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The big stick : the limits of soft power & the necessity of military force, Eliot A. Cohen

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The big stick : the limits of soft power & the necessity of military force
Title
The big stick
Title remainder
the limits of soft power & the necessity of military force
Statement of responsibility
Eliot A. Cohen
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"'Speak softly and carry a big stick, ' Theodore Roosevelt famously said in 1901, when the United States was emerging as a great power. It was the right sentiment, perhaps, in an age of imperial rivalry, but today many Americans doubt the utility of their global military presence, thinking it outdated, unnecessary or even dangerous. In The Big Stick, Eliot A. Cohen--a scholar and practitioner of international relations--disagrees. He argues that hard power remains essential for American foreign policy. While acknowledging that the US must be careful about why, when, and how it uses force, he insists that its international role is as critical as ever, and armed force is vital to that role. Cohen explains that American leaders must learn to use hard power in new ways and for new circumstances. The rise of a well-armed China, Russia's conquest of Crimea and eastern Ukraine, nuclear threats from North Korea and Iran, and the spread of radical Islamist movements like ISIS are some of the key threats to global peace. If the United States relinquishes its position as a strong but prudent military power, and fails to accept its role as the guardian of a stable world order, we run the risk of unleashing disorder, violence and tyranny on a scale not seen since the 1930s. The United States is still, as Madeleine Albright once dubbed it, 'the indispensable nation.'"--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cohen, Eliot A
Dewey number
355/.033573
Index
index present
LC call number
UA23
LC item number
.C584 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • National security
  • United States
Label
The big stick : the limits of soft power & the necessity of military force, Eliot A. Cohen
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 233-268) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: national duties -- Why the United States? -- Fifteen years of war -- The American hand -- China -- Jihadis -- Dangerous states -- Ungoverned space and the commons -- The logic of hard power -- Postscript: the eagle's head
Control code
ocn958205490
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xv, 285 pages
Isbn
9780465044726
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2016040810
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
99970218164
System control number
(OCoLC)958205490
Label
The big stick : the limits of soft power & the necessity of military force, Eliot A. Cohen
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 233-268) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: national duties -- Why the United States? -- Fifteen years of war -- The American hand -- China -- Jihadis -- Dangerous states -- Ungoverned space and the commons -- The logic of hard power -- Postscript: the eagle's head
Control code
ocn958205490
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xv, 285 pages
Isbn
9780465044726
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2016040810
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
99970218164
System control number
(OCoLC)958205490

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