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Title:The Dispensable Nation: American Foreign Policy in Retreat
Format Type:Ebook
Author:Vali Nasr
Publisher:Anchor
ISBN:0385536488
ISBN 13:
Number of Pages:320
Category:Politics, Non fiction, History, International relations

The Dispensable Nation: American Foreign Policy in Retreat by Vali Nasr

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC The Dispensable Nation: American Foreign Policy in Retreat In a brilliant and revealing book destined to drive debate about the future of American power Vali Nasr questions America s dangerous choice to engage less and matter less in the world b .

Vali Nasr author of the groundbreaking i The Shia Revival i worked closely with Hillary Clinton at the State Department on Afghan and Pakistani affairs In i The Dispensable Nation i he takes us behind the scenes to show how Secretary Clinton and her ally Ambassador Richard Holbrooke were thwarted in their efforts to guide an ambitious policy in South Asia and the Middle East Instead four years of presidential leadership and billions of dollars of U S spending failed to advance democracy and development producing mainly rage at the United States for its perceived indifference to the fate of the region .

After taking office in b b the Obama administration had an opportunity to fundamentally reshape American foreign policy Nasr argues but its fear of political backlash and the specter of terrorism drove it to pursue the same questionable strategies as its predecessor Meanwhile the true economic threats to U S power China and Russia were quietly expanding their influence in places where America has long held sway .

Nasr makes a compelling case that behind specific flawed decisions lurked a desire by the White House to pivot away from the complex problems of the Muslim world Drawing on his unrivaled expertise in Middle East affairs and firsthand experience in diplomacy Nasr demonstrates why turning our backs is dangerous and what s more sells short American power The United States has secured stability promoted prosperity and built democracy in region after region since the end of the Second World War he reminds us and i The Dispensable Nation i offers a striking vision of what it can achieve when it reclaims its bold leadership in the world

The Shia Revival, The Vanguard of the Islamic Revolution: The Jama'at-i Islami of Pakistan, La rivincita sciita. Iran, Iraq, Libano: la nuova mezzaluna, Shiʻism: Doctrines, Thought, And Spirituality, The Rise of Islamic Capitalism: Why the New Muslim Middle Class Is the Key to Defeating Extremism (Council on Foreign Relations Books (Free Press)), The Dispensable Nation: American Foreign Policy in Retreat, Democracy in Iran: History and the Quest for Liberty, Mawdudi and the Making of Islamic Revivalism, Islamic Leviathan: Islam and the Making of State Power, Forces of Fortune: The Rise of the New Muslim Middle Class and What It Will Mean for Our World