American Foreign Policy: Alliance Politics in a Century of by James W. Peterson

By James W. Peterson

The textual content goals to discover the roots of the U.S.' close to perpetual involvement in conflict because the starting of WWI in 1914. utilizing alliance politics because the major framework of study, it bargains a brand new interpretation that contrasts with the normal perspectives that battle is an interruption of the yank international coverage emphasis on international relations. as a substitute, it posits that battle has been the norm in the past century whereas peaceable interludes have been yet a time of respite and practise for the following clash.

After an intensive dialogue of the options of alliance construction and the containment doctrine, the paintings then addresses such issues because the alliance networks used to confront German and jap powers through the early twentieth century wars, the function of alliances in containing the Soviet Union through the chilly conflict, the construction of alliances to limit and defeat rogue country powers, and whether or not they have been priceless whilst facing the demanding situations posed through terrorism within the post-9/11 international.

Each bankruptcy good points case experiences, a precis, references, and net hyperlinks. moreover, the e-book makes use of basic resources, equivalent to U.S. division of safeguard and kingdom records and presidential statements. An exhaustive examine of containment and alliance, this article is going to be an important source for an individual learning U.S. overseas coverage, diplomacy, and nationwide security.

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