Christopher J. Fettweis's Dangerous Times?: The International Politics of Great Power PDF

By Christopher J. Fettweis

What horrors will the twenty-first century deliver? for lots of humans, a conflict of civilizations and a deadly go back to nice energy rivalries are the dominant visions of items to return. Fueled through day-by-day headlines, overwhelming majorities of individuals from all walks of existence give some thought to the realm to be a much more chaotic, scary, and eventually extra harmful position than ever ahead of. Christopher J. Fettweis argues that those impressions, although frequent, are wrong.

Dangerous Times? is an exam of overseas politics that unearths either theoretical good judgment and empirical information that help the imaginative and prescient of a destiny the place wars among nice powers are not going and transnational threats could be contained. regardless of renowned belief, this present day a much higher percent of the world’s inhabitants lives in peace than at any time in historical past, and the quantity and depth of all kinds of battle have dropped progressively because the early Nineties. Terrorism, even though reprehensible, may be combated and will truly elevate overseas cooperation between states combating a typical probability. global wars like these of the 20th century—the actual conflict of civilizations—are not going to be repeated within the close-knit global of the twenty-first century.

In this sharp and insightful booklet, Fettweis discusses this revolution in human historical past and its ramifications for diplomacy concept. He indicates a brand new imaginative and prescient for a extra confined U.S. grand technique and overseas coverage and divulges how, regardless of pessimistic perceptions on the contrary, the realm is much more likely getting into a golden age of peace and security.

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