American Foreign Policy since World War II

ISBN-10: 0872899691

ISBN-13: 9780872899698

Edition: 18th 2009 (Revised)

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As distinctive as it has been, the Bush administration¿s foreign policy still fits within Hook and Spanier¿s coherent theme of American exceptionalism. Chances are that the Obama administration, no matter how different it may be, will also share this orientation in important ways, thereby giving your students the historical context they need to understand not just the past eight years, but the full history of American foreign policy since World War II. This revision to their classic text is much more than a simple update. Careful editing and streamlining of key chapters keep the book relevant and accessible, while placing recent events in their proper perspective. Key revisions include: * Previously separate chapters on U.S. relations with the developing world and U.S. involvement in Vietnam have been combined to show the collision of East- West and North-South relations. * Chapters on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are thoroughly updated. * Full treatment is given to the current economic crisis. * A new concluding chapter makes note of the changing of the guard from Bush to the Obama administration, and looks ahead to Obama¿s leadership, strategic goals, and policy initiatives. Students will also find abundant resources in new or updated tables, figures, and maps, as well as a robust set of appendixes and end-of-chapter materials, including a chronology of world events and annotated web resources.
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List price: $61.00
Edition: 18th
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: CQ Press
Publication date: 7/7/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 465
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.210
Language: English

Maps, Tables, Figures, and Boxes
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
The Depreciation 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
The Geopolitics of Containing Moscow
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
Nuclear Strategy and the 'Balance of Terror'
North-South Tensions and the Vietnam War
Developing Countries in the Crossfire
Regional Conflicts in Africa and the Middle East
National Breakdown in the Congo
Regional Rivalries: The Arab-Israeli Wars
U.S. Policy toward Latin America
Guatemala's Military Coup
The Cuban Missile Crisis
Vietnam: The Limits of Containment
Eisenhower's 'Domino Theory'
The Misconduct of Guerrilla Warfare
The Military Battlefield in Vietnam
The Political Battlefield at Home
American Defeat and Withdrawal
D�tente and World-Order Politics
Managing the Superpower Rivalry
The Kissinger Philosophy
Exploiting the Sino-Soviet Split
Arms Control and the Linkage Strategy
Disillusionment with D�tente
Carter's Quest for World Order
A New Emphasis on Human Rights
Recognizing Global Interdependence
Carter's Middle East Breakthrough
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
Abuses of 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
Reducing Arms and 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
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
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
The Pakistani Tinderbox
Renewed Hostilities against Iraq
Making the Case for War
Operation Iraqi Freedom
A Race against Time
A 'New Way Forward'
Flashbacks to Vietnam
A World of Trouble
New Threats of Nuclear Proliferation
Breakout in North Korea
Iran's Quest for 'Nuclear Rights'
Renewed Bloodshed in Israel
A Russian Power Play
Economic Strains and a Global Crisis
East Asia's Reversal of Fortune
Rising Discontent in Latin America
The Financial Collapse of 2008
Conclusion: America's Reckoning
The Balance of Power in Flux
Internal Threats to Democracy
Return of the 'Imperical' Presidency?
New Restrictions on Personal Freedom
Redefining Torture of War Prisoners
A New President and Vision
Obama's Unlikely Rise to Power
Changing Course in Foreign Policy
Prospects for Renewal
U.S. Administrations since World War II
Chronology of Significant Events
Select Bibliography
Select Web Sites
Select Blogs on American Foreign Policy
Photo Credits
About the Authors
Soviet Expansion in Europe, 1939-1948
The Korean War, 1950-1953
U.S. Cold War Alliances
Africa in 1945
Africa Today
Latin America
The Vietnam War
Post-Soviet Eurasia after 1991
The Persian Gulf, with Key Oil Fields and Pipelines
South Asia
The European Union
The Former Yugoslavia
The War in Afghanistan, Autumn 2001
Ethnic and Religious Groups in Iraq
Figures (cont.)
U.S. War Casualties in Iraq, March 2003-February 2009
Falling Fortunes: Index of Four Global Stock Markets, September 30-October 27, 2008
Impact and Influence Boxes
Woodrow Wilson
George Kennan
Mao Zedong
Fidel Castro
Robert McNamara
Anwar Sadat, Jimmy Carter, and Menachem Begin
Oliver North
Mikhali Gorbachev and Boris Yeltsin
Jesse Helms
Yasir Arafat
Madeleine Albright
Osama bin Laden
Saddam Hussein
Vladimir Putin and Hu Jintao
Hillary Clinton
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