Foreign Politics of the USA

The world's policeman or splendid isolation – the role of the US on the world stage has historically shifted between extremes. With each new administration it might take yet another turn. Learn from these summaries what strategies experts prescribe for todays's geopolitical challenges or how they view the current dealings between the US and their partners or adversaries.

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Summaries

How America Can Both Challenge and Coexist with China

Kurt M. Campbell and Jake Sullivan

Foreign Affairs, 2019

8
Are Washington and Beijing Fighting a New Cold War?

Odd Arne Westad

Foreign Affairs, 2019

7
The Limits of Soft Power and the Necessity of Military Force

Eliot A. Cohen

Basic Books, 2017

R 8
America and Our Imperiled World

Robert Kagan

Knopf, 2018

R 7

Steven Simon and Daniel Benjamin

The New York Review of Books, 2019

2
How Washington’s Escalation Could Lead to Unintended Catastrophe

Philip H. Gordon

Foreign Affairs, 2019

7
A Lifetime of Great Loves and Endeavors

Charles Krauthammer

Crown, 2018

R 9
Handling Russia, China, and Iran

Michael Mandelbaum

Foreign Affairs, 2019

7
A Military History

Andrew J. Bacevich

Random House, 2017

9
The Power Clash Between the U.S. and China in the Pacific

Michael Fabey

Scribner, 2017

9