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Carpenter, Ted Galen

Works: 99 works in 321 publications in 2 languages and 11,457 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction
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Most widely held works by Ted Galen Carpenter
Peace & freedom : foreign policy for a constitutional republic by Ted Galen Carpenter( )

13 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 1,064 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

America confronts an array of international challenges and opportunities in the 21st century
Perilous partners : the benefits and pitfalls of America's alliances with authoritarian regimes by Ted Galen Carpenter( )

7 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 957 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American leaders have cooperated with regimes around the world that are, to varying degrees, repressive or corrupt. Such cooperation is said to serve the national interest. But these partnerships also contravene the nation's commitments to democratic governance, civil liberties, and free markets. During the Cold War, policymakers were casual about sacrificing important values for less-than-compelling strategic rationales. Since the attacks on 9/11, similar ethical compromises have taken place, although policymakers now seem more selective than their Cold War-era counterparts. Americans want a foreign policy that pursues national interests while observing American values. How might that reconciliation of interest and morality be accomplished? In Perilous Partners, authors Ted Galen Carpenter and Malou Innocent provide a strategy for resolving the ethical dilemmas between interests and values faced by Washington. They propose maintaining an arm's-length relationship with authoritarian regimes, emphasizing that the United States must not operate internationally in ways that routinely pollute American values. It is a strategy based on ethical pragmatism, which is the best way to reconcile America's strategic interests and its fundamental values. Perilous Partners creates a strategy for conducting an effective U.S. foreign policy without betraying fundamental American values. -- from dust jacket
Smart power : toward a prudent foreign policy for America by Ted Galen Carpenter( )

8 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 869 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trying to thwart the drive to war against Iraq -- Assessing the Iraq debacle -- America's other war : Afghanistan -- The War on Terror -- Attempting to head off war against Iran -- Prospects for peace and democracy in the Middle East -- New approaches for the troubled Korean peninsula -- The dangerous Taiwan issue -- A delicate relationship with China -- NATO, the Balkans, and relations with Russia -- The disastrous war on drugs -- The connection between foreign policy and domestic liberty
The fire next door : Mexico's drug violence and the danger to America by Ted Galen Carpenter( Book )

5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 836 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since Mexican President Felipe Calderón initiated a military offensive against his country's powerful drug cartels in December 2006, some 44,000 people have perished, and the drugs continue to flow. The growing violence has created concerns that Mexico could become a failed state, as United States political leaders also worry that the corruption and violence is seeping across the border into the US. But, as detailed by the author, the current US-backed strategies for trying to stem Mexico's drug violence have been a disaster. Carpenter details the growing horror overtaking Mexico and makes the case that the only effective strategy is to de-fund the Mexican drug cartels. Boldly conveyed here, such a blow requires the US, the principal consumer market for illegal drugs, to abandon its failed drug prohibition policy, thereby eliminating the lucrative black-market premium and greatly reducing the financial resources of drug cartels. A refusal to renounce prohibition means that Mexico's agony will likely worsen and pose even more significant problems for the US
Bad neighbor policy : Washington's futile war on drugs in Latin America by Ted Galen Carpenter( Book )

17 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 829 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Publisher Description (unedited publisher data) Counter The domestic phase of Washington's war on drugs has received considerable criticism over the years from a variety of individuals. Until recently, however, most critics have not stressed the damage that the international phase of the drug war has done to our Latin American neighbors. That lack of attention has begun to change and Ted Carpenter chronicles our disenchantment with the hemispheric drug war. Some prominent Latin American political leaders have finally dared to criticize Washington while at the same time, the U.S. government seems determined to perpetuate, if not intensify, the antidrug crusade. Spending on federal antidrug measures also continues to increase, and the tactics employed by drug war bureaucracy, both here and abroad, bring the inflammatory "drug war" metaphor closer to reality. Ending the prohibitionist system would produce numerous benefits for both Latin American societies and the United States. In a book deriving from his work at the CATO Institute, Ted Carpenter paints a picture of this ongoing fiasco
The captive press : foreign policy crises and the First Amendment by Ted Galen Carpenter( Book )

7 editions published between 1995 and 2001 in English and held by 774 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Carpenter argues that although freedom of the press has not been killed in action during the many international crises of the 20th century, it has been seriously wounded. One of the most essential tasks of the post-Cold War era is to restore it to health
America's coming war with China : a collision course over Taiwan by Ted Galen Carpenter( Book )

