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Defiant Superpower: The New American Hegemony
Defiant Superpower: The New American Hegemony by Donald E. Nuechterlein 1574889486 9781574889482
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Defiant Superpower: The New American Hegemony by Donald E. Nuechterlein

Donald E. Nuechterlein examines George W. Bushs transformation of American foreign policy and the repercussions for the future. Defiant Superpower recounts how the Bush administrations bold actions in response to September 11, 2001, toppled the Taliban and displayed American strength. But by 2002, much of the world, including our allies, had become alarmed by American assertiveness, particularly Bushs proclamation that America would pursue preventative wars to eliminate future threats. The divergence of national interests between the United States and old allies became acute in early 2003 when Germany and France openly rejected U.S. plans to invade Iraq and bring about regime change. While the Bush administrations defiant and unilateralist policies initially seemed to empower the United States to pursue its national interests, the pitfalls of this new American hegemony are now apparent. Occupying Iraq and engaging in a global war on terror are costly, in both human and economic terms, and the United States would benefit from broad-based international cooperation. Will Bushs reelection mean that the robust hegemony of his first term is here to stay, or will he moderate his style and objectives to mend fences with old allies? Defiant Superpower offers a balanced critique of recent foreign policy and suggests how policymakers should recognize the limits of the new hegemony in order to determine Americas realistic national interests.

Author: Donald E. Nuechterlein

Language: English

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 240

Publisher: Potomac Books

Publication Date: 2005-07-01

Our Price: $5.04

ISBN: 1574889486

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