American leaders have cooperated with regimes around the world that are, to varying degrees, repressive or corrupt. Such cooperation is said to serve the national interest. But these partnerships also contravene the nation’s commitments to democratic governance, civil liberties, and free markets. In Perilous Partners, authors Ted Galen Carpenter and Malou Innocent provide a strategy for resolving the ethical dilemmas between interests and values faced by Washington.
Documents the enormous costs of America’s military power, and proposes a new grand strategy that will advance U.S. national security by establishing a new set of rules governing the use of force abroad, and reaffirming the Founders’ intention to restrain the president’s ability to make war.
Foreign policy expert Ted Galen Carpenter outlines strategies for protecting America’s security while avoiding unnecessary and unrewarding military adventures.
When you order this book at its newly discounted price, we will include a free copy of Cato’s newly published report — The Case for Withdrawal: The Costs and Benefits of Leaving Iraq (March 2007). Written by Ted Galen Carpenter, Vice President for Defense and Foreign Policy Studies, the paper is a concise analysis of the consequences the U.S. faces for both leaving and remaining in Iraq.
America confronts an array of international challenges and opportunities in the 21st century.
Is nation building a mistake?
The economic cost of sanctions.
Mission creep: the dangers of NATO expansion.