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This FOURTEENTH EDITION of ANNUAL EDITIONS: AMERICAN FOREIGN POLICY provides convenient, inexpensive access to current articles selected from the best of the public press. Organizational features include: an annotated listing of selected World Wide Web sites; an annotated table of contents; a topic guide; a general introduction; brief overviews for each section; a topical index; and an online instructor's resource guide with testing materials. USING ANNUAL EDITIONS IN THE CLASSROOM is offered as a practical guide for instructors. ANNUAL EDITIONS titles are supported by our student website, www.mhcls.com/online.
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UNIT 1 The United States and the World: Strategic Choices Unit Overview 1.The Day Nothing Much Changed,William J. Dobson,Foreign Policy,September/October 2006 Looking back at events in the international system since September 11, 2001, the author concludes that nothing much has changed about its underlying dynamics.The major impact of 9/11 has been to highlight the imbalance of world politicsand the dominance of the United States. 2.How Globalization Went Bad,Steven Weber, et al.,Foreign Policy,January/February 2007 According to the authors, the evils of globalization have become more pronounced.The primary force that produces instability in the international system is American primacy,and the United States is bearing the primary burden of this situation. 3.Hegemony on the Cheap,Colin Dueck,World Policy Journal,Winter 2003/2004 The problems with Bush's foreign policy cannot be fixed by replacing unilateralism with multilateralism. The problems lie in the fact that theliberal assumptionson which it is basedencourage ambitious foreign policy goals, pursued by insufficient meansand resources. This situation is not unique to Bush but dates back to Wilson. 4.The Eagle Has Crash Landed,Immanuel Wallerstein,Foreign Policy,July/August 2002 The United States has become the powerless superpoweraccording to Wallerstein. The same economic, political, and military factors that gave rise to American hegemony are now leading to its inevitable decline. The key question today is, ls"Can the United States devise a way to descend gracefully, or will it crash land in a rapid and dangerous fall?' 5.Grand Strategy for a Divided America,Charles A. Kupchan and Peter L. Trubowitz,Foreign Affairs,July/August 2007 The United States must strike a balance between its goals and its resources. Only then will the United States havea politically solvent strategy that recognizes the deep partisan differences; which, if unattended, threatens to lead to a erratic and incoherent foreign policy. 6.The Palmerstonian Moment,Richard N. Haass,The National Interest,January/February 2008 Lord Palmerston once remarked thatcountries have neither permanent friends nor permanent enemies. They only have permanent interests.Haass argues that these thoughts need to guide U.S. foreign policy, that globalization is largely responsible, and calls for a policy of integration to replace containment. 7.Strategic Fatigue,Graham E. Fuller,The National Interest,Summer 2006 The author argues that "superpower fatigue" has set in and that it threatens to morph into imperial overreach.The problem of superpower fatigue transcends the Bush administration and is universal in scope.Its ultimate lesson is that no sole superpower can promote its universal values without tainting them. UNIT 2: The United States and the World: Regional and Bilateral Relations Unit Overview Part A. Russia 8.Exploiting Rivalries: Putin's Foreign Policy,Mark N. Katz,Current History,October 2004 Putin is determined to see Russia once again acknowledged as a great power.The core element of his strategy is to insert Russia into international situations where disagreement exists, and to exploit the ongoing rivalry as each side seeks to court Ru