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The Resource The art of peace : engaging a complex world, Juliana Geran Pilon

The art of peace : engaging a complex world, Juliana Geran Pilon

Label
The art of peace : engaging a complex world
Title
The art of peace
Title remainder
engaging a complex world
Statement of responsibility
Juliana Geran Pilon
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Sun Tzu, author of The Art of War, believed that the acme of leadership consists in figuring out how to subdue the enemy with the least amount of fighting--a fact that America's Founders also understood, and practiced with astonishing success. For it to work, however, a people must possess both the ability and the willingness to use all available instruments of power in peace as much as in war. US foreign policy has increasingly neglected the instruments of civilian power and become overly dependent on lethal solutions to conflict. The steep rise in unconventional conflict has increased the need for diplomatic and other non-hardpower tools of statecraft. The United States can no longer afford to sit on the proverbial three-legged national security stool ("military, diplomacy, development"), where one leg is a lot longer than either of the other two, almost forgetting altogether the fourth leg--information, especially strategic communication and public diplomacy. The United States isn't so much becoming militarized as decivilianized. According to Sun Tzu, self-knowledge is as important as knowledge of one's enemy: "if you know neither yourself nor the enemy, you will succumb in every battle." Alarmingly, the United States is deficient on both counts. And though we can stand to lose a few battles, the stakes of losing the war itself in this age of nuclear proliferation are too high to contemplate -- Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Pilon, Juliana Geran
Index
index present
LC call number
JZ1480
LC item number
.P57 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • World politics
  • Diplomatic relations
  • World politics
  • United States
Label
The art of peace : engaging a complex world, Juliana Geran Pilon
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Peace and Strategy -- Sun Tzu's Acme of Skill -- Opposites Detract -- The Art of Information -- Shaking the Invisible Hand -- Leadership -- The Founders' Art of Peace -- Sovereignty and Self-Government -- Influencing -- Diplomacy and Commerce -- A Brave New World -- Strategic Deficit Disorder -- American Self-Ignorance -- Intelligence Deficit -- Soft Power for Softies -- One-Hand Clapping -- Communication-Challenged -- Rebalancing to Win the Peace -- Strategic Dialogue -- Development Engagement -- Peace-Building Reboot -- Exceptionalism as Realpolitik -- Conclusion: Medicine for a Sick World
Control code
952387583
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxvii, 385 pages
Isbn
9781412864442
Lccn
2016024677
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40026717220
System control number
(OCoLC)952387583
Label
The art of peace : engaging a complex world, Juliana Geran Pilon
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Peace and Strategy -- Sun Tzu's Acme of Skill -- Opposites Detract -- The Art of Information -- Shaking the Invisible Hand -- Leadership -- The Founders' Art of Peace -- Sovereignty and Self-Government -- Influencing -- Diplomacy and Commerce -- A Brave New World -- Strategic Deficit Disorder -- American Self-Ignorance -- Intelligence Deficit -- Soft Power for Softies -- One-Hand Clapping -- Communication-Challenged -- Rebalancing to Win the Peace -- Strategic Dialogue -- Development Engagement -- Peace-Building Reboot -- Exceptionalism as Realpolitik -- Conclusion: Medicine for a Sick World
Control code
952387583
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxvii, 385 pages
Isbn
9781412864442
Lccn
2016024677
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40026717220
System control number
(OCoLC)952387583

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