The Return Of Great Power Rivalry

The Return of Great Power Rivalry
Publisher Oxford University Press
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Category Political Science
Total Pages 256
ISBN 9780190080259
Rating 4/5 from 21 reviews
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The United States of America has been the most powerful country in the world for over seventy years, but recently the U.S. National Security Strategy declared that the return of great power competition with Russia and China is the greatest threat to U.S. national security. Further, many analysts predict that America's autocratic rivals will have at least some success in disrupting-and, in the longer term, possibly even displacing-U.S. global leadership. Brilliant and engagingly written, The Return of Great Power Rivalry argues that this conventional wisdom is wrong. Drawing on an extraordinary range of historical evidence and the works of figures like Herodotus, Machiavelli, and Montesquieu and combining it with cutting-edge social science research, Matthew Kroenig advances the riveting argument that democracies tend to excel in great power rivalries. He contends that democracies actually have unique economic, diplomatic, and military advantages in long-run geopolitical competitions. He considers autocratic advantages as well, but shows that these are more than outweighed by their vulnerabilities.Kroenig then shows these arguments through the seven most important cases of democratic-versus-autocratic rivalries throughout history, from the ancient world to the Cold War. Finally, he analyzes the new era of great power rivalry among the United States, Russia, and China through the lens of the democratic advantage argument. By advancing a "hard-power" argument for democracy, Kroenig demonstrates that despite its many problems, the U.S. is better positioned to maintain a global leadership role than either Russia or China. A vitally important book for anyone concerned about the future of global geopolitics, The Return of Great Power Rivalry provides both an innovative way of thinking about power in international politics and an optimistic assessment of the future of American global leadership.

The Return of Great Power Rivalry
  • Author : Matthew Kroenig
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2020-02-13

The United States of America has been the most powerful country in the world for over seventy years, but recently the U.S. National Security Strategy declared that the return of great power competition with Russia and China is the greatest threat to U.S. national security. Further, many analysts

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The Return of Great Power Rivalry
  • Author : Matthew Kroenig
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 2020-03-27

The United States of America has been the most powerful country in the world for over seventy years, but recently the U.S. National Security Strategy declared that the return of great power competition with Russia and China is the greatest threat to U.S. national security. Further, many analysts

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The Return of Great Power Rivalry
  • Author : Matthew Kroenig
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2020-02-13

The United States of America has been the most powerful country in the world for over seventy years, but recently the U.S. National Security Strategy declared that the return of great power competition with Russia and China is the greatest threat to U.S. national security. Further, many analysts

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The Birth of a Great Power System  1740 1815
  • Author : Hamish Scott
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2014-07-22

The Birth of a Great Power System, 1740-1815 examines a key development in modern European history: the origins and emergence of a competitive state system. H.M. Scott demonstrates how the well-known and dramatic events of these decades - the emergence of Russia and Prussia; the three partitions of Poland;

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Russian Foreign Policy
  • Author : Jeffrey Mankoff
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
  • Release Date : 2011-10-16

Now thoroughly updated, this widely praised book provides a thoughtful and balanced examination of the development of Russian foreign policy since the end of the Cold War. This edition also places developments of the past two decades into the broader sweep of Russian history. Jeffrey Mankoff argues that Russia's more

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The China India Rivalry in the Globalization Era
  • Author : T.V. Paul
  • Publisher : Georgetown University Press
  • Release Date : 2018-09-03

As the aspirations of the two rising Asian powers collide, the China-India rivalry is likely to shape twenty-first-century international politics in the region and far beyond. This volume by T.V. Paul and an international group of leading scholars examines whether the rivalry between the two countries that began in

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Great Strategic Rivalries
  • Author : James Lacey
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2016-10-11

From the legendary antagonism between Athens and Sparta during the Peloponnesian War to the Napoleonic Wars and the two World Wars of the twentieth century, the past is littered with long-term strategic rivalries. History tells us that such enduring rivalries can end in one of three ways: a series of

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The Return of Bipolarity in World Politics
  • Author : Øystein Tunsjø
  • Publisher : Columbia University Press
  • Release Date : 2018-02-27

Since the collapse of the Soviet Union, the international system has been unipolar, centered on the United States. But the rise of China foreshadows a change in the distribution of power. Øystein Tunsjø shows that the international system is moving toward a U.S.-China standoff, bringing us back to

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All Measures Short of War
  • Author : Thomas Wright
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release Date : 2017-05-23

A groundbreaking look at the future of great power competition in an age of globalization and what the United States can do in response 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,

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The Rise And Fall of British Naval Mastery
  • Author : Paul Kennedy
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2017-01-26

Paul Kennedy's classic naval history, now updated with a new introduction by the author This acclaimed book traces Britain's rise and fall as a sea power from the Tudors to the present day. Challenging the traditional view that the British are natural 'sons of the waves', he suggests instead that

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Naval Diplomacy for the 21st Century
  • Author : Kevin Rowlands
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2018-08-31

This book offers a detailed investigation of naval diplomacy, past and present, and challenges the widely accepted Anglo-American school of sea power thought. Despite the acknowledgement of the importance of the threat or use of force in the pursuit of policy since the dawn of strategic thought, the utility of

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Brazil   s Africa Strategy
  • Author : C. Stolte
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2015-04-16

The book analyzes Brazil's Africa engagement as a rising power's strategy to gain global recognition, linking it to Brazil's broader foreign policy objectives and shedding light on the mechanisms of Brazilian status-seeking in Africa.

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Age of Secession
  • Author : Ryan D. Griffiths
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2016-10-27

A novel analysis of secessionist movements, explaining state response, the likelihood of conflict, and the proliferation of states since 1945.

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The Tragedy of Great Power Politics  Updated Edition
  • Author : John J. Mearsheimer
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2003-01-17

"A superb book.…Mearsheimer has made a significant contribution to our understanding of the behavior of great powers."—Barry R. Posen, The National Interest The updated edition of this classic treatise on the behavior of great powers takes a penetrating look at the question likely to dominate international relations in

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Tajikistan in the New Central Asia
  • Author : Lena Jonson
  • Publisher : I.B. Tauris
  • Release Date : 2006-08-25

Embedded in the oil-rich Central Asian region, and bordering Afghanistan, Tajikisitan occupies a geo-strategically pivotal position. This book examines Tajkistan's search for a foreign policy in the post 9/11 environment. It shows the internal contradictions of a country at the crossroads, reconciling its bloody past with an uncertain future.

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