Tangled Titans

The United States and China

Author: David L. Shambaugh

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 144221970X

Category: Political Science

Page: 436

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"Tangled Titans offers the most current and comprehensive assessment available of United States-China relations. In this definitive book, leading experts consider the past, present, and future of this complex relationship through an in-depth exploration of its historical, domestic, bilateral, regional, and global contexts. Never in modern history have two great powers been so deeply intertwined, yet so suspicious and potentially antagonistic. Readers will find Tangled Titans essential reading to understand the current dynamics and future direction of relations between the world's two most important powers."--Page 4 of cover.

China Goes Global

The Partial Power

Author: David Shambaugh

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199860157

Category: History

Page: 432

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Most global citizens are well aware of the explosive growth of the Chinese economy. Indeed, China has famously become the "workshop of the world." Yet, while China watchers have shed much light on the country's internal dynamics--China's politics, its vast social changes, and its economic development--few have focused on how this increasingly powerful nation has become more active and assertive throughout the world. In China Goes Global, eminent China scholar David Shambaugh delivers the book that many have been waiting for--a sweeping account of China's growing prominence on the international stage. Thirty years ago, China's role in global affairs beyond its immediate East Asian periphery was decidedly minor and it had little geostrategic power. Today however, China's expanding economic power has allowed it to extend its reach virtually everywhere--from mineral mines in Africa, to currency markets in the West, to oilfields in the Middle East, to agribusiness in Latin America, to the factories of East Asia. Shambaugh offers an enlightening look into the manifestations of China's global presence: its extensive commercial footprint, its growing military power, its increasing cultural influence or "soft power," its diplomatic activity, and its new prominence in global governance institutions. But Shambaugh is no alarmist. In this balanced and well-researched volume, he argues that China's global presence is more broad than deep and that China still lacks the influence befitting a major world power--what he terms a "partial power." He draws on his decades of China-watching and his deep knowledge of the subject, and exploits a wide variety of previously untapped sources, to shed valuable light on China's current and future roles in world affairs.

US Foreign Policy and Global Standing in the 21st Century

Realities and Perceptions

Author: Efraim Inbar,Jonathan Rynhold

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317382692

Category: Political Science

Page: 292

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This book examines US foreign policy and global standing in the 21st Century. The United States is the most powerful actor in world politics today. Against this backdrop, the present volume examines how the foreign policies pursued by Presidents’ George W. Bush and Barack Obama have affected elite and public perceptions of the United States. By examining America’s standing from the perspective of different actors from across various regions, including China, Russia, Latin America and the Middle East, while also assessing how these perceptions interact with America’s own policies, this books presents a fresh interpretation of America’s global standing. In doing so, the volume evaluates how these perceptions affect the realities of US power, and what impact this has on moulding US foreign policy and the policies of other global powers. A number of books address the question of which grand strategy the United States should adopt and the issue of whether or not America is in relative decline as a world power. However, the debate on these issues has largely been set against the policies of the Bush administration. By contrast, this volume argues that while Obama has raised the popularity of America since the low reached by Bush, America’s credibility and overall standing have actually been damaged further under President Obama. This book will be of much interest to students of US foreign policy, US national security, strategic studies, Middle Eastern politics, international relations and security studies generally.

Trump Tweets, the World Reacts

Understanding What Is Relevant and Why

Author: Regina Luttrell

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 1498563090

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 245

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Trump Tweets, the World Reacts: Understanding What Is Relevant and Why illustrates and articulates the intimate connection between theories presented in communication and the mediums through which President Trump communicates. Drawing on a range of theoretical and empirical perspectives, this collection examines several transformations and implications of President Trump’s influence on the social sphere, within economies, among government entities, and on the communications profession.

