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Statecraft : And How to Restore America's Standing in the World - Dennis Ross

Statecraft

And How to Restore America's Standing in the World

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Published: 24th June 2008
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In this wise and thought-provoking book, the renowned peace negotiator Dennis Ross shows that America's current foreign policy problems stem from the Bush administration's inability to use the tools of statecraft to advance our national interests. Ross explains that in the globalized world--with its fluid borders, terrorist networks, and violent unrest--statecraft is more necessary than ever. In vivid chapters, he outlines how statecraft helped shape a new world order after 1989. He shows how the failure of statecraft in Iraq and throughout the Middle East has undercut the United States and makes clear that only statecraft can check the rise of China and the danger of a nuclear Iran. He draws on his expertise to reveal the art of successful negotiation. And he shows how the next president could resolve today's problems and define a realistic, ambitious foreign policy. "Statecraft "is "an essential book for our time" (Walter Isaacson).

"If America is going to try to return to practicing statecraft, Statecraft shows where to begin." --Jacob Heilbrunn, The New York Times Book Review

"An important contribution to the vital debate about how the next president should define and implement foreign policy." --Chester A. Crocker, Foreign Affairs

"Rarely has a book been more timely or urgently needed. " --Bill Clinton If America is going to try to return to practicing statecraft, "Statecraft "shows where to begin. "Jacob Heilbrunn, The New York Times Book Review"

An important contribution to the vital debate about how the next president should define and implement foreign policy. "Chester A. Crocker, Foreign Affairs"

