Dec 09, 2017ChrisMcMil rated this title 3 out of 5 stars
This book offers an insightful analysis of the current state of international relations, region by region, with a quick review of the historical roots from the past few centuries. Often drawing on his own extensive personal experience in the halls of power, he identifies major issues that are interfering with peaceful and prosperous relations among nations, and he provides advice on steps that could and should be taken (by the US in most cases) to improve things. Of course this is very much from the US perspective, apparently based on the premise that moral, political, economic and military leadership must come almost exclusively from the US. You get the sense that it was written for the incoming President: one can only hope that he reads it! While this book may seem a bit arrogant to a non-American reader, and it does have a definite right-of-centre political bent, it is none the less a very informative read.