American Foreign Policy since World War II

ISBN-10: 1452226717
ISBN-13: 9781452226712
Edition: 19th 2013 (Revised)
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Book details

List price: $65.00
Edition: 19th
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: CQ Press
Publication date: 7/17/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 448
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.408
Language: English

The classic text on American foreign policy, Hook and Spanier’s book has long set the standard in guiding students through the complexities of the field. Giving students the historical context they need, the book allows them to truly grasp the functions and frequent dysfunctions of the nation’s foreign policy agenda.

Maps, Tables, Figures, and Boxes
Preface
The American Approach to Foreign Policy
Learning from Experience
The Roots of American Primacy
Shifts in the Balance of Power
Redefining American Security
The American Sense of Destiny
A Skeptical View of Power Politics
Foreign Policy as Moral Mission
Self-Doubts, Revisionism, and Social Construction
The Cold War
From World War to Cold War
American Wartime Illusions
The Russo-Soviet Approach to Foreign Policy
The Russian Background
The Soviet Ingredient
Soviet Expansion after World War II
U.S.-Soviet Differences
The Soviet Push to the South
The Strategy of Containment
George Kennan and the New Grand Strategy
Alternatives to Containment
Declaring Cold War: The Truman Doctrine
Containment: From Theory to Practice
New Economic and Military Structures
The Bretton Woods System
The National Security Act
Reviving the Western European Allies
The Marshall Plan
Roots of the European Union
European Security and the NATO Alliance
Recurring Conflicts over Berlin
Confronting Revolution in East Asia
The Chinese Revolution
Hot War in Korea
Domestic Pressures for a Global Crusade
Eisenhower's 'New Look' in Foreign Policy
North-South Tensions and the Vietnam War
Developing Countries in the Crossfire
Regional Conflicts in Latin America
Guatemala's Military Coup
The Cuban Missile Crisis
Strong-Arming Chile
Vietnam: The Limits of Containment
Testing the 'Domino Theory'
The Misconduct of Guerrilla Warfare
The Military Battlefield in Vietnam
The Political Battlefield at Home
American Defeat and Withdrawal
Detente and World-Order Politics
Managing the Superpower Rivalry
Henry Kissinger's Worldview
Exploiting the Sino-Soviet Split
Arms Control and 'Linkage'
Carter's Quest for World Order
War and Peace in the Middle East
Early Arab-Israeli Wars
The Camp David Accords
Blowback and the Soviet Power Play
Nicaragua's Sandinista Revolution
America 'Held Hostage' in Iran
The Soviet Takeover in Afghanistan
The Revival of Superpower Confrontation
Reagan's Rhetorical Offensive
Expanding U.S. Military Forces
Opposition to Arms Control
The Strategic Defense Initiative
'Rollback' in Developing Countries
Evaluating the Reagan Doctrine
The Iran-Contra Scandal
Alliance Politics in the Late Cold War
Poland and the Rise of Solidarity
The Missile Debate in Europe
From Confrontation to Conciliation
The End of the Cold War
Bush's Management of the Soviet Collapse
Dismantling Stalin's Empire
Detaching Brezhnev's Outposts
Stabilizing the Nuclear Balance
Endgame: The Collapse of the Core
Reasons for the Soviet Collapse
The Contending Arguments in Perspective
Excesses of the Containment Policy
A Final Appraisal
The New World 'Disorder'
America's 'Unipolar Moment'
Great Expectations after the Cold War
Revived Debates about America's World Role
Clinton's Embrace of'Geoeconomics'
The Course of America's Economic Troubles
Responses by the Clinton Administration
East Asia's Economic 'Miracle'
Promoting Democracy and Sustainable Development
A Grand Strategy of Democratic 'Enlargement'
Support for Sustainable Development
Domestic Challenges to Clinton's Foreign Policy
Old Tensions in a New Order
Sources of Global Fragmentation
War and Peace in the Middle East
Iraq's Challenge in the Persian Gulf
Obstacles to an Arab-Israeli Peace
The Plight of 'Failed States'
Somalia and Central Africa
Haiti
Nuclear Brinkmanship in South Asia
Lessons from the Regional Crises
The Shifting European Landscape
Western Europe: From Community to Union
Jump-Starting Democracy in Eastern Europe
NATO's Search for a New Mission
'Ethnic Cleansing' in the Balkans
The Dayton Accords
The Kosovo Showdown
U.S.-Russian Relations under Stress
Internal Challenges to Reform
Unrest in the 'Near Abroad'
America under Fire
Strains in the Unipolar Order
The Globalization Backlash
Retreat from Multilateralism
The Growing Threat of 'Sacred Terror'
Early Warnings and Responses
The al Qaeda Connection
Terror in the Morning Sky
Elements of Counterterrorism
Intelligence
Diplomacy
Homeland Security
A Grand Strategy of Primacy and Preemption
Hot Wars in Afghanistan and Iraq
The Afghanistan Campaign
Benign Neglect after the Cold War
Phase 1: Dislodging the Taliban
Phase 2: Nation Building in Rugged Terrain
Renewed Hostilities against Iraq
Making the Case for War
Operation Iraqi Freedom
A Race against Time
The 'New Way Forward'
Flashbacks to Vietnam
A World of Trouble
Legacies oftheBushEra
Internal Threats to Democracy
The Financial Collapse of 2008
Obama's Call for 'Renewal'
Unfinished Business in the War on Terror
The Pakistani Tinderbox
Target bin Laden
Withdrawal from Iraq
Ongoing Threats of Nuclear Proliferation
Iran's Quest for 'Nuclear Rights'
Nuclear Brinkmanship in North Korea
The Balance of Power in Flux
Cracks in the Unipolar Order
The Arab Spring and U.S. Response
Regime Change in Tunisia and Egypt
NATO's Libya Gambit
Contagion in the Middle East
China's Pacific Challenge
Struggles in Russia and the 'Eurozone'
Rediscovering America
U.S. Administrations since World War II
Chronology of Significant Events, 1945-2011
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Select Blogs on American Foreign Policy
Index
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