The Big Stick: The Limits of Soft Power and the Necessity of Military Force, Eliot A. Cohen
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The Big Stick: The Limits of Soft Power and the Necessity of Military Force

Author: Eliot A. Cohen

Narrator: Bill Thatcher

Unabridged: 9 hr 10 min

Format: Digital Audiobook

Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks

Published: 12/27/2016

Genre: Political Science - Public Policy - Military Policy

Synopsis

Speak softly and carry a big stick Theodore Roosevelt famously said in 1901, when the United States was emerging as a great power. It was the right sentiment, perhaps, in an age of imperial rivalry. But today many Americans doubt the utility of their global military presence, thinking it outdated, unnecessary, or even dangerous. In The Big Stick, Eliot A. Cohena scholar and practitioner of international relationsdisagrees. He argues that hard power remains essential for American foreign policy. While acknowledging that the United States must be careful about why, when, and how it uses force, he insists that its international role is as critical as ever, and armed force is vital to that role. Cohen explains that American leaders must learn to use hard power in new ways and for new circumstances. The rise of a well-armed China, Russias conquest of Crimea and eastern Ukraine, nuclear threats from North Korea and Iran, and the spread of radical Islamist movements like ISIS are some of the key threats to global peace. If the United States relinquishes its position as a strong but prudent military power and fails to accept its role as the guardian of a stable world order, we run the risk of unleashing disorder, violence, and tyranny on a scale not seen since the 1930s. The United States is still, as Madeleine Albright once dubbed it, the indispensable nation.

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