Hot Spots

Hot Spots

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There are important reasons for the distinct yet significant course adjustments in American and Western foreign policy, which currently focuses on Middle Eastern and Chinese a€œhot spots.a€ In early 2012, the United States a€œpivoteda€ to make the Far East its military and strategic first priority, thereby downgrading the Middle East. This change in priorities has been accompanied by a curtailed military budget and the end of the two-war doctrine. With a new preface by the author, Hot Spots argues that turning toward the Far East is premature and flawed in principle. China can and should be treated as a potential partner in a changing global order, rather than contained and made into an enemy. At the same time, he argues, the true hot spots continue to be in the Middle East, albeit not in Iraq or Afghanistan, but in Iran and Pakistan. Less urgent, but of great importance, are the ways the West deals with a complex and varied Muslim world, with political Islamic parties and social movements, and with future waves of Arab awakening. Here the distinction between security and nation building becomes essential for both normative and strategic reasons.... during March2009 (April 6, 2009), asp/data_id%3D25552/135.pdf. a€”a€”a€” ... Johnson, Ianand Martin Fackler, a€œ ChinaAddresses Rising Korean Tensions, a€ New York Times (November26, 2010) . ... a€œIsrael Silentas IranianShips Transit Suez Canal, a€ New York Times (February 22, 2011), Khalilanbsp;...

Title:Hot Spots
Author: Amitai Etzioni
Publisher:Transaction Publishers - 2014-10-28

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