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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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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 ...

US Foreign Policy and China Bush’s First Term

US Foreign Policy and China: Bush’s First Term

1st Edition

By Guy Roberts
September 10, 2018

This work is an exploration of how U.S.-China relations were managed by President George W. Bush. Roberts argues that contrary to conventional wisdom, President Bush conducted a calculated, pragmatic and highly successful strategy toward Beijing, which avoided conflict, resolved crisis and ...

Obama's Foreign Policy Ending the War on Terror

Obama's Foreign Policy: Ending the War on Terror

1st Edition

Edited By Michelle Bentley, Jack Holland
August 14, 2018

This edited volume is an innovative analysis of President Barack Obama’s foreign policy, security and counter-terrorism policy, specifically within the context of ending the now infamous War on Terror. The book adopts a comparative approach, analysing change and continuity in US foreign policy ...

The United States, Iraq and the Kurds Shock, Awe and Aftermath

The United States, Iraq and the Kurds: Shock, Awe and Aftermath

1st Edition

By Mohammed Shareef
August 14, 2018

This book provides a descriptive and analytical narrative of the evolution of US foreign policy towards Iraq at the supra-national (global), national (Arab Iraq) and sub-national (Iraqi Kurdistan) levels. The book is unique in that it presents a sophisticated insight into the two major components ...

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 Kalu, George Kieh
August 14, 2018

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 ...

Local Interests and American Foreign Policy Why International Interventions Fail

Local Interests and American Foreign Policy: Why International Interventions Fail

1st Edition

By Karl Sandstrom
August 02, 2018

This book provides an alternative perspective on how social interest-groups form and interact to affect interventions. It combines historic, sociological and international relations perspectives in a framework through which to view the relevant socio-political dynamics in ‘target societies’. At a ...

The Obama Administration’s Nuclear Weapon Strategy The Promises of Prague

The Obama Administration’s Nuclear Weapon Strategy: The Promises of Prague

1st Edition

By Aiden Warren
August 02, 2018

This book comprehensively outlines and evaluates the key Obama nuclear weapons policies, developments and initiatives from 2008–2012. Beginning with the administration’s vision and goals posited in the 2009 Prague Speech and reaffirmed in the National Security Strategy of 2010, the book assesses ...

Eleanor Roosevelt Palestine, Israel and Human Rights

Eleanor Roosevelt: Palestine, Israel and Human Rights

1st Edition

By Geraldine Kidd
November 16, 2017

Memorialised as a US heroine and an iconoclastic humanitarian who sought to protect society’s marginalised, Eleanor Roosevelt also, at times, disappointed contemporaries and biographers with some of her stances. Examining a period of her life that has not been extensively explored, this book ...

Anti-Americanism and the Limits of Public Diplomacy Winning Hearts and Minds?

Anti-Americanism and the Limits of Public Diplomacy: Winning Hearts and Minds?

1st Edition

By Stephen Brooks
October 26, 2017

Contrary to the view held by many who study American foreign policy, public diplomacy has seldom played a decisive role in the achievement of the country's foreign policy objectives. The reasons for this are not that the policies and interventions are ill-conceived or badly executed, although this ...

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