Cover

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Table of Contents

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p. v

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Foreword

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pp. vii-xii

In 1999 NATO blocked Yugoslav dictator Slobodan Miloševiç’s brutal attempt to expel much of Kosovo’s ethnic Albanian population from its homeland. The decision to intervene was made without explicit authorization from the UN Security Council and was condemned by critics as a violation of Yugoslav sovereignty. ...

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1. The West in Disarray

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pp. 1-30

When the cold war came to an end, many in the West assumed they were the winners, the new Masters of the Universe. That’s why they are now so disoriented by a world that is turning out to be very different from the one they expected. ...

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2. How to Build a Better World

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pp. 31-58

Ideally, the world would follow the guidelines outlined in so many UN and Group of 8 (G-8) communiqu

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3. A Europe That Knows What It Is and What It Wants

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pp. 59-82

For decades now, Henry Kissinger’s famous quip about there being no single phone number for Europe has been a convenient reference point for gloating Americans and regretful Europeans alike. Europeans could often have responded by pointing out that the United States has itself often been divided ...

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4. France in a Globalized World

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pp. 83-108

What about France? Instead of leading the process of European transformation that the world so badly needs, France has been going through a period of deeper and more insidious doubt than usual. Its loss of confidence has, in turn, contributed to Europe’s own introversion. ...

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5. Conclusion: From Unrealpolitik to Smart Realpolitik

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pp. 109-124

For some time after its victory in the cold war, the West thought that it alone was in charge of world affairs, the sole arbiter of good and evil. Now, more than twenty years later, it must understand that it no longer has a monopoly on history or power. Despite having promoted universal values and the rules of the free market, ...

Index

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pp. 125-143