Clinton's Foreign Policy

Between the Bushes, 1992-2000

By John Dumbrell

© 2009 – Routledge

216 pages

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About the Book

This volume is a detailed account of President Clinton's foreign policy during 1992-2000, covering the main substantive issues of his administration, including Iraq, Bosnia and Kosovo.

The book emphasizes Clinton's adaptation of the elder Bush's 'New World Order' outlook and his relationship to the younger Bush's 'Americanistic' foreign policy. In doing so, it discusses in detail such key policy areas as foreign economic policy; humanitarian interventionism; policy towards Russia and China, and towards European and other allies; defence priorities; international terrorism; and peacemaking. Overall, the author judges that Clinton managed to develop an American foreign policy approach that was appropriate for the domestic and international conditions of the post-Cold War era.

This book will be of great interest to students of Clinton's administration, US foreign policy, international security and IR in general.

John Dumbrell is Professor of Government at Durham University. He specialises in the study of US foreign policy.

Table of Contents

1. Perspectives on Clinton and his Foreign Policy 2. Foreign Policy Between the Bushes 3. The Globalisation President 4. Making War, Avoiding War: 1993-1996 5. Ancient Enmities: The Balkans and Northern Ireland 6. Beyond the Cold War: Dealing With Old Enemies 7. Alliance Politics and Borderless Threats 8. The Middle East 9. Bill Clinton's Foreign Policy

About the Author

John Dumbrell is Professor of Government at Durham University. He specialises in the study of US foreign policy.

About the Series

Contemporary Security Studies

This series focuses on new research across the spectrum of international peace and security, in an era where each year throws up multiple examples of conflicts that present new security challenges in the world around them.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / Military / General
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Government / Legislative Branch
POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / Diplomacy
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Government / National
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Government / Executive Branch