14 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 647 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"One issue could lead to a disastrous war between the United States and China in the next five to ten years: Taiwan. In early 2005 China passed an anti-secession law that authorized the use of force against Taiwan should it declare independence, raising tensions in a region where emotions are already running high. Many see the move as one step closer to war breaking out between China and Taiwan. A growing number of Taiwanese want independence for their island and regard mainland China as an alien nation. Mainland Chinese believe Taiwan was stolen from China more than a century ago, and their patience about getting it back is wearing thin. Washington officially endorses a "one China" policy but also sells arms to Taiwan and maintains an implicit pledge to defend it from attack. That policy invites miscalculation by both Taiwan and China. The three parties are on a collision course, and unless something dramatic changes, an armed conflict is virtually inevitable within a decade. In America's Coming War with China, Carpenter warns what the U.S. must do - quickly - to avoid being dragged into war."--Jacket
Delusions of grandeur : the United Nations and global intervention( Book )

10 editions published between 1997 and 2003 in English and held by 599 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

NATO enlargement : illusions and reality by Ted Galen Carpenter( Book )

9 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in English and held by 473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The decision to expand NATO eastward is a fateful venture that has received surprisingly little public attention. Advocates of enlargement insist that the step will foster cooperation, consolidate democracy, and promote stability throughout Europe. But the contributors to this volume conclude that an expanded NATO is a dubious, potentially disastrous idea. Instead of healing the wounds of the Cold War, it threatens to create a new division of Europe and undermine friendly relations with Russia. Even worse, it will establish expensive, dangerous, and probably unsustainable security obligations for the United States."--BOOK JACKET
NATO's empty victory : a postmortem on the Balkan War by Ted Galen Carpenter( Book )

12 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Korean conundrum : America's troubled relations with North and South Korea by Ted Galen Carpenter( Book )

13 editions published between 2004 and 2015 in English and held by 464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The United States seems to be heading directly toward a confrontation with North Korea, as Koreans in the South and nations around the world anxiously witness mounting tension. Carpenter and Bandow take a look at the twin crises now afflicting U.S. policy in East Asia : the reemergence of North Korea's nuclear weapons program and the growing anti-American sentiment in South Korea. They question whether Washington's East Asia security strategy makes sense with American forces spread thin with the Iraq war and with the looming prospect of U.S. troops stationed in South Korea becoming nuclear hostages. Carpenter and Bandow put forth the most provocative solution yet to this gnarled and dangerous situation."--Jacket
A search for enemies : America's alliances after the cold war by Ted Galen Carpenter( Book )

7 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 448 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The passing of the Cold War is the most important development of the late 20th century, yet the United States clings tenaciously to old policies. Both the Bush administration and Democratic leaders have insisted on perpetuating a host of obsolete alliances, including NATO and the alliance with Japan, which cost American taxpayers nearly $150 billion a year. Ted Galen Carpenter, director of foreign policy studies at the Cato Institute, offers a provocative critique of that status quo strategy." "Although Washington's outdated alliances have no real adversary or credible mission, Carpenter says, they hold the potential to embroil the United States in obscure conflicts, ethnic and otherwise, that have little relevance to America's legitimate security concerns. As an alternative, he proposes "strategic independence," under which the United States would act only to defend vital interests - the republic's physical integrity, political independence, or domestic liberty." "Carpenter calls for "the foreign policy equivalent of zero-based budgeting," insisting that because of the dramatic changes in the world caused by the collapse of the Soviet Union, "all alliances must be justified anew, regardless of any utility they may have had during the Cold War." He places under the microscope America's multilateral treaty obligations to defend other nations - NATO; ANZUS, which links the United States, Australia, and New Zealand; and the Rio Treaty, which provides a collective defense arrangement for the Western Hemisphere. He also examines four important bilateral security agreements - with Japan, South Korea, the Philippines, and Pakistan. This is the book on a new foreign policy for the United States."--Jacket
NATO at 40 : confronting a changing world( Book )

10 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beyond NATO : staying out of Europe's wars by Ted Galen Carpenter( Book )

