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FREE DOWNLOAD Ã Cool War ↠ A bold and thought provoking look at the future of US China relations and how their coming power struggle will reshape the competitive playing field for nations around the world   The Cold War seemingly ended in a decisive victory for the West But now Noah Feldman argues we are entering an era of renewed global struggle the eraA bold and thought provoking look at the future of US China relations and how their coming power struggle will reshape the competitive playing field for nations around the world   The Cold War seemingly ended in a decisive victory for the West But now Noah Feldman argues we are entering an era of renewed global struggle the era of Cool War Just as the Cold War matched the planet’s reigning superpowers in a contest for geopolitical supremacy so this new age will pit the United States against a rising China in a contest for dominance alliances and resources Already visible in Asia the conflict will extend to the Middle East US backed Israel versus Chinese backed Iran Africa and beyond   Yet this Cool War differs fundamentally from the zero sum showdowns of the past The world’s major power and its leading challenger are economically interdependent to an unprecedented degree Exports to the US account for nearly a uarter of Chinese trade while the Chinese government holds 8 percent of America’s outstanding debt This positive sum interdependence has profound implications for nations corporations and international institutions It makes what looked to be a classic contest. # 12 52 books target

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Between two great powers into something much complex contradictory and badly in need of the shrewd and carefully reasoned analysis that Feldman provides   To understand the looming competition with China we must understand the incentives that drive Chinese policy Feldman offers an arresting take on that country’s secretive hierarchy proposing that the hereditary “princelings” who reap the benefits of the complicated Chinese political system are actually in partnership with the meritocrats who keep the system full of fresh talent and the reformers who are trying to root out corruption and foster government accountability He provides a clear eyed analysis of the years ahead showing how China’s rise presents opportunities as well as risks Robust competition could make the US leaner smarter and pragmatic and could drive China to greater respect for human rights Alternatively disputes over trade territory or human rights could jeopardize the global economic euilibrium or provoke a catastrophic “hot war” that neither country wants   The US and China may be divided by political culture and belief but they are also bound together by mutual self interest Cool War make. An excellent primer on the US Chinese relationship from the end of the Cold War through the first term of the Obama Administration Written in an academic tone — with a pseudo historical perspective — on the current state of affairs which although outdated today given it was punished in 2013 provides an overview of the relationship’s driving dynamics And a well cited text had me writing down follow on books and papers that thoroughly explored these concepts A brutalist — yet supportive — view of democracy in conjunction with a pragmatic take on the Chinese Communist Party challenged many of my assumptions about the differences in governance between the East and West

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Cool WarS the case for competitive cooperation as the only way forward that can preserve the peace and make winners out of both sidesAdvance praise for Cool War   “We are leaving the era of ‘Chimerica’ when China and America were economically joined at the hip and entering the era of what Noah Feldman has justly and wittily dubbed ‘Cool War’ Feldman anatomizes the rapid transformation of the Sino American relationship from an uneual trading partnership into a new and heavily armed ambivalence Just how cool the conflict stays Feldman suggests will be determined not in cyberspace or at sea but in international institutions Cool War is essential reading for any serious student of the emergent bipolar order in the Asia Pacific region” Niall Ferguson New York Times bestselling author of Colossus The Rise and Fall of the American Empire and Civilization The West and the Rest   “By giving realism and liberal internationalism their due and by giving credence to both naked self interest and legal norms Noah Feldman's dissection of the United States–China relationship is smart balanced and wise” Robert D Kaplan New York Times bestselling author of The Revenge of Geograph. If you can ignore the nonsensical title I can't Cool War Shouldn't that exist somewhere between a Hot and Cold War Which would imply our relationship with China is worse or at least closer to open conflict than it was with the USSR Never mind there's some good stuff here The second part which discusses the elaborate and opaue power structure in China is particularly interesting Feldman's anecdotes to illustrate his ideas are by far the most engaging Otherwise his writing style is pretty dry Perhaps the biggest shortcoming of this book is that very little is surprising Of course the US is acting in its own interests Of course they'll use Human Rights when it suits their agenda and ignore it otherwise Of course this is a complicated and nuanced relationship and most damning of all of course we don't know how this is going to play out I read this book because I wanted a informed opinion on US China relations and in that respect I got what I wanted but unless a friend has the same curiosity it's not a book I'll be recommending