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The Unquiet Frontier

Rising Rivals, Vulnerable Allies, and the Crisis of American Power

Jakub J. Grygiel A. Wess Mitchell Jakub J. Grygiel A. Wess Mitchell

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Princeton University Pres
15 August 2017
History; Geopolitics; Political subversion
From the Baltic to the South China Sea, newly assertive authoritarian states sense an opportunity to resurrect old empires or build new ones at America's expense. Hoping that U.S. decline is real, nations such as Russia, Iran, and China are testing Washington's resolve by targeting vulnerable allies at the frontiers of American power. The Unquiet F
By:   Jakub J. Grygiel, A. Wess Mitchell
Preface by:   Jakub J. Grygiel, A. Wess Mitchell
Imprint:   Princeton University Pres
Country of Publication:   United States
Edition:   Revised edition
Dimensions:   Height: 235mm,  Width: 152mm, 
Weight:   340g
ISBN:   9780691178264
ISBN 10:   0691178267
Pages:   240
Publication Date:   15 August 2017
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  Primary ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
List Of Illustrations viiiAcknowledgments ixPreface To The Paperback Edition xiii1 Introduction: American Power At The Global Frontier 12 America's Deprioritization Of Allies 153 Revisionist Powers' Probing Behavior 424 Responses Of U.S. Allies 775 The Benefits Of Alliances 1176 Recommendations 155Notes 191Selected Bibliography 207Index 217

Jakub J. Grygiel is a senior fellow-in-residence at the Center for European Policy Analysis (CEPA). He is the author of Great Powers and Geopolitical Change. A. Wess Mitchell is president of the Center for European Policy Analysis, a foreign policy institute with offices in Washington D.C. and Warsaw, Poland.

Reviews for The Unquiet Frontier: Rising Rivals, Vulnerable Allies, and the Crisis of American Power

In The Unquiet Frontier, Jakub Grygiel and A. Wess Mitchell have articulated a provocative justification for a revitalized strategy of containment focused on China, Iran, and Russia. --Brad Stapleton, Cato Journal The book offers a realist critique of American grand strategy in the contemporary geopolitical landscape. Grygiel and Mitchell lay out a highly readable if grim assessment of US alliance relationships , especially with NATO, Central Europe, the Middle East, and East Asia, and why they are so important for managing the dangers posed by rising rivals, namely Russia, Iran, and China. . . . Timely and provocative. --Choice An important, optimally informed, non-partisan, and cogent book. --Colonel John C. McKay (USMC, Ret), American Conservative Insightful new study. --Jack Caravelli, Washington Free Beacon [Grygiel and Mitchell] have a number of useful suggestions that deserve serious consideration. --Aram Bakshian Jr., Washington Times A useful and thoughtful contribution to the most important debate in U.S. foreign policy and will be read with great care by President Barack Obama's supporters and critics alike. --Walter Russell Mead, Foreign Affairs [I]mportant. --Francis P Sempa, Asian Review of Books A persuasive case. --Publishers Weekly Well-argued and incisive. . . . At a time when American foreign policy often seems adrift, the authors' vigorous advocacy of a renewed clear-headed engagement with allies is a bracing contribution to discussions of this ongoing conundrum. --Kirkus [Grygiel and Mitchell] paint a stark and compelling picture of the emerging geopolitical landscape. They remind us that, in the post-Cold War era, geopolitics matters. --H.R. McMaster, Wall Street Journal


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