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Global Powers in the 21st Century: Strategies and Relations

Alexander T.J. Lennon and Amanda Kozlowski


Although the United States is considered the world’s only superpower, other major powers seek to strengthen the roles they play on the global stage. Because of the Iraq War and its repercussions, many countries have placed an increased emphasis on multilateralism. This new desire for a multipolar world, however, may obscure the obvious question of which objectives other powerful countries seek. Few scholars and policymakers have addressed the role of the other major powers in a post-9/11 world. This book offers analyses of China, Japan, Russia, India, and the European Union in this global cont ... More

Keywords: United States, superpower, Iraq war, multilateralism, China, Japan, Russia, India, European Union, globalization

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780262622189
Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013 DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262622189.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Alexander T.J. Lennon, editor

Amanda Kozlowski, editor

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Front Matter

Introduction: Concert or Clash of Global Powers in the 21st Century?

Alexander T. J. Lennon, and Amanda Kozlowski

Part I: Does India Belong?

Is India a Major Power?

George Perkovich

Part II: The Rise of China

Why Does China Matter?

Robert Sutter

Part III Resurgent Russia

Putin’s Choice

Zbigniew Brzezinski

Putin’s Plan

Clifford G. Gaddy, and Andrew C. Kuchins

Us and Them: Anti-American Views of the Putin Generation

Sarah E. Mendelson, and Theodore P. Gerber

Part IV Europe’s Power and Its Natural Limits

Europe’s Leverage

Robert E. Hunter

The Death of Enlargement

Gideon Rachman

Europe Inside Out

Robin Niblett

Part V Japan’s Quest for Normalcy

Japan: Using Power Narrowly

Edward J. Lincoln

Japan’s Goldilocks Strategy

Richard J. Samuels

A Continuum of Change

Akio Watanabe