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Shields of the Republic

The Triumph and Peril of America’s Alliances

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HARDCOVER

$27.95 • £22.95 • €25.00

ISBN 9780674982956

Publication Date: 06/09/2020

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288 pages

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

5 illus., 1 map, 2 tables

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For seventy years, alliances have been central to American foreign policy. Where did they come from and where are they going? Mira Rapp-Hooper gives smart answers to both the historical and future questions about our alliances.—Joseph S. Nye, Jr., author of Do Morals Matter? Presidents and Foreign Policy from FDR to Trump

Shields of the Republic will stand as the definitive study of US alliances, filling a scholarly gap at a time when America cannot afford to go it alone in an increasingly dangerous world.—Michael J. Green, former Senior Director for Asia, National Security Council

The precarity of America’s alliances is one of the central political issues confronting the United States today. Mira Rapp-Hooper has delivered the essential guide for understanding these complex partnerships. This is a masterful exposition of how alliances can both extend and restrain American power in these transformative times.—Kurt Campbell, cofounder and CEO of The Asia Group and former Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs

Shields of the Republic is a must-read—an invaluable resource for exploring timely and thorny questions about the role of alliances in American foreign policy.—Elizabeth N. Saunders, author of Leaders at War: How Presidents Shape Military Interventions

Rapp-Hooper musters rock-solid evidence to demonstrate what policymakers have long believed: that America’s alliances are a remarkably effective foreign policy tool. Just as importantly, she gives an unambiguous account of why this system must be preserved and lays out a compelling plan for how to do so.—Stephen Hadley, Principal at RiceHadleyGates and former national security advisor

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