9780205567935

Cases in American Foreign Policy

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  • ISBN13:

    9780205567935

  • ISBN10:

    0205567932

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2/8/2012
  • Publisher: Pearson

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Summary

Debuting in its first edition, Cases in American Foreign Policyis a unique country-by-country analysis of American national interests in the 21stcentury. Emphasizing the daily conduct of foreign policy, each of the 12 original case studies looks at what interests are at stake, what domestic and international factors affect the realization of those interests, and what scenarios exists for future U.S. relations. Drilling past theoretical generalization and looking at the specific characteristics and history of each relationship, Cases in American Foreign Policynot only assesses how American policymakers pursue their priorities but how foreign governments respond and demonstrate their willingness to work with the U.S.

Author Biography

Donald M. Snow is Professor of Political Science at the University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa. He is the author of numerous books and articles on national security, international conflict, and American foreign policy.

Table of Contents

PART A. OLD ADVERSARIES AND NEW REALITIES

Chapter 1. Russia: Negotiating and Shaping Relations with a Former Adversary

Chapter 2. China: Coping with a Dynamic Adversary Turned Ambiguous Partner

 

PART B. NUCLEAR PROLIFERATION RESIDUES

Chapter 3. Iran: Facing Down Regional Aspirations and Nuclear Weapons

Chapter 4. North Korea: Balancing Recognition and the Nuclear Card

 

PART C. CHANGING INTERESTS WITH REGIONAL RIVALS

Chapter 5. India: Befriending and Redefining Relations with a Rising Democracy

Chapter 6. Pakistan: Bolstering a Potential Failed State and Ally

 

PART D. THE LEGACIES OF 9/11

Chapter 7. Iraq: Making the Best of the Aftermath of a Controversial War and Occupation

Chapter 8. Afghanistan: Containing and Ending a Protracted Conflict

 

PART E. DOMESTIC POLITICS AND NEIGHBORING STATES

Chapter 9. Mexico: Reconciling Common Borders with Underlying Tensions

Chapter 10. Cuba: Balancing Domestic and International Interests

 

PART F. CONFLICTING INTERESTS IN A GLOBAL HOT SPOT

Chapter 11. Israel: Recognizing and Coping with Tensions with a Special Ally

Chapter 12. Egypt: Searching for Adjustments to the Consequences of the Arab Spring

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