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Financial Crisis, Contagion, and Containment
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This book provides a sweeping, up-to-date, and boldly critical account of the financial crises that rocked East Asia and other parts of the world beginning with the collapse of the Thai baht in 1997. Retracing the story of Asia's 'Crisis Five'--Indonesia, Malaysia, South Korea, the Philippines, and Thailand--Padma Desai argues that the region's imprudently fast-paced opening to the free flow of capital was pushed by determined advocates, official and private, in the global economy's U.S.-led developed center. Turmoil ensued in these peripheral economies, the Russian ruble faltered, and Brazil was eventually hit. The inequitable center-periphery relationship also extended to the policy measures that the crisis-swept economies implemented under International Monetary Fund bailouts, which intensified the downturns induced by the panic-driven outflows of short-term capital. Financial Crisis, Contagion, and Containment examines crisis origin and resolution in a comparative perspective by combing empirical evidence from the most robust economies to the least. Why is the U.S. relatively successful at weathering economic ups and downs? Why is Japan stuck in policy paralysis? Why is the European Central Bank unable to achieve both inflation control and stable growth? How can emerging markets avoid turbulence amid free-flowing speculative capital from private lenders of the developed center? Engaging and nontechnical yet deeply insightful, this book appears at a time when the continuing turmoil in Argentina has revived policy debates for avoiding and addressing financial crises in emerging market economies.

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10 Days That Shook The World
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This book contains historical photographs from the Russian Revolution. John Reed was on an assignment for The Masses, a magazine of socialist politics, when he was reporting the Russian Revolution. Although Reed states that he had 'tried to see events with the eye of a conscientious reporter, interested in setting down the truth' during the time of the event, he stated in the preface that 'in the struggle my sympathies were not neutral' (since the book leans towards the Bolsheviks and their viewpoints). Ten Days That Shook the World has received mixed responses since its publication in 1919, resulting in a wide range of critical reviews from negative to positive. However, the book was overall positively received by critics at the time of its first publication, despite some critics' vocal opposition to Reed's political beliefs. George F. Kennan, an American diplomat and historian who had no love for Bolshevism and is best known as 'the father of containment,' praised the book: 'Reed's account of the events of that time rises above every other contemporary record for its literary power, its penetration, its command of detail' and would be 'remembered when all others are forgotten.' Kennan saw it as 'a reflection of blazing honesty and a purity of idealism that did unintended credit to the American society that produced him, the merits of which he himself understood so poorly.' On March 1, 1999, The New York Times reported New York University's 'Top 100 Works of Journalism' list, which placed Ten Days that Shook the World at in seventh position.

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Return of the Dragon
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A rising China immediately raises two pressing questions. First, the phenomenal growth of Chinese power occurred at the same time as the equally eye-catching display of hostile confrontations and conflicts between China and the United States from the mid-1990s into the early 2000s. How the lone super power of the post-Cold War world and the former Celestial Emperor of Asia that is again on the rise will accommodate each other and the impact that this may have are issues of grave concern to scholars. Second, the world of the twenty-first century has changed significantly, especially in the Asia-Pacific region. How the players in the region - who themselves have undergone many changes - perceive and respond to the interaction between the two titans are important questions for scholars of Sino-US relations. It is precisely these questions that this volume seeks to shed light on. It explores selected themes in Sino-US relations in the new century and examines how players in the region, as individuals or as blocs, act upon or react to the interaction between the two giants. Contents: Danny S.L. Paau: Dragon Returned: a New Balance in Sino-US Relations in a Vastly Changed World - Julia Chang Bloch: US China Policy: New Realism in a New Century - Jing-dong Yuan: Managing the Dragon's Rise: the China Policy of the Bush Administration - Priscilla Roberts: Changing US Perceptions of China from David Bruce to the New Century - Gerald Chan: Responsibility and Compliance in China's World Trade Organisation (WTO) Policy: Implications for Sino-US Relations - Herbert S. Yee: Into the New Century: Reconsidering the 'China Threat' Factor in Sino-US Relations - Alexander Lukin: Russo-US Rapprochement and Sino-Russian Relations After September 11 - Brian Bridges/Ren Yue: Prawns and Whales: the Two Koreas between China and the United States - Charles Burton: North Korea as a Key Factor in Post-September 11 Sino-US Relations - Ian J. Storey: Australia and Sino-US Relations: Balancing Economic Opportunities with Alliance Commitments - Ting Wai: The Changing Balance of Power in South Asia and the Chinese Security Environment: Implications for Sino-US Relations - Aileen San Pablo-Baviera: The Post-Cold War Strategic Interests of China and ASEAN: the Role of the United States - Ming K. Chan: In the Shadow of Containment: Hong Kong in Cold War Sino-US Security Concerns.