Rarely has a book been more timely or urgently needed. "Bill Clinton"" "If America is going to try to return to practicing statecraft, "Statecraft "shows where to begin." --Jacob Heilbrunn, "The New York Times Book Review ""An important contribution to the vital debate about how the next president should define and implement foreign policy." --Chester A. Crocker, "Foreign Affairs""" "Rarely has a book been more timely or urgently needed. " --Bill Clinton "If America is going to try to return to practicing statecraft, "Statecraft "shows where to begin." -Jacob Heilbrunn, "The New York Times Book Review ""An important contribution to the vital debate about how the next president should define and implement foreign policy." -Chester A. Crocker, "Foreign Affairs""" "Rarely has a book been more timely or urgently needed. " -Bill Clinton ""Statecraft" is full of insights about how the world works and why U.S. foreign policy doesn't. Dennis Ross provides a refreshing prescription for renewing U.S. leadership. A brilliant book at just the right time."--Madeleine Albright, former Secretary of State "Many may speak of statecraft, but few actually understand it. Dennis Ross is one of our country's best practitioners of statecraft. Now he has written about it. He offers important insights into what made for good and bad statecraft in the past, and offers an extraordinary guide for how to employ its tools. Even more importantly, he applies it prospectively to demonstrate what needs to be done (and how to do it) on challenges like the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and Iranian nuclear weapons. Rarely has a book been more timely or urgently needed."--Bill Clinton "For the past two decades, Dennis Ross has been a participant in or close observer of the major events in U.S. foreign policy. His new book offers both insightful modern history and a senior practitioner's guidance on how to deploy America's multi-faceted influence to achieve the nation's ends. Whether student, scholar, or struggling to understand America's unique ability to shape world affairs, readers will gain from his pointed and perceptive analyses."--Robert B. Zoellick, Former U.S Trade Representative and Deputy Secretary of State "This is an essential book for our time. With the rise of terrorism in a globalized world, the art of statecraft is more criticalthan ever. But America seems to have lost its touch for diplomacy. Dennis Ross is one of the nation's most brilliant and dedicated negotiators. He explains the past triumphs of statecraft, most notably during the administration of the elder President Bush, gives useful rules for how to succeed in negotiations, and envisions a statecraft that a future president could use to deal with the Middle East and China." -- Walter Isaacson, President of the Aspen Institute and author of Einstein: His Life and Universe "For the past two decades, Dennis Ross has been a participant in or close observer of the major events in U.S. foreign policy. His new book offers both insightful modern history and a senior practitioner's guidance on how to deploy America's multi-faceted influence to achieve the nation's ends. Whether student, scholar, or struggling to understand America's unique ability to shape world affairs, readers will gain from his pointed and perceptive analyses." -- Robert B. Zoellick, Former U.S Trade Representative and Deputy Secretary of State "Many may speak of statecraft, but few actually understand it. Dennis Ross is one of our country's best practitioners of statecraft. Now he has written about it. He offers important insights into what made for good and bad statecraft in the past, and offers an extraordinary guide for how to employ its tools. Even more importantly, he applies it prospectively to demonstrate what needs to be done (and how to do it) on challenges like the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and Iranian nuclear weapons. Rarely has a bookbeen more timely or urgently needed. --Bill Clinton "Dennis Ross is one of our wisest practitioners of statecraft. In this well written account, he lays out the wisdom and skills he applied in Republican and Democratic administrations, and outlines the statecraft we so desperately need if we are to restore America's influence and soft power in the world." --Joseph S. Nye Jr is University Distinguished Professor at Harvard and author of Soft Power: The Means to Success in World Politics. ""Statecraft" is full of insights about how the world works and why U.S. foreign policy doesn' t. Dennis Ross provides a refreshing prescription for renewing U.S. leadership. A brilliant book at just the right time."-- Madeleine Albright, former Secretary of State "Many may speak of statecraft, but few actually understand it. Dennis Ross is one of our country's best practitioners of statecraft. Now he has written about it. He offers important insights into what made for good and bad statecraft in the past, and offers an extraordinary guide for how to employ its tools. Even more importantly, he applies it prospectively to demonstrate what needs to be done (and how to do it) on challenges like the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and Iranian nuclear weapons. Rarely has a book been more timely or urgently needed."-- Bill Clinton "For the past two decades, Dennis Ross has been a participant in or close observer of the major events in U.S. foreign policy. His new book offers both insightful modern history and a senior practitioner's guidance on how to deploy America's multi-faceted influence to achieve the nation's ends. Whether student, scholar, or struggling to understand America's unique ability to shape world affairs, readers will gain from his pointed and perceptive analyses."-- Robert B. Zoellick, Former U.S Trade Representative and Deputy Secretary of State "This is an essential book for our time. With the rise of terrorism in a globalized world, the art of statecraft is more critical than ever. But America seems to have lost its touch for diplomacy. Dennis Ross is one of the nation's most brilliant and dedicated negotiators. Heexplains the past triumphs of statecraft, most notably during the administration of the elder President Bush, gives useful rules for how to succeed in negotiations, and envisions a statecraft that a future president could use to deal with the Middle East and China." -- Walter Isaacson, President of the Aspen Institute and author of Einstein: His Life and Universe "For the past two decades, Dennis Ross has been a participant in or close observer of the major events in U.S. foreign policy. His new book offers both insightful modern history and a senior practitioner's guidance on how to deploy America's multi-faceted influence to achieve the nation's ends. Whether student, scholar, or struggling to understand America's unique ability to shape world affairs, readers will gain from his pointed and perceptive analyses." -- Robert B. Zoellick, Former U.S Trade Representative and Deputy Secretary of State "Many may speak of statecraft, but few actually understand it. Dennis Ross is one of our country's best practitioners of statecraft. Now he has written about it. He offers important insights into what made for good and bad statecraft in the past, and offers an extraordinary guide for how to employ its tools. Even more importantly, he applies it prospectively to demonstrate what needs to be done (and how to do it) on challenges like the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and Iranian nuclear weapons. Rarely has a book been more timely or urgently needed. -- Bill Clinton "Dennis Ross is one of our wisest practitioners of statecraft. In this well written account, he lays out the wisdom and skills he appliedin Republican and Democratic administrations, and outlines the statecraft we so desperately need if we are to restore America's influence and soft power in the world." -- Joseph S. Nye Jr is University Distinguished Professor at Harvard and author of Soft Power: The Means to Success in World Politics. "This is an essential book for our time. With the rise of terrorism in a globalized world, the art of statecraft is more critical than ever. But America seems to have lost its touch for diplomacy. Dennis Ross is one of the nation's most brilliant and dedicated negotiators. He explains the past triumphs of statecraft, most notably during the administration of the elder President Bush, gives useful rules for how to succeed in negotiations, and envisions a statecraft that a future president could use to deal with the Middle East and China." -- Walter Isaacson, President of the Aspen Institute and author of Einstein: His Life and Universe "For the past two decades, Dennis Ross has been a participant in or close observer of the major events in U.S. foreign policy. His new book offers both insightful modern history and a senior practitioner's guidance on how to deploy America's multi-faceted influence to achieve the nation's ends. Whether student, scholar, or struggling to understand America's unique ability to shape world affairs, readers will gain from his pointed and perceptive analyses."--Robert B. Zoellick, Former U.S Trade Representative and Deputy Secretary of State "Many may speak of statecraft, but few actually understand it. Dennis Ross is one of our country's best practitioners of statecraft. Now he has written about it. He offers important insights into what made for good and bad statecraft in the past, and offers an extraordinary guide for how to employ its tools. Even more importantly, he applies it prospectively to demonstrate what needs to be done (and how to do it) on challenges like the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and Iranian nuclear weapons.Rarely has a book been more timely or urgently needed.--Bill Clinton "Dennis Ross is one of our wisest practitioners of statecraft. In this well written account, he lays out the wisdom and skills he applied in Republican and Democratic administrations, and outlines the statecraft we so desperately need if we are to restore America's influence and soft power in the world."--Joseph S. Nye Jr is University Distinguished Professor at Harvard and author of Soft Power: The Means to Success in World Politics.

Prefacep. ix
The Bush Foreign Policy and the Need for Statecraftp. 3
Cases of Statecraft: German Unification in NATOp. 29
Cases of Statecraft: Bosniap. 48
Cases of Statecraft: Undoing Iraqi Aggression in Kuwaitp. 73
Cases of Statecraft: Saddam, George W. Bush, and the Iraq Warp. 100
Lessons of Statecraft for Todayp. 133
Statecraft in a new Worldp. 143
Negotiations as an Instrument of Statecraftp. 173
Negotiations: Twelve Rules to Followp. 187
Mediation in a World of Local Conflictp. 216
Eleven Rules for Mediationp. 237
Practicing Statecraft: The Israeli-Palestinian Conflictp. 259
Practicing Statecraft: Radical Islam and the Challenge of Iranp. 286
Practicing Statecraft: China's Risep. 319
Conclusion: Statecraft Restored: A Neoliberal Agenda for U.S. Foreign Policyp. 333
Afterwordp. 343
Notesp. 359
Acknowledgmentsp. 375
Indexp. 377
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ISBN: 9780374531195
ISBN-10: 0374531196
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 386
Published: 24th June 2008
Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.35
Edition Number: 1