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War by Other MeansBy Ambassador Robert D. Blackwill, Jennifer M. Harris

In a Nutshell

This book, by Ambassador Robert D. Blackwill and Jennifer M. Harris, introduces readers to the concept of geoeconomics and its importance in achieving geopolitical goals.

Favorite Quote

Despite having the most powerful economy on earth, the United States too often reaches for the gun instead of the purse in its international conduct.

Robert D. Blackwill & Jennifer M. Harris


Since the start of the 20th century, the United States has been a world power, effectively expanding its geopolitical agenda through its strong economy and powerful militarized efforts.

The emergence of new global powers with conflicting agendas, such as China and Russia, has left many wondering how the U.S. can maintain its power in the presence of new competition.

War by Other Means, by Ambassador Robert D. Blackwill and academic and foreign policy expert Jennifer M. Harris, focuses on the emergence of geoeconomics as a method of leveraging economic tools to further political agendas.

Throughout the book, Blackwill and Harris break down the basics of geoeconomics alongside contemporary examples, with an extensive focus on current U.S. foreign policy tactics and how they can be changed for the better.

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