China's Foreign Political and Economic Relations

An Unconventional Global Power

Author: Sebastian Heilmann,Dirk H. Schmidt

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442213035

Category: Political Science

Page: 266

View: 1928

This balanced and thoughtful book presents a thorough analysis of the dynamics of China’s foreign political and economic relations. Sebastian Heilmann and Dirk H. Schmidt consider China’s view of the world; its foreign policy decision-making process; its major bilateral relations; and key policy issues such as trade and investment, security, human rights, and climate change. The authors also assess how China’s often unconventional and hidden activities underlying its global expansion challenge Western predominance. By explicitly addressing controversies and conflicts and providing rich information and balanced arguments, Heilmann and Schmidt demonstrate that the institutions, procedures, and policies that are shaping Chinese foreign relations are far more complex and fluid than standard IR theory or media reporting suggest.

Conflict and Cooperation in Sino-US Relations

Change and Continuity, Causes and Cures

Author: Jean-Marc F. Blanchard,Simon Shen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317664264

Category: Political Science

Page: 280

View: 5982

Numerous crosswinds are buffeting the more than 40-year-old People's Republic of China--American relationship, yet only once since Nixon’s historic trip to China in 1972 has a major conflagration seemed a real possibility. Anchoring the relationship throughout multiple storms are the two countries’ broad areas of collaboration such as deep links in culture, economics, and education. However, for some observers, the conflictual aspects of the relationship seem to be gaining prominence. Conflict and Cooperation in Sino-US Relations offers a timely and current look at one of the world’s weightiest bilateral relationships. It goes beyond detailing the conflict and cooperation that have been integral facets of China--US interactions since 1972, to gauging the relationship's evolution and future trends, examining its nuances regarding diverse issues such as the Asia-Pacific leadership structure, the South China Sea, and the Korean peninsula. The book further delves into the causes of conflict and cooperation, offers diverse solutions for tempering frictions between Beijing and Washington, and considers the efficacy of some of the mechanisms (e.g., military-to-military exchanges) that China and the US currently employ to manage their relationship.The chapters suggest that extreme anxieties about China--US relations may be misplaced, but that there nonetheless are some worrisome signs even in areas like economics and the environment that are perceived as naturally cooperative. While the book does not offer any silver bullets, various contributors contend that successful management of Sino-American relations may require greater American accommodation of China’s interests.? This book will be of great interest to students and scholars of Chinese politics, American politics, international relations, and Asian studies, as well as to policy-makers working in the field.

International Relations of Asia

Author: David Shambaugh,Michael Yahuda

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442226412

Category: Political Science

Page: 452

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As the world's most vital region, Asia embodies explosive economic growth, diverse political systems, vibrant societies, modernizing militaries, cutting-edge technologies, rich cultural traditions amid globalization, and strategic competition among major powers. As a result, international relations in Asia are evolving rapidly. In this fully updated and expanded volume, leading scholars offer the most current and definitive analysis available of Asia's regional relationships. They set developments in Asia in theoretical context, assess the role of leading external and regional powers, and consider the importance of subregional actors and linkages. Students and policy practitioners alike will find this book invaluable for understanding politics in contemporary Asia.

Worldviews of Aspiring Powers

Domestic Foreign Policy Debates in China, India, Iran, Japan, and Russia

Author: Henry R. Nau,Deepa M. Ollapally

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199985995

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

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Worldviews of Aspiring Powers provides a serious study of the domestic foreign policy debates in five world powers who have gained more influence as the US's has waned: China, Japan, India, Russia and Iran. Featuring a leading regional scholar for each essay, each essay identifies the most important domestic schools of thought--nationalists, realists, globalists, idealists/exceptionalists--and connects them to the historical and institutional sources that fuel each nation's foreign policy experience. While scholars have applied this approach to US foreign policy, this book is the first to track the competing schools of foreign policy thought within five of the world's most important rising powers. Concise and systematic, Worldviews of Aspiring Powers will serve as both an essential resource for foreign policy scholars trying to understand international power transitions and as a text for courses that focus on the same.

