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The Unquiet Frontier: Rising Rivals, Vulnerable Allies, and the Crisis of American Power

Jakub J. Grygiel and A. Wess Mitchell

Abstract

From the Baltic to the South China Sea, newly assertive authoritarian states sense an opportunity to resurrect old empires or build new ones at America's expense. Hoping that U.S. decline is real, nations such as Russia, Iran, and China are testing Washington's resolve by targeting vulnerable allies at the frontiers of American power. This book explains why the United States needs a new grand strategy that uses strong frontier alliance networks to raise the costs of military aggression in the new century. The book describes the aggressive methods which rival nations are using to test American ... More

Keywords: American power, military aggression, American frontier, global order, U.S. allies, international order

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780691178264
Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: May 2018 DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691178264.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jakub J. Grygiel, author
Center for European Policy Analysis (CEPA)

A. Wess Mitchell, author
Center for European Policy Analysis (CEPA)