By Charles W. Kegley

Now in its 7th version, AMERICAN overseas coverage has been completely revised and up-to-date to incorporate a number of thoroughly new sections, reflecting the newest advancements and scholarship relating to American international coverage. This 7th variation offers massive recognition to how the Bush management sought to reshape nationwide approach, rules and constructions; its family and overseas activities taken within the identify of nationwide defense, and the fast in addition to attainable long term results of those advancements. As in prior variants, the 7th version keeps the book's confirmed and pedagogically worthy analytical framework. Harnessing the conceptual, theoretical, and old parts that facilitate an research of yank international coverage, this article continues 5 sources-international, societal, governmental, function, and individual-that jointly impression judgements approximately international coverage objectives, and the potential selected to achieve them. delivering readers notable breadth, considerate dialogue, and in-depth of insurance of previous, current, and destiny American international coverage, AMERICAN overseas coverage will equip readers with a fantastic and well-informed realizing of the whole diversity of household and international resources of effect that would problem American international policy-makers within the twenty-first century.

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American foreign policy: pattern and process

Now in its 7th variation, AMERICAN overseas coverage has been completely revised and up-to-date to incorporate a number of thoroughly new sections, reflecting the newest advancements and scholarship regarding American overseas coverage. This 7th variation presents substantial cognizance to how the Bush management sought to reshape nationwide technique, rules and buildings; its family and overseas activities taken within the identify of nationwide safeguard, and the fast in addition to attainable long term outcomes of those advancements.

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1 During the nineteenth century, as the United States spread ‘‘from sea to IN SEARCH OF AMERICAN FOREIGN POLICY shining sea,’’ continental hegemony was necessary to make certain that ‘‘no other great power gained sovereignty within geographic proximity of the United States’’ (Gaddis 2004). Today, with the forces of globalization having the effect of making the United States ‘‘geographically proximate’’ to the entire world, advocates of hegemony or primacy argue that global power projection is essential to secure national security.

These statements seemed to lay the basis for the later military interventions in Afghanistan and Iraq and became the cornerstone of the Bush Doctrine (for critiques see Jervis 2003 and Hoffmann 2003). Bush would also pledge to stem the proliferation of nuclear and other weapons of mass destruction, and to promote liberty and democracy throughout the world. The Middle East would be the starting place, with Iraq standing as a symbol of stability that other states in the strife-ridden region could emulate.

S. national security in the waning days of the Clinton administration. Its conclusions and recommendations proved startlingly prophetic. The commission warned that terrorist attacks on the United States itself were imminent, that a federal department of homeland security should be created to 14 CHAPTER 1 shield the country from them, and that fear would come to dominate the American psyche. Against this background, Hart (2004) is mindful that the post-9/11 environment offers a propitious time for designing a new grand strategy.

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