Averting Global War examines major regional disputes and conflicts throughout the world as they impact upon both American domestic and foreign policy. These include: The ongoing _war on terrorism_; NATO enlargement to Russian borders; US intervention in Iraq; US confrontation with Iran; the feud between Israel and the Palestinians; the widening _zone of conflict_ from Central Asia to sub-Saharan Africa; the global ramifications of North Korea_s nuclear program and China_s claims to Taiwan; Venezuela_s _Bolivarian Revolution_ and the _war on drugs_ in Latin America, the domestic socio-political effects of Latin American immigration upon the US. The book_s goal is to articulate an irenic American strategy intended to resolve, or at least transform, a number of these disputes and conflicts so as to prevent them from further _deepening_ or _widening__and to avert the real possibility of major power confrontation involving both clandestine and overt methods of warfare.
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Hall Gardner is Professor of Political Scienceat theAmerican University of Paris.Review:
"Averting Global War is an artful and arresting defense of the need for American policy-makers to adopt meaningful and wise strategies for handling the growing number of regional problems throughout the world. In a comprehensive manner, Hall Gardner demonstrates how violence and perhaps even wars among the major power may result if the wrong approaches are taken to these growing challenges." - Robert Jackson, Author of Temptations of Power: the US in Global Politics since 9/11
"Hall Gardner zeroes in on the new world disorder, and alerts us to the geostrategic dangers inherent in our unsettled time." - Susan Eisenhower, President of The Eisenhower Group, Inc., and Chairman Emeritus, The Eisenhower Institute
Mentioned in Politique Américaine, No10, Printemps 2008 by Ruth Lambertz
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