Crouching Tiger

Author: Peter Navarro
Publisher: Prometheus Books
ISBN: 9781633881150
Release Date: 2015-11-03
Genre: Political Science

Will there be war with China? This book provides the most complete and accurate assessment of the probability of conflict between the United States and the rising Asian superpower. Equally important, it lays out an in-depth analysis of the possible pathways to peace. Written like a geopolitical detective story, the narrative encourages reader interaction by starting each chapter with an intriguing question that often challenges conventional wisdom. Based on interviews with more than thirty top experts, the author highlights a number of disturbing facts about China's recent military buildup and the shifting balance of power in Asia: the Chinese are deploying game-changing "carrier killer" ballistic missiles; some of America's supposed allies in Europe and Asia are selling highly lethal weapons systems to China in a perverse twist on globalization; and, on the U.S. side, debilitating cutbacks in the military budget send a message to the world that America is not serious about its "pivot to Asia." In the face of these threatening developments, the book stresses the importance of maintaining US military strength and preparedness and strengthening alliances, while warning against a complacent optimism that relies on economic engagement, negotiations, and nuclear deterrence to ensure peace. Accessible to readers from all walks of life, this multidisciplinary work blends geopolitics, economics, history, international relations, military doctrine, and political science to provide a better understanding of one of the most vexing problems facing the world. From the Hardcover edition.

Das neue Russland

Author: Michail Gorbatschow
Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE
ISBN: 9783732513772
Release Date: 2015-09-10
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Nach Jahren der Annäherung ist das Verhältnis zwischen Deutschland und Russland so angespannt wie seit mehr als 25 Jahren nicht mehr. Was Putin antreibt, warum er die Konfrontation mit dem Westen sucht und den Rückfall in den Kalten Krieg in Kauf nimmt, ist vielen ein Rätsel. Nicht Michail Gorbatschow. Mit einzigartiger Kennerschaft beschreibt er die Entstehung des "Systems Putin" und die Absichten dieses Mannes. Unverblümt rechnet er mit Putin ab. Dieser zerstöre um seiner eigenen Macht willen die Errungenschaften der Perestroika in Russland und errichte ein System ohne Zukunft. Deshalb fordert Gorbatschow ein neues politisches System für Russland, und er mahnt den Westen, nicht mit dem Feuer zu spielen. Ein wichtiges, ein notwendiges Buch, das neue Blickwinkel eröffnet - und das politische Vermächtnis des großen Mannes, der die deutsche Einheit mitermöglichte.

Trump verr ckt die Welt

Author: Ansgar Graw
Publisher: Langen Mueller Herbig
ISBN: 9783776682687
Release Date: 2017-07-06
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Seit 1945 gab es weltweit keinen politischen Tsunami von dieser Gewalt und mit derart umfassenden Auswirkungen. Der neue US-Präsident rüttelt an sämtlichen vermeintlichen Grundfesten der internationalen Politik sowie der amerikanischen Selbstverortung. Donald Trump bietet viele Angriffsflächen. Seine Politik und Rhetorik ist womöglich gefährlich für die USA und die Welt. Aber Trump kam nicht aus dem Nichts, sondern war Ergebnis einer demokratischen Wahl. Die Obama-Administration hatte ihren Anteil am Aufstieg dieses Mannes. In „Trump verrückt die Welt“ erklärt Ansgar Graw Trump erstmals durch Amerika und die Amerikaner. Graws Fazit: Der Sieg Trumps ist kein Betriebsunfall der amerikanischen Geschichte, sondern gründet auf wichtigen historischen und kulturellen Traditionen. Wenn Europas Politiker und Intellektuelle nicht begreifen, wie es zum Aufstieg Trumps kommen konnte, drohen ähnliche Entwicklungen auf dem alten Kontinent, wo wichtige Wahlen vor der Tür stehen.

