American Foreign Policy Since the Vietnam War: The Search for Consensus from Nixon to Clinton, 3rd Edition (Paperback) book cover

American Foreign Policy Since the Vietnam War

The Search for Consensus from Nixon to Clinton, 3rd Edition

By Richard A Melanson

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340 pages

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A revealing look at presidential politics and foreign policy-making from the aftermath of Vietnam to the NATO intervention in Kosovo. The book illuminates the relationship between presidents' domestic and foreign policy priorities and the key role of public opinion in constraining presidential initiatives, particularly the ability of a president to use military force overseas. In case studies ranging from the invasion of Grenada through the Gulf War and the dilemmas of Somalia, Haiti, Bosnia and Kosovo, Melanson provides compelling portraits of presidents Nixon, Carter, Reagan, Bush and Clinton, and their different efforts to forge a foreign policy consensus.

Table of Contents

Part One THE RISE AND FALL OF THE COLD WAR CONSENSUS Part Two AMERICAN FOREIGN POLICY AFTER VIETNAM Part Three AMERICAN FOREIGN POLICY SINCE THE COLD WAR Part Four CONCLUSIONS

About the Author

Richard A Melanson

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HIS003000
HISTORY / Asia / General
POL000000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / General