Rise to Globalism

Author: Stephen E. Ambrose
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101501294
Release Date: 2010-12-22
Genre: Political Science

Since it first appeared in 1971, Rise to Globalism has sold hundreds of thousands of copies. The ninth edition of this classic survey, now updated through the administration of George W. Bush, offers a concise and informative overview of the evolution of American foreign policy from 1938 to the present, focusing on such pivotal events as World War II, the Cuban Missile Crisis, Vietnam, and 9/11. Examining everything from the Iran-Contra scandal to the rise of international terrorism, the authors analyze-in light of the enormous global power of the United States-how American economic aggressiveness, racism, and fear of Communism have shaped the nation's evolving foreign policy.

American Diplomats

Author: William D. Morgan
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 9780595329748
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Political Science

What do the men and women of America's diplomatic corps do? William D. Morgan and Charles Stuart Kennedy, themselves career diplomats, culled over 1400 oral interviews with their Foreign Service peers to present forty excerpts covering events from the 1920s to the 1990s. Insiders recount what happens when a consul spies on Nazi Germany, Mao Tse-Tung drops by for a chat, the Cold War begins with the Berlin blockade, the Marshall Plan rescues Europe, Sukarno moves Indonesia into the communist camp, Khrushchev calls President Kennedy an SOB, and our ambassador is murdered in Kabul. "You are there" accounts deepen readers' understanding, as diplomatic and consular officers talk about the beginnings of Kremlinology, predicting a coup in Ecuador, Hemingway and the embassy in Havana, the secret formulation of the NATO treaty, Jerusalem after the British and the US recognition of Israel, fighting in the Congo over Katangan secession, dealing with an alcoholic foreign president, human rights work in Paraguay, the U.S. Embassy takeover in Tehran, the bombing of the U.S. Embassy in Beirut, helping families of the Pan Am 103 victims, Greece and Turkey at odds over a tiny island, embassy roles in Riyadh and Tel Aviv during Desert Storm, and many more.

US Foreign Policy

Author: Michael Cox
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199585816
Release Date: 2012-02-09
Genre: Political Science

Bringing together contributions from a number of the world's leading experts,U.S. Foreign Policy, Second Edition, provides the most comprehensive introduction to the topic available. The second edition includes includes two new chapters--an assessment of Barack Obama's use of smart power and a debate about whether the U.S. is in a state of decline or not. All chapters have been updated in order to address important developments like the effects of the global financial crisis, the on-going conflict in Afghanistan, and political uprisings in the Middle East. This edition also include maps of the key regions discussed in the text. U.S. Foreign Policy, Second Edition, integrates exceptional pedagogical features throughout, including readers' guides, key points, questions, guides to further reading, text boxes, and a glossary. An accompanying companion website offers an interactive timeline, an interactive map, multiple-choice questions, monthly commentaries, a flashcard glossary, essay questions, and seminar questions and activities.

Readings in American Foreign Policy

Author: David Bernell
Publisher: Longman
ISBN: 0321276221
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Political Science

Readings in American Foreign Policy collects both primary source documents and scholarly articles that trace the recent evolution of America's political with the world. Spanning the turn of the 20th century to the present, this reader examines key historical and contemporary problems in American foreign policy and highlights its continuities and changes. Framing these problems from multiple perspectives on how policy is made and who makes it, the selections by leading scholars and practitioners survey the many challenges and opportunities facing the United States since it became a global power.

American Foreign Policy and Political Ambition

Author: James Lee Ray
Publisher: CQ Press
ISBN: 9781483321004
Release Date: 2013-08-20
Genre: Political Science

In his eagerly-awaited second edition of American Foreign Policy and Political Ambition, James Ray revisits his deceptively simple premise that the highest priority of leaders is to stay in power. Looking at how political ambition and domestic pressures impact foreign policymaking is the key to understanding how and why foreign policy decisions are made. The text begins by using this analytic approach to look at the history of foreign policymaking and then examines how various parties inside and outside government influence decision making. In a unique third section, the book takes a regional approach, not only covering trends other books tend to miss, but giving students the opportunity to think comprehensively about how issues intersect around the globe—from human security and democratization, to globalization and pollution. Guided by input from adopters and reviewers, Ray has thoroughly re-organized the book and streamlined some coverage to better consolidate the historical, institutional, regional, and topical chapters and focus the thematic lens of the book. Ray has also brought the book fully up-to-date, addressing the latest events in American foreign policy, including the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, the killing of Bin Laden, the WikiLeaks scandal and its aftermath, the impact of social media on foreign policy and world affairs, nuclear proliferation, developments in U.S.-Russian relations, climate change, and more.

The History of American Foreign Policy From 1895

Author: Jerald A. Combs
Publisher: M.E. Sharpe
ISBN: 9780765633521
Release Date: 2012-06-04
Genre: History

This affordable text offers a clear, concise and readable narrative and analytical history of American foreign policy since the Spanish-American War. Special attention is given to the controversial issues and contrasting views that surround major wars and foreign policy decisions that the United States has made from 1895 to the present. The book narrates events and policies but goes further to emphasize the international setting and constraints within which American policy-makers had to operate, the domestic pressures on those policy-makers, and the ideologies, preferences, and personal idiosyncrasies of the leaders themselves.

