This is a book about America's getting back its bearings, and if one should, balls. Michael Mandelbaum and Thomas Friedman argued in a compelling manner that, while America was sleeping on the job, ...

Southeast Asia, is not so much an academic and political category, as it is a proverbial sponge of world forces. In "The Cambridge History of Southeast Asia: Volume II, Part II," edited by Nicholas ...

How do countries become powerful ? And, along these lines, how do they end up dictating the flow and pattern of history ? Niall Ferguson, latching on to historianThomas Carlye's concept of the "cash ...

All students who specialize in economics, more precisely, the theory of micro and macro-economics, will usually complete their studies with a sound understanding of each theoretical instrument or ...

The Great Depression lasted from 1929-1933 by most accounts. The trigger is usually deemed to have been the introduction of the Smoot-Hawley Act, where 22,000 items flowing into the United States ...

Debt-reduction, if done too aggressively and widely, is the source of economic malaise. This has been the case in Japan since 1989, resulting in what Richard Koo, a HK economist based in Tokyo, ...

"Colossus: The Rise and Fall of the American Empire," speaks about the three deficits faced by America in expanding its reach to the rest of the world. These are the economic-deficit; the man-power ...

What do you do, when two or more countries, guided by all the technical advances of the 21st century, keep getting stronger, not separately, but concurrently ? US, Russia, China, Japan, South Korea, ...

China isn't necessarily a country, Lucian Pye at MIT once said, as it is a "civilization pretending to be a state." Like all civilizations, it must have had its fair share of violence; not unlike ...

The future of the Pacific rests on China's behavior in South China and East China Sea. Since intentions do change, and on most cases hard to discern, Robert Haddick is of the view that the US needs ...

Like a "Game of Thrones," scholars and analysts alike have spoken of the specter of a Sino US confrontation. This books fall in this genre but with a twist: It tries to explain why and when China ...

The name Andrew Marshall is often spoken, either quietly or openly, with awe. He is one of the few Americans to have served more than eight presidents and fifteen secretaries of defense, going back ...

Professor Fred Dallmayr is a peace scholar in the absolute sense. He believes in the value of democracy, but concurrently the utility of what he calls the "dialogic cosmopolitanism." The latter may ...

Michael Mandelbaum, a seasoned political analyst and professor at Johns Hopkins University, is a prolific author. He has produced numerous books of immense imports. This is one of them, to say the ...

Following the English School of International Relations pioneered by the late Hedley Bull, indeed, the late Stanley Hoffman at Harvard University, too, G. John Ikenberry argued that rules and ...

Malcolm Gladwell is a famous author who can literally get away with murder. How ? Well, he can write on the flimsiest subjects, such as how the mind works in a snap of less than 2 seconds, and gains ...

Why is something known as a global public good, the opportunity to trade and gain more from it, something that has to be defended ? Globalization is indeed such an irony. But it is an irony that is ...

Ulrich Beck, now a professor emeritus at London School of Economics, is unlike other academics. His forays into sociology seeks to make sociology real, or, as deeply connected as he can to the lay ...

The amazing presidential victory of President Barack H.Obama eight years in 2008 ago is now coming to a close. But how did Obama gain the ballast to win the presidency in the first place ?James Mann, ...

How do states form their alliances, and when do they abandon them if at all ? Stephen M Walt began this book by asking how do states "make friends" ? Indeed, when faced with a turbulent world, marked ...

It has been reported by The New Yorker that President Elect Trump, not unlike President George Bush, has not paid much attention to the classified briefings. One can only hope that come January 20 ...
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