American Global Strategy and the 'War on Terrorism'

American Global Strategy and the 'War on Terrorism'

by Hall Gardner

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Contemporary international events, and indeed even the US presidential election, demonstrate the continuing need for debate and discourse over the direction and emphases of US foreign policy. Following the success of the original hardback publication, this revised and updated paperback re-conceptualizes the 'war on terrorism' and analyzes the nature of American domestic and international policy-making within the context of historical and structural constraints upon US policy. American Global Strategy and the 'War on Terrorism' addresses a wide range of themes that are crucial to understanding the 9/11 crisis and to formulating an affective American and global foreign and security policy to deal with that crisis. This study should be read by contemporary policy makers and scholars of foreign policy.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780754670940
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 03/07/2007
Edition description: Revised ed.
Pages: 252
Product dimensions: 6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Hall Gardner is Professor and Chair of the International Affairs Department of the American University of Paris, France.

Table of Contents

Contents: Preface; Introduction: labors of Hercules without end in sight; Reflections upon the 11 September attacks and 'pre-emptive' war in Iraq; The roots of American neo-conservatism: neo-timocrats or moralizing politicians?; The question of State and anti-State 'terrorism': who is 'terrorizing' whom?; The risks of nuclear proliferation; Manipulating US global power: Pakistan, 'war on terrorism' and strategic leveraging; The global ramifications of American military expansionism; 'Clash of democracies' or new global concert?; Transcending the international disequilibrium; Selected bibliography; Index.

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