American Foreign Policy Since World War II

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  • Edition: 12th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1990-01-01
  • Publisher: Cq Pr

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Table of Contents

Maps and Featured Figuresp. x
Prefacep. xi
The American Approach to Foreign Policyp. 1
Learning from Experiencep. 4
The Volatile State Systemp. 6
The American National Stylep. 10
Self-Doubts and Revisionist Historiesp. 19
From World War to Cold Warp. 24
American Wartime Illusionsp. 25
The Russo-Soviet Approach to Foreign Policyp. 29
Soviet Expansion after World War IIp. 33
Toward the Strategy of Containmentp. 38
Declaring Cold War: The Truman Doctrinep. 48
Containment: From Theory to Practicep. 52
New Economic and Military Structuresp. 54
Reviving the Western European Alliesp. 57
Confronting Revolution in East Asiap. 68
Domestic Pressures for a Global Crusadep. 79
Nuclear Strategy and the "Balance of Terror"p. 82
Developing Countries in the Crossfirep. 88
Obstacles to Political and Economic Developmentp. 91
Clashing Models of Economic Developmentp. 100
Regional Conflicts in Africa and the Middle Eastp. 104
U.S. Policy toward Latin Americap. 109
Superpower Confrontation in Cubap. 113
Vietnam and the Cost of Containmentp. 122
Ejection of the French from Vietnamp. 123
The 'Domino Theory' and U.S. Interventionp. 126
The Perils of Incrementalismp. 130
The Misconduct of Guerrilla Warfarep. 133
Disengagement from Vietnamp. 141
Congress versus the 'Imperial Presidency'p. 145
The Era of Superpower Detentep. 149
Managing the Superpower Rivalryp. 152
Arms Control as the Centerpiece of Detentep. 163
The Limitations of Detentep. 166
Disillusionment with Detentep. 172
Jimmy Carter and World-Order Politicsp. 175
Recognizing Global Interdependencep. 177
A Focus on North-South Relationsp. 180
Carter's Middle East Breakthroughp. 186
The Collapse of Carter's Foreign Policyp. 191
Lessons of World-Order Politicsp. 198
The Revival of Superpower Confrontationp. 201
Reagan's Rhetorical Offensivep. 203
Expanding U.S. Military Forcesp. 205
'Rollback' in Developing Countriesp. 210
Alliance Politics in the Late Cold Warp. 221
From Confrontation to Conciliationp. 228
The End of the Cold Warp. 232
Bush's Management of the Soviet Collapsep. 233
Endgame: The Collapse of the Corep. 247
Reasons for the Soviet Collapse: Contending Argumentsp. 252
A Final Appraisalp. 259
America's 'Unipolar Moment'p. 261
Great Expectations after the Cold Warp. 265
Revived Debates about America's World Rolep. 267
Clinton's Embrace of 'Geoeconomics'p. 272
Promoting Democracy and Sustainable Developmentp. 281
Domestic Challenges to Clinton's Foreign Policyp. 285
Old Tensions in a New Orderp. 290
Sources of Global Fragmentationp. 291
War and Peace in the Middle Eastp. 293
The Plight of 'Failed States'p. 305
Nuclear Brinkmanship in South Asiap. 312
Lessons from the Regional Crisesp. 315
The Shifting European Landscapep. 319
Western Europe: From Community to Unionp. 321
Jump-Starting Democracy in Eastern Europep. 325
NATO's Endurance after the Cold Warp. 328
'Ethnic Cleansing' in the Balkansp. 331
U.S.-Russian Relations under Stressp. 341
Into the Twenty-first Centuryp. 350
Realism versus Moralism: The Current Debatep. 353
The Globalization Backlashp. 358
Unfinished Business after the Millenniump. 365
Future Prospects for American Leadershipp. 374
U.S. Administrations since World War IIp. 377
Chronology of Significant Eventsp. 378
Select Bibliographyp. 393
Select Web Sitesp. 406
Illustration Credits and Acknowledgmentsp. 408
Indexp. 409
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