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And How to Restore America's Standing in the World

Dennis Ross


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In this wise and thought-provoking book, the renowned peace negotiator Dennis Ross shows that America's current foreign policy problems stem from the Bush administration's inability to use the tools of statecraft to advance our national interests. Ross explains that in the globalized world—with its fluid borders, terrorist networks, and violent unrest—statecraft is more necessary than ever. In vivid chapters, he outlines how statecraft helped shape a new world order after 1989. He shows how the failure of statecraft in Iraq and throughout the Middle East has undercut the United States and makes clear that only statecraft can check the rise of China and the danger of a nuclear Iran. He draws on his expertise to reveal the art of successful negotiation. And he shows how the next president could resolve today's problems and define a realistic, ambitious foreign policy. Statecraft is "an essential book for our time" (Walter Isaacson).

Praise For Statecraft: And How to Restore America's Standing in the World

“If America is going to try to return to practicing statecraft, Statecraft shows where to begin.” —Jacob Heilbrunn, The New York Times Book Review

“An important contribution to the vital debate about how the next president should define and implement foreign policy.” —Chester A. Crocker, Foreign Affairs

“Rarely has a book been more timely or urgently needed. ” —Bill Clinton

Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 9780374531195, 400pp.

Publication Date: June 24, 2008

About the Author

Dennis Ross, Middle East envoy for George H. W. Bush and Bill Clinton, is now a fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy. Foreign Affairs called his first book, The Missing Peace, “a major contribution to the diplomatic history of the twentieth century.”