The world: a brief introduction 9780399562396, 9780399562402, 9789264086128, 0399562397

An invaluable primer from Richard Haass, president of the Council on Foreign Relations, that will help anyone, expert an

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The world: a brief introduction
 9780399562396, 9780399562402, 9789264086128, 0399562397

Table of contents :
From the Thirty Years' War to the outbreak of World War I (1618-1914) --
From World War I through World War II (1914-1945) --
The Cold War (1945-1989) --
The post-Cold War era (1989-present) --
Europe --
East Asia and the Pacific --
South Asia --
The Middle East --
Africa --
The Americas --
Globalization --
Terrorism and counterterrorism --
Nuclear proliferation --
Climate change --
Migration --
The Internet, cyberspace, and cybersecurity --
Global health --
Trade and investment --
Currency and monetary policy --
Development --
Sovereignty, self-determination, and balance of power --
Alliances and coalitions --
International society --
War between countries --
Internal instability and war within countries --
The liberal world order.

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