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Conservatism and the Kissinger-Mao Axis
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Kissinger's dual-purpose instrument of the US-China and US-Soviet détente was devised to achieve a stable balance of power in the contemporary world in the second half of the 1960s. Stimulated by both Kissinger's doctrine and the historical novel, the Romance of the Three Kingdoms, Mao's global order of tripolarity was created to feature the new US-China relations in the early 1970s with his initiative of the ping-pong diplomacy through this Kissinger-Mao axis. This made his quest for a modernization revolution possible with the Western market oriented approach. Strengthening Mao's modernization program, Xiaoping's 'good-neighborhood' policy was designed to induce the world to help modernize China. Vitally including Russia with the collapse of the Soviet Union, Deng's policy helped maintain a peaceful and stable international environment, though it also marked the end of Mao's global order. Perceiving the PRC's rise as a threat to its dominance in the Asia Pacific region, the US containment effort was enhanced with US-Japanese collusion and siding with the Philippines and Vietnam in relevant maritime disputes with the PRC. The US united with the Republic of Korea, nations in Southeast Asia, and Australia in establishing a wide-range alliance to go against the 'China threat.' The post-Cold War, eastward expansion of the US-led NATO and the Russian determination to be a great power again, contributed to tension with the United States. The Russian desire to maintain its nuclear deterrent capability was at odds with the US missile defense plans. Thus, the US deployment of its missile shield in Eastern Europe as part of its strategic configuration in Alaska and the Far East was to contain Russia from both the Far East and Europe.

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Kennan and the Cold War
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With his policy of containment, US diplomat George F. Kennan (1904,2005) devised a way to resist the Soviet Union's attempt to conquer the world for Communism. That way was to go to the brink of war to prevent war. His idea was first expressed in his famous Long Telegram from Moscow on February 22, 1946.It took genius to see a wartime ally as a dangerous adversary, and to convince the American leadership to act upon it. Back in the United States, the young diplomat first acted as deputy commandant in the National War College. He then operated as director of the State Department's Policy Planning Staff to restore Europe from wartime destruction. By 1950 Kennan began to reverse his thinking, believing that the military component of American policy was going too far. While his old colleagues continued to develop US power, given point by the atomic bomb, Kennan withdrew from government and began a new career as a public intellectual campaigning for a more peaceable policy in his eighteen books, and articles and talks.The breakdown of the Soviet economy in the 1980s showed that Kennan was right the second time as well. Always sympathetic to the Russian people and culture, which the later Soviet leaders appreciated, Kennan was able to welcome the new non-Communist Russia into a more peaceable relationship with the democracies that ended the Cold War. His life and works have become a national treasure.

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Kennan and the Cold War
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With his policy of containment, US diplomat George F. Kennan (1904¿2005) devised a way to resist the Soviet Union's attempt to conquer the world for Communism. That way was to go to the brink of war to prevent war. His idea was first expressed in his famous Long Telegram from Moscow on February 22, 1946.It took genius to see a wartime ally as a dangerous adversary, and to convince the American leadership to act upon it. Back in the United States, the young diplomat first acted as deputy commandant in the National War College. He then operated as director of the State Department's Policy Planning Staff to restore Europe from wartime destruction. By 1950 Kennan began to reverse his thinking, believing that the military component of American policy was going too far. While his old colleagues continued to develop US power, given point by the atomic bomb, Kennan withdrew from government and began a new career as a public intellectual campaigning for a more peaceable policy in his eighteen books, and articles and talks.The breakdown of the Soviet economy in the 1980s showed that Kennan was right the second time as well. Always sympathetic to the Russian people and culture, which the later Soviet leaders appreciated, Kennan was able to welcome the new non-Communist Russia into a more peaceable relationship with the democracies that ended the Cold War. His life and works have become a national treasure.