Examining the South China Sea Disputes

Author: Murray Hiebert
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9781442258952
Release Date: 2015-11-13
Genre: Political Science

The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) hosted its fifth annual South China Sea conference in July 2015. This compilation features papers from some of the top experts in the United States and Asia, who presented during the day’s panels. Bill Hayton, Bonnie Glaser, and Wu Shicun discuss recent developments in the South China Sea; Pham Lan Dung and Tran Huu Duy Minh explore legal issues surrounding the disputes; and Ian Storey, Patrick Cronin, Renato Cruz de Castro, and Peter Jennings examine various aspects of the military balance and regional order.

Power Perception and Foreign Policymaking

Author: Scott A. W. Brown
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781351853323
Release Date: 2017-11-13
Genre: Political Science

This book examines the changing dynamics of power in the international arena since the end of the Cold War. Brown engages in analysis of how the United States and the European Union have responded to the so-called rise of China through an examination of how policymakers’ perceptions of China have changed over time and influenced their policy choices. This study undertakes rigorous analysis of how these perceptions have evolved between 1989 and 20092016, offering a comparative perspective on the similarities and differences between the policy discourse and behaviour within these two Western powers. Brown argues that ‘China’s rise’ is a contested notion, with varied perceptions of how the implications of China’s ascendancy have shaped policy preferences in ways that are inconsistent with concerns over the threat of an impending power-transition. Combining concepts and methods derived from IR and FPA, the book examines the linkages between great power politics and policymakers’ competing interpretations of key international actors, and their influence upon foreign policies. The main objective of the study is to illuminate the different ways in which the US and the EU have responded to the rise of China through a close analysis of their decision-making processes and outcomes across a series of key encounters and events, including the transatlantic debate over the EU’s proposal to lift its China arms embargo (2003-2005). Undertaking qualitative analysis of the development of American and European policymakers’ perceptions of China, this book will be of interest to graduates and scholars of post-Cold War international politics, Foreign Policy Analysis, policymaking, US-China relations and EU-China relations.

US Foreign Policy in a Challenging World

Author: Marco Clementi
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783319541181
Release Date: 2017-06-26
Genre: Political Science

This book examines how the US is dealing with the challenge of reconciling its global interests with regional dynamics and how it is able to produce and sustain order at the system level and within regional subsystems. The book comprises four parts, the first of which addresses global issues such as nonproliferation, trade, and freedom of the seas. US policies in these areas are carefully analyzed, considering whether and how they have been differently implemented at the regional level. The remaining parts of the book focus on the US posture toward specific regions: Europe, the Middle East, and East Asia. The policies adopted by the US to confront the most relevant challenges in each region are identified, and the ways in which policies in a specific region influence or are influenced by challenges in another region are explored. The book is a rich source of knowledge on the nature of the balance that the US has pursued between global and regional interests. It will be of much interest to scholars, to practitioners, to postgraduate/PhD students of international relations theory and American foreign policy, and to all with an interest in the ability of the US to produce international order.

China Sourcing

Author: Peter Faust
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 9783658004521
Release Date: 2012-12-09
Genre: Business & Economics

An China führt sowohl auf der Absatz- als auch auf der Beschaffungsseite kein Weg mehr vorbei. Mit Praxisbeispielen und anschaulichen Erfahrungsberichten von (chinesischen und westlichen) China-Experten aus renommierten Unternehmen (z.B. Agilent, BASF, Bayer, BMW, BorgWarner Beru, Continental, Fujitsu, Gildemeister, Johnson Controls, Leica, Linde, Salans, Siemens, Vibracoustic, ZF) werden die wahrgenommenen Hürden bei der Wertschöpfung in China und beim China-Sourcing beschrieben, Erfolgsfaktoren aufgezeigt und Praxistipps gegeben. Im Mittelpunkt stehen die Themen Qualität, Lieferanten-Entwicklung, Logistik, Produktion und Beschaffung. Außerdem skizzieren die chinesischen Best-Practice-Unternehmen BYD, Fuyao und Li & Fung ihre Wertschöpfungs- und Internationalisierungsansätze. Um die Export-Kompetenz chinesischer Lieferanten zu bewerten, wurden sowohl Aspekte der Einkäufer-Perspektive als auch die Sichtweise chinesischer Lieferanten beleuchtet. Die methodische Herange hensweise unterstützt ein kontinuierliches Screening der Entwicklungen des Beschaffungsmarkts China, was erforderlich ist, weil die Veränderungen rasant sind.

