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Author Gardner, Hall, author.

Title World war Trump : the risks of America's new nationalism / Hall Gardner.

Publication Info. Amherst, New York : Prometheus Books, 2018.


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 Colchester, Cragin Memorial Library - Adult Department  320 GARDNER, HALL    Check Shelf
Description 399 pages ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 303-382) and index.
Summary How will Donald Trump's "America First" policy impact international stability? This sobering book argues that it will put the country on a path toward war. International relations expert Hall Gardner analyzes the twists and turns of our president's foreign policy pronouncements from the beginning of his campaign to the present. He argues that Trump's proposed economic nationalism and military buildup--if implemented--will alienate America's friends and rivals alike. The unintended and perilous consequence could well be to press Russia, Iran, Turkey, and China into a closer counter-alliance versus the United States, Europe, Japan, Taiwan, South Korea, Israel, and Saudi Arabia. Gardner has long warned that the uncoordinated NATO and European Union enlargement into former Soviet spheres of influence and security would not only provoke a Russian revanchist backlash, but could also encourage Moscow to forge a Sino-Russian alliance. That Russian backlash has already taken place since the annexation of Crimea in 2014 during the Obama administration. Now Trump's seeming contempt of trade pacts and multilateral relations, plus his confrontation with both Iran and North Korea, could push Russia to construct closer ties with a more assertive China to form a polarizing alliance. At the same time, "America First" trade and monetary disputes with allies could tempt some of those states to move into neutrality or else drift into the Russia-China orbit. Against this dangerous and destabilizing unilateralism, Gardner makes a convincing case that the only workable means of maintaining a peaceful world order is through patient and thoroughly engaged diplomacy and a realist rapprochement with both Russia and China.
Contents Introduction : A self-fulfilling prophecy -- The perils of the new "America first" nationalism -- Inauguration tremors : rifles, tanks, and nuclear weapons -- The new bogeyman : Russians, immigrants, Muslims--and the question of impeachment -- Risks of the new American nationalism for the European Union -- The risks of war over Crimea, the Black Sea, and Eastern Europe -- The global impact of the China-Russia Eurasian alliance -- China, North Korea, and the risk of war in the Indo-Pacific -- Syria and widening wars in the "wider Middle East" -- Peace through strength? : or world war Trump? -- Defusing the global crisis -- Postscript : It can happen here.
Subject Trump, Donald 1946- (DE-588)118834312
United States -- Foreign relations -- 2017-2021
Nationalism -- United States -- History -- 21st century.
World politics -- 1989-
HISTORY -- United States -- General.
Diplomatic relations. (OCoLC)fst01907412
Nationalism. (OCoLC)fst01033832
World politics. (OCoLC)fst01181381
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Au├čenpolitik (DE-588)4003846-4
Nationalismus (DE-588)4041300-7
Politik (DE-588)4046514-7
Rechtspopulismus (DE-588)7580659-9
United States (DE-588)4078704-7
Chronological Term Since 1989
Genre/Form History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Other Form: Online version: Gardner, Hall. World war Trump. Amherst, New York : Prometheus Books, 2018 9781633883963 (DLC) 2018004448
ISBN 9781633883956 (hardcover)
1633883957 (hardcover)
Standard No. 40028019844
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