American Foreign Policy

American Foreign Policy : A Documentary Record

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This annotated and edited anthology brings together the documents most closely related to the making of American foreign and national security policy. It focuses on the Constitutional context; the organizational context; strategy, doctrine, and policy; arms control and disarmament; and multilateralism in terms of security, economy, and identity. The U.S. Constitution, Foreign Policy and National Security. Legislative-Executive Authority. The Constitutional Allocation of War Powers. Foreign Policy and National Security in the Executive Branch. Before World War II. World War II. The Cold War. Nuclear Weapons, Deterrence and Foreign Policy. Controlling Armaments. Spatial Limits: Geographic or Locational Approaches to Arms Control. Functional Approaches to Conflict and Arms Control. Global Organizations. Collective Security and Collective Defense. The Environment and the Economy. Human Rights. For anyone interested in American Foreign Policy, Defense Policy, Foreign Policy Making.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 408 pages
  • 177.8 x 231.1 x 20.3mm | 612.36g
  • Upper Saddle River, United States
  • English
  • Annotated
  • Annotated edition
  • index
  • 0130400270
  • 9780130400277

Table of contents

Chronological List of Documents. Introduction: The Use of Documents in American Foreign Policy and National Security I. CONSTITUTING THE AMERICAN REPUBLIC. 1. The Earliest Documents. 2. Constructing a Constitutional Republic. 3. A Constitutional Republic Constructed. 4. Justifying the Construction of a Constitutional Republic. II. CONSTITUTIONAL INTERPRETATIONS ON THE CONDUCT OF AMERICAN FOREIGN POLICY. 5. The Federal Role in Foreign Policy. 6. Separation of Powers and Treaties. 7. Executive-Legislative War Powers. 8. Civil Liberties in Wartime. III. STATEMENTS ON FOREIGN AND NATIONAL SECURITY POLICY. 9. Pre-World War II: Foreign Policy and National Security Statements. 10. World War II and Its Settlement: Foreign and National Security Policy Statements. 11. The Onset of the Cold War: Foreign and National Security Policy Statements. 12. The Cold War: Foreign and National Security Policy Statements. 13. After the Cold War: Foreign and National Security Policy Statements. IV. ARMS CONTROL. 14. Controlling Armaments. 15. Arms Control Through Geographic or Spatial Measures. 16. Arms Control Through Functional Measures. V. AMERICAN FOREIGN POLICY AND NATIONAL SECURITY: THE U.S. GOVERNMENT AND INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS. 17. State, Defense, Homeland Security, and the National Security Council. 18. International Organizations. Index.
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