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American Foreign Policy in the 21st Century

Cycles in US Foreign Policy since the Cold War

Authors: Henriksen, Thomas

  • Offers a unique way of looking at American foreign policy after the collapse of the Berlin Wall
  • Identifies and explains swings between engagement and disengagement in recent US foreign policy
  • Provides a survey of American foreign policy since the end of the Cold War through the lens of different presidencies
  • Suggests future implications of these sources of cyclical change in US foreign policy
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About this book

This book describes how American international policy alternates between engagement and disengagement cycles in world affairs. These cycles provide a unique way to understand, assess, and describe fluctuations in America’s involvement or non-involvement overseas. In addition to its basic thesis, the book presents a fair-minded account of four presidents’ foreign policies in the post-Cold War period: George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama. It suggests recurring sources of cyclical change, along with implications for the future. An engaged or involved foreign policy entails the use of military power and diplomatic pressure against other powers to secure American ends. A disengaged on noninvolved policy relies on normal economic and political interaction with other states, which seeks to disassociation from entanglements.  

About the authors

Thomas H. Henriksen is Senior Fellow at Hoover Institution, Stanford University, USA. Henriksen is the author of America and the Rogue States (2012) and American Power after the Berlin Wall (2007) as well as many other books and articles. 

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Introduction: The Cycler Nature of US Foreign Policy

    Henriksen, Thomas H.

    Pages 1-25

  • George Herbert Walker Bush: A Disorderly World

    Henriksen, Thomas H.

    Pages 29-56

  • George H.W. Bush: Interventionism Unbound

    Henriksen, Thomas H.

    Pages 57-85

  • William Jefferson Clinton: The Post-Cold War’s Inward Look

    Henriksen, Thomas H.

    Pages 89-118

  • Bill Clinton and Reluctant Interventions into the Balkans

    Henriksen, Thomas H.

    Pages 119-159

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eBook $29.99
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-48640-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $109.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-48639-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $37.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-74852-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Cycles in US Foreign Policy since the Cold War
Authors
Series Title
American Foreign Policy in the 21st Century
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-48640-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-48640-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-48639-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-74852-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 332
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