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.
Shifting Superpowers aims to energize the debate over the proper direction of U.S. foreign policy in the changing Asian landscape. It urges America to adapt to the realities of a world in which China and India are pursuing their own interests as superpowers, and in which China is not automatically America’s enemy, while India is not consistently America’s ally.
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.
A warning about what the U.S. must do quickly to avoid being dragged into war.