Die Luna-Chroniken 1: Wie Monde so silbern

Author: Marissa Meyer

Publisher: CARLSEN Verlag

ISBN: 3646925884

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 416

View: 811

Cinder lebt bei ihrer Stiefmutter und ihren zwei Stiefschwestern, arbeitet als Mechanikerin und versucht gegen alle Widerstände, sich nicht unterkriegen zu lassen. Als eines Tages in unauffälliger Kleidung niemand anderes als Prinz Kai an ihrem Marktstand auftaucht, wirft das unzählige Fragen auf: Warum braucht Kai ihre Hilfe? Und was hat es mit dem plötzlichen Besuch der Königin von Luna auf sich, die den Prinzen unbedingt heiraten will? Die Ereignisse überschlagen sich, bis sie während des großen Balls, auf den Cinder sich einschmuggelt, ihren Höhepunkt finden. Und diesmal wird Cinder mehr verlieren als nur ihren Schuh … Alle Bände der faszinierenden Luna-Chroniken: Wie Monde so silbern (Band 1) Wie Blut so rot (Band 2) Wie Sterne so golden (Band 3) Wie Schnee so weiß (Band 4) E-Book-Erzählung: Das mechanische Mädchen (Prequel)

Die Arroganz der Macht

Author: J. William Fulbright

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3688112873

Category: Fiction

Page: 248

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Nach den bürgerkriegsähnlichen Unruhen in Vierteln von Newark, Detroit und anderen Städten der USA faßte Fulbright Anfang August 1967 in einer Rede vor der amerikanischen Anwaltsvereinigung in Honolulu seine Kritik an der Innen- und Außenpolitik der USA zusammen in dem Urteil, die Vereinigten Staaten «übten Macht um der Macht willen» aus und sie seien auf dem Wege, «eine imperialistische Nation zu werden». Der Illusion, Amerika könne in Vietnam Krieg führen und zugleich Armut und Rechtsungleichheit im eigenen Lande wirksam bekämpfen, hielt der Senator die Diagnose entgegen, die USA seien im Begriff, den Krieg an beiden Fronten zu verlieren, denn: «Der Vietnamkrieg zehrt nicht nur an den menschlichen und materiellen Grundlagen unserer schwelenden Städte, er nährt nicht nur in den Slums die Überzeugung, daß das Land ihrer Lage gleichgültig gegenüberstehe. Der Krieg bestärkt immer mehr die Vorstellung, daß die Gewalt ein Weg zur Lösung von Problemen sei.»

Weltordnung

Author: Henry A. Kissinger

Publisher: C. Bertelsmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641155487

Category: Political Science

Page: 480

View: 2938

Henry Kissinger über die größte Herausforderung des 21. Jahrhunderts Hat das westlich geprägte Wertesystem im 21. Jahrhundert angesichts aufstrebender Mächte mit gänzlich anderem Menschenbild und Gesellschaftskonzept als Basis einer Frieden stiftenden Weltordnung ausgedient? Henry Kissinger, über Jahrzehnte zentrale Figur der US-Außenpolitik und Autorität für Fragen der internationalen Beziehungen, sieht unsere Epoche vor existenziellen Herausforderungen angesichts zunehmender Spannungen. In der heutigen global eng vernetzten Welt wäre eine Ordnung vonnöten, die von Menschen unterschiedlicher Kultur, Geschichte und Tradition akzeptiert wird und auf einem Regelwerk beruht, das in der Lage ist, regionale wie globale Kriege einzudämmen. Der Autor analysiert die Entstehung der unterschiedlichen Ordnungssysteme etwa in China, den islamischen Ländern oder im Westen und unternimmt den Versuch, das Trennende zwischen ihnen zusammenzuführen und den Grundstein für eine zukünftige friedliche Weltordnung zu legen.

