Clashing Views in American Foreign Policy

ISBN-10: 0073545643
ISBN-13: 9780073545646
Edition: 5th 2010
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List price: $48.00
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Publication date: 5/12/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

This Fourth Edition of TAKING SIDES: CLASHING VIEWS IN AMERICAN FOREIGN POLICY presents current controversial issues in a debate-style format designed to stimulate student interest and develop critical thinking skills. Each issue is thoughtfully framed with an issue summary, an issue introduction, and a postscript. An instructors manual with testing material is available for each volume.

The United States and the World: Strategic Choices
Is American Hegemony Good for the United States and the World?
YES: Michael Mandelbaum, from "David's Friend Goliath," Foreign Policy (January/February 2006)
NO: Jack Snyder, from "Imperial Temptations," The National Interest (Spring 2003)
Is the United States in Decline?
YES: Richard N. Haass, from "The Age of Nonpolarity: What Will Follow U.S. Dominance," Foreign Affairs (May/June 2008)
NO: Robert J. Lieber, from "Falling Upwards: Declinism, the Box Set," World Affairs Journal (Summer 2008)
Should Promoting Democracy Abroad Be a Top U.S. Priority?
YES: Joseph Siegle, from "Developing Democracy: Democratizers' Surprisingly Bright Development Record," Harvard International Review (Summer 2004)
NO: Tamara Cofman Wittes, from "Arab Democracy, American Ambivalence," The Weekly Standard (February 23, 2004)
U.S. National Security Issues
Should the United States Withdraw from Iraq Expeditiously?
YES: Marc Lynch, from "How to Get Out of Iraq," Foreign Policy (January 2009)
NO: David H. Petraeus, from "Testimony to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs and the Committee on Armed Services" (September 10, 2007)
Should the United States Preemptively Attack Iran's Emerging Nuclear Weapons Capability?
YES: Norman Podhoretz, from "Stopping Iran: Why the Case for Military Action Still Stands," Commentary (February 2008)
NO: Scott D. Sagan, from "How to Keep the Bomb from Iran," Foreign Affairs (September/October 2006)
Should the United States Negotiate with the Taliban?
YES: Barnett R. Rubin and Ahmed Rashid, from "From Great Game to Grand Bargain: Ending Chaos in Afghanistan and Pakistan," Foreign Affairs (November/December 2008)
NO: Joseph J. Collins, from "To Further Afghan Reconciliation: Fight Harder," Small Wars Journal (October 31, 2008)
Should the United States Allow Russia More Leeway in Eurasia in Exchange for Russian Help in Stopping Iran's Nuclear Program?
YES: Nikolas Gvosdev, from "Parting with Illusions: Developing a Realistic Approach to Relations with Russia," CATO Institute, Policy Analysis No. 611 (February 29, 2008)
NO: Stephen Sestanovich, from "What Has Moscow Done? Rebuilding U.S.-Russian Relations" Foreign Affairs (November/December 2008)
The United States and the World: Regional and Bilateral Relations
Should the United States Challenge a Rising China?
YES: Aaron L. Friedberg, from "Are We Ready for China?" Commentary (October 2007)
NO: Christopher Layne, from "China's Challenge to US Hegemony," Current History ( January 2008)
Should the United States Seek Negotiations and Engagement with North Korea?
YES: David C. Kang, from "The Debate over North Korea," Political Science Quarterly (vol. 119, no. 2, 2004)
NO: Victor D. Cha, from "The Debate over North Korea" Political Science Quarterly (vol. 119, no. 2, 2004)
Should the United States Engage Hamas?
YES: Steven A. Cook and Shibley Telhami, from "Addressing the Arab-Israeli Conflict," in Richard Haass and Martin Indyk, eds., Restoring the Balance: Middle East Strategy for the Next President (Saban Center at Brookings and the Council on Foreign Relations, 2009)
NO: David Pollock, from "Conclusions: Next Step Toward Peace," in David Pollock, ed., Prevent Breakdown, Prepare for Breakthrough: How President Obama Can Promote Israeli-Palestinian Peace, Washington Institute for Near East Policy, Policy Focus #90 (December 2008)
Should the United States Contribute to a NATO Peacekeeping Force to Encourage and Guarantee an Israeli-Palestinian Peace?
YES: Daniel Klaidman, from "A Plan of Attack for Peace," Newsweek (January 12, 2009)
NO: Montgomery C. Meigs, from "Realities of a Third-Party Force in Gaza," Washington Institute for Near East Policy, Policy Watch, #1451 (January 8, 2008)
Should the United States Continue Sanctions on Cuba?
YES: Otto J. Reich, from "Testimony Before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation" (May 21, 2002)
NO: Ernesto Zedillo and Thomas R. Pickering, from "Rethinking U.S.-Latin American Relations," A Report of the Partnership for the Americas Commission, The Brookings Institution (November 2008)
Is Loosening Immigration Regulations Good for the United States?
YES: George W. Bush, from "Letting the People Who Contribute to Society Stay," Vital Speeches of the Day (May 15, 2006)
NO: Mark Krikorian, from "Not So Realistic: Why Some Would-Be Immigration Reformers Don't Have the Answer," National Review (September 12, 2005)
U.S. International Economic and Environmental Issues
Are Free Trade and Economic Liberalism Good for the United States?
YES: Matthew J. Slaughter, from "An Auto Bailout Would Be Terrible for Free Trade," The Wall Street Journal (November 20, 2008)
NO: Andrew N. Liveris, from "Working Toward a (New) U.S. Industrial Policy," Speech delivered to the Detroit Economic Club, Detroit, MI (September 22, 2008)
Is Fighting Climate Change Worth the Cost?
YES: Bill McKibben, from "Think Again: Climate Change," Foreign Policy ( January/February 2009)
NO: Jim Manzi, from "The Icarus Syndrome: Should We Pay Any Price to Avoid the Consequences of Global Warming?" The Weekly Standard (September 8, 2008)
Is It Realistic for the United States to Move Toward Greater Energy Independence?
YES: Nathan E. Hultman, from "Can the World Wean Itself from Fossil Fuels?" Current History (November 2007)
NO: Philip J. Deutch, from "Energy Independence," Foreign Policy (November/December 2005)
The United States and International Rules, Norms, and Institutions
Is It Justifiable to Put Suspected Terrorists under Great Physical Duress?
YES: Charles Krauthammer, from "The Truth about Torture: It's Time to Be Honest about Doing Terrible Things," The Weekly Standard (December 5, 2005)
NO: Andrew Sullivan, from "The Abolition of Torture," The New Republic (December 19, 2005)
Can Humanitarian Intervention Be Justified?
YES: Kenneth Roth, from "Setting the Standard: Justifying Humanitarian Intervention," Harvard International Review (Spring 2004)
NO: Alan J. Kuperman, from "Humanitarian Hazard: Revising Doctrines of Intervention," Harvard International Review (Spring 2004)

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