ROBERT JERVIS AND LOREN MORALES KANDO, EDITORS
2008 · 224 pages
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ABOUT THIS BOOK
The Future of U.S. Foreign Policy brings together in one volume essays that explore recent developments in American foreign relations. In addition to examining the conditions that inform U.S. strategy, the book discusses international reactions to U.S. military and geopolitical power. A concluding section addresses the role of human rights and civil liberties in the construction and implementation of U.S. policies.
From Robert Jervis’s introduction to the book:
“All of these issues will confront the new administration. It will have to decide whether and how to seek democracy abroad, how to set priorities among competing foreign policy goals, how much the counter-terrorism agenda should drive American foreign policy, how to deal with human rights abuses abroad, and what to do about prisoners currently held at Guantanamo Bay or captured in the future. Constructing a coherent and effective policy will be a challenge as great as those the country faced in 1945 and failed to meet in 2001–02.”
TABLE OF CONTENTS
PART I: AMERICAN WAYS OF FOREIGN POLICY AND FOREIGN RESPONSES
The Lessons of September 11, Iraq, and the American Pendulum
From the ‘‘Red Juggernaut’’ to Iraqi WMD: Threat Inflation and How It Succeeds in the United States
Jeffery M. Cavanaugh
The Rise of a European Defense
Seth G. Jones
PART II: THE NEOCONSERVATIVE HERITAGE AND ITS FLAWS
‘‘The Civilization of Clashes’’: Misapplying the Democratic Peace in the Middle East
Credibility and the War on Terror
Christopher J. Fettweis
PART III: HUMAN RIGHTS AND CIVIL LIBERTIES
U.S. Human Rights Policy in the Post-Cold War Era
John W. Deitrich
The Rhetoric of Genocide in U.S. Foreign Policy: Rwanda and Darfur Compared
Eric A. Heinze
Tragic Choices in the War on Terrorism: Should We Try to Regulate and Control Torture?
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