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Friends, Foes, and Future Directions U.S. Partnerships in a Turbulent World: Strategic Rethink

Hans. Binnendijk

2016

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  • Title:
    Friends, Foes, and Future Directions U.S. Partnerships in a Turbulent World: Strategic Rethink
  • Author: Hans. Binnendijk
  • Description: Cover; Title Page; Copyright; Contents; Preface; Figures and Tables; Executive Summary; Acknowledgments; CHAPTER ONE. Introduction; CHAPTER TWO. The Partnership Setting; The Historical Importance of U.S. Partnerships; Global Trends Affecting U.S. Partnerships; Partnerships Increasingly Require U.S. Political Flexibility; Alternative U.S. Approaches to Partnership Engagement; CHAPTER THREE. Anatomy of the Potential Adversaries; China; Russia; North Korea; Iran; Salafi Jihadists; Cooperation Among Potential Adversaries; These Adversaries Create Vulnerable Partners; Back to Bipolarity?
    Formidable Adversaries Make U.S. Retrenchment Difficult on Its Partners A Strategy for Dealing with Potential Adversaries; CHAPTER FOUR. U.S. Constraints Limit Assertiveness; U.S. Attitudes Toward Global Responsibility; Shifting Global Defense Spending; Is the United States Overextended?; U.S. Power to Coerce; U.S. Energy Exports to Partners; The Impact of Budgetary Constraints and Public Attitude; CHAPTER FIVE. European Partners and the "Free Rider" Problem; Paradigm Lost; Vulnerable Partners; Declining Capabilities and Will in Europe
    Three Pivotal Partners: The United Kingdom, Germany, and Turkey Can Venus Become Mars?; Assessing the Historical "Free Rider" Problem; Transatlantic Trade and Security; Europe in North Africa, the Middle East, and Asia; A Regional Strategy for Europe; CHAPTER SIX. Asian Partners and Inadequate Security Structures; The U.S. Pivot to Asia; Strategic Dangers in Asia; Areas of Tension and Vulnerable Nations; Asia's Security Architecture Is Underdeveloped; Two Pivotal Partners: Japan and India; The Trans-Pacific Partnership; Military Options for Dealing with China
    Potential Strategies for Managing China A Regional Strategy for Asia; CHAPTER SEVEN. In Search of a Middle East Partnership Strategy; The Middle East Today; Vulnerable American Partners; Layers of Chaos and Contradiction; Pivotal Partners: Israel, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan; Russia Joins the Fray; Alternatives for a New Middle East Strategy; CHAPTER EIGHT. Conclusion: Choosing an Approach; Abbreviations; References
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Publisher: : RAND Corporation
  • Format: 1 online resource (185 p.).
  • Identifier: ISBN 0-8330-9236-7
  • Subjects: National security -- 21st century -- United States; World politics; Electronic booksNational security 21st century United StatesWorld politics
  • Language: English
  • Source: 01DAL UDM ALMA

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