Ir : The New World of International Relations

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  • Edition: 7th
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  • Copyright: 2010-05-06
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
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This introduction to international relations employs an exceptionally readable style that avoids jargon and abstract theory by blending basic concepts and vocabulary with a substantial amount of historical background and examples from current events. This readable style combined with new pedagogy allows readers to better understand how International Relations can and does affect their lives.Examines the many possible causes of war, ranging from human nature to aggressive states to international anarchy; Discusses the challenge of terrorism (especially the impact of 9/11 and its aftermath); Extensively covers the 2003 war and its aftermath in relation to oil and the Persian Gulf, the Soviet Union to Russian transition, Latin American and Africa, and Key figure profiles.For careers in International Relations, World Politics, and Globalization.

Table of Contents

Feature Boxesp. xv
Prefacep. xxv
The Cold War Come and Gonep. 1
Strange New World: Power and Systems in Transformationp. 2
The European Balance-of-Power Systemp. 5
The Unstable Interwar Systemp. 7
The Bipolar Cold War Systemp. 9
What Kind of New System?p. 11
Are States Here to Stay?p. 15
Is Sovereignty Slipping?p. 17
Key Termsp. 18
Key Web Sitesp. 19
Further Referencep. 19
America's Changing National Interestsp. 20
Independencep. 21
Manifest Destinyp. 21
Imperialismp. 24
World War Ip. 26
Isolationismp. 28
World War IIp. 28
The Cold Warp. 29
Key Termsp. 34
Key Web Sitesp. 34
Further Referencep. 35
"Wrong, Terribly Wrong": The United States and Vietnamp. 36
The Colonized Colonialistsp. 37
The First Indochina Warp. 38
The United States and the Geneva Accordsp. 41
Kennedy's Commitmentp. 43
LBJ: Victim or Villain?p. 44
Extrication without Humiliationp. 47
Morality and Feasibilityp. 49
Key Termsp. 51
Key Web Sitesp. 51
Further Referencep. 51
Can the United States Lead the World?p. 53
From Interventionism to Cautionp. 54
Are Americans Basically Isolationists?p. 55
The Continuity Principlep. 57
A Contrary Congressp. 60
Is the Structure Defective?p. 62
Do Bureaucracies Make Foreign Policy?p. 64
The Unilateralist Temptationp. 65
To Lead or Not to Lead?p. 67
Key Termsp. 67
Key Web Sitesp. 68
Further Referencep. 68
From Russia to the Soviet Unionp. 70
Invasion from the Westp. 73
War and Bolshevismp. 74
Spreading the Revolutionp. 76
Stalin's Policy Mistakesp. 77
The Great Patriotic Warp. 80
Yaltap. 81
The Cold Warp. 82
Key Termsp. 83
Key Web Sitesp. 83
Further Referencep. 83
From the Soviet Union Back to Russiap. 85
Khrushchev and the Loss of Chinap. 86
Restive East Europep. 87
Khrushchev and the Cuban Missilesp. 88
Brezhnev and Detentep. 90
Afghanistan: A Soviet Vietnamp. 91
Why the Soviet Collapse?p. 92
Gorbachev and Collapsep. 94
Foreign Policy: Generated Internally or Externally?p. 96
Restoring Russian Powerp. 98
Key Termsp. 101
Key Web Sitesp. 101
Further Referencep. 101
The Global Southp. 103
South Africa and the End of Colonialismp. 105
The Colonial Mentalityp. 107
The Wind of Changep. 110
Reform instead of Revolutionp. 112
God Save Africap. 113
Key Termsp. 115
Key Web Sitesp. 115
Further Referencep. 116
Eternal Warfare in the Holy Landp. 117
The Making of Jewish Nationalismp. 117
The Making of Arab Nationalismp. 119
World War I and the Mandatep. 121
The 1948 Warp. 123
The 1956 Warp. 124
The Six Day Warp. 125
The 1973 Warp. 126
The Rise of Palestinian Nationalismp. 127
The 1982 Warp. 128
Is There Hope?p. 129
Lessons of the Arab-Israeli Conflictp. 131
Key Termsp. 132
Key Web Sitesp. 132
Further Referencep. 132
Oil and Turmoil: The Persian Gulfp. 134
Irascible Iranp. 135
The First Gulf Warp. 140
The Second Gulf Warp. 141
