"These essays are an innovative effort to identify and explain common themes in the foreign policy thinking and formulation of the world's most important aspiring powers. An attentive reader will come away with a sharper understanding of both the pace and the direction of global change and the implications of that change for American power abroad."-Jim Hoagland, The Washington Post
"The authors and editors of this volume should be commended for showing readers how the varied histories, religions, and traditions of leading countries inform their approach to world affairs. Policymakers and students alike will find this book essential reading as they struggle to make sense of and make policy in our 21st century world."- Walter Russell Mead, Henry A. Kissinger Senior Fellow for U.S. Foreign Policy, Council on Foreign Relations
"The old division of domestic and foreign policy is over. But the emerging foreign policy views of the rising powers are not well understood. I welcome this volume as a serious attempt to explain some of the big new forces reshaping the international system."-Rt. Hon. David Miliband, UK Foreign Secretary 2007-2010
"This volume is imaginatively conceived and wonderfully executed. Addressing this theme requires a combination of historical scholarship, political judgment, and analytical acuity. The essays in the volume display these qualities in ample measure. There is no volume of comparable scope. It ought to command wide readership."-Pratap Bhanu Mehta, President & Chief Executive, Centre for Policy Research
"The book provides a useful way of examining foreign policy across countries. ... Highly recommended." -CHOICE
About the Author
Henry R. Nau is Professor of Political Science at the Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University, and author of The Myth of America's Decline (Oxford UP).
Deepa M. Ollapally is Associate Director of the Sigur Center for Asian Studies and Associate Research Professor at the Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University, and author of The Politics of Extremism in South Asia (Cambridge UP).