Contents: Introduction. 1. Pax Americana. Part I: Reaching backward. 2. In pursuit of primacy. 3. Geopolitics and humanitarianism. 4. The dollar in decline. 5. Oil shocked. Part II: Stumbling forward. 6. Managing interdependence. 7. Human rights and détente. 8. World order politics. 9. The revenge of geopolitics. Conclusion. Notes. Bibliography. Index.
Geopolitics and globalization collided in the 1970s, and their collision produced difficult challenges for the makers of American foreign policy. A Superpower Transformed explains how policymakers across three administrations worked to manage complex international changes in a tumultuous era, and it explores the legacies of their efforts to accommodate American power to new forces stirring in world affairs.