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1. Has China Won?: The Chinese Challenge to American Primacy
Author: by Kishore Mahbubani
Published at: PublicAffairs; Illustrated edition (March 31, 2020)
The defining geopolitical contest of the twenty-first century is between China and the US. But is it avoidable? And if it happens, is the outcome already inevitable? China and America are world powers without serious rivals. They eye each other warily across the Pacific; they communicate poorly; there seems little natural empathy.
A massive geopolitical contest has begun. America prizes freedom; China values freedom from chaos. America values strategic decisiveness; China values patience. America is becoming society of lasting inequality; China a meritocracy. America has abandoned multilateralism; China welcomes it. Kishore Mahbubani, a diplomat and scholar with unrivalled access to policymakers in Beijing and Washington, has written the definitive guide to the deep fault lines in the relationship, a clear-eyed assessment of the risk of any confrontation, and a bracingly honest appraisal of the strengths and weaknesses, and superpower eccentricities, of the US and China.
2. The World Turned Upside Down: America, China, and the Struggle for Global Leadership
Author: by Clyde Prestowitz
Published at: Yale University Press (January 26, 2021)
An authority on Asia and globalization identifies the challenges China’s growing power poses and how it must be confronted”Timely and thought-provoking…. An unsparing analysis of how Washington’s elite fell into the grip of their China delusion.”James Kynge, Financial Times”Prestowitz doesn’t just point out problems; he offers a detailed, 25-page ‘Plan for America.’ An excellent comprehensive study from an expert on the subject.”Kirkus, Starred Review When China joined the World Trade Organization in 2001, most experts expected the WTO rules and procedures to liberalize China and make it a responsible stakeholder in the liberal world order.
But the experts made the wrong bet. China today is liberalizing neither economically nor politically but, if anything, becoming more authoritarian and mercantilist. In this book, notably free of partisan posturing and inflammatory rhetoric, renowned globalization and Asia expert Clyde Prestowitz describes the key challenges posed by China and the strategies America and the Free World must adopt to meet them.
3. Trade Wars Are Class Wars: How Rising Inequality Distorts the Global Economy and Threatens International Peace
Author: by Matthew C. Klein
Published at: Yale University Press; Illustrated edition (May 19, 2020)
A provocative look at how today’s trade conflicts are caused by governments promoting the interests of elites at the expense of workers”This is a very important book.”Martin Wolf, Financial TimesThe authors weave a complex tapestry of monetary, fiscal and social policies through history and offer opinions about what went right and what went wrong …
Worth reading for their insights into the history of trade and finance. George Melloan, Wall Street JournalLonglisted for the 2020 Financial Times & McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award and named a Best Business Book of 2020 by Strategy + Business Trade disputes are usually understood as conflicts between countries with competing national interests, but as Matthew C.
Klein and Michael Pettis show, they are often the unexpected result of domestic political choices to serve the interests of the rich at the expense of workers and ordinary retirees. Klein and Pettis trace the origins of today’s trade wars to decisions made by politicians and business leaders in China, Europe, and the United States over the past thirty years.
4. The Travels of a T-Shirt in the Global Economy: An Economist Examines the Markets, Power, and Politics of World Trade. New Preface and Epilogue with Updates on Economic Issues and Main Characters
Author: by Pietra Rivoli
Published at: Wiley; 2nd edition (November 24, 2014)
The keys to global business success, as taught by a T-shirt’s journey The Travels of a T-Shirt in the Global Economy is a critically-acclaimed narrative that illuminates the globalization debates and reveals the key factors to success in global business.
Tracing a T-shirt’s life story from a Texas cotton field to a Chinese factory and back to a U.S. Storefront before arriving at the used clothing market in Africa, the book uncovers the political and economic forces at work in the global economy.
Along the way, this fascinating exploration addresses a wealth of compelling questions about politics, trade, economics, ethics, and the impact of history on today’s business landscape. This new printing of the second edition includes a revised preface and a new epilogue with updates through 2014 on the people, industries, and policies related to the T-shirt’s life story.
Using a simple, everyday T-shirt as a lens through which to explore the business, economic, moral, and political complexities of globalization in a historical context, Travels encapsulates a number of complex issues into a single identifiable object that will strike a chord with readers as they: Investigate the sources of sustained competitive advantage in different industries Examine the global economic and political forces that explain trade patters between countries Analyze complex moral issues related to globalization and international business Discover the importance of cultural and human elements in international trade This story of a simple product illuminates the many complex issues which businesspeople, policymakers, and global citizens are touched by every day.
5. Confessions of an Economic Hit Man
Author: by John Perkins
Published at: Plume (December 27, 2005)
From the author of the phenomenal New York Times bestseller, Confessions of an Economic Hit Man, comes an expos of international corruption, and an inspired plan to turn the tide for future generationsWith a presidential election around the corner, questions of America’s military buildup, environmental impact, and foreign policy are on everyone’s mind.
