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Routledge Studies in US Foreign Policy

About the Series

This new series sets out to publish high quality works by leading and emerging scholars critically engaging with United States Foreign Policy. The series welcomes a variety of approaches to the subject and draws on scholarship from international relations, security studies, international political economy, foreign policy analysis and contemporary international history.

Subjects covered include the role of administrations and institutions, the media, think tanks, ideologues and intellectuals, elites, transnational corporations, public opinion, and pressure groups in shaping foreign policy, US relations with individual nations, with global regions and global institutions and America’s evolving strategic and military policies.

The series aims to provide a range of books – from individual research monographs and edited collections to textbooks and supplemental reading for scholars, researchers, policy analysts, and students.

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Economic Statecraft and US Foreign Policy Reducing the Demand for Violence

Economic Statecraft and US Foreign Policy: Reducing the Demand for Violence

1st Edition

By Leif Rosenberger
November 14, 2019

Explaining the connection between economics and violent extremism, this book argues that American foreign policy must be rebalanced with a greater emphasis on social inclusion and shared prosperity in order to mitigate the root causes of conflict. Rosenberger argues that economic coercion has ...

North Korea - US Relations From Kim Jong Il to Kim Jong Un

North Korea - US Relations: From Kim Jong Il to Kim Jong Un

2nd Edition

By Ramon Pacheco Pardo
September 11, 2019

How has North Korea sought to normalize diplomatic relations with the US? Explaining the continuities between the Kim Jong-un and Kim Jong-il governments, as well as the discontinuities, especially the decisive move towards brinkmanship under Kim Jong-un culminating in 2017 and subsequent turn ...

US Democracy Promotion after the Cold War Stability, Basic Premises, and Policy toward Egypt

US Democracy Promotion after the Cold War: Stability, Basic Premises, and Policy toward Egypt

1st Edition

By Annika Elena Poppe
August 05, 2019

This book explores the often assumed but so far not examined proposition that a particular U.S. culture influences U.S. foreign policy behavior or, more concretely, that widely shared basic assumptions embraced by members of the U.S. administration have a notable impact on foreign policy-making. ...

The Obama Doctrine A Legacy of Continuity in US Foreign Policy?

The Obama Doctrine: A Legacy of Continuity in US Foreign Policy?

1st Edition

Edited By Michelle Bentley, Jack Holland
July 29, 2019

President Obama’s first term in office was subject to intense criticism; not only did many feel that he had failed to live up to his leadership potential, but that he had actually continued the foreign policy framework of the George W. Bush era he was supposed to have abandoned. This edited volume ...

US Power in Latin America Renewing Hegemony

US Power in Latin America: Renewing Hegemony

1st Edition

By Rubrick Biegon
July 29, 2019

An original account of contemporary US-Latin American relations, this book utilises neo-Gramscian and historical materialist approaches to build a novel conceptual framework for analysing US hegemony, extending critical theory in new and exciting directions. It disaggregates US power into distinct ...

Kissinger, Angola and US-African Foreign Policy The Unintentional Realist

Kissinger, Angola and US-African Foreign Policy: The Unintentional Realist

1st Edition

By Steven O'Sullivan
July 25, 2019

Analysing US foreign policy towards Angola during the Ford administration, this book provides an intriguing insight into one of the most avoidable and unfortunate episodes in Cold War history and explores the impact on Henry Kissinger’s much vaunted reputation for being guided by realist principles...

Anti-Americanism and American Exceptionalism Prejudice and Pride about the USA

Anti-Americanism and American Exceptionalism: Prejudice and Pride about the USA

1st Edition

By Brendon O'Connor
June 25, 2019

This book argues against the tendency to see America as the worst or best nation and instead presents a case for seeing anti-Americanism as a counterproductive prejudice. There are many reasons to criticise American policies, politics and even society, but a crucial distinction must be drawn ...

United States - Africa Security Relations Terrorism, Regional Security and National Interests

United States - Africa Security Relations: Terrorism, Regional Security and National Interests

1st Edition

Edited By Kelechi A. Kalu, George Klay Kieh
June 06, 2019

United States-Africa relations have experienced four major cycles. The first cycle was during the Cold War(1960-1990). During this period, the U.S. developed a one-sided relationship with various African states in which the latter served as "foot soldiers" for the U.S. in its competition with the ...

Foreign Policy Issues for America The Trump Years

Foreign Policy Issues for America: The Trump Years

1st Edition

Edited By Richard W. Mansbach, James M. McCormick
March 13, 2019

As America’s first president never to have served in government or the military, Donald Trump entered the White House with an unformed foreign policy position. Yet he was confronted by a wide range of developing issues; the rise of China, Russian-United States relations, the resurgence of ...

Ideologies of American Foreign Policy

Ideologies of American Foreign Policy

1st Edition

By John Callaghan, Brendon O'Connor, Mark Phythian
March 01, 2019

A comprehensive account of ideology and its role in the foreign policy of the United States of America, this book investigates the way United States foreign policy has been understood, debated and explained in the period since the US emerged as a global force, on its way to becoming the world power...

Alliance Decision-Making in the South China Sea Between Allied and Alone

Alliance Decision-Making in the South China Sea: Between Allied and Alone

1st Edition

By Joseph A. Gagliano
February 28, 2019

The combination of rising Chinese power and longstanding territorial disputes has drawn increased attention and threats to the Asia-Pacific region. Five smaller powers contest Beijing’s claims; Malaysia, the Philippines, Vietnam, Brunei and Indonesia, with the United States viewed as the most ...

India-America Relations (1942-62) Rooted in the Liberal International Order

India-America Relations (1942-62): Rooted in the Liberal International Order

1st Edition

By Atul Bhardwaj
November 20, 2018

Examining India-America relations between 1942-62, this book reconsiders the role of America in shaping the imagination of post-colonial India. It rejects a conventional orthodoxy that assigns a limited role to America and challenges narratives which neglect the natural asymmetries and focus on ...

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