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America and a Changed World. A Question of Leadership. Chatham House Papers

  • ID: 4290699
  • Book
  • April 2010
  • Region: Global
  • 296 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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As President Barack Obama attempts to renew America′s global leadership, scholars affiliated with Chatham House offer expert perspectives from outside the United States on its ability to continue to play an international leading role. Looking at a range of themes and regions, their analyses provide a challenging basis for rethinking America′s international leadership.
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Preface and acknowledgments vii

Notes on contributors ix

Introduction 1
Robin Niblett

Part I Deepening Regionalism and the US Response

1 Latin America: forging partnerships in a transformed region 15
Victor Bulmer–Thomas

2 The Middle East: changing from external arbiter to regional player 30
Claire Spencer

3 Sub–Saharan Africa: providing strategic vision or fire–fighting? 49
Alex Vines and Tom Cargill

4 East Asia: searching for consistency 71
John Swenson–Wright

5 South Asia: navigating minefields 89
Gareth Price

6 Central Asia: responding to the multi–vectoring game 109
Annette Bohr

7 The South Caucasus: drama on three stages 125
James Nixey

Part II Partners and Competitors

8 China: between global responsibilities and internal transitions 145
Kerry Brown

9 Russia: managing contradictions 162
James Sherr

10 Europe: transatlantic relations still drifting 185
Robin Niblett

Part III Global Challenges

11 International law and the United Nations: a new era of US engagement 205
Devika Hovell

12 Arms control tomorrow: the challenge of nuclear weapons in the twenty–first century 223
Paul Cornish

13 The United States and climate change: from process to action 238
Bernice Lee and Michael Grubb with Felix Preston and Benjamin Zala

14 The role of the US in the post–crisis economic order 258
Paola Subacchi

Index 275

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Robin Niblett
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