Rising Threats, Enduring Challenges: Readings in U.S. Foreign Policy

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byAndrew Price-Smith

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The central goal of this reader is to develop the capacity for critical thinking about key issues in foreign policy and to turn students into social scientists who can understand and critique complex phenomena. Use of this reader will save time for instructors who may not want to spend weeksresearching the best new articles in each subject domain. It consists of five parts: Part One: Historical Perspectives and Part Two: Theory and Grand Strategy sets the tone of the reader, wherein students are exposed to basic tenets of U.S. diplomatic history, and international relations theory;Part Three: Institutions and Processes examines the role of institutions and processes, largely at the domestic level of analysis, in the conduct of U.S. foreign policy; Part Four: The U.S. and the World provides a collection of essays on U.S. foreign relations with key states and regions in the21st century; and Part Five: New Domains examines salient new domains in U.S. foreign policy in the 21st century. The reader will compliment existing U.S. foreign policy texts. The majority of the chapters are from published articles (e.g. Foreign Policy, Foreign Affairs, etc.), although several chapters were commissioned directly for this volume.

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The central goal of this reader is to develop the capacity for critical thinking about key issues in foreign policy and to turn students into social scientists who can understand and critique complex phenomena. Use of this reader will save time for instructors who may not want to spend weeksresearching the best new articles in each su...

Andrew T. Price-Smith is Associate Professor of Political Science, Director of the Energy, Environment and Security Project, and Director of North American Studies, at The Colorado College. Andrew served as Associate Advisor to the US National Intelligence Council (2008-2012). He has held previous appointments at both the Earth Institu...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:384 pages, 9.25 × 7.5 × 0.68 inPublished:December 19, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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PART ONE. HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVESGeorge Washington: Farewell Address, 19 October 1796James Monroe: The Monroe Doctrine, Address to Congress, 2 December, 1823Theodore Roosevelt: Corollary to the Monroe Doctrine, Annual Message Before Congress, 6 December 1904Woodrow Wilson: Fourteen Points Speech, Address to Congress, 8 January 1918"X" (George F. Kennan): The Sources of Soviet ConductFranklin Delano Roosevelt: Fireside Chat 19: On the War with Japan, 9 December, 1941Harry S. Truman: Truman Doctrine, Address to Congress, 1947Dwight D. Eisenhower: Farewell Address 17 January, 1961Jimmy Carter: The Carter Doctrine, from "State of the Union Address," 23 January 1980Ronald Reagan: Speech at Brandenburg Gate, 12 June 1987George W. Bush: Graduation Speech at West Point, 1 June, 2002Barack H. Obama: A Responsibility to Act, 28 March, 2011PART TWO. THEORY AND GRAND STRATEGYJack Snyder: One World, Rival TheoriesHenry R. Nau: Why We Fight Over Foreign PolicyCharles Krauthammer: The Unipolar Moment RevisitedGraham Allison and Philip Zelikow: Explaining the Cuban Missile CrisisRobert Jervis: Hypotheses on MisperceptionSamuel P. Huntington: The Clash of Civilizations?Joseph S. Nye, Jr.: Public Diplomacy and Soft PowerRichard N. Haass: The Age of Nonpolarity: What Will Follow U.S. DominanceJohn J. Mearsheimer: Imperial by DesignPART THREE. INSTITUTIONS AND PROCESSESLawrence R. Jacobs and Benjamin I. Page: Who Influences US Foreign Policy?Patrick J. Haney: Foreign-Policy Advising: Models and Mysteries from the Bush AdministrationMatthew A. Baum and Philip B.K. Potter: The Relationships between Mass Media, Public Opinion, and Foreign Policy: Toward a Theoretical SynthesisJohn J. Mearsheimer and Stephen M. Walt: The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign PolicyAndrew Bacevich: Twilight of the RepublicLoch K. Johnson: A Framework for Strengthening US IntelligencePART FOUR. THE U.S. AND THE WORLDRobert A. Pastor: The Future of North America: Replacing a Bad Neighbor PolicyJorge G. Castaneda: Morning in Latin AmericaG. John Ikenberry: The Rise of China and the Future of the West; Can the Liberal System Survive?Evan A. Feigenbaum: India's Rise, America's Interest: The Fate of the U.S.-Indian PartnershipRobert Legvold: The Russia File: How to Move Toward a Strategic PartnershipMohsen M. Milani: Tehran's Take: Understanding Iran's U.S. PolicyBarnett R. Rubin and Ahmed Rashid: From Great Game to Grand Bargain: Ending Chaos in Afghanistan and PakistanPART FIVE. NEW DOMAINSRoger C. Altman: Globalization in RetreatA.G. Hopkins: Capitalism, Nationalism, and the New American EmpireDavid G. Victor and Linda Yueh: The New Energy Order: Managing Insecurities in the Twenty-first CenturySteven E. Miller and Scott D. Sagan: Alternative Nuclear FuturesScott G. Borgerson: Arctic Meltdown: The Economic and Security Implications of Global WarmingRonald J. Deibert and Rafal Rohozinski: Risking Security: Policies and Paradoxes of Cyberspace SecurityNassim Nicholas Taleb and Mark Blyth: The Black Swan of Cairo: How Suppressing Volatility Makes the World Less Predictable and More DangerousWilliam McCants: Al Qaeda's Challenge: The Jihadists' War with Islamist DemocratsRobert A. Pape: Empire Falls