The Big Stick

Author: Eliot A. Cohen
Publisher: Basic Books
ISBN: 0465096573
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"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in an age of imperial rivalry but today many Americans doubt the utility of their global military presence, thinking it outdated, unnecessary or even dangerous.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. Cohen-a scholar and practitioner of international relations-disagrees. He argues that hard power remains essential for American foreign policy. While acknowledging that the US 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, Russia's 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 US is still, as Madeleine Albright once dubbed it, "the indispensable nation."

The Big Stick

Author: Eliot A. Cohen
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0465096573
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"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in an age of imperial rivalry but today many Americans doubt the utility of their global military presence, thinking it outdated, unnecessary or even dangerous.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. Cohen-a scholar and practitioner of international relations-disagrees. He argues that hard power remains essential for American foreign policy. While acknowledging that the US 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, Russia's 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 US is still, as Madeleine Albright once dubbed it, "the indispensable nation."

The Big Stick

Author: Eliot Cohen
Publisher:
ISBN: 0465044727
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A renowned scholar of international relations argues that even in a changing world, American military power is as crucial as ever

Under the Big Stick

Author: Karl Bermann
Publisher: Compita Pub
ISBN:
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Traces the history of Nicaragua over the last one hundred and thirty-eight years, examines U.S. intervention in Nicaraguan affairs, and assesses the country's current political situation

The Big Stick

Author: Richard de Nooy
Publisher: Jacana Media
ISBN: 1431402680
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Alma Nel leaves her home on the edge of the Kalahari to retrieve the body of her gay son in Amsterdam. Driven by guilt and grief, she resolves to reconstruct Staal’s life and the events leading up to his death, undertaking a bizarre quest in a strange and surreal world. Guided by a coke-dealing Rastafarian, Alma opens a psychedelic can of worms, meeting many of Staal’s friends and acquaintances: scissor queens, leather men, rent boys, and daredevils. One such friend, Remco de Heer—driven by the need to know whether his own malignant accident-proneness played any part in Staal’s death—aids Alma in her quest. Poignant, comical, and suspenseful, this novel is also strangely sexy.

The big stick

Author: Lawrence Alexander
Publisher: Doubleday
ISBN:
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As the newly appointed New York Police Commissioner, Teddy Roosevelt links together a series of mysterious thefts whose victims include Buffalo Bill, Anton Dvorak, and Thomas Edison

Belligerents Brinkmanship and the Big Stick A Historical Encyclopedia of American Diplomatic Concepts

Author: John M. Dobson
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1598841327
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This encyclopedia offers authoritative coverage of the concepts, traditions, events, and individuals that shaped United States' foreign relations from the American Revolution to the present. • Five chronologically arranged sections, each with an introduction that describes key events and relationships • Over 200 chronological and alphabetic listings of major concepts and events in the history of American foreign relations as well as brief biographical entries on individuals who made major diplomatic contributions • Excerpts from a number of key foreign policy documents, statements, and treaties that relate to the subject and individual entries • Maps Illustrating the results of various treaties and international agreements as well as photographs and illustrations of key individuals and events • Bibliographic listings of print and online resources for each entry, enabling readers to explore topics further • A comprehensive index plus alphebetical and subject area listings of entries in each section

Belligerents Brinkmanship and the Big Stick A Historical Encyclopedia of American Diplomatic Concepts

Author: John M. Dobson
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1598841327
Format: PDF, ePub
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This encyclopedia offers authoritative coverage of the concepts, traditions, events, and individuals that shaped United States' foreign relations from the American Revolution to the present. • Five chronologically arranged sections, each with an introduction that describes key events and relationships • Over 200 chronological and alphabetic listings of major concepts and events in the history of American foreign relations as well as brief biographical entries on individuals who made major diplomatic contributions • Excerpts from a number of key foreign policy documents, statements, and treaties that relate to the subject and individual entries • Maps Illustrating the results of various treaties and international agreements as well as photographs and illustrations of key individuals and events • Bibliographic listings of print and online resources for each entry, enabling readers to explore topics further • A comprehensive index plus alphebetical and subject area listings of entries in each section

Carry a Big Stick

Author: George Grant
Publisher: Cumberland House
ISBN: 9781620453711
Format: PDF
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This volume in the Leaders in Action series presents the life of Teddy Roosevelt: adventurer, journalist, rancher, legislator, governor, vice president and president of the United States, and an inspiration to people of his own time and of ours.