Foreword to the Paperback Edition Introduction PART I: The Return of History Brave New World American Primacy China's Rise A Post-European World The Wannabe Major Powers The Global Gap Reasons for Optimism Reason for Worry The Middle East Morass The Consequences of History's Return PART II: Restoration Abroad Doctrines and Democracy Saving Lives Taking on Terrorists Integration Restoration A Defensible Defense Part III: Restoration at Home The Deficit and the Debt Energy Education Infrastructure Immigration Economic Growth Politics Conclusion
Richard N. Haass, president of the Council on Foreign Relations since July 2003, was previously director of policy planning for the Department of State, where he was a principal advisor to Colin Powell. From 1989-1993, he was special assistant to President George H. W. Bush and senior director for the Near East and South Asia on the staff of the National Security Council. Haass also served in the Reagan and Carter administrations. The recipient of the State Department's Distinguished honour Award and the Presidential Citizens Medal, he is the author or editor of twelve other books. Haass lives in New York City.
Robert M. Gates "A perceptive diagnosis and common sense prescription for what ails us as a nation. It is a practical guide for those who believe America's continued global leadership is critical in the twenty-first century, but who believe it must be anchored in restoration at home and more effective use of all the tools of American foreign policy abroad." Michael R. Bloomberg "Richard Haass is one of America's most insightful and experienced thinkers. In Foreign Policy Begins at Home, Haass explains why our ability to wield power and influence abroad will depend on our confronting pressing challenges at home. He offers a sobering look at the domestic policies that are undermining our international competitiveness-and a thoughtful roadmap for strengthening America's position on the global stage." Madeleine K. Albright "A concise, comprehensive guide to America's critical policy choices at home and overseas. Richard Haass writes without a partisan agenda, but with a passion for solutions designed to restore our country's strength and enable us to lead." Foreign Affairs "Haass delivers a cogent picture of the world and supports it with sharp and precise arguments." American Diplomacy "A must read for aspiring diplomats."