World Politics 09/10

ISBN-10: 0078127602
ISBN-13: 9780078127601
Edition: 30th 2010 (Annual)
Authors: Helen E. Purkitt
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List price: $44.00
Edition: 30th
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Publication date: 3/9/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Annual Editionsis a series of over 65 volumes, each designed to provide convenient, inexpensive access to a wide range of current articles from some of the most respected magazines, newspapers, and journals published today.Annual Editionsare updated on a regular basis through a continuous monitoring of over 300 periodical sources. The articles selected are authored by prominent scholars, researchers, and commentators writing for a general audience. TheAnnual Editionsvolumes have a number of common organizational features designed to make them particularly useful in the classroom: a general introduction; an annotated table of contents; a topic guide; an annotated listing of selected World Wide Web sites; and a brief overview for each section. Each volume also offers an online Instructor's Resource Guide with testing materials.Using Annual Editions in the Classroomis the general instructor's guide for our popularAnnual Editionsseries and is available in print (0073301906) or online. Visit www.mhcls.com for more details.

AE World PoliticsPrefaceCorrelation GuideTopic GuideInternet References
The International System and Changing World Order of the Twenty-First Century Unit Overview
The Age of Nonpolarity: What Will Follow U.S. Dominance?
Foreign Affairs,May/June 2008 Theprinciple characteristic of the twenty-first-century international system is “nonpolarity:a world dominated not by one, two, or even several states but rather by dozens of actors possessing and exercising various kinds of power
This represents a tectonic shift from the past.”
China Views Globalization: Toward a New Great-Power Politics?
The Washington Quarterly,Summer 2004 Globalization has become a lens through which Beijing’s grand strategy is filtered.For Chinese strategic thinkers, globalization-as manifested in transnational forces, international institutions, and a great need formultilateralism-is a means to “democratize” the U.S. hegemonic orderand to minimize unilateralist power
India’s Path to Greatness
The Wilson Quarterly,Summer 2006 India is emerging as an important strategic partner of the United States
Potentially, India may be one of the dominant future world powers, along with the United States and China.How welland whetherIndia manages its rise to power-along with relationshipswith other rising and status quo powers-could well determine the future ofthe whole region
Lulu’s Brazil: A Rising Power, but Going Where?
Current History,February 2008 Emerging powers like Brazil will play central roles in the balance of power dynamics of major global challenges such as climate change and nuclear proliferation
While Brazil’s President Lulu and the Workers Party government may be viewed as corrupt and ineffective at home
Brazil’sforeign policy is widely regarded as a great success story. . .and apotential bellwetherfor theglobal strategies of other emerging powers
The Power of Green
TheNew York Times Magazine,April 15, 2007 America can regain its international stature by taking the lead in alternative energy and environmentalism.Such a shift includes electing the first Green President and launching a bi-partisan massive push, much like Eisenhower’s interstate highway initiative or FDR’s New Deal, to develop a multi-prong effort to develop alternative energy sources
Friedman advocates implementing both free-market strategies, high governmental standards and consumption taxes
Managing Interstate Conflicts and the Proliferation of Weapons Unit Overview
Alliances, Balance of Power and the Use of Force
War in Georgia, Jitters All Around
Current History,October 2008 Russia’s military intervention in Georgia’s breakaway province of South Ossetia was Russia’s First military attack since the invasion of Afghanistan in 1979
Moscow’s actions came as a surprise and raises questions about Russia’s future plans in Europe
The invasion has mobilized international forces that will be difficult to contain.A new alliance among the Baltic states, Poland, and Ukraine promises to be a powerful force for action within the EU and NATO
The Long March to Be a Superpower,The Economist,August 4, 2007
ThePeople’s Liberation Army is investingheavily to giveChina the military muscle to match its economic power
Butcan itbegin torival America?”
Israeli Military Calculations towards Iran
Military Technology,MILTECH January 2007 Israel shares the worries of Western countries about Iran’s quest for nuclear weapons, but has unique concerns as well
Three-quarters of Israel’s population is concentrated “on a narrow strip of coastline from Ashkelon to Haifa
”This demographic fact makes Israel “extremely vulnerable to nuclear strikes
Israel’s presumed second-strike capability might severely damage its attacker, but there would be no Israeli state left to take satisfaction.” While a preemptive strike on Iran’s nuclear facilities would be difficult,“Israel has reshaped its air force for deep strike missionsof this kind.”
Proliferation of Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical Weapons and Technology
Revving up the Cooperative Nonproliferation Engine
Nonproliferation Review,Vol. 15, No. 2, July 2008 The Nunn-Lugar Cooperative Threat Reduction (CTR) processis an“engine of Nonproliferation cooperation and expertisethat can be applied to many situations around the world
” One of the architects, Senator Lugar discussesnew opportunities for partnershipsthat the United States should pursue to prevent the proliferation for nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons
Pakistan: It’s Deacute;jagrave; Vu All over Again
Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists,May/June 2004 Leonard Weiss reviewshow Pakistan lied, stole, and conned its way to becoming anuclear weapons power
Now, thefather of Pakistan’s nuclear bomb program, A.Q.Khan, is doing the same as a nuclear broker
Weiss questions what the United States can do about the A.Q. Khan network, now that Pakistan is a major United States ally
Evolving Bioweapon Threats Require New Countermeasures
The Chronicle of Higher Education,October 6, 2006 Past, covert biowarfare activities in Iraq and South Africaas well as currentcivilian biotechnology research and development trends illustrate why control strategies will fail
Today, it is impossible to control the equipment, supplies, and knowledge needed to develop sophisticated or naturally occurring biological agents such as biological weapons
The time has come to designpublic policies that will promote new transparency norms
Foreign Policy Decision Making Unit Overview
Strategy and the Search for Peace
The Futurist,November/December2006 Much about the future is unpredictable, butforeign policy and military planners need strategic objectives to plan for the future
“Strategy is a philosophy of global conduct,a collective set of assumptions and beliefs that underlie our interpretation of the world and approach to dealing with it.”
It is alsoabout managing percepti

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