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).
Robin Niblett is the Director of Chatham House. He was previously Executive Vice President at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington from 2001 to 2006.
Preface and acknowledgments vii Notes on contributors ix Introduction 1 Robin Niblett Part I Deepening Regionalism and the US Response 1 Latin America: forging partnerships in a transformed region 15 Victor Bulmer-Thomas 2 The Middle East: changing from external arbiter to regional player 30 Claire Spencer 3 Sub-Saharan Africa: providing strategic vision or fire-fighting? 49 Alex Vines and Tom Cargill 4 East Asia: searching for consistency 71 John Swenson-Wright 5 South Asia: navigating minefields 89 Gareth Price 6 Central Asia: responding to the multi-vectoring game 109 Annette Bohr 7 The South Caucasus: drama on three stages 125 James Nixey Part II Partners and Competitors 8 China: between global responsibilities and internal transitions 145 Kerry Brown 9 Russia: managing contradictions 162 James Sherr 10 Europe: transatlantic relations still drifting 185 Robin Niblett Part III Global Challenges 11 International law and the United Nations: a new era of US engagement 205 Devika Hovell 12 Arms control tomorrow: the challenge of nuclear weapons in the twenty-first century 223 Paul Cornish 13 The United States and climate change: from process to action 238 Bernice Lee and Michael Grubb with Felix Preston and Benjamin Zala 14 The role of the US in the post-crisis economic order 258 Paola Subacchi Index 275