Former Economic Hit Man John Perkins goes behind the scenes of the current geopolitical crisis and offers bold solutions to our most pressing problems. Drawing on interviews with other EHMs, jackals, CIA operatives, reporters, businessmen, and activists, Perkins reveals the secret history of events that have created the current American Empire, including: How the defeats in Vietnam and Iraq have benefited big businessThe role of Israel as Fortress America in the Middle EastTragic repercussions of the IMF’s Asian Economic CollapseThe current Latin American revolution and its lessons for democracyU.S.
Blunders in Tibet, Congo, Lebanon, and VenezuelaFrom the U.S. Military in Iraq to infrastructure development in Indonesia, from Peace Corps volunteers in Africa to jackals in Venezuela, Perkins exposes a conspiracy of corruption that has fueled instability and anti-Americanism around the globe, with consequences reflected in our daily headlines.
6. The Emperor's New Road: China and the Project of the Century
Author: by Jonathan E Hillman
Published at: Yale University Press (September 29, 2020)
A prominent authority on China’s Belt and Road Initiative reveals the global risks lurking within Beijing’s project of the centuryA reality check on Beijing’s global infrastructure project. Peter Neville-Hadley, South China Morning Post”For all the hype and hand-wringing over how the [Belt and Road] could usher in the Chinese century, Hillman’s engaging mix of high-level analysis and fieldwork in more than a dozen countries paints a much more nuanced picture.”Keith Johnson, Foreign Policy China’s Belt and Road Initiative is the world’s most ambitious and misunderstood geoeconomic vision.
To carry out President Xi Jinping’s flagship foreign-policy effort, China promises to spend over one trillion dollars for new ports, railways, fiber-optic cables, power plants, and other connections. The plan touches more than one hundred and thirty countries and has expanded into the Arctic, cyberspace, and even outer space.
Beijing says that it is promoting global development, but Washington warns that it is charting a path to global dominance. Taking readers on a journey to China’s projects in Asia, Europe, and Africa, Jonathan E. Hillman reveals how this grand vision is unfolding.
7. Illicit: How Smugglers, Traffickers, and Copycats are Hijacking the Global Economy
Author: by Moisés Naím
Published at: Anchor; 9.10.2006 edition (October 10, 2006)
A groundbreaking investigation of how illicit commerce is changing the world by transforming economies, reshaping politics, and capturing governments. In this fascinating and comprehensive examination of the underside of globalization, Moises Nam illuminates the struggle between traffickers and the hamstrung bureaucracies trying to control them.
From illegal migrants to drugs to weapons to laundered money to counterfeit goods, the black market produces enormous profits that are reinvested to create new businesses, enable terrorists, and even to take over governments. Nam reveals the inner workings of these amazingly efficient international organizations and shows why it is so hard and so necessary to contain them.
Riveting and deeply informed, Illicit will change how you see the world around you.
8. Narconomics: How to Run a Drug Cartel
Author: by Tom Wainwright
Published at: PublicAffairs; Illustrated edition (April 11, 2017)
Picking his way through Andean cocaine fields, Central American prisons, Colorado pot shops, and the online drug dens of the Dark Web, Tom Wainwright provides a fresh, innovative look into the drug trade and its 250 million customers. More than just an investigation of how drug cartels do business, Narconomics is also a blueprint for how to defeat them.
How does a budding cartel boss succeed (and survive) in the 300 billion illegal drug business? By learning from the best, of course. From creating brand value to fine-tuning customer service, the folks running cartels have been attentive students of the strategy and tactics used by corporations such as Walmart, McDonald’s, and Coca-Cola.
And what can government learn to combat this scourge? By analyzing the cartels as companies, law enforcers might better understand how they work – and stop throwing away 100 billion a year in a futile effort to win the “war” against this global, highly organized business.
Your intrepid guide to the most exotic and brutal industry on earth is Tom Wainwright. Picking his way through Andean cocaine fields, Central American prisons, Colorado pot shops, and the online drug dens of the Dark Web, Wainwright provides a fresh, innovative look into the drug trade and its 250 million customers.
9. For All the Tea in China: How England Stole the World's Favorite Drink and Changed History
Author: by Sarah Rose
Published at: Penguin Books; 0 edition (February 22, 2011)
“If ever there was a book to read in the company of a nice cuppa, this is it.” -The Washington Post In the dramatic story of one of the greatest acts of corporate espionage ever committed, Sarah Rose recounts the fascinating, unlikely circumstances surrounding a turning point in economic history.
By the middle of the nineteenth century, the British East India Company faced the loss of its monopoly on the fantastically lucrative tea trade with China, forcing it to make the drastic decision of sending Scottish botanist Robert Fortune to steal the crop from deep within China and bring it back to British plantations in India.
Fortune’s danger-filled odyssey, magnificently recounted here, reads like adventure fiction, revealing a long-forgotten chapter of the past and the wondrous origins of a seemingly ordinary beverage.
10. The Looting Machine: Warlords, Oligarchs, Corporations, Smugglers, and the Theft of Africa's Wealth
Author: by Tom Burgis
Published at: PublicAffairs; Reprint edition (May 3, 2016)
One of Financial Times’ Books of the Year, 2015 The trade in oil, gas, gems, metals and rare earth minerals wreaks havoc in Africa. During the years when Brazil, India, China and the other “emerging markets” have transformed their economies, Africa’s resource states remained tethered to the bottom of the industrial supply chain.
