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Power in Uncertain Times: Strategy in the Fog of Peace

Emily Goldman


The United States faces a complex and rapidly shifting international security landscape. Forces of ethnic and religious extremism, diffusion of information technologies, proliferation of mass destruction weapons, and newly empowered non-state actors are just some of the trends whose complex interplay will produce unanticipated threats. Yet, while the future is more uncertain today than during the Cold War, we currently have a window of opportunity for shaping a more favorable future. The challenge for the United States, and for all states, is not just to manage uncertainty but also to prevail ... More

Keywords: United States, international security, religious extremism, information technologies, mass destruction weapons, non-state actors, Cold War, uncertainty, strategic choices, military leaders

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780804757263
Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: June 2013 DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804757263.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Emily Goldman, author