Frugal Superpower America's Global Leadership in a Cash-Strapped Era

ISBN-10: 1610390547
ISBN-13: 9781610390545
Edition: 2011
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List price: $18.50
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: PublicAffairs
Publication date: 8/9/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

During the seven decades from the nation's entry into World War II in 1941 to the present, economic constraints rarely limited what the United States did in the world. Now that will change. The country's soaring deficits, fueled by the huge costs of the financial crash and of its entitlement programs--Social Security and Medicare--is bringing the era of expansive American foreign policy to an end. In The Frugal Superpower, Michael Mandelbaum, named one of the top 100 global thinkers by Foreign Policy, describes the policies the United States will have to discontinue; assesses the potential threats from China, Russia and Iran; and recommends a more modest American international agenda that can survive today's economic climate.

Michael Mandelbaum is the Christian A. Herter Professor of American Foreign Policy at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University and director of the Project on East-West Relations for the Council on Foreign Relations. Mandelbaum has taught at Harvard University, Columbia University, and the U.S. Naval Academy. His book, The New Russian Foreign Policy, explores Russia's relations with the rest of the world after the fall of the Soviet Union. The Dawn of Peace in Europe outlines Europe in the post-cold-war era. His title with Thomas L. Friedman, That Used To Be Us, made The New York Times Best Seller List for 2012.

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