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  • Mar 11, 2013

The World America Made by Robert Kagan is about the constantly

evolving changes in the world order and the projection of power by the

major players, as well as small coalitions of countries which can

act cooperatively to achieve economic or geopolitical ends.


Kagan presents a world which has been at relative peace between the

major superpowers since the conclusion of the Cold War and the

substantial victory with regard to the War on Terror.

The author explains how America is strategically located far away

from the political hot spots across the globe. In addition, America's

strengths are seen in its tremendous resources, borderlines on

the Atlantic/Pacific oceans and success with democratic processes.

Despite some complaining from competing corners of the world,

America is well tolerated.


Kagan makes another important observation which is that territorial

conquest is outdated due to the digital world and advanced

communications. The author uses the phrase "The New

Enlightenment" to describe the direction things are taking.

The author explains that major wars are started when there are

doubts about which powers project more force. In today's

world, there are no major doubts except for countries on

the fringes of the global economic and geopolitical order.


The book explains that the major challenges ahead are to sustain

and build upon the current order in the world. This is no small task

but he believes that America and other coalitions of countries are

up to accomplishing the task.


The World America Made by Robert Kagan is an important book

about America's role in the world, as well as the opportunities of

smaller coalitions of countries to prosper as a result of mutual

economic and political cooperation. The presentation is easy to

read and it is directed to a wide audience in government, industry

and the general public.

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Excellent Description of the World Opportunities That Exist Right Now

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Quick Tip by . March 03, 2012
Readable but not highly exciting. It entails the power shift and dominance position of the U.S. to multi nations. A book written more for American audience, imho. It has less pages than many of books I've read so far and I haven't learn much new stuff or thoughts from it!
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