The Third Gulf Warp. 144
Could Arabia Go the Way of Iran?p. 146
Lessons of Three Gulf Warsp. 148
Key Termsp. 149
Key Web Sitesp. 149
Further Referencep. 150
The Troubled Americas: Our Neglected Southp. 151
Spain Colonizes the New Worldp. 153
Central America and the Caribbeanp. 153
Economic Dependencyp. 155
The Pattern of U.S. Interventionp. 157
Cuba Leaves the U.S. Spherep. 160
Mexico: Drugs and Democracyp. 162
What Can We Do?p. 164
Key Termsp. 166
Key Web Sitesp. 166
Further Referencep. 167
Economic Development: The Rich and the Poorp. 168
The Roots of Povertyp. 169
Why Did the West Rise?p. 172
The Population Explosionp. 174
The Great Migrationp. 176
Socialist versus Market Pathsp. 179
Can Capitalism Uplift the Global South?p. 180
Key Termsp. 183
Key Web Sitesp. 183
Further Referencep. 184
The Eternal Threatsp. 185
Why Wars?p. 186
Micro Theories of Warp. 187
State-Level Theories of Warp. 188
Macro Theories of Warp. 191
Power Asymmetriesp. 192
Misperceptionp. 193
The Power Dilemmap. 195
The Danger of Analogiesp. 197
Key Termsp. 197
Key Web Sitesp. 197
Further Referencep. 198
National Security: How States Protect Themselvesp. 199
Technology and Securityp. 201
Defensep. 202
Deterrencep. 205
Detente Diplomacyp. 207
Disarmamentp. 209
A Combinationp. 210
Key Termsp. 210
Key Web Sitesp. 210
Further Referencep. 211
Nuclear Politics: The Bomb Is Here to Stayp. 212
Weapon of Warp. 213
Nuclear Deterrencep. 214
Alliance Buildingp. 215
International Prestigep. 217
Deterrence Reconsideredp. 218
Nuclear Proliferationp. 218
Arms Controlp. 220
The Nuclear Proliferatorsp. 221
What Would Happen if Nukes Were Used?p. 223
Nuclear Doom?p. 225
Key Termsp. 226
Key Web Sitesp. 226
Further Referencep. 27
The Challenge of Terrorismp. 228
The Middle East Pastp. 229
How to Modernize the Middle Eastp. 232
Which Way for U.S. Policy?p. 235
Lessons of Terrorp. 240
Key Termsp. 240
Key Web Sitesp. 240
Further Referencep. 241
The Economic Blocsp. 243
Europe Divorces Americap. 24
The Horrors of Ex-Yugoslaviap. 246
The Crumbling of NATOp. 249
Europe Gropes for Unityp. 251
Europe on Its Own?p. 254
The Challenge of Trade Blocsp. 256
Key Termsp. 258
Key Web Sitesp. 259
Further Referencep. 259
Asia: China as Number Onep. 260
A History of Exaggerationsp. 263
Which Way for China?p. 265
Japan Encounters the Westp. 267
The Road to Pearl Harbor and Hiroshimap. 268
From Rubble to Richesp. 271
What Went Wrong?p. 274
Key Termsp. 275
Key Web Sitesp. 276
Further Referencep. 276
The United States and Globalizationp. 278
What Is a Dollar Worth?p. 279
The Biggest Debtorp. 281
Globalization and Its Enemiesp. 282
The Coming of NAFTAp. 287
Trade Wars?p. 289
Key Termsp. 290
Key Web Sitesp. 291
Further Referencep. 291
The Politics of a New Worldp. 293
Diplomacyp. 294
The Rise and Decline of Diplomacyp. 295
The Uses of an Anachronismp. 298
Diplomatsp. 299
Inside an Embassyp. 301
Diplomacy and Warp. 304
Key Termsp. 307
Key Web Sitesp. 307
Further Referencep. 307
International Lawp. 309
Consistency and Reciprocityp. 310
Origins of International Lawp. 312
Commandsp. 313
Sanctionsp. 315
Self-Helpp. 318
Recognitionp. 319
IL and Individualsp. 320
Territoryp. 320
Warp. 321
The Future of ILp. 322
Key Termsp. 322
Key Web Sitesp. 323
Further Referencep. 323
The United Nationsp. 325
Theory of World Governmentp. 326
The Short, Sad League of Nationsp. 327
The Rise of the UNp. 330
The UN: Early Idealismp. 332
Disillusion with the UNp. 334
The Uses of the UNp. 336
The Functionalist Dreamp. 337
The UN: Humankind's Last, Best Hope?p. 339
Key Termsp. 340
Key Web Sitesp. 341
Further Referencep. 341
Giving Peace a Chancep. 342
War as an Instrument of Policyp. 342
The Future of Warp. 343
Peace Operationsp. 346
Preventive Diplomacyp. 347
Peacemakingp. 347
Peacekeepingp. 350
Peace Enforcementp. 351
Peace Buildingp. 353
Beyond War?p. 354
Key Termsp. 354
Key Web Sitesp. 355
Further Referencep. 355
Indexp. 356
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