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A New Foreign Policy

Beyond American Exceptionalism

Jeffrey D. Sachs



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Columbia University Press
24 August 2018
The American Century began in 1941 and ended on January 20, 2017. While the United States remains a military giant and is still an economic powerhouse, it no longer dominates the world economy or geopolitics as it once did. The current turn toward nationalism and ?

America first? unilateralism in foreign policy will not make America great. Instead, it represents the abdication of our responsibilities in the face of severe environmental threats, political upheaval, mass migration, and other global challenges.

In this incisive and forceful book, Jeffrey D. Sachs provides the blueprint for a new foreign policy that embraces global cooperation, international law, and aspirations for worldwide prosperity?not nationalism and gauzy dreams of past glory. He argues that America's approach to the world must shift from military might and wars of choice to a commitment to shared objectives of sustainable development. Our pursuit of primacy has embroiled us in unwise and unwinnable wars, and it is time to shift from making war to making peace and time to embrace the opportunities that international cooperation offers. A New Foreign Policy explores both the danger of the ?

America first? mindset and the possibilities for a new way forward, proposing timely and achievable plans to foster global economic growth, reconfigure the United Nations for the twenty-first century, and build a multipolar world that is prosperous, peaceful, fair, and resilient.
Imprint:   Columbia University Press
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 216mm,  Width: 140mm, 
ISBN:   9780231188487
ISBN 10:   023118848X
Pages:   272
Publication Date:  
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Preface Introduction Part I: U.S. Exceptionalism in a Changing World 1. From Exceptionalism to Globalism 2. Exceptionalism as the Civic Religion 3. The Era of Global Convergence 4. Eurasia on the Rise, America on the Sidelines 5. Russia-U.S. Relations in the Changing World Order Part II: America's Wars 6. American Imperialism and Wars of Choice 7. Contradictory Promises and a Century of Conflict in the Middle East 8. North Korea and the Doomsday Clock 9. Trump's National Security Strategy Part III: U.S. Foreign Economic Statecraft 10. The Economic Balance Sheet on America First 11. Foreign Policy Populism 12. Economic War with China 13. Will Trump Hand China the Technological Lead? 14. Toward a World Economy of Regions Part IV: Renewing American Diplomacy 15. From Diplomatic Leader to Rogue Nation 16. The Ethics and Practicalities of Foreign Aid 17. Managing Migration and Immigration 18. Achieving Sustainable Development 19. A New Foreign Policy for American Security and Well-Being Notes References Index

Jeffrey D. Sachs is University Professor at Columbia University and serves as Quetelet Professor of Sustainable Development and professor of health policy and management at Columbia University. He is a New York Times best-selling author, and his Columbia University Press books include The Age of Sustainable Development (2015) and Building the New American Economy: Smart, Fair, and Sustainable (2017).

Reviews for A New Foreign Policy: Beyond American Exceptionalism

Forceful and angry, Sachs verges on hyperbole in his indictment of America past and present, but he does highlight the perils of continuing on the same path.--New York Times Book Review

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