China s New Sources of Economic Growth Vol 2

Author: Ligang Song
Publisher: ANU Press
ISBN: 9781760461300
Release Date: 2017-07-20
Genre: Business & Economics

China’s efforts in searching for new sources of growth are increasingly pressing given the persistence of the growth slowdown in recent years. This year’s book elucidates key present macroeconomic challenges facing China’s economy in 2017, and the impacts and readiness of human capital, innovation and technological change in affecting the development of China’s economy. The book explores the development of human capital as the foundations of China’s push into more advanced growth frontiers. It also explores the progress of productivity improvement in becoming the primary mechanism by which China can sustain economic growth, and explains the importance of China’s human capital investments to success on this front. The book demonstrates that technical change is a major contributor to productivity growth; and that invention and innovation are increasingly driving technical change but so far lumpily across regions, sectors and invention motivations. Included are chapters providing an update on reform and macroeconomic development, educational inequality, the role of intangibles in determining China’s economic growth, and China’s progress in transitioning towards being an innovative country. The book also covers the regional dimension of innovation and technological progress by sector: in agricultural productivity, renewable energy and financial markets. Chapters on trade, investment, regional cooperation and foreign aid explore further the mechanisms through which technological change and innovative activities are emerging locally and internationally.

Yo Yo Diplomacy Tom Plate on Asia An American Columnist Tackles The Ups and Downs Between China and the US

Author: Tom Plate
Publisher: Marshall Cavendish International Asia Pte Ltd
ISBN: 9789814779487
Release Date: 2017-07-15
Genre: Political Science

The third of the “Tom Plate on Asia” series, Yo-Yo Diplomacy compiles the compelling and insightful columns on Asia by award-winning journalist Tom Plate over the past two years. From tensions in the South China Sea to China’s stock market turbulence and Hong Kong’s bookseller saga, the veteran columnist continues to examine the rise of Asia and the role of America in this dynamic and diverse region. The collection is enlivened with thoughtful retrospectives and personal comments providing vivid backstories. The result is an informative and readable anthology that would prove valuable not only political and current affairs commentators, but also to the layperson wishing to learn more about pivotal developments in the Asia-Pacific region

American Political Discourse on China

Author: Michelle Murray Yang
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9781315442594
Release Date: 2017-06-14
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Despite the U.S. and China’s shared economic and political interests, distrust between the nations persists. How does the United States rhetorically navigate its relationship with China in the midst of continued distrust? This book pursues this question by rhetorically analyzing U.S. news and political discourse concerning the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, the 2010 U.S. midterm elections, the 2012 U.S. presidential election, and the 2014-2015 Chinese cyber espionage controversy. It finds that memory frames of China as the yellow peril and the red menace have combined to construct China as a threatening red peril. Red peril characterizations revive and revise yellow peril tropes of China as a moral, political, economic and military threat by imbuing them with anti-communist ideology. Tracing the origins, functions, and implications of the red peril, this study illustrates how historical representations of the Chinese threat continue to limit understanding of U.S.-Sino relations by keeping the nations’ relationship mired in the past.

