Rising Threats, Enduring Challenges Readings in U.S. Foreign Policy

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  • Copyright: 2013-12-16
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Bringing together the best articles in the field, Rising Threats, Enduring Challenges: Readings in U.S. Foreign Policy is a uniquely wide-ranging anthology that helps students learn how to analyze and critique complex foreign policy issues. Part One: Historical Perspectives provides a selection of pivotal historical readings, while the articles in Part Two: Theory and Grand Strategy illustrate key theories including realism, liberalism, bureaucratic politics, and political psychology. Part Three: Institutions and Processes includes debates on the influence of public opinion, interest groups, the media, labor, and business on U.S. foreign policy. Part Four: The U.S. and the World offers a special focus on bilateral relations between the U.S. and key countries--including Afghanistan, China, India, Iran, and Russia--and Part Five: New Domains looks at rising threats and challenges including cyber-attacks, nuclear proliferation, terrorism, energy scarcity, climate change, the Arab Spring, and imperial overstretch.

Author Biography

Andrew Price-Smith is Chair and Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science and Director of the Energy, Environment, and Security Project at Colorado College. He also served as Associate Advisor to the U.S. National Intelligence Council from 2008 to 2013. Dr. Price-Smith is the author of Contagion and Chaos (2008) and The Health of Nations (2001), and numerous other books and articles.

Table of Contents

Farewell Address, 19 October 1796, George Washington
The Monroe Doctrine, Address to Congress, 2 December, 1823, James Monroe
Corollary to the Monroe Doctrine, Annual Message Before Congress, 6 December 1904, Theodore Roosevelt
Fourteen Points Speech, Address to Congress, 8 January 1918, Woodrow Wilson
The Sources of Soviet Conduct, "X" [George F. Kennan]
Fireside Chat 19: On the War with Japan, 9 December, 1941, Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Truman Doctrine, Address to Congress, 1947, Harry S. Truman
Farewell Address 17 January, 1961, Dwight D. Eisenhower
The Carter Doctrine, from "State of the Union Address," 23 January 1980, Jimmy Carter
Speech at Brandenburg Gate, 12 June 1987, Ronald Reagan
Graduation Speech at West Point, 1 June, 2002, George W. Bush
A Responsibility to Act, 28 March, 2011, Barack H. Obama
One World, Rival Theories, Jack Snyder
Why We Fight Over Foreign Policy, Henry R. Nau
The Unipolar Moment Revisited, Charles Krauthammer
Explaining the Cuban Missile Crisis, Graham Allison and Philip Zelikow
Hypotheses on Misperception, Robert Jervis
The Clash of Civilizations?, Samuel P. Huntington
Public Diplomacy and Soft Power, Joseph S. Nye, Jr.
The Age of Nonpolarity: What Will Follow U.S. Dominance, Richard N. Haass
Imperial by Design, John J. Mearsheimer
Who Influences US Foreign Policy?, Lawrence R. Jacobs and Benjamin I. Page
Foreign-Policy Advising: Models and Mysteries from the Bush Administration, Patrick J. Haney
The Relationships between Mass Media, Public Opinion, and Foreign Policy: Toward a Theoretical Synthesis, Matthew A. Baum and Philip B.K. Potter
The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy, John J. Mearsheimer and Stephen M. Walt
Twilight of the Republic, Andrew Bacevich
A Framework for Strengthening US Intelligence, Loch K. Johnson
The Future of North America: Replacing a Bad Neighbor Policy, Robert A. Pastor
Morning in Latin America, Jorge G. Castaneda
The Rise of China and the Future of the West; Can the Liberal System Survive?, G. John Ikenberry
India's Rise, America's Interest: The Fate of the U.S.-Indian Partnership, Evan A. Feigenbaum
The Russia File: How to Move Toward a Strategic Partnership, Robert Legvold
Tehran's Take: Understanding Iran's U.S. Policy, Mohsen M. Milani
From Great Game to Grand Bargain: Ending Chaos in Afghanistan and Pakistan, Barnett R. Rubin and Ahmed Rashid
Globalization in Retreat, Roger C. Altman
Capitalism, Nationalism, and the New American Empire, A.G. Hopkins
The New Energy Order: Managing Insecurities in the Twenty-first Century, David G. Victor and Linda Yueh
Alternative Nuclear Futures, Steven E. Miller and Scott D. Sagan
Arctic Meltdown: The Economic and Security Implications of Global Warming, Scott G. Borgerson
Risking Security: Policies and Paradoxes of Cyberspace Security, Ronald J. Deibert and Rafal Rohozinski
The Black Swan of Cairo: How Suppressing Volatility Makes the World Less Predictable and More Dangerous, Nassim Nicholas Taleb and Mark Blyth
Al Qaeda's Challenge: The Jihadists' War with Islamist Democrats, William McCants
Empire Falls, Robert A. Pape

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