War by Other Means: Geoeconomics and Statecraft, Robert D. Blackwill and Jennifer M. Harris (Cambridge: Harvard University Press).


War by Other Means: Geoeconomics and Statecraft is an assessment of geo-economics directly aimed at the policy makers and academia. The primary focus of the book is China’s use of geo-economics as a tool of statecraft, and how this tool has been neglected by the US to achieve its foreign policy and national security objectives.

The opening of the book is an investigation to find a precise definition of the term ‘geo-economics,’ a term extensively used in the US foreign policy circles. However, the authors do offer a definition on page 20. A part of the chapter one is dedicated to how the debate over geo-economics have been neglected by the scholarly circles over the years. As recognised by Susan Strange, political issue received more focus as compared to economics in international relations till 1970.

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