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  • $650 Billion Bargain: The Case for Modest Growth in America's Defense Budget

    By Michael E. O'Hanlon

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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780815729570
    • Publisher: Perseus (for Brookings)
  • A Glass Half Full?: Rebalance, Reassurance, and Resolve in the U.S.-China Strategic Relationship

    By Michael E. O'Hanlon

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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780815731108
    • Publisher: Brookings Institution Press
    Since the early 1970s, when Richard Nixon opened diplomatic relations between China and the United States, the two countries have developed a relationship that has been generally beneficial to both parties, even after the Cold War. Economic engagement and a diplomatic partnership together with robust trade and investment relations, among other activities, have meant a peaceful context for China's rise and reform. This has helped to lift millions of Chinese out of poverty and has given the People's Republic incentive to work within the U.S.-led global order. The logic of the relationship is now open to serious debate on both sides of the Pacific. After a period of American preoccupation with the Middle East, President Obama attempted a rebalancing of U.S. interests toward the Asia-Pacific region. With the Trump administration in office, the U.S.-China relationship appears to be on a tightrope: does it move back or go forward? Here, following their 2014 book, Strategic Reassurance and Resolve, the authors provide a balanced assessment of the current state of relations and suggest measures that could help stabilize the security relationship, without minimizing the very real problems that both Beijing and Washington must address. They are hopeful, but also under no illusions, about the significance of the challenges now posed to the bilateral relationship, as well as to the regional order, by the rise of China and the responses of America together with its allies.
  • A War Like No Other

    By Richard C. Bush

    Our Price: $25.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780471986775
    • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
    • Published: March 2007
  • Bending History

    By Martin S. Indyk

    Our Price: $23.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780815724476
    • Publisher: Brookings Inst Pr
    • Published: March 2013
    How well has President Barack Obama carried out his duties as commander inchief, top diplomat, and grand strategist? Despite having won election to asecond White House term, he still has not been able to change the toxic climateof Washington. Economic difficulties dominated the early years of his presidency,but history's verdict on his presidency will likely hinge as much on foreign policy.In Bending History, a trio of renowned foreign policy experts illuminates the grandpromise and the great contradictions of a leader who has captured the attention andimagination of citizens around the world like few of his White House predecessors.Conflicting caricatures of Obama miss the mark. Contrary to what many on theRight believe, he is not a naïve apologist trying to quash American "exceptionalism."And while some on the Left look to him as a transformational political figure, othersbelieve he is an accommodationist lacking the nerve to end the excesses of GeorgeBush's antiterror policies. Not surprisingly, Obama is substantially more complicatedand nuanced than any of these images allows. Bending History argues that Obama thus far has, above all, been a foreign-policypragmatist, tackling one issue at a time in a thoughtful way. On balance he has beencompetent and solid, choosing reasonable policies (or least-worst options, at least)with an approach typified by thoroughness, reasonably good teamwork, and flexibilitywhen needed.
  • Brookings Big Ideas for America

    By Michael E. O'Hanlon

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    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780815731313
    • Publisher: Brookings Institution Press
    • Published: January 2017
    An Agenda for the Nation What are the biggest issues facing the country as Donald Trump and the GOP-led 115th Congress take office? Any new administration faces a myriad of issues and problems it must take on as it ascends to power. In this volume, Brookings scholars and others offer their solutions, from Ben Bernanke and Richard Bush to Richard Reeves and Dayna Matthew, from Bob Reischauer and Alice Rivlin to Robert Kagan and Elaine Kamarck, to Belle Sawhill, Doug Elmendorf, David Wessel, Bill Galston, and Carol Graham, as well as many others. These powerful essays engage and inform readers on a variety of timely, crucial issues that affect the present and the future of the United States. Much of the focus is on the threatened middle-class dream in America. On the domestic front, Brookings scholars tackle topics ranging from health care and jobs to economic opportunity and trade policy, to criminal justice andinfrastructure. The alliance system, relationships with China and Mexico, nuclear weapons, terrorism, and the ongoing conflicts in Afghanistan, Syria, and Iraq are among the foreign policies issues addressed.
  • Budgeting for Hard Power: Defense and Security Spending Under Barack Obama

