Power Politics

How China and Russia Reshape the World

Rob de Wijk

Power Politics

Rob de Wijk

Distributed for Amsterdam University Press

208 pages | 21 halftones | 5 1/4 x 8 1/4 | © 2015
Paper $21.99 ISBN: 9789462980525 Published April 2016 For sale only in the United States, its dependencies, the Philippines, and Canada
We tend to think of ourselves as living in a time when nations, for the most part, obey the rule of law—and where they certainly don’t engage in the violent grabs for territory that have characterized so much of human history. But as Rob de Wijk shows in this book, power politics remains very much a force on the international scene. Offering analyses of such actions as Putin’s annexation of the Crimea and China’s attempts to claim large parts of the South China Sea, de Wijk explains why power politics never truly went away—and why, as the West’s position weakens, it’s likely to play a bigger and bigger role on the global stage in the coming years.
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"Outlines a new realism for our age, one based on geoeconomics and geopolitical fault lines. . . . If Wijk is right, failure of the trans-Atlantic and trans-Pacific trade pacts will seriously diminish US leadership in a fragmented world. . . . Highly recommended."
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