Citizenship and Immigration

Author: Christian Joppke
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780745658391
Release Date: 2013-05-06
Genre: Political Science

This incisive book provides a succinct overview of the new academic field of citizenship and immigration, as well as presenting a fresh and original argument about changing citizenship in our contemporary human rights era. Instead of being nationally resilient or in “postnational” decline, citizenship in Western states has continued to evolve, converging on a liberal model of inclusive citizenship with diminished rights implications and increasingly universalistic identities. This convergence is demonstrated through a sustained comparison of developments in North America, Western Europe and Australia. Topics covered in the book include: recent trends in nationality laws; what ethnic diversity does to the welfare state; the decline of multiculturalism accompanied by the continuing rise of antidiscrimination policies; and the new state campaigns to “upgrade” citizenship in the post-2001 period. Sophisticated and informative, and written in a lively and accessible style, this book will appeal to upper-level students and scholars in sociology, political science, and immigration and citizenship studies.

Career Diplomacy

Author: Harry W. Kopp
Publisher: Georgetown University Press
ISBN: 9781626164703
Release Date: 2017-09-01
Genre: Political Science

Career Diplomacy is an insider's guide to the Foreign Service as an institution, a profession, and a career. In this thoroughly revised third edition, Kopp and Naland provide an up-to-date, authoritative, and candid account of the life and work of professional US diplomats, who advance and protect this country’s national security interests around the globe. The authors explore the five career tracks—consular, political, economic, management, and public diplomacy—through their own experience and through interviews with more than a hundred current and former members of the Foreign Service. They lay out what to expect in a Foreign Service career, from the entrance exam through midcareer and into the senior service—how to get in, get around, and get ahead. New in the third edition: • A discussion of the relationship of the Foreign Service and the Department of State to other agencies, and to the combatant commands • An expanded analysis of hiring procedures• Commentary on challenging management issues in the Department of State, including the proliferation of political appointments in high-level positions and the difficulties of running an agency with employees in two personnel systems (Civil Service and Foreign Service) • A fresh examination of the changing nature and demographics of the Foreign Service

The Snowden Reader

Author: David P. Fidler
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 9780253017383
Release Date: 2015-04-24
Genre: Political Science

When Edward Snowden began leaking NSA documents in June 2013, his actions sparked impassioned debates about electronic surveillance, national security, and privacy in the digital age. The Snowden Reader looks at Snowden’s disclosures and their aftermath. Critical analyses by experts discuss the historical, political, legal, and ethical issues raised by the disclosures. Over forty key documents related to the case are included, with introductory notes explaining their significance: documents leaked by Snowden; responses from the NSA, the Obama administration, and Congress; statements by foreign leaders, their governments, and international organizations; judicial rulings; findings of review committees; and Snowden’s own statements. This book provides a valuable introduction and overview for anyone who wants to go beyond the headlines to understand this historic episode.

Inside a U S Embassy

Author: Shawn Dorman
Publisher: Potomac Books, Inc.
ISBN: 9781612344676
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Diplomatic and consular service, American

All-new third edition of the essential guide to the Foreign Service

U S Foreign Policy

Author: Steven W. Hook
Publisher: CQ Press
ISBN: 9781506321608
Release Date: 2015-12-18
Genre: Political Science

The same aspects of American government and society that propelled the United States to global primacy have also hampered its orderly and successful conduct of foreign policy. This paradox challenges U.S. leaders to overcome threats to America's world power in the face of fast-moving global developments and political upheavals at home. The fully updated Fifth Edition of Steven W. Hook’s U.S. Foreign Policy: The Paradox of World Power explores this paradox, identifies its key sources and manifestations, and considers its future implications as it asks whether U.S. foreign policymakers can manage these dynamics in a manner that preserves U.S. primacy.

American Foreign Policy Pattern and Process

Author: Eugene Wittkopf
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9780534603373
Release Date: 2007-01-30
Genre: Political Science

AMERICAN FOREIGN POLICY has long been the premier textbook for American foreign policy courses. Now in its Seventh Edition, this comprehensive textbook has been thoroughly revised and updated to include several completely new sections, reflecting the most recent developments and scholarship related to American foreign policy. It affords readers the most up-to-date coverage and analysis of the process and substance of contemporary American foreign policy. This Seventh Edition provides considerable attention to how the Bush administration sought to reshape national strategy, policies and structures; its domestic and international actions taken in the name of national security, and the immediate as well as possible long-term consequences of these developments. As in past editions, the Seventh Edition retains the book’s proven and pedagogically valuable analytical framework. Harnessing the conceptual, theoretical, and historical components that facilitate an analysis of American foreign policy, the text maintains five sources: international, societal, governmental, role, and individual that collectively influence decisions about foreign policy goals and the means chosen to realize them. The book also continues its longstanding tradition of offering readers extraordinary breadth and in-depth of coverage with thoughtful discussion of past, present, and future American foreign policy, a lively and well-written narrative, and thought-provoking analysis based on the most recent scholarship and developments. AMERICAN FOREIGN POLICY will equip readers with a solid and well-informed understanding of the full range of domestic and global sources of influence that will challenge American foreign policy-makers in the twenty-first century. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

American Foreign Policy

Author: G. John Ikenberry
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0199350833
Release Date: 2014-10-15
Genre: Political Science

Featuring thirty classic and contemporary selections, American Foreign Policy: Theoretical Essays, Seventh Edition, offers students an overview of the forces that shape and influence U.S. foreign policy. Edited by two top scholars, this acclaimed anthology showcases the wide range of theoretical perspectives used to analyze U.S. foreign policy and guides students in comparing, evaluating, and applying these theories. The essays highlight the debates and controversies that animate the field and the challenges posed by making foreign policy in the American political, economic, and cultural context. The seventh edition adds fourteen new articles, sharpening the book's contemporary focus.

American Foreign Policy

Author: Henry Kissinger
Publisher: New York : Norton
ISBN: 0393056414
Release Date: 1977
Genre: History

The U.S. Secretary of State from 1973 to 1977 addresses the major issues and problems facing American foreign policy