8 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Cold War is over, the Soviet Union is gone, and America faces no other great-power threat to its security. Yet Washington continues to spend $90 billion a year on the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. In Beyond NATO: Staying Out of Europe's Wars, Ted Galen Carpenter argues that the United States needs to adopt an entirely new policy toward Europe. He contends that preserving NATO is unnecessary because the West European nations now have the economic and military resources to protect their own security. Proposals to expand NATO into Central and Eastern Europe - including the Clinton administration's Partnership for Peace - are especially dangerous. Enlarging the alliance would risk a military confrontation with Moscow over a region in which Russia has long-standing political and security interests. Perhaps even worse, a larger NATO would entangle America in the numerous parochial quarrels and conflicts of the East European nations themselves. Carpenter warns that the Bosnian war is the kind of problem that NATO will repeatedly encounter if it moves east. He calls on the United States to withdraw from the alliance, encourage the European powers to take responsibility for the stability of their own region, and form a more limited and flexible security relationship with Western Europe. Above all, he urges U.S. policymakers to remain aloof from European conflicts that do not have a direct and significant bearing on America's vital interests
China's future : constructive partner or emerging threat? by Ted Galen Carpenter( Book )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book is the outgrowth of a September 1999 Cato Institute conference 'Whither China? The PRC at 50'"--p. ix. Includes bibliographical references and index
Collective defense or strategic independence? : alternative strategies for the future by Ted Galen Carpenter( Book )

11 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

America entangled : the Persian Gulf crisis and its consequences( Book )

6 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

NATO enters the 21st century( Book )

16 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"NATO's military intervention in Yugoslavia highlights the choices and problems confronting the alliance as it enters the new century. An alliance created to keep Western Europe out of the Soviet orbit during the Cold War has sought to reinvent itself as a 'crisis-management' organization to suppress conflicts on Europe's periphery - and perhaps beyond." "Is NATO suited to playing such a role, or is the alliance a Cold War anachronism?" "How will Russia react to an enlarged NATO focused on out-of-area peacekeeping and conflict-prevention missions?" "Are there alternative security institutions that might better address Europe's security needs in the post-Cold War era?"--Jacket
The U.S.-South Korean alliance : time for a change( Book )

3 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The inconclusive outcome of the Korean War left a peninsula divided between two nations engaged in a deadly cold war. An important aspect of the continuing hostilities was America's security guarantee to South Korea. Despite enormous geopolitical changes wrought by the accelerating collapse of communism, the United States has a standing pledge to go to war if necessary to thwart a North Korean attack. This volume assesses the current and future viability of the U.S.-South Korean alliance from military, political, and economic perspectives. Currently South Korea enjoys an enormous economic edge over the Communist North whose stagnant economy labors under the strain of excessive military spending and increasing political isolation. Citing these factors in light of the worldwide Communist retreat, Ted Galen Carpenter, Stephen D. Goose, Doug Bandow, Selig Harrison, and Dae-Sook Suh argue in favor of a gradual U.S. military disengagement. They point out crucial weaknesses in North Korea's political and military infrastructure and demonstrate that South Korea has grown increasingly capable of defending itself against Northern aggression. Far more skeptical than the other authors concerning changes in current deployments, A. James Gregor and Daryl M. Plunk contend that belief in the demise of the Cold War in Asia is overly optimistic. They cite the continuing presence of a formidable Soviet force in the region and note that an American pullout might be an inducement to Chinese adventurism. Chapters by Edward A. Olson?sic? and Changsu Kim outline practical approaches to revising South Korea's current defense strategy, and in a concluding statement Senator Tim Worth?sic? of Colorado speculates on the future of U.S.-South Korean relations and argues for disengagement in the context of a sharp reduction in the confrontation between North and South. This timely and wide-ranging presentation of views will be of interest to foreign policy analysts, political scientists, economists, and specialists in strategic affairs and area studies
The future of NATO by Ted Galen Carpenter( Book )

12 editions published between 1968 and 2013 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Otte artikler på engelsk om NATOS fremtid set i lyset af Warsawapagtens sammenbrud og Sovjetunionens opløsning
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Bad neighbor policy : Washington's futile war on drugs in Latin America
Alternative Names
Carpenter, Ted 1947-

Carpenter, Ted G.

Carpenter, Ted G. 1947-

Carpenter, Ted Galen

Galen Carpenter Ted

Galen Carpenter, Ted 1947-

카펜터, 테드 게일런

カーペンター, テッド・G

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Smart power : toward a prudent foreign policy for AmericaBad neighbor policy : Washington's futile war on drugs in Latin AmericaThe captive press : foreign policy crises and the First AmendmentAmerica's coming war with China : a collision course over TaiwanDelusions of grandeur : the United Nations and global interventionNATO enlargement : illusions and realityNATO's empty victory : a postmortem on the Balkan WarThe Korean conundrum : America's troubled relations with North and South Korea