Looking at a range of themes and regions, this book provides a challenging basis for rethinking America s international leadership. Chatham House experts assess current US policy and the country s ability to continue to play an international leading role. A timely exploration as President Barack Obama attempts to renew America s global leadership. Broad range of contributors including Annette Bohr (Central Asia), Victor Bulmer-Thomas (Latin America), Alex Vines and Tom Cargill (Sub-Saharan Africa), Paul Cornish (Arms control), Paola Subacchi (Economics), Kerry Brown (China) and James Sherr (Russia).
Dr Robin Niblett is the Director of Chatham House (the Royal Institute of International Affairs). He was previously Executive Vice President at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, DC.
Preface and acknowledgments. Notes on contributors. Introduction (Robin Niblett). Part I Deepening Regionalism and the US Response. 1 Latin America: forging partnerships in a transformed region (Victor Bulmer-Thomas). 2 The Middle East: changing from external arbiter to regional player (Claire Spencer). 3 Sub-Saharan Africa: providing strategic vision or fire-fighting? (Alex Vines and Tom Cargill). 4 East Asia: searching for consistency (John Swenson-Wright). 5 South Asia: navigating minefields (Gareth Price). 6 Central Asia: responding to the multi-vectoring game (Annette Bohr). 7 The South Caucasus: drama on three stages (James Nixey). Part II Partners and Competitors. 8 China: between global responsibilities and internal transitions (Kerry Brown). 9 Russia: managing contradictions (James Sherr). 10 Europe: transatlantic relations still drifting (Robin Niblett). Part III Global Challenges. 11 International law and the United Nations: a new era of US engagement (Devika Hovell). 12 Arms control tomorrow: the challenge of nuclear weapons in the twenty-first century (Paul Cornish). 13 The United States and climate change: from process to action (Bernice Lee and Michael Grubb with Felix Preston and Benjamin Zala). 14 The role of the US in the post-crisis economic order (Paola Subacchi). Index.