The US vs China

Author: Jude Woodward
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9781526116567
Release Date: 2017-08-15
Genre: Political Science

This book addresses the most important question in geopolitics today - the future of relations between the US and China. Concerned that the rise of China will challenge the its hegemony in world affairs, the US has decided to reassert its influence in Asia to counteract any challenge. Examining and challenging the dominant causal explanations for and professed intentions of this shift in US policy, this book uncovers the real dynamics of contemporary Sino-American relations, surveying their complex interactions in the context of their post-war history, offering the reader an accessible and informative survey of the relations between China and the US in Asia, ranging from Russia's turn to the east, the rise of Japanese nationalism, democracy in Myanmar, North Korea's nuclear programme to disputes in the South China Sea. This book is an illuminating introduction to the defining issue shaping global politics for our time.

Trump s Populist America

Author: Steven Rosefielde
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9781944659516
Release Date: 2017-06-29
Genre: Political Science

In Trump's Populist America, author Steven Rosefielde argues that the policies Trump fashions are not half measures, but stem from an understanding of his supporters and their desire for an elected government that is attuned to the common man's concerns. Through this lens, voting for Trump can be seen as an act of rebellion, in the spirit of Jeffersonian democracy, against the establishment. Despite assertions of xenophobia, bigotry, and racism, Rosefielde asserts that Trump supporters are nationalists in the Jeffersonian sense, who oppose being victimized by a special-interest government at home and who welcome amicable relations with neighbors across the globe. The book documents the grievances ordinary middle and working class American people harbour against the establishment's Global Nation policies at home and abroad, and shows how Trump intends to rectify matters with policies aimed at building a Jeffersonian populist America in a workman-like manner. If Trump succeeds, these policies will reverse the course of 21st century history for the middle and working class Americans. A battle is shaping up between populist advocates of open societies, and those who are sure "father" knows best.

Bully of Asia

Author: Steven W. Mosher
Publisher: Regnery Publishing
ISBN: 9781621577058
Release Date: 2017-11-27
Genre: Political Science

THE ONCE AND FUTURE HEGEMON In a world bristling with dangers, only one enemy poses a truly mortal challenge to the United States and the peaceful and prosperous world that America guarantees. That enemy is China, a country that invented totalitarianism thousands of years ago whose economic power rivals our own that believes its superior race and culture give it the right to universal deference that teaches its people to hate America for standing in the way of achieving its narcissistic "dream" of world domination that believes in its manifest destiny to usher in the World of Great Harmony which publishes maps showing the exact extent of the nuclear destruction it could rain down on the United States Steven Mosher exposes the resurgent aspirations of the would-be hegemon–and the roots of China's will to domination in its five-thousand-year history of ruthless conquest and assimilation of other nations, brutal repression of its own people, and belligerence toward any civilization that challenges its claim to superiority. The naïve idealism of our "China hands" has lulled America into a fool's dream of "engagement" with the People's Republic of China and its "peaceful evolution" toward democracy and freedom. Wishful thinking, says Mosher, has blinded us to the danger we face and left the owlrd vulnerable to China's overweening ambitions. Mosher knows China as few Westerners do. Having exposed as a visiting graduate student the monstrous practice of forced abortions, he became the target of the regime's crushing retaliation. His encyclopedic grasp of China's history and its present-day politics, his astute insights, and his bracing realism are the perfect antidote for our dangerous confusion about the Bully of Asia.

Wohlstand und Armut der Nationen

Author: David Landes
Publisher: Siedler Verlag
ISBN: 9783641051112
Release Date: 2010-10-26
Genre: History

Das Standardwerk zur Wirtschaftsgeschichte Kaum eine Frage ist umstrittener und stärker mit Ideologie befrachtet als die, warum manche Länder wirtschaftlich äußerst erfolgreich sind, während andere unfähig scheinen, aus ihrer Armut herauszufinden. Liegt es am Klima? An der Kultur? An der Politik? In seiner umfassenden Geschichte über die Weltwirtschaft der letzten sechshundert Jahre entwickelt David Landes Antworten auf diese Fragen und bietet zugleich ein Standardwerk zur Geschichte der Weltwirtschaft.