Prospects for the American Age: Sovereignty and Influence in the New World Order by Dr. Jamal Sanad Al-Suwaidi

Prospects for the American Age: Sovereignty and Influence in the New World Order

byDr. Jamal Sanad Al-Suwaidi

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The Prospects for the American Age, is about the new world order. The book consists of seven chapters that revolve around theory, history, emergence, current status and future of the world order. Drawing on his academic training and practical experience, Dr. Jamal Sanad Al-Suwaidi reveals the ultimate challenges for the world order in the twenty-first century. He critically explains the most important structure, influential factors and forces of the new world order.

The book starts with conceptual paradigm of the new world order, and moves forward to examine the influential factors and dynamic interaction within the world order. The author provides historical and analytical understanding and transformations of the world order and its effects in the nature of contemporary global realities. He focuses on the importance of economic influence in the hierarchal structure of the new world order as well as samples public opinion survey conducted in the UAE about the new world order. The book discusses the potential structural, strategic changes of the new world order in the future with a critical evaluation about the different features that determine the ranking of the future world powers. Finally, the book examines the position of the Middle East and particularly the Arab World and their roles in the current and future world order.

Grounded in Al-Suwaidi’s deep knowledge of history and his research experience, the book guides the readers through crucial episodes in critical far and recent world political history. Al-Suwaidi offers a unique glimpse into the inner dynamics and conflicts between the United States of America as the dominant super power and with its rivals as Russia, China and the European Union. In clear and precise elaboration, the author offers compelling insights into the future of the USA relation with the emerging and competing for dominant power like China, Russia and the European Union. Moreover, the author extends his analysis and examines the lessons of other countries especially Japan, India, Brazil and their roles in the global arena.

Taking readers from his analysis of America’s economics, military advancement, energy resources, transportation, education, culture, and technological progress and other factors, The Prospects for the American Age anchors Al-Suwaidi’s scientific analysis in the decisive events of our time. Al-Suwaidi believes, the structure of the new world order is hierarchal, mounted by the United States of America alone at the top, followed by chronological order started with second group that includes Russia, China and the European Union, and a third group which consisting of Japan, India and Brazil, and followed by the rest of the world.

The author anticipates that the American influence in international financial institutions will increase, and that over the next decade Washington will reduce its dependence on oil from regions plagued by risk and instability in the Middle East and that might affect US policy in the region. The author suggests that the conflict in the Arab World might have some impacts in the world arena. Yet, he believes that the internal crises in major Arab countries like Egypt, Syria and Iraq, in addition to the obstacles of developments in the Arab states might hinder the improvements in the region. After all, Al-Suwaidi strongly deducts that the USA unipolarity will continue having a variety of impacts on the world. As a result, the author believes that the United State of America will remain as the dominant world super power for at least a further five decades. Al-Suwaidi’s idea on the world order display a force and resonance that leaves him pretty much in a class of by himself. 

About the Author

Dr. Jamal Sanad Al-Suwaidi is a UAE intellectual, writer, strategic expert, and is the Director General of the Emirates Center for Strategic Studies and Research (ECSSR) since 1994 till the present time. He earned his BS degree in political science from Kuwait University in 1981 and his MA and Ph.D. degrees in political science from the University of Wisconsin in 1985 and 1990, respectively. In 1992, he became a visiting lecturer at the University of Wisconsin where he taught a course on the Politics of the Middle East and North Africa. He was also a Professor in Political Science Department at the UAE University in Al Ain (1991-2000) where he taught different courses and seminars.

Dr. Al-Suwaidi has authored several books, including The Mirage (2015), From Tribe to Facebook: The Transformational Role of Social Networks (2013) – which featured on the best-seller list of the Emarat Al Youm newspaper, and authored United Arab Emirates Society: A Future Perspective (2003). He also co-authored Democracy, War and Peace in the Middle East with David Garnham and Mark Tessler in 1995.

