Preface to the Second Edition

Since mid-2002 when the original manuscript of the first edition of this book was completed, the world has gone through dramatic changes. The military responses to the terrorist attacks of 9-11 have polarized world opinion and the body politic, driving great wedges into what had formerly seemed to be firm alliances and bringing entirely new and unexpected power shifts among nations. This is reflected not only in military terms but in others as well, including economic alliances and power centers, creating a new context for discussions about globalization. In a world that is increasingly alarmed by U.S. unilateralism, we have seen counterbalancing efforts from new European alignments, new South American alignments, ...

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