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Superpower: Three Choices for America's Role in the World


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Updated: 2016-10-06T03:13Z
This article is about the book by Ian Bremmer. For other uses of the term, see superpower.
Superpower: Three Choices for America's Role in the World
AuthorIan Bremmer
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
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ISBN978-1-59184-747-2
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Superpower: Three Choices for America's Role in the World[1] is a 2015 non-fiction book by Eurasia Group president Ian Bremmer that offers an analysis of the foreign policy of the United States since the end of the Cold War, and possible ways forward.

In Superpower, Bremmer argues that ordinary Americans too often base their foreign policy choices on allegiance or opposition to the party in power. He, therefore, outlines three options for readers to consider what sort of country America should be and how it should use its superpower status, in order to strengthen the nation's commitment to a more coherent strategy in the world:[2]

  • Independent America: asserts that it's time for the US to declare independence from international burdens. Instead, Americans should lead by example – in part, by improving the country from within and tapping into its own latent potential.
  • Moneyball America: acknowledges that Washington can't meet every international challenge. The priority must be to focus on opportunities and to defend US interests where they're threatened. Without imposing its values on anyone, the US should help its allies in ways that make America more secure and prosperous.
  • Indispensable America: argues that only America can defend the values on which global stability increasingly depends. In today's interdependent, hyper-connected world, a turn inward would undermine America's own security and prosperity. Indispensable America is the most costly option. However, failing to protect US values and basic freedoms across the world presents the greater risk.

According to Bremmer, a "superpower" is a country that can exert enough military, political, and economic power to persuade nations in every region of the world to take important actions they wouldn't otherwise take.[1]

Quotes by the author

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References

  1. ^ a b Bremmer, Ian. 2015. Superpower: Three Choices for America's Role in the World. New York: Portfolio/Penguin.
  2. ^ Bremmer, Ian. [1]. Time video. 2015.

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