Superpower: Three Choices for America's Role in the World

By Ian Bremmer
Bestselling author and strategist Ian Bremmer argues that Washington's directionless foreign policy has become expensive and dangerous. Since the end of the Cold War, the U.S. has stumbled from crisis to crisis in Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran, Libya, Syria, and Ukraine with no clear strategy.

Bremmer urges us to think more deeply about what sort of role America should play and how it should use its superpower status. He explores three competing options:

- Independent America: America should no longer take responsibility for solving other people's problems, and instead should lead by example.

- Moneyball America: Washington can't meet every international challenge, but we can and should focus on opportunities and defend U.S. interests where they're threatened.

- Indispensable America: Only America can defend the values on which global stability increasingly depends. We will never live in a stable world while others are denied their most basic freedoms.

There are sound arguments for and against each of these choices, but we must choose. Washington can no longer improvise a foreign policy without a lasting commitment to a coherent strategy.

Praise for Ian Bremmer's "The End of the Free Market" "A fascinating book."

--"The Wall Street Journal"

"[A] well-crafted, thought-provoking book."

--"The New York Times"

"Bremmer constructs the very best case for each of the foreign policy approaches, not just his favorite...We could use a lot more of this approach." --Tyler Cowen, "Marginal Revolution"

"This brilliant and provocative book is required reading for every presidential candidate in 2016--and everyone who will cast a vote." --Nouriel Roubini, chairman of Roubini Global Economics ""Superpower" is an insightful and original piece of work--drawing on Bremmer's remarkable understanding of politics, America, and the world. This is a must read for all those concerned with the twenty-first-century geopolitical landscape." --Christine Lagarde, managing director of the International Monetary Fund "Bremmer has become something of a national treasure. His clarity of thought and presentation make "Superpower "an exceptionally illuminating read. Whether you're a policymaker, scholar, or voter seeking perspective on our critical choices ahead, Superpower is indispensable." --Jon Huntsman, Jr., chairman of the Atlantic Council; former governor of Utah and U.S. ambassador to China "This book provides a clear and incisive way to think about America's role in the world. Should it focus on its interests, its values, or its domestic needs? Bremmer offers his own opinions, but more important, he will help you sharpen your own." --Walter Isaacson, president and CEO of the Aspen Institute; bestselling author of "Steve Jobs and The Innovators" "Bremmer deals with America's role in a world in transition with honesty and sincerity. This is a valuable contribution to an important debate from an experienced and insightful leader." --Jeffrey R. Immelt, chairman and CEO of GEISBN978

Praise for Ian Bremmer's "The End of the Free Market" "A fascinating book." --"The Wall Street Journal" "[A] well-crafted, thought-provoking book." --"The New York Times"


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Publisher Portfolio
Publish date 09/06/2016
Pages 256
ISBN-13 9780143109709
ISBN-10 0143109707
Language English

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