    By Michael E. O'Hanlon

    Our Price: $21.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780815702948
    • Publisher: Brookings Institution Press
    • Published: June 2009
    "Lays out the issues and relative costs facing the new president: prioritizing among competing demands for defense spending, homeland-security investment, diplomacy, and security assistance; determining how much money will be needed, available, and allocated. Suggests a path for the new White House in its resource-allocation decisions affecting U.S. national security"--Provided by publisher.
  • Defense Policy Choices for the Bush Administration

    By Michael E. O'Hanlon

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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780815700791
    • Publisher: Brookings Inst Pr
    • Published: March 2001
  • Defense Strategy for the Post-Saddam Era

    By Michael E. O'Hanlon

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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780815764670
    • Publisher: BROOKINGS INSTITUTION
    • Published: March 2005
    "Offers pragmatic policy recommendations for strengthening the U.S. military's ability to respond to international crises, with engagement or deterrence, and protect American citizens while maintaining fiscal responsibility, by expanding ground forces yet containing spending, modernizing weaponry, implementing privatization and reform, and encouraging burden sharing with allies"--Provided by publisher.
  • Expanding Global Military Capacity for Humanitarian Intervention

    By Michael E. O'Hanlon

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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780815764410
    • Publisher: Brookings Inst Pr
    • Published: January 2003
  • Healing the Wounded Giant: Maintaining Military Preeminence while Cutting the Defense Budget

    By Michael E. O'Hanlon

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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780815724858
    • Publisher: Brookings Institution Press
    • Published: May 2013
    Barack Obama may have survived a tenuous economy and a bitter political campaign to secure another four-year term as president, but major partisan debate and division remain. As the Democratic White House and Republican House of Representatives tangle perilously close to a "fiscal cliff," vital priorities hang in the balance. In this, the newest entry in Brookings' long line of defense budget analyses, Michael O'Hanlon considers the best balance between fiscal responsibility and national security in a period of continued economic stress.O'Hanlon believes that savings in the range of what Obama proposed in 2012 are the right goal for defense cost reductions in the coming years. He explains why cuts of the magnitude required by sequestration, and those suggested by the Bowles-Simpson and the Rivlin-Domenici plans for greater fiscal health, are too deep on strategic grounds, particularly in light of America's rebalancing toward Asia and ongoing turbulence in the Middle East.
  • Neither Star Wars Nor Sanctuary

    By Michael E. O'Hanlon

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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780815764571
    • Publisher: BROOKINGS INSTITUTION
    • Published: April 2004
    O'Hanlon (foreign policy studies, Brookings Institution) examines space and its potential as a platform for weaponry. Although several military powers routinely use spy satellites, O'Hanlon notes that no country currently has the capability of deploying weapons or striking objects in space. He gives recent trends in technology and threats that could encourage the US and others to take up space-related weaponry, describes how arms control can be applied to space, and gives ways the US can remain militarily dominant while also slowing the pace of development of space weapons. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
  • Opportunity 08

    By Michael E. O'Hanlon

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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780815764656
    • Publisher: Brookings Inst Pr
    • Published: November 2007
  • Opportunity 08

    By Michael E. O'Hanlon

    Our Price: $27.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780815764717
    • Publisher: Brookings Inst Pr
    • Published: October 2008
  • Protecting the American Homeland

    By Michael E. O'Hanlon

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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780815764533
    • Publisher: Brookings Inst Pr
    • Published: April 2003
  • The Art of War in the Age of Peace

    By Michael E. O'Hanlon

    Our Price: $64.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780275942595
    • Publisher: Greenwood Pub Group
    • Published: August 1992

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