Dr. Jamal Sanad Al Suwaidi has been awarded a number of awards and medals. In 1995 he was awarded the Legion of Merit (Commander Degree) from the late King Hassan II of  the Kingdom of Morocco, and in 2002, he was awarded the French Order of Merit (First Class) by the French Republic President. The President of the United Arab Emirates, His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan presented the Emirates Appreciation Award for Science, Arts and Literature in its Third Round for 2008 to Dr. Jamal Al-Suwaidi. In 2012, he was awarded the “Abu Dhabi Medal” by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces. In 2012, he received the “Unique Leadership and Futuristic Vision Award” from the Emirates Identity Authority. In 2013, he was awarded the “Key to the City of Fez”. In 2013, the President of the United Arab Emirates, His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan presented the ‘Head of State Merit Award’ to Dr. Jamal Sanad Al-Suwaidi for the second time in recognition of his patriotism and sincere achievements and as a role model for upholding the “Values of Giving”. In 2014, he received the “Mediterranean Award for Diplomacy” from the Fondazione Mediterraneo. The award was conferred in recognition of his efforts and contributions toward bringing nations closer and promoting the concept of “cultural diplomacy” based on knowledge and thought. On 28 September 2014, he was awarded the “Key to the City of Alexandria” in recognition of his efforts in supporting culture. In 2015, he received the “Knight of Arab Studies” Award from the Arab Producers Union, an affiliate of the Arab League. Dr. Al-Suwaidi also received the “Arab Social Media Influencers Award 2015 – Politics Category for Institutions” granted by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to the Emirates Center for Strategic Studies and Research. On May 28, 2015, Al Tawasol International Tent in Abu Dhabi gave Dr. Al-Suwaidi an Appreciation Certificate in recognition of his pioneering and outstanding role in spreading the culture of scholarly research. On June 2, 2015, The Cultural and Scientific Association & Sultan Bin Ali Al Owais Cultural Foundation presented Dr. Jamal Sanad Al-Suwaidi Cultural Personality of the Year Award in the 22nd edition of the Award.


“Many people, including myself, found this book represents seven books in one. It is a genuine work, supported by scientific statistics and data … Although it is a single book, it is in fact seven books in one. The book blends smooth style, concise sentences, deep analysis and fascinating presentation. It draws you into the orbit of the author’s mind.”

-Dr. Mustafa Salamah

“Prospects for the American Age by Dr. Jamal Al-Suwaidi is a comprehensive, encyclopedic work. It reviews the concepts of power, influence and sovereignty in our world. It is particularly interesting in the age of globalization.”

-Dr. Hassan Jawhar

“Dr. Jamal Sanad Al-Suwaidi has enriched the Arabic library with many books over the last two decades. Once more, he attracts readers with a distinguished book of no lesser importance that his previous works. This new book scrutinizes the American empire and its influence in the new world order.”

-Dr. Abdul Rahman Al-Shumairi

“I have never read a more comprehensive, all-encompassing, forward-looking analytical book as this. It explains facts and highlights issues based on reliable data, such as statistical and analytical indexes, which enable thinkers and analysts to explore the determinants and bases of those facts. The writings of Dr. Jamal Al-Suwaidi are inspiring contributions to the enrichment of human thought. They strengthen our means of understanding and analysis, thanks to his profound experience, the genuineness of his culture, and the significance of his valuable research.”

-Dr. Abdul Haq Azzouzi

“Dr. Jamal Sanad Al-Suwaidi’s book displays a cognitive beauty that will delight Arab researchers. It presents an objective, analytical and in-depth view based on statistics and data.”

-Khalid Umar bin Gagga

“Dr. Jamal Sanad Al-Suwaidi’s book, Prospects for the American Age, is an invaluable contribution to the Arabic library and an indispensible reference for anyone interested in the international situation.”

-Khaleel Ali Haydar

“This book doesn’t echo the prevailing notion claiming a decline of American influence in the world. In fact, it criticizes such notions and considers them incomplete, hasty, reductionist or based on pure political propaganda or wishful thinking.This book is not only meant for researchers and experts, but also for decision-makers, in order to help them find a safer way for maintaining national interests  based on a rigorous understanding of the global balance of power at this critical moment in the history of the Arab world.”

-Dr. Ammar Ali Hassan

“Prospects for the American Age: Sovereignty and Influence in the New World Order, in Arabic and English by Dr. Jamal Sanad Al-Suwaidi, is a key work in this area. The whole book is well documented, as 250 of its 850 pages comprise references. This book is indispensable to interested researchers.”

-Jihad Al-Khazen

Title:Prospects for the American Age: Sovereignty and Influence in the New World OrderFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:November 2, 2015Publisher:The Emirates Center for Strategic Studies and Research (ECSSR)Language:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:9948148606

ISBN - 13:9789948148609