U.S. Foreign Policy Toward the Third World: A Post-cold War Assessment

U.S. Foreign Policy Toward the Third World: A Post-cold War Assessment : A Post-cold War Assessment

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The contributors to this work examine the evolution of U.S. foreign policy toward the Third World, and the new policy challenges facing developing nations in the post-Cold War era. The book incorporates the key assessment standards of U.S. foreign policies directed toward critical regions, including Latin America, Africa, the Middle East, Central Asia, and Southeast Asia. Through this region-by-region analysis, readers will get the information and insight needed to fully understand U.S. policy objectives - especially with regard to economic and security issues in the wake of 9/11 - vis a vis the developing world. The book outlines both successes and failures of Washington, as it seeks to deal with the Third World in a new era of terrorism, trade, and democratic enlargement. It also considers whether anti-Western sentiment in Third World regions is a direct result of U.S. foreign policies since the end of the Cold War.
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  • Hardback | 288 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 23.88mm | 522g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • tables, notes, list of acronyms, index, selected bibliography
  • 0765616203
  • 9780765616203

Table of contents

List of Tables; Preface; List of Abbreviations and Acronyms; 1. American Policies Toward the Global South in the Post-Cold War Era: An Introduction, Jurgen Ruland, Theodor Hanf, and Eva Manske; 2. American Foreign Policy: Between Isolationism and Internationalism, Unilateralism and Multilateralism, Hanns W. Maull; 3. Decision-Making Processes and Actors in American Foreign Policy Formulation: Is There a Third World Lobby? James M. McCormick; 4. American Foreign Policy Toward Latin America in the Post-Cold War Era: A Case of Benign Neglect? Howard J. Wiarda; 5. American Policy in the Post-Cold War Middle East, William B. Quandt; 6. Southeast Asia and the United States After September 11, 2001, Amitav Acharya; 7. U.S. Policy Interests in South Asia: Continuities and Disjuncture, Sumit Ganguly; 8. United States and Africa: "Uncle Sam" or "Uncle Scrooge?" Peter J. Schraeder; 9. The Revival of Geopolitics: U.S. Politics in Afghanistan and Central Asia, Conrad Schetter and Bernd Kuzmits; 10. Conclusion and Perspectives: U.S. Policy Toward the Global South after September 11, 2001, Jurgen Ruland.
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"This is an edited volume that stays on theme, provides solid historical analysis, interesting and provocative insider commentary, and presents the dilemmas and challenges of United States foreign policy in a fair and balanced manner. This is a fine text - in fact, I would use the word 'outstanding' - that I would definitely incorporate into my course on politics and development in the Third World." - Michael Kryzanek, Bridgewater State College"
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