Eagle Rules? Foreign Policy and American Primacy in the Twenty-First Century

Eagle Rules? Foreign Policy and American Primacy in the Twenty-First Century

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For courses in American Foreign Policy, International Relations, World Politics, and Introduction to Political Science.This original volume assesses what we now know about world politics and American foreign policy after more than a decade of the post-Cold War era, and the wider implications of this experience both for the U.S. role in the 21st Century and for international relations more broadly. The chapter authors are leading authorities in their fields, and their contributions integrate both foreign and domestic setting for foreign policy.
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  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 149.9 x 228.6 x 17.8mm | 462.67g
  • Pearson
  • Upper Saddle River, NJ, United States
  • English
  • 0130909874
  • 9780130909879

Table of contents

INTRODUCTION. 1. Foreign Policy and American Primacy, Robert J. Lieber, Georgetown University. I. THE EAGLE AT HOME. 2. Public Opinion and Foreign Policy, Ole Holsti, Duke University. 3. Who Rules the Roost? Congressional-Executive Relations on Foreign Policy After the Cold War, Andrew Bennett, Georgetown University. II. REGIONAL RELATIONS. 4. The United States and Europe: From Primacy to Partnership? Ivo Daalder, Brookings Institution. 5. Russia's Transformation and American Policy, Gail Lapidus, Stanford University. 6. The U.S. and the Americas: Unfulfilled Promise at the Century's Turn, Robert Pastor, Emory University. 7. A Cautionary Tale: The U.S. and the Arab-Israeli Conflict, Harvey Sicherman, Foreign Policy Research Institute. 8. Iran and Iraq: From Dual to Differentiated Containment, Robert S. Litwak, Woodrow Wilson International Center. 9. Lone Eagle, Lone Dragon? How the Cold War Did Not End for China, Edward Friedman, University of Wisconsin. 10. The U.S. and Africa: Power with Limited Influence, Donald Rothchild, University of California, Davis. III. SECURITY ISSUES. 11. Defense Policy for the 21st Century, Cindy Williams, MIT. 12. Use of Force Dilemmas: Policy, Norms, and Politics, Bruce Jentleson, Duke University. 13. Weapons Proliferation and Missile Defense: New Patterns, Tough Choices, Michael Nacht, University of California, Berkeley. IV. GLOBALIZATION AND ITS DISCONTENTS 14. Containing Backlash: Foreign Economic Policy in an Age of Globalization, Benjamin J. Cohen, University of California, Santa Barbara. 15. The Eagle and the Global Environment: The Burden of Being Essential, Robert Paarlberg, Wellesley. 16. The U.S. and International Organizations, Stanley Hoffmann, Harvard University.
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"Once again, Lieber has been able to assemble an in-depth, timely, and provocative anthology on American foreign policy." - Lui Hebron, Florida International University"Overall, this book fills an important gap in the offerings of existing texts on American foreign policy. Thematically, this volume is very timely in that it addresses U.S. foreign policy since the end of the Cold War. Not only are the chapters very current in their content, they anticipate the challenges that the United States will face in the twenty-first century. The contributors are all highly respected scholars and provide many valuable insights that will enlighten and interest students of foreign policy." - Shannon Lindsey Blanton, University of Memphis"Lieber and Company have done it again! Eagle Rules?, the sixth volume in this popular edited collection on U.S. foreign policy, offers a sophisticated, well-informed, and timely assessment of the challenges to American primacy more than a decade after the end of the Cold War. This book is required reading for advanced undergraduates, graduate students, and scholars alike." - Linda P Brady, Sam Nunn School of International Affairs, Georgia Institute of Technology
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About Robert J. Lieber

Robert J. Lieber is Professor of Government and Foreign Service at Georgetown University, where he served as Chair of the Government Department from 1990 to 1996 and as Interim Chair of Psychology from 1997 to 1999. He is an expert on American foreign policy and on U.S. relations with Europe and the Middle East. Lieber was born and raised in Chicago, and received his undergraduate education at the University of Wisconsin and his Ph.D. at Harvard. He has held fellowships from the Guggenheim, Rockefeller, and Ford Foundations, the Council on Foreign Relations, and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. He also taught at Harvard, Oxford, and the University of California, Davis, and has been Visiting Fellow at St. Antony's College Oxford, the Harvard Center for International Affairs, the Atlantic Institute in Paris, the Brookings Institution and the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington, and Fudan University in Shanghai. Dr. Lieber is author or editor of twelve other books on international relations and U.S. foreign policy. His authored works include No Common Power: Understanding International Relations, Fourth Edition (Prentice-Hall, 2001), The Oil Decade (1986), Oil and the Middle East War: Europe in the Energy Crisis (1976), Contemporary Politics: Europe (coauthor, 1976), Theory and World Politics (1972), and British Politics and European Unity (1970). In addition, he is editor and contributing author of Eagle Adrift: American Foreign Policy at the End of the Century (1997). And with Kenneth Oye and Donald Rothchild, he is coeditor and contributing author of four previous volumes on American foreign policy: Eagle in a New World: American Grand Strategy in the Post-Cold War Era (1992); Eagle Resurgent? The Reagan Era in American Foreign Policy (1987); Eagle Defiant: U.S. Foreign Policy in the 1980s (1983); and Eagle Entangled: U.S. Foreign Policy in a Complex World (1979). Dr. Lieber also has been a foreign policy advisor in several presidential campaigns, a frequent contributor to both scholarly journals and newspapers, and a participant in foreign affairs analysis on television and radio. Among his other credits are "killer" tennis and a walk-on part in the Alfred Hitchcock film classic North by Northwest.
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