A World in Disarray: American Foreign Policy and the Crisis of the Old Order

By Richard Haass

Richard Haass argues that today’s escalating political turmoil has been compounded by—or perhaps driven by—fissures in an old world order that prevailed over the last half century but is now ineffective. In A World in Disarray, he examines factors at play in politics and policies across the globe and documents the need for a new world order. Crucial to this is the role of the United States and the ability of its citizens and leaders to come together. 



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In a world where power has become decentralized and respects no borders, we need an updated operating system, one that provides a new method for conducting diplomacy. In this wise and historically grounded book, Richard Haass shows what we need to do at home and in our foreign policy to make this work. It's a brilliant approach for a troubled world. Walter Isaacson"

"A valuable primer on foreign policy: a primer that concerned citizens of all political persuasions -- not to mention the president and his advisers -- could benefit from reading."
-Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times
"A must-read for the new American president and all who are concerned by the state of the world and the prospect of things getting worse. Richard Haass takes the reader galloping through the last four centuries of history to explain how we got to where we are, and then offers an insightful and strategically coherent approach to coping with and managing the challenges before us. Practical and provocative: a book that sets the policy table."
--Robert M. Gates
"Haass's views demand the highest respect, because he understands that the foremost requirement for stability is that the great nations can deal with each other, and should use diplomacy, an art that recent British governments have almost abandoned in favour of soundbite broadcasts, and that in America threatens to be displaced by a tweetocracy. He understands the limits of power, and of the possible: terrorism must be contained, but cannot be eliminated. China and Russia must be granted respect on the world stage, but a willingness to resist their acts of aggression must be supported by credible western armed forces. America needs to change its Middle East policy, but cannot conceivably walk away from the region. If we had grounds to suppose that the new tenant of the White House was taking Haass's book to his bed with him, the rest of us might sleep a tad easier in ours."
-- Sunday Times
"This is a thought-provoking book that suggests the new foreign policy 2.0 requires more global engagement."
--Huffington Post

"Richard Haass's A World in Disarray is an important primer on the chaotic landscape Trump will inherit."
--New Republic
"In a world where power has become decentralized and respects no borders, we need an updated operating system, one that provides a new method for conducting diplomacy. In this wise and historically grounded book, Richard Haass shows what we need to do at home and in our foreign policy to make this work. It's a brilliant approach for a troubled world."
--Walter Isaacson

"With bracing intellectual rigor and a sure feel for the realities of politics and of culture, Richard Haass offers us an invaluable window on a world, as he puts it, in disarray. A wise and engaging voice, Haass is always worth listening to--now more than ever."
--Jon Meacham
"We live in an age when trends once thought irreversible -- globalization, unipolarity, even democracy -- have proven no longer to be. I know of no better guide through these upheavals and toward the new strategies they require than Richard Haass's A World in Disarray. It's essential for anyone trying to understand the new pivotal moment we all inhabit." --John Lewis Gaddis

"This is a thought-provoking book that suggests the new foreign policy 2.0 requires more global engagement." --Huffington Post

"Richard Haass's A World in Disarray is an important primer on the chaotic landscape Trump will inherit."-- New Republic
"A must-read for the new American president and all who are concerned by the state of the world and the prospect of things getting worse. Richard Haass takes the reader galloping through the last four centuries of history to explain how we got to where we are, and then offers an insightful and strategically coherent approach to coping with and managing the challenges before us. Practical and provocative: a book that sets the policy table." --Robert M. Gates
"In a world where power has become decentralized and respects no borders, we need an updated operating system, one that provides a new method for conducting diplomacy. In this wise and historically grounded book, Richard Haass shows what we need to do at home and in our foreign policy to make this work. It's a brilliant approach for a troubled world." --Walter Isaacson
"With bracing intellectual rigor and a sure feel for the realities of politics and of culture, Richard Haass offers us an invaluable window on a world, as he puts it, in disarray. A wise and engaging voice, Haass is always worth listening to--now more than ever." --Jon Meacham
"We live in an age when trends once thought irreversible -- globalization, unipolarity, even democracy -- have proven no longer to be. I know of no better guide through these upheavals and toward the new strategies they require than Richard Haass's A World in Disarray. It's essential for anyone trying to understand the new pivotal moment we all inhabit." --John Lewis Gaddis

"With bracing intellectual rigor and a sure feel for the realities of politics and of culture, Richard Haass offers us an invaluable window on a world, as he puts it, in disarray. A wise and engaging voice, Haass is always worth listening to--now more than ever." Jon Meacham
"Richard Haass's new book "AWorld in Disarray" is a must-read for the new American president and all who are concerned bythe state of the world and the prospect of things getting worse. Haass succinctlytakes the reader galloping through the last four centuries of historyto explain how we got to where we are, and then offers an insightful and strategically coherent approach to coping with and managing the challenges before us-- an approach designed for a globalized world "in which sometime rivals are sometime partners and in which collective efforts are required to meet common challenges."Asoften in the past, Haass is practical and provocativein abook that sets the policy table." Robert M. Gates
In a world where power has become decentralized and respects no borders, we need an updated operating system, one that provides a new method for conducting diplomacy. In this wise and historically grounded book, Richard Haass shows what we need to do at home and in our foreign policy to make this work. It's a brilliant approach for a troubled world. Walter Isaacson"




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Publisher Penguin Press
Publish date 01/10/2017
Pages 352
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ISBN-13 9780399562365
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