Pentagon's New Map War and Peace in the Twenty-First Century

ISBN-10: 0425202399
ISBN-13: 9780425202395
Edition: 2005
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Description: Building upon the works of Thomas Friedman, Samuel Huntington, and Francis Fukuyama, The Pentagon's New Map describes recent U.S. military history and strategy, discusses where America's forces will likely be heading in the near future, outlines the  More...

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List price: $16.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 5/3/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 448
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Building upon the works of Thomas Friedman, Samuel Huntington, and Francis Fukuyama, The Pentagon's New Map describes recent U.S. military history and strategy, discusses where America's forces will likely be heading in the near future, outlines the crucial role the nation needs to play in establishing international stability, and provides much needed hope at one of the most difficult times in American history.

Thomas P.M. Barnett is a strategic planner who has worked in national security affairs since the end of the Cold War and has operated his own consulting practice (Barnett Consulting) since 1998. Dr. Barnett is best known as the author of The Pentagon's New Map: War and Peace in the Twenty-First Century (New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 2004). He has a BA from the University of Wisconsin. Following Wisconsin, Dr. Barnett earned an AM in Regional Studies: Russia, Eastern Europe and Central Asia and a PhD in Political Science from Harvard University.

Preface: An Operating Theory of the World
New Rule Sets
Playing Jack Ryan
New Rules for a New Era
Present at the Creation
A Future Worth Creating
The Rise of the "Lesser Includeds"
The Manthorpe Curve
The Fracturing of the Security Market
The Rise of Asymmetrical Warfare
How 9/11 Saved the Pentagon from Itself
Disconnectedness Defines Danger
How I Learned to Think Horizontally
Mapping Globalization's Frontier
Minding the Gap
To Live and Die in the Gap
Different Worlds, Different Rule Sets
Why I Hate the "Arc of Instability"
The Core and the Gap
The Military-Market Link
The Flow of People, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Population Bomb
The Flow of Energy, or Whose Blood for Whose Oil?
The Flow of Money, or Why We Won't Be Going to War with China
The Flow of Security, or How America Must Keep Globalization in Balance
The New Ordering Principle
Overtaken by Events
The Rise of System Perturbations
The Greater Inclusive
The Big Bang as Strategy
The Global Transaction Strategy
You're Ruining My Military!
The Essential Transaction
The System Administrator
The American Way of War
The Myths We Make (I Will Now Dispel)
The Myth of Global Chaos
The Myth of America as Globocop
The Myth of American Empire
Hope Without Guarantees
Acknowledgments
Notes
Index

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