9781568025780

American Foreign Policy Since World War II

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    9781568025780

  • ISBN10:

    1568025785

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2000-09-01
  • Publisher: Cq Pr

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Summary

The U.S. enters the 21st century uncertain of its international role. Despite its economic and military predominance in the post Cold War era, the U.S. struggles as a nation, propelled toward detachment yet engaged in moral crusading.

Table of Contents

Map and Featured Figures
x
Preface xi
The American Approach to Foreign Policy
1(23)
Learning from Experience
4(2)
The Volatile State System
6(4)
The American National Style
10(9)
Self-Doubts and Revisionist Histories
19(5)
From World War to Cold War
24(28)
American Wartime Illusions
25(4)
The Russo-Soviet Approach to Foreign Policy
29(4)
Soviet Expansion after World War II
33(5)
Toward the Strategy of Containment
38(10)
Declaring Cold War: The Truman Doctrine
48(4)
Containment: From Theory to Practice
52(36)
New Economic and Military Structures
54(3)
Reviving the Western European Allies
57(11)
Confronting Revolution in East Asia
68(11)
Domestic Pressures for a Global Crusade
79(3)
Nuclear Strategy and the ``Balance of Terror''
82(6)
Developing Countries in the Crossfire
88(34)
Obstacles to Political and Economic Development
91(9)
Clashing Models of Economic Development
100(4)
Regional Conflicts in Africa and the Middle East
104(5)
U.S. Policy toward Latin America
109(4)
Superpower Confrontation in Cuba
113(9)
Vietnam and the Cost of Containment
122(27)
Ejection of the French from Vietnam
123(3)
The `Domino Theory' and U.S. Intervention
126(4)
The Perils of Incrementalism
130(3)
The Misconduct of Guerrilla Warfare
133(8)
Disengagement from Vietnam
141(4)
Congress versus the `Imperial Presidency'
145(4)
The Era of Superpower Detente
149(26)
Managing the Superpower Rivalry
152(11)
Arms Control as the Centerpiece of Detente
163(3)
The Limitations of Detente
166(6)
Disillusionment with Detente
172(3)
Jimmy Carter and World-Order Politics
175(26)
Recognizing Global Interdependence
177(3)
A Focus on North-South Relations
180(6)
Carter's Middle East Breakthrough
186(5)
The Collapse of Carter's Foreign Policy
191(7)
Lessons of World-Order Politics
198(3)
The Revival of Superpower Confrontation
201(31)
Reagan's Rhetorical Offensive
203(2)
Expanding U.S. Military Forces
205(5)
`Rollback' in Developing Countries
210(11)
Alliance Politics in the Late Cold War
221(7)
From Confrontation to Conciliation
228(4)
The End of the Cold War
232(29)
Bush's Management of the Soviet Collapse
233(14)
Endgame: The Collapse of the Core
247(5)
Reasons for the Soviet Collapse: Contending Arguments
252(7)
A Final Appraisal
259(2)
America's Unipolar Moment'
261(29)
Great Expectations after the Cold War
265(2)
Revived Debates about America's World Role
267(5)
Clinton's Embrace of `Geoeconomics'
272(9)
Promoting Democracy and Sustainable Development
281(4)
Domestic Challenges to Clinton's Foreign Policy
285(5)
Old Tensions in a New Order
290(29)
Sources of Global Fragmentation
291(2)
War and Peace in the Middle East
293(12)
The Plight of `Failed States'
305(7)
Nuclear Brinkmanship in South Asia
312(3)
Lessons from the Regional Crises
315(4)
The Shifting European Landscape
319(31)
Western Europe: From Community to Union
321(4)
Jump-Starting Democracy in Eastern Europe
325(3)
NATO's Endurance after the Cold War
328(3)
`Ethnic Cleansing' in the Balkans
331(10)
U.S.-Russian Relations under Stress
341(9)
Into the Twenty-first Century
350(27)
Realism versus Moralism: The Current Debate
353(5)
The Globalization Backlash
358(7)
Unfinished Business after the Millennium
365(9)
Future Prospects for American Leadership
374(3)
Appendix A: U.S. Administrations since World War II 377(1)
Appendix B: Chronology of Significant Events 378(15)
Select Bibliography 393(13)
Select Web Sites 406(2)
Illustration Credits and Acknowledgments 408(1)
Index 409

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