Weltliteratur und Welttheater

ästhetischer Humanismus in der kulturellen Globalisierung

Author: Alexander C. Y. Huang

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783837622072

Category: Drama

Page: 214

View: 8650

Political Science

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Electronic journals

Page: N.A

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Entscheidungen

Author: Hillary Rodham Clinton

Publisher: Droemer eBook

ISBN: 3426437716

Category: Fiction

Page: 912

View: 8733

Seit mehr als zwanzig Jahren steht Hillary Rodham Clinton im Rampenlicht der internationalen Politik – zunächst als First Lady im Weißen Haus, dann als Senatorin des Bundesstaates New York und schließlich als Außenministerin im Kabinett von Barack Obama. Nun bewirbt sie sich für die Demokraten als Kandidatin für die nächste Präsidentschaft. In ihrem so politischen wie persönlichen Buch schildert Clinton Hintergründe und Zusammenhänge der wichtigsten politischen Ereignisse und formuliert ihre Vorstellungen von der Rolle, die die Vereinigten Staaten angesichts der globalen Herausforderungen spielen sollte.

Geopolitica del collasso

Iran, Siria e Medio Oriente nel contesto della crisi globale

Author: Roberto Iannuzzi

Publisher: LIT EDIZIONI

ISBN: 8868268485

Category: Political Science

Page: 352

View: 7259

Dopo i conflitti degli ultimi decenni e le sollevazioni popolari della Primavera Araba, una regione smisurata, che va dal Maghreb all’Asia centrale, sta scivolando progressivamente verso un’instabilità caratterizzata da incertezze politiche e crescenti agitazioni sociali. In realtà, la fragilità dei regimi mediorientali, il declino americano e il tracollo economico dell’Occidente sono fenomeni legati tra loro, poiché rappresentano le diverse manifestazioni di un’unica «crisi di sistema» che riguarda tutti. In questa fase di indebolimento dell’influenza degli Stati Uniti in Medio Oriente, la guerra civile in Siria e la partita iraniana– di cui la questione nucleare costituisce solo un aspetto – emergono allora come elementi chiave di una competizione più ampia per la ridefinizione degli equilibri mondiali e l’accaparramento delle risorse del pianeta. Indagando le cause della crisi mediorientale, lo studioso Roberto Iannuzzi solleva lo sguardo a coglierne le molteplici implicazioni sul piano globale. Il suo libro, minuzioso nella raccolta e nell’analisi dei dati, è uno strumento necessario per la lettura del presente

Mein ungezähmtes Herz

Roman

Author: Stephanie Laurens

Publisher: Blanvalet Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 3641082544

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

View: 6530

Colonel Derek Delborough ist in verdeckter Mission unterwegs, um dem gefährlichen Anführer eines Geheimbunds das Handwerk zu legen. Eine junge Dame ist dabei das Letzte, wofür er Zeit erübrigen kann. Die unerschrockene Deliah Duncannon lässt sich indes nicht abweisen und heftet sich hartnäckig an seine Fersen. Unversehens geraten Derek und seine schöne Begleiterin in einen wilden Strudel aus Mord, Verrat und Intrigen. Und schon bald ist nicht nur Dereks Leben in Gefahr, sondern auch sein Herz ...

Wer zuletzt beißt

Author: Mary Janice Davidson

Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE

ISBN: 380258824X

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 646

Betsy Taylor, Königin der Vampire, ist kaum aus den Flitterwochen zurückgekehrt, als eine Horde wilder Blutsauger in ihr Haus einfällt und ihre Fähigkeiten als Herrscherin auf eine harte Probe stellt. Kurz darauf bittet Detektiv Nick Berry sie um Hilfe bei der Aufklärung einiger schrecklicher Mordfälle, bei denen offenbar ein Vampir die Hand im Spiel hatte. Zu allem Unglück wird Betsy außerdem vom Geist ihrer unlängst verstorbenen Stiefmutter verfolgt, die nach dem Tod noch viel unausstehlicher ist als zu Lebzeiten. Und auch das Eheleben mit ihrem frisch angetrauten Gatten Eric verläuft alles andere als harmonisch. Siebter Band der Betsy-Taylor-Reihe. Mit Bonus-Story "Speed Dating auf Werwolf-Art"

Sternstunde der Diplomatie

die deutsche Einheit und das Ende der Spaltung Europas

Author: Philip Zelikow,Condoleezza Rice

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783548265612

Category:

Page: 632

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