While Africa accounts for about 30 per cent of the world’s reserves of hydrocarbons and minerals and 14 per cent of the world’s population, its share of global manufacturing stood in 2011 exactly where it stood in 2000: at 1 percent. In his first book, The Looting Machine, Tom Burgis exposes the truth about the African development miracle: for the resource states, it’s a mirage.
The oil, copper, diamonds, gold and coltan deposits attract a global network of traders, bankers, corporate extractors and investors who combine with venal political cabals to loot the states’ value. And the vagaries of resource-dependent economies could pitch Africa’s new middle class back into destitution just as quickly as they climbed out of it.
11. Current Debates in International Relations
Author: by Eric B. Shiraev
Published at: Oxford University Press; 1st edition (July 31, 2015)
Ideal for introductory courses, Current Debates in International Relations presents forty-nine readings drawn from major scholarly journals, magazines, and newspapers including Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, International Relations, and The Wall Street Journal. It provides a broad selection of articles-both classical/theoretical and practical/applied-and steers students through major international issues, offering contending yet complementary approaches.
The selections include three types of readings: * Key theoretical essays and fundamental works describe the structure and dynamics of international relations, principal actors and institutions, major international events, and critical approaches* Contemporary articles based on research and analysis focus on specific issues, both theoretical and applied, which reflect current debates in the field* Illustrative articles and essays from accessible sources present a variety of views and approaches that serve as practical applications of theory in contemporary policies and international relationsSection introductions offer previews of the topics and readings along with questions for class discussion or individual assignments.
12. Globalization and Its Discontents Revisited: Anti-Globalization in the Era of Trump
Author: by Joseph E. Stiglitz
Published at: W. W. Norton & Company; 1st edition (November 28, 2017)
An International Bestseller “Accessible, provocative, and highly readable.” Alan Cowell, New York TimesIn this crucial expansion and update of his landmark bestseller, renowned economist and Nobel Prize winner Joseph E. Stiglitz addresses globalization’s new discontents in the United States and Europe.
Immediately upon publication, Globalization and Its Discontents became a touchstone in the globalization debate by demonstrating how the International Monetary Fund, other major institutions like the World Bank, and global trade agreements have often harmed the developing nations they are supposedly helping.
Yet globalization today continues to be mismanaged, and now the harmsexemplified by the rampant inequality to which it has contributedhave come home to roost in the United States and the rest of the developed world as well, reflected in growing political unrest.
With a new introduction, major new chapters on the new discontents, the rise of Donald Trump, and the new protectionist movement, as well as a new afterword on the course of globalization since the book first appeared, Stiglitz’s powerful and prescient messages remain essential reading.
13. Trump vs. China: Facing America's Greatest Threat
Author: by Newt Gingrich
Published at: Center Street; Illustrated edition (October 22, 2019)
Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich sounds the warning bell that communist-ruled China poses the biggest threat to the United States that we have seen in our lifetime. The United States is currently engaged in a competition with the Chinese government unlike any other that we have witnessed before.
This is a competition between the American systemwhich is governed by freedom and the rule of lawand a totalitarian dictatorship that is controlled by the Chinese Communist Party. These are two different visions for the future; one will succeed, and one will fail.
It is possible for America to respond to the Chinese Communist Party’s efforts, but doing so will require new thinking, many big changes, and many hard choices for our leaders in government and private sector. Newt Gingrich’s Trump vs. China serves as a rallying cry for the American people and a plan of action for our leaders in government and the private sector.
Written in a language that every American can understand but still rich in detail and accurate in fact, Trump vs. China exposes the Chinese Communist Party’s multi-pronged threat against the United States and what we must do as a country to survive.
14. China's Second Continent: How a Million Migrants Are Building a New Empire in Africa
Author: by Howard W. French
Published at: Vintage; Reprint edition (February 3, 2015)
A New York Times Notable Book Chinese immigrants of the recent past and unfolding twenty-first century are in search of the African dream. So explains indefatigable traveler Howard W. French, prize-winning investigative journalist and former New York Times bureau chief in Africa and China, in the definitive account of this seismic geopolitical development.
China’s burgeoning presence in Africa is already shaping, and reshaping, the future of millions of people. From Liberia to Senegal to Mozambique, in creaky trucks and by back roads, French introduces us to the characters who make up China’s dogged emigrant population: entrepreneurs singlehandedly reshaping African infrastructure, and less-lucky migrants barely scraping by but still convinced of Africa’s opportunities.
French’s acute observations offer illuminating insight into the most pressing unknowns of modern Sino-African relations: Why China is making these cultural and economic incursions into the continent; what Africa’s role is in this equation; and what the ramifications for both parties and their peopleand the watching worldwill be in the foreseeable future.
15. International Trade
Author: by Robert C. Feenstra
Published at: Worth Publishers; Fourth edition (December 21, 2016)
Providing a modern view today’s economy you can relate to, International Trade shares the realities of a global econmomy through real-world situations from relations with Cuba to Europe’s refugee crisis, to how NAFTA effects wages and employment and more.