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  • All Measures Short of War

  • The Contest for the Twenty-First Century and the Future of American Power
  • By: Thomas J. Wright
  • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
  • Length: 8 hrs and 3 mins
  • Categories: History, World
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Summary

The two decades after the Cold War saw unprecedented cooperation between the major powers as the world converged on a model of liberal international order. Now, great power competition is back, and the liberal order is in jeopardy.

Russia and China are increasingly revisionist in their regions. The Middle East appears to be unraveling. And many Americans question why the United States ought to lead. What will great power competition look like in the decades ahead? Will the liberal world order survive? What impact will geopolitics have on globalization? And what strategy should the United States pursue to succeed in an increasingly competitive world?

In this book, Thomas Wright explains how major powers will compete fiercely even as they try to avoid war with each other. Wright outlines a new American strategy - responsible competition - to navigate these challenges and strengthen the liberal order.

©2017 Thomas J. Wright (P)2017 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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Authoritive, informative and perfectly timed

What did you like most about All Measures Short of War?

The book covers a lot of geopolitical ground while maintaining a pace that keeps the listener fresh and interested. For a newcomer to books on international relations like myself, I found it accessible and informative but with enough depth that I would imagine I'll revisit it many times. I listened to this book during President Trump's first foreign trip and every chapter gave context and rich insight into the events that were unfolding in the news. It is so perfectly timed with current events that at times it was a terrifying. I'm delighted I read it and would recommend it to everyone.

What did you like best about this story?

I like how comprehensive it was. It moved effortlessly from giving the historical context of international relations to giving sharp and concise analysis.

What about Keith Sellon-Wright’s performance did you like?

I thought it was good. Measured, calm and easy to listen to.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

At times it was terrifying.

Any additional comments?

Great book. Looking forward to listening to it again.

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  • Smoky
  • 30-01-21

World events in focus

this was a good book if your looking to understand prospectives on todays geopolitical events and the challenges the US faces with its future possition as a global leader.

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  • SS
  • 10-01-21

American Imperialist View

American exceptionism and arrogance at full show. The author thinks US should dictate the world and has the moral high ground. laughable

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  • jerome m.
  • 28-12-20

Interesting Assessment of America's Future...

...as the leader of "a" free world. Question is? Do America citizen want to continue to be the leader in a world of rapid change and increasing conflicts. If so, we need to stop our internal fighting and get focused on how we want to lead as "a" nation.

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  • Rusplangish
  • 25-12-20

Good example of a writing malpractice.

Pretentious, loggically incohheremt. Cauase and effect often reversed. Irresponsible conclusions. Poor analysis of the current situation can bring 🇺🇸 and Russia closer to Armageddon. Complete writing malpractice.

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  • Matthew
  • 02-12-20

The writer is mentally ill

Absolute disinformation and pure garbage.
Don't waste your time with this book. The writer is oblivious to any historical facts.

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  • julian
  • 15-10-20

Surprisingly good!

It was a great unbiased overview of political Manoeuvering by countries around the world to keep and gain power and also how they might deal with arising situations.

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  • C Nelson
  • 28-10-19

enlightening

well read and well argued, it places modern geopolitics in a very informed light that, whether or not is new to you, can at least provide clarity on how the past three decades unfolded