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Author Gelb, Leslie H

Title Power rules : how common sense can rescue American foreign policy / Leslie H. Gelb

Publ Info New York : Harper, [2009]
Edition First edition
 Bryant Main Stacks  JZ1480.A5 G45 2009    AVAILABLE
 RWU Main Library  JZ1480.A5 G45 2009    AVAILABLE
 Salve Main Collection  JZ1480.A5 G45 2009    AVAILABLE
Descript xvii, 334 pages ; 24 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [315]-318) and index
Contents The revolution in world power -- What power is, and what power isn't -- Power in the American century -- The new pyramid of world power -- Strategy and power : mutual indispensability -- Intelligence and power -- U.S. domestic politics and power -- Military power -- Economic power -- Stage-setting power -- Foreign policy power -- U.S. policy and power in the Middle East -- Necessity, choice, and common sense
Note Leading foreign policy expert Gelb offers guidelines on how American power actually works and should be wielded in today's tumultuous world. He argues that Washington risks losing the essential lifeblood of its national security--its power--unless American leaders relearn the lessons of how to use that power. The United States remains far and away the most powerful country in a world where power remains sharply pyramidal. But the U.S. is not the dominant power, and it can't dictate to others. Gelb persuasively shows that America's future power must be based on the principle of mutual indispensability: Washington is the indispensable leader because it alone can galvanize coalitions to solve major international problems (and all nations know this), while other key nations are indispensable partners in getting the job done. The reality is this: succeed together or fail apart.--From publisher description
LC subject United States -- Foreign relations -- 2009-
United States -- Foreign relations -- 2001-2009
Power (Social sciences) -- United States
World politics -- 21st century
ISBN 0061714542