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The World: A Brief Introduction

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"A superb introduction to the world and global issues. Richard Haass has written something that is brief, readable, and yet comprehensive--marked throughout by his trademark intelligence and common sense." --Fareed Zakaria

An invaluable primer from Richard Haass, president of the Council on Foreign Relations, that will help anyone, expert and non-expert alike, navigate a time in which many of our biggest challenges come from the world beyond our borders.

We live in a global era, in which what happens thousands of miles away often affects our lives. Although the United States is bordered by two oceans, those oceans are not moats. And the so-called Vegas rule--what happens there stays there--does not apply. Globalization can be both good and bad, but it is not something that individuals or countries can opt out of. The choice we face is how to respond.

The World focuses on history, what makes each region of the world tick, the many challenges globalization presents, and the most influential countries, events, and ideas, to provide readers with the background they need to make sense of this complicated and interconnected world.

Author: Richard Haass
Publisher: Penguin Books
Published: 05/11/2021
Pages: 400
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.70lbs
Size: 8.10h x 5.30w x 1.00d
ISBN: 9780399562419

About the Author
Dr. Richard Haass is president of the non-partisan Council on Foreign Relations. An experienced diplomat and policymaker, he served as the senior Middle East advisor to President George H.W. Bush and as Director of the Policy Planning Staff under Secretary of State Colin Powell. A recipient of the Presidential Citizens Medal, the State Department's Distinguished Honor Award, and the Tipperary International Peace Award, he is also the author or editor of fourteen other books, including A World in Disarray.