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Routledge Studies in US Foreign Policy


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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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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 ...

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 ...

The Drug War in Latin America Hegemony and Global Capitalism

The Drug War in Latin America: Hegemony and Global Capitalism

1st Edition

By William Avilés
October 09, 2017

Since the mid-1980s subsequent US governments have promoted a highly militarized and prohibitionist drug control approach in Latin America. Despite this strategy the region has seen increasing levels of homicide, displacement and violence. Why did the militarization of U.S. drug war policies in ...

The Foreign Policies of Bill Clinton and George W. Bush A Comparative Perspective

The Foreign Policies of Bill Clinton and George W. Bush: A Comparative Perspective

1st Edition

By Martin A. Smith
September 21, 2017

This book offers a comparative analysis of the approaches, policies and records of the administrations of Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, through an examination of key foreign policy issues that caused controversy and debate both during the 1990s and in the years since 9/11. In the post 9/11 ...

Wilsonian Approaches to American Conflicts From the War of 1812 to the First Gulf War

Wilsonian Approaches to American Conflicts: From the War of 1812 to the First Gulf War

1st Edition

By Ashley Cox
June 07, 2017

This book explores US foreign policy, specifically the history of America’s entry into the War of 1812, the First World War, the Korean War and the First Gulf War. Using a historical case study approach, it demonstrates how the Wilsonian Framework can give us a unique understanding of why the ...

American Exceptionalism An Idea that Made a Nation and Remade the World

American Exceptionalism: An Idea that Made a Nation and Remade the World

1st Edition

By Hilde Eliassen Restad
June 16, 2017

How does American exceptionalism shape American foreign policy? Conventional wisdom states that American exceptionalism comes in two variations – the exemplary version and the missionary version. Being exceptional, experts in U.S. foreign policy argue, means that you either withdraw from the world...

US Democracy Promotion in the Middle East The Pursuit of Hegemony

US Democracy Promotion in the Middle East: The Pursuit of Hegemony

1st Edition

By Dionysis Markakis
June 16, 2017

US Democracy Promotion in the Middle East seeks to explore the changes in US strategy towards democracy promotion in the Middle East during the Clinton and Bush administrations, with a particular focus on Egypt, Iraq and Kuwait. At a time of regional turmoil and political reform, the topic of ...

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