have on globalization? And, what strategy should the United States pursue to succeed in an increasingly competitive world.

In this book, Thomas Wright explains how major powers will compete fiercely even as they try to avoid war with each other. Wright outlines a new American strategy—responsible competition—to navigate these challenges and strengthen the liberal order.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A bracing antidote to simplistic thinking about complex policies…It raises issues that can’t be ignored.” Publishers Weekly
All Measures Short of War presents a clear-eyed analysis of the return of geopolitics, and points a way for US foreign policy to navigate this new landscape.” Francis Fukuyama, senior fellow, Stanford University, and author of Political Order and Political Decay
“Important and timely…Thomas Wright argues that great power convergence is in decline, and a new era of greater geopolitical competition is upon us, with profound implications for globalization, US strategy, and international order.” Stephen Hadley, former National Security Advisor to George W. Bush
“Persuasive, important, and timely.” Strobe Talbott, former Deputy Secretary of State

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by Odin 4/22/2018
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Arressting take on war

Mr. Wright reads his own book and brings a sense of empathy and anger at the way the world seems to be collapsing under the weight of hate. With the Middle East unravelling with its chaotic sense of right and wrong. The book suggests in subtle ways why the United States should not feel obligated to resolve the Middle East problem. Other questions are left for the listener to ponder, i.e, with the exponential growth of war around the world, how will power competition between Russia, China, US, and N Korea finally resolve itself? Mr. Wright suggests that with the increasingly competitive military buildup world wide, just how fierce will the clashes be, both diplomatically and militarily. For anyone interested in the growing power players around the globe, this book will both answer and question many important possibilities.


Author

Author Bio: Thomas J. Wright

Thomas J. Wright is a fellow and director of the Project on International Order and Strategy at the Brookings Institution, the world’s top-ranked think tank.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Political Science
Runtime: 8.06
Audience: Adult
Language: English