Dangerous Times?: The International Politics of Great Power by Christopher J. Fettweis

By Christopher J. Fettweis

What horrors will the twenty-first century convey? for plenty of humans, a conflict of civilizations and a deadly go back to nice energy rivalries are the dominant visions of items to come back. Fueled by means of day-by-day headlines, overwhelming majorities of individuals from all walks of existence give some thought to the area to be a much more chaotic, scary, and eventually extra risky position than ever earlier than. Christopher J. Fettweis argues that those impressions, even though frequent, are wrong.

Dangerous Times? is an exam of foreign politics that finds either theoretical good judgment and empirical info that aid the imaginative and prescient of a destiny the place wars among nice powers are not likely and transnational threats may be contained. regardless of renowned conception, this present day a miles larger percent of the world’s inhabitants lives in peace than at any time in background, and the quantity and depth of all kinds of war have dropped progressively because the early Nineteen Nineties. Terrorism, although reprehensible, will be combated and will really elevate overseas cooperation between states battling a standard risk. global wars like these of the 20 th century—the real conflict of civilizations—are not likely 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 restricted U.S. grand technique and international coverage and divulges how, regardless of pessimistic perceptions on the contrary, the area is much more likely getting into a golden age of peace and security.

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