Averting Global War: Regional Challenges, Overextension, and Options for American Strategy by H. GardnerAverting Global War: Regional Challenges, Overextension, and Options for American Strategy by H. Gardner

Averting Global War: Regional Challenges, Overextension, and Options for American Strategy

byH. Gardner

Paperback | April 14, 2010

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Averting Global War examines major regional disputes and conflicts throughout the world as they impact upon both American domestic and foreign policy. These include: The ongoing _war on terrorism_; NATO enlargement to Russian borders; US intervention in Iraq; US confrontation with Iran; the feud between Israel and the Palestinians; the widening _zone of conflict_ from Central Asia to sub-Saharan Africa; the global ramifications of North Korea_s nuclear program and China_s claims to Taiwan; Venezuela_s _Bolivarian Revolution_ and the _war on drugs_ in Latin America, the domestic socio-political effects of Latin American immigration upon the US. The book_s goal is to articulate an irenic American strategy intended to resolve, or at least transform, a number of these disputes and conflicts so as to prevent them from further _deepening_ or _widening__and to avert the real possibility of major power confrontation involving both clandestine and overt methods of warfare.
Hall Gardner is Professor of Political Scienceat theAmerican University of Paris.
Title:Averting Global War: Regional Challenges, Overextension, and Options for American StrategyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:285 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.7 inPublished:April 14, 2010Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230600867

ISBN - 13:9780230600867


Table of Contents

Introduction: Crying Wolf Once Again? * Triptych of Terrorism * The Un-Coordinated NATO-EU Double Enlargement: Toward the Isolation of Russia? * Iraq: Sinking Deeper into Mesopotamian Quicksand * Iran: Nuclear High Tension and Holocaust Polemics: A _New Diplomatic Offensive_ or _Cruise Missile Diplomacy_? * Israel and Palestine: Toward Intra-Palestinian Strife, a Third Intifada, Or Israeli-Palestinian Reconciliation? *An Ever Widening Zone of Conflict: From Central Asia to Sub-Saharan Africa * North Korea: Beyond _Backdoor_ Multilateralism * China and Blue Water Dreams: Toward a Sino-Russian Alliance? * Three Dimensions of _Montezuma_s Revenge_: Hugo Chávez_s Bolivarian Vision, _War on Drugs,_ _Illegal_ Immigration * American Hypertrophy and Strategic Options: Toward a Geostrategy for Global Peace

Editorial Reviews

“Averting Global War is an artful and arresting defense of the need for American policy-makers to adopt meaningful and wise strategies for handling the growing number of regional problems throughout the world. In a comprehensive manner, Hall Gardner demonstrates how violence and perhaps even wars among the major powers may result if the wrong approaches are taken to these growing challenges.”--Robert Jackson, Author of Temptations of Power: the US in Global Politics since 9/11"Hall Gardner zeroes in on the ‘new world disorder,’ and alerts us to the geostrategic dangers inherent in our unsettled time."--Susan Eisenhower, President of The Eisenhower Group, Inc., and Chairman Emeritus, The Eisenhower Institute