作者 Rothkopf, David J. (David Jochanan), 1955- author
書名 National insecurity : American leadership in an age of fear / David J. Rothkopf
出版項 New York : PublicAffairs, [2014]
國際標準書號 9781610393409 (hardback)
1610393406 (hardback)
book jacket
館藏地 索書號 處理狀態 OPAC 訊息 條碼
 歐美所圖書館  355 R745na 2014    在架上  -  30500101517517
 傅斯年圖書館西文圖書區  E744 R846 2014    在架上    30530001214998
版本 First edition
說明 vii, 482 pages ; 25 cm
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附註 "During the past decade America has crossed the fine line that separates national security from national insecurity. Major misadventures like the invasion of Iraq, the embrace of torture, the expansion of domestic surveillance programs, the failure to intervene earlier in Syria, the constant shifting of "red lines" in that country or Iran, the bumbling and lack of follow-through in Libya, and the failure to stand up to abuses by "allies" in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Iraq or by rivals like Russia or Iran, have exposed how fear has warped Americans' perspectives, causing both overreaction and inaction. For over a decade, the United States has rationalized bad policies into prudent ones on an ongoing basis. David Rothkopf, CEO and Editor-at-Large of Foreign Policy, has reached out to his extraordinary network of high level contacts conducting over 100 interviews with the players who made and influence the critical international decisions of the Bush and Obama years. He asks not only how we ended up where we are, but the bigger questions about where we should be, and how U.S. leadership can be restored. Why does the U.S. defense and policy making apparatus remain largely as it was structured 70 years ago at the end of the Second World War? Why are we unable to evolve, to set aside outdated models, to better manage our resources, to find new ways to lead and to protect ourselves? And who are the key visionaries and actors who can help the US bring the age of insecurity to a close? In National Insecurity, Rothkopf offers a way forward"-- Provided by publisher
Includes bibliographical references and index
Introduction : The enemy in the mirror -- Iraq : debacle accomplished -- A very different President -- The other George W. Bush -- Elections select presidents, crises reveal them -- Hello, I must be going -- The most powerful man in the world -- Eyeball to eyeball again -- The place where good intentions go to die -- Leading from behind -- The beginning of the end of the Age of Fear -- A challenge for the next President
主題 United States -- Foreign relations -- 21st century
National security -- United States -- History -- 21st century