Paper $30.00 ISBN: 9780745328652 Published May 2009 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $80.00 ISBN: 9780745328669 Published May 2009 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada

World in Crisis: The End of the American Century

Gabriel Kolko

World in Crisis: The End of the American Century

Gabriel Kolko

Distributed for Pluto Press

176 pages | 5.07874 x 7.79528
Paper $30.00 ISBN: 9780745328652 Published May 2009 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $80.00 ISBN: 9780745328669 Published May 2009 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada

Gabriel Kolko provides a panoramic overview of the problems facing the US and the world today. Each chapter covers a key topic, spanning a range of international issues including the current financial crisis, the limits of US foreign policy, the politicisation of intelligence, and why a war with Iran would be likely to culminate in disaster for the US. Kolko also outlines why changes in military technology make all wars, no matter who fights them, increasingly futile. 

At the heart of the book is the idea that the international system is in the grip of a great transition. Kolko shows how America is losing its dominance, and examines the profound changes we are experiencing as it is forced to accept the limits of its military power.

Contents

Introduction
1 The Financial Crisis
2 The Contours of Recent American Foreign Policy
3 Alliances and NATO
4 Israel: A Stalemated Accident of History
5 The United States and War With Iran
6 The Limits of Intelligence
7 Technology and the Future of Warfare
Conclusion
Notes
Index

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