The Second Cold War : Geopolitics and the Strategic Dimensions of the USA
Bandeira, Luiz Alberto Moniz
Palgrave Macmillan 2017/04
408 p. 24 cm
This book investigates the geopolitics and strategic dimensions of US-American foreign policy during George W. Bush's and Barack Obama's presidential terms. Based on a vast amount of empirical and historical sources, the author offers deep insights into the recent political developments ('Arabellions') along the axis of Northern Africa, the Middle East, and Central Asia, situating them in the context of the global geopolitical and geo-economical Great Game, either latent or overt, between USA/NATO and Russia. The author also analyses the influence of the US on these historical and political processes in the last two decades.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: The Geopolitical Great Game in Eurasia, the Middle East and North Africa.- Chapter 2: The Second Cold War - A First Panoramic View.- Chapter 3: The Second Cold War under the Sign of Oil and Gas.- Chapter 4: From Bush's Freedom Agenda to the Color Revolutions.- Chapter 5: The "Cold Revolutionary War" and the NATO expansion towards the East.- Chapter 6: The Xinjiang Issue and Washington's China Strategy.- Chapter 7: The Invasion of Iraq - Open and Latent Purposes.- Chapter 8: The Military Occupation of the Middle East and the Crash of 2008.- Chapter 9: USA, Afghanistan, Irak: Economic Constraints and Tragedy.- Chapter 10: The Technological War on Terror.- Chapter 11: Drones and Kill/Capture Campaign in Pakistan.- Chapter 12: Multiplication of War and Conflict from Tunisia to the Middle East.- Chapter 13: The Uprising in Libya.- Chapter 14: NATO Intervention as an Answer to Gaddafi's Goodwill Measures.- Chapter 15: US and NATO Attempts to Maintain World Domination.- Chapter 16: Humanitarian Intervention and the Credibility Issue in Libya.- Chapter 17: Religious Antagonism and Islamic Uprising from Tunisia to Saudi-Arabia.- Chapter 18: Terror and Antiterror in North Africa.- Chapter 19: The Uprising in Syria.- Chapter 20: Real and Psychological War in Syria as a Pivot Country.- Chapter 21: Great Syria as the End-of-Days Scenario.- Chapter 22: Global Power Shift and Military Outsourcing.- Chapter 23: Great Israel, Israel and Palestina.- Chapter 24: Israel's Vulnerability and Iran's Nuclear Program.- Chapter 25: Israel on the Eve of Apocalypse?.- Chapter 26: "Arab Spring": Democracy, Chaos and Terror.- Chapter 27: A Short History of Islam - From Muhammad to the War on Terror.