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Ten Days that Shook the World
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'This book is a slice of intensified history—history as I saw it.' So begins John Reed's first-hand account of the Bolshevik Revolution of 1917. Much anticipated when it was published in 1919, Reed's narrative remains as riveting today as when the events he describes were still reverberating throughout the world. Reed was hardly a disinterested observer, and his involvement in the Communist labor movement lends urgency and passion to his classic account. He vividly describes events in Petrograd in November 1917, when Vladimir Lenin and the Bolsheviks stormed the Winter Palace and seized the reins of power. Despite Reed's personal leanings, which he made no attempt to hide, the book garnered praise from luminaries across the political spectrum. George F. Kennan, the American diplomat, and father of the policy of Soviet containment, said that 'Reed's account of the events of that time rises above every other contemporary record for its literary power, its penetration, its command of detail. It will be remembered when all others are forgotten.' Reed was committed to telling the story of the Russian revolution as truthfully as possible. That the book was banned by Russian premier Josef Stalin is a testament to the author's success in carrying out his mission. One hundred years after Russia and the world trembled, Ten Days that Shook the World brings alive the momentous events of 1917.

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Financial Crisis, Contagion, and Containment
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This book provides a sweeping, up-to-date, and boldly critical account of the financial crises that rocked East Asia and other parts of the world beginning with the collapse of the Thai baht in 1997. Retracing the story of Asia's 'Crisis Five'--Indonesia, Malaysia, South Korea, the Philippines, and Thailand--Padma Desai argues that the region's imprudently fast-paced opening to the free flow of capital was pushed by determined advocates, official and private, in the global economy's U.S.-led developed center. Turmoil ensued in these peripheral economies, the Russian ruble faltered, and Brazil was eventually hit. The inequitable center-periphery relationship also extended to the policy measures that the crisis-swept economies implemented under International Monetary Fund bailouts, which intensified the downturns induced by the panic-driven outflows of short-term capital. Financial Crisis, Contagion, and Containment examines crisis origin and resolution in a comparative perspective by combing empirical evidence from the most robust economies to the least. Why is the U.S. relatively successful at weathering economic ups and downs? Why is Japan stuck in policy paralysis? Why is the European Central Bank unable to achieve both inflation control and stable growth? How can emerging markets avoid turbulence amid free-flowing speculative capital from private lenders of the developed center? Engaging and nontechnical yet deeply insightful, this book appears at a time when the continuing turmoil in Argentina has revived policy debates for avoiding and addressing financial crises in emerging market economies.

Anbieter: Thalia AT
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Return of the Dragon
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A rising China immediately raises two pressing questions. First, the phenomenal growth of Chinese power occurred at the same time as the equally eye-catching display of hostile confrontations and conflicts between China and the United States from the mid-1990s into the early 2000s. How the lone super power of the post-Cold War world and the former Celestial Emperor of Asia that is again on the rise will accommodate each other and the impact that this may have are issues of grave concern to scholars. Second, the world of the twenty-first century has changed significantly, especially in the Asia-Pacific region. How the players in the region - who themselves have undergone many changes - perceive and respond to the interaction between the two titans are important questions for scholars of Sino-US relations. It is precisely these questions that this volume seeks to shed light on. It explores selected themes in Sino-US relations in the new century and examines how players in the region, as individuals or as blocs, act upon or react to the interaction between the two giants. Contents: Danny S.L. Paau: Dragon Returned: a New Balance in Sino-US Relations in a Vastly Changed World - Julia Chang Bloch: US China Policy: New Realism in a New Century - Jing-dong Yuan: Managing the Dragon's Rise: the China Policy of the Bush Administration - Priscilla Roberts: Changing US Perceptions of China from David Bruce to the New Century - Gerald Chan: Responsibility and Compliance in China's World Trade Organisation (WTO) Policy: Implications for Sino-US Relations - Herbert S. Yee: Into the New Century: Reconsidering the 'China Threat' Factor in Sino-US Relations - Alexander Lukin: Russo-US Rapprochement and Sino-Russian Relations After September 11 - Brian Bridges/Ren Yue: Prawns and Whales: the Two Koreas between China and the United States - Charles Burton: North Korea as a Key Factor in Post-September 11 Sino-US Relations - Ian J. Storey: Australia and Sino-US Relations: Balancing Economic Opportunities with Alliance Commitments - Ting Wai: The Changing Balance of Power in South Asia and the Chinese Security Environment: Implications for Sino-US Relations - Aileen San Pablo-Baviera: The Post-Cold War Strategic Interests of China and ASEAN: the Role of the United States - Ming K. Chan: In the Shadow of Containment: Hong Kong in Cold War Sino-US Security Concerns.

Anbieter: Thalia AT
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