First published in 2004, this provocative and remarkable book is the first significant study of how the Clinton administration revolutionized US policy toward Northern Ireland in the 1990s. Based on interviews with the major actors in the episode, Timothy Lynch examines in detail how the internal American turf war fought over Northern Ireland shaped the quality and character of US engagement. Turf War will be essential reading for all those seeking to understand American policy toward Northern Ireland; the institutional dynamics of US foreign policy after the cold war; the perils of locking terrorists into a democratic process; and US interventions more broadly.
Table of Contents
Contents: Introduction; Equilibrium: US policy in Ireland and Northern Ireland before Clinton; Disruption: Clinton's policy shift in Northern Ireland, 1993-95; Disrupted vs. disruptor: explaining the Turf War; Winners and losers: explaining outcomes; Conclusion; Bibliography; Index.