World on the Brink: How America Can Beat China in the Race for the Twenty-First Century (Hardcover)

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The leading national security expert who predicted Putin’s intention to invade Ukraine argues that China’s Xi Jinping is preparing to conquer Taiwan in the coming years—with dire stakes for America and the world if he is not deterred

We are fully in the midst of Cold War II, this time with China. Taiwan is a new West Berlin, a perilous strategic flashpoint where localized events could trigger a devastating war between nuclear powers.
But this outcome is far from inevitable. Laying out the grand strategy for the United States and allies to avoid this fate, the highly respected security analyst Dmitri Alperovitch reveals key actions that could enable America to win the race for the twenty-first century. This sharp, timely book is the essential blueprint for preventing a catastrophe.

About the Author

Dmitri Alperovitch is a cofounder and chairman of Silverado Policy Accelerator, a national security think tank. He is also the cofounder of CrowdStrike, one of the world’s largest cybersecurity companies. He has been named in Foreign Policy’s Top 100 Leading Global Thinkers and MIT Technology Review’s Top 35 Innovators Under 35. Alperovitch serves on the Department of Homeland Security’s Advisory Council and has previously served as a special advisor to the Department of Defense. He is the host of the Geopolitics Decanted podcast.
Garrett M. Graff is the New York Times–bestselling author of several books on politics and national security, including The Only Plane in the Sky, Watergate, and UFO. The former editor of Politico and a current contributor to Wired and CNN, Graff also serves as the founding director of the Aspen Institute’s cybersecurity program.

Praise For…

"A thorough investigation of 'America’s top foreign policy challenge'...Deeply insightful advice for the coming decades."—Kirkus Reviews

“An urgent, thought-provoking warning about one of the biggest challenges facing America today. A must-read on the most important issue in the world!”

GENERAL DAVID PETRAEUS, US Army (ret.), former director of the CIA

“The stakes of Cold War II could not be greater. Alperovitch, one of our nation’s foremost experts on technology and national security, has skillfully crafted a game plan for freedom to once again be the victor. This is a book that needs to be read by all Americans.”

REP. MIKE GALLAGHER, chairman, Select Committee on the Chinese Communist Party

World on the Brink is a clear-eyed analysis of Cold War II and a game plan for winning it. Provocative and insightful, this is essential reading for understanding the American-made world order and the threats it faces.”

CHRIS MILLER, New York Times–bestselling author of Chip War

“Deeply researched and provocative, this is a powerful call to arms for Washington’s policy makers and a must-read for anyone watching global affairs, the twenty-first-century tech sector, and international business.”

GILLIAN TETT, columnist and editorial board, Financial Times

“This is the first book to read if you want to understand the geopolitical landscape, what choices must be made, and how that will impact all of us.”

JAMES LITINSKY, founder, chairman, and CEO of MP Materials

Product Details
ISBN: 9781541704091
ISBN-10: 1541704096
Publisher: PublicAffairs
Publication Date: April 30th, 2024
Pages: 400
Language: English