National Insecurity: American Leadership in an Age of Fear (2020)

National Insecurity: American Leadership in an Age of Fear David Rothkopf National Insecurity American Leadership in an Age of Fear In the wake of America and its people have experienced a sense of vulnerability unprecedented in the nation s recent history Buffeted by challenges from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan to the f
  • Title: National Insecurity: American Leadership in an Age of Fear
  • Author: David Rothkopf
  • ISBN: 9781610393409
  • Page: 119
  • Format: Hardcover
National Insecurity: American Leadership in an Age of Fear David Rothkopf In the wake of 9 11, America and its people have experienced a sense of vulnerability unprecedented in the nation s recent history Buffeted by challenges from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan to the financial crisis, from Washington dysfunction to the rise of China and the dawn of the era of cyber warfare, two very different presidents and their advisors have struggled toIn the wake of 9 11, America and its people have experienced a sense of vulnerability unprecedented in the nation s recent history Buffeted by challenges from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan to the financial crisis, from Washington dysfunction to the rise of China and the dawn of the era of cyber warfare, two very different presidents and their advisors have struggled to cope with a relentless array of new threats.You may think you know the story But in National Insecurity, David Rothkopf offers an entirely new perspective into the hidden struggles, the surprising triumphs, and the shocking failures of those charged with leading the United States through one of the most difficult periods in its history Thanks to his extraordinary access, Rothkopf provides fresh insights drawing on than one hundred exclusive interviews with the key players who shaped this era.At its core, National Insecurity is the gripping story of a superpower in crisis, seeking to adapt to a rapidly changing world, sometimes showing inspiring resilience but often undone by the human flaws of those at the top, the mismanagement of its own system, the temptation to concentrate too much power within the hands of too few in the White House itself, and an unwillingness to draw the right lessons from the recent past Nonetheless, within that story are unmistakable clues to a way forward that can help restore American leadership.
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  1. Jarrod

    Having read many foreign policy books from both sides of the political spectrum, and knowing Mr Rothkopf s credentials, I was hoping for analysis and less description What little analysis there was seemed concerned only with the lowest hanging fruit, a mere surface treatment of a much complicated puzzle The first half of the book describes foreign policy decision making under Bush 42, and the second half under Obama I found both analyses to be equally facile The Bush administration, he insists [...]

  2. Patrick F

    This is incomplete but I wanted to post something since I found this book really good I am a happy subscriber to Foreign Policy magazine the flagship publication of Foreign Policy Group which this author is the CEO of because it publishes leading scholars, academics, and thinkers, from the world of international relations and foreign policy in a non partisan way The published works are always nuanced, provocative, and serious Those three adjectives also describe this book well For people engaged [...]

  3. Albert W Tu

    While reading this disappointing book, I kept thinking I had slipped into some alternate universe where foreign affairs was written like a Vanity Fair insider account of the making of Ishtar or Pulp Fiction Rothkopf does make clear that this should not be considered a sequel to his mostly excellent history of the National Security Council, Running the World I should have stopped when I had the chance His first book was a fascinating review of how the NSC has evolved under different administratio [...]

  4. Herzog

    This is a very clear eyed analysis of the US s National Security Council apparatus under the Bush Obama administrations It takes a very even handed approach and is critical of both administrations Rothkopf discusses in considerable detail how Cheney and Rumsfeld hijacked the foreign policy agenda post 9 11 to the detriment of US interests He offers a much positive review of the Bush administration s performance once Rumsfeld was jettisoned and Condeleeza Rice moved over to Secretary of State.He [...]

  5. Sean Sharp

    David Rothkopf s latest is a sweeping assessment of the most prominent US national security issues that have plagued the Bush II and Obama administrations, ranging from the dual front war in the Middle East, to the rise of the Chinese economic powerhouse, to the Russian military incursions in eastern European Georgia and Ukraine The expanse of the book is a significant achievement, though one might also note it being a detractor, as each chapter, while immersive and well researched, takes of a [...]

  6. Kaitlin Oujo

    Strongly recommend If you are a Rothkopf fan, this is similar in style to Running the World, but focuses on comparing and contrasting the Bush and Obama administrations which were not covered in great detail in Running the World In particular, he focuses on the style of management within the National Security Council, and looks at how that affects particular policy outcomes.This book has it all 9 11, Iraq, Afghanistan, financial crisis, relief in Africa, ISIS, Syrian chemical weapons, cyberwar, [...]

  7. John

    Interesting review of the US s reactions after 9 11 and how the fear of the unknown has precipitated some drastic, read Iraq war, mistakes and greatly increased our expenses in both defense and with intelligence services The author gives Bush s second term a high grade in diplomatic efforts and in his initial efforts with the impending financial collapse He also is very critical of the reticence of Obama in moving militarily as various foreign crisis unfolded My perception is that President Obam [...]

  8. Brian Tibby

    This isn t as good as his previous book Running the World but it s still a valuable book on the NSC under the second term of Bush and the first six years of the Obama administration There s several key mistakes and oversights in the book AQIM is not al Qaida in Mali and he seems to have missed out on key roles played by some agencies, especially Treasury and, to a lesser extent, NCTC The book is also faced with challenges his previous book didn t such as lack of declassified information and a l [...]

  9. Peter Podbielski

    Interesting primer for an incoming administration Mr Rothkopf s final chapter A Challenge for the Next President, identifies several issues which the new president should consider to when adapting the National Security Council to best support his needs A president relying solely on his sheer brillance and intellect may be insufficient to successfully manage the most complex organization in the world.

  10. Hunter Marston

    This book was not what I expected, having read Rothkopf in Foreign Policy It was not as readable or light and appealing But it was extremely thorough in its analysis of the current problems within the NSC, and the author s access is pretty remarkable Worth the long slog of a read for those truly interested in our nation s decision making institution, but honestly the last chapter was the only real must read.

  11. Mark

    Not tightly focused, too much pure chronicle, not enough analysis Might be useful as a primary source of players and actions.

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