We are now only six – SIX! – days away from final publish of Disunited Nations: The Scramble for Power in an Ungoverned World. The book is now in stock everywhere, with advance orders about to be shipped out.
This has been a fun, if exhausting, project to work on this past year and I am absolutely thrilled that the book in about to be in everyone’s hands.
Reviews are starting to come in as well. We’ve already received some great coverage from Kirkus and Publisher’s Weekly. As of yesterday, the hardcover, Kindle and Amazon versions are taking up three of the top five spots on Amazon’s new releases list for Globalization & Politics, while the book has hit B&N’s top 100 list. 🙂
If you’d like to get a copy the day of publish without needing to hunt down a bookstore, you can get on board with the final batch of pre-orders here.
And for those of you who cannot wait, I can offer you my Cutting Room Files – parts of the book that were snipped for length, and then adapted for publish in the context of the day.
In the first of the Cutting Room Files, the Koreans have a hideously distasteful choice to make. They must prepare for a world without the Americans and that means they must find a new security guarantor. The menu of options are not encouraging.
There is good news and bad news for Mexico in the coming Disorder. On one hand, the country has lashed itself to the American market through NAFTA2. On the other hand, cartel violence is only getting worse. Part 2 of the Cutting Room Files.
Unless Canada can get its shit together, the system will split along provincial, economic, demographic and ideological lines. The Canadian election with its minority government wasn’t exactly encouraging. Part 3 of the Cutting Room Files.
In Part 4 of the Cutting Room Files, Japan is a country exceedingly well set up to not simply survive in a world without America, but to dominate its neighborhood. Even if it’s off to a bit of a rocky start…
Brexit provides the Americans with the biggest opportunity to lock the Brits into strategic enslavement since Lend-Lease. This time, it will come in the form of a trade deal. Any realistic alternative seems unlikely. Part 5 of the Cutting Room Files.
The Phase1 trade deal with China is moving forward but its not the major deal Trump was hoping for. That would take a fundamental reshaping of the Chinese economy. Sounds easy… right? Part 6 of the Cutting Room Files.
The Eurozone had enough nails in its coffin before the Trump presidency. Now its looming debt, demographic and security crises are about to feel the pressure of Lighthizer-led America First trade negotiations. Prognosis for Europe? Less than good. Part 7 of the Cutting Room Files.
One of the perks of my work is that I can avoid the squabbles of domestic politics. But the dysfunction is just so loud and the Democrats and Republicans are just so broken… Part 8 of the Cutting Room Files.