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Stewardship for a “Full” World
by Robert Costanza
"The mainstream model of development . . . is based on a number of assumptions [that] emerged during a period—the early industrial revolution—when the world was still relatively empty of humans and their built infrastructure."
The New Face of Development
by Carol Lancaster
"As the traditional development challenge of reducing poverty is increasingly met, a new challenge for the twenty-first century emerges: that of ensuring a livable, peaceful, and prosperous world."
The Persistence of Political Theology
by Mark Lilla
"A unique theological-political crisis within Christianity opened up the path the West has taken. We have little reason to assume other civilizations will necessarily follow it."
America, Islam, and the 9-11 War
by PETER WARREN SINGER
"The 9-11 War will not be won through any territorial conquest or individual's capture. It will only end in the realm of perceptions. . . ."
From the War on Terror to Global Counterinsurgency
by BRUCE HOFFMAN
"Not only is Al Qaeda alive and kicking, but it is still actively planning, supporting, and perhaps even directing terrorist attacks on a global canvas."
The Art of Adaptation: Globalization and the European Model
by BARRY EICHENGREEN
"However well the European economy may have performed in the past, there are reasons to worry about whether it can keep pace in a world of accelerating technical change and global competition led by the rise of India and China."
For Poor Countries’ Youth, Dashed Hopes Signal Danger Ahead
by RICHARD CURTAIN
Where the youth bulge is expanding in low-income countries . . . , the levels of frustration and conflict are certain to rise. The urgent question facing the developing world is how to improve young people's job prospects now."
Energy Security: The New Threats in Latin America and Africa
by DAVID L. GOLDWYN
"The energy dependency of the United States and its allies in Europe and Asia, combined with the growing dependence of rising powers such as China and India, is rapidly eroding American power and influence around the world."
Requiem for the Bush Doctrine
by ANDREW J. BACEVICH
"The Iraq War has revealed that the armed forces possess nothing like the depth required to implement a policy of preventive war on a sustained basis."
The Decline of American Soft Power
by JOSHUA KURLANTZICK
"Anti-Bush administration sentiment, which developed between 2002 and 2004, has mutated and strengthened into a broader anti-Americanism."
Grand Goals, Modest Results: The UN in Search of Reform
by JEFFREY LAURENTI
Washington resists linking the political and military issues that Americans understand as 'security' with the economic and social issues arising from the deep poverty prevalent in four-fifths of the world's nations. Others think the linkage is obvious."
The “Greenless” Response to Global Warming
by BYRON W. DAYNES and GLEN SUSSMAN
"Rather than working with other leaders to modify the Kyoto Protocol, President Bush has devised his own haphazard alternative, the "Clear Skies Initiative." . . . [which] calls for voluntary compliance in reducing emissions."
The Global Liberal Order: A Progress Report
by Alan Sorensen
"As 2005 nears, the state of the world is such that desperation shadows the lives of hundreds of millions of people, yet most of them yearn for the security, freedom, and goods that citizens of affluent democracies enjoy."
Current History's Global Progress Report
How is the world doing? A report card on the past year's major trends.
Democracy's Sobering State
by Thomas Carothers
"Democracy still occupies the high ground in the world. . . . Yet, just a few years into the new century, the grand hope that it will prove the age of democracy's global triumph appears far more tenuous than it seemed just 10 or 15 years ago."
Out-of-Step Policies Threaten Global Growth
by Barry Eichengreen and Yung Chul Park
"Constructive adjustments in the monetary and fiscal policy mix in Asia, the United States, and Europe would be an important step toward a healthier world economy."
Al Qaeda and the War on Terrorism: An Update
by Bruce Hoffman
"More than three years into the global war on terrorism, the United States has no clear policy. It lacks, in turn, a sharp and well-formed strategy . . . to direct its efforts through the coming phases of what will likely prove a long struggle."