The Future of American Foreign Policy

The Future of American Foreign Policy

by Charles W. Kegley Jr., Eugene R. Wittkopf


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This collection of essays on American foreign policy explores the forces that will shape that policy as we enter the twenty-first century. The collection offers a provocative, wide-ranging look at policy development and implementation, focusing specifically on the enhancements and challenges to U.S. objectives spawned by the movement toward globalization.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780312035747
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 11/01/1991
Pages: 352

About the Author

Eugene R. Wittkopf is the R. Downs Poindexter Professor Emeritus at Louisiana State University (LSU). He has also held appointments at the University of Florida and the University of North Carolina. He received his doctorate from The Maxwell School of Citizenship & Public Affairs at Syracuse University. He has published more than thirty books on international politics and foreign policy and several dozen refereed articles in professional journals and chapters in books. He has held offices in professional associations and served on the editorial boards of numerous professional journals. In 2002 he received the Distinguished Scholar Award of the Foreign Policy Section of the International Studies Association. Earlier, Professor Wittkopf was named the 1996 Distinguished Research Master of Arts, Humanities, and Social Studies at Louisiana State University. This is the highest award given by the LSU in recognition of faculty contributions to research and scholarship.

Christopher M. Jones is associate professor and chair within the Department of Political Science at Northern Illinois University (NIU). He has also served as assistant chair and director of undergraduate studies. He received his doctorate from The Maxwell School of Citizenship & Public Affairs at Syracuse University, where he received university-wide awards in research and teaching. He has published more than 20 journal articles and book chapters related to American foreign and defense policy and co-edited The Future of American Foreign Policy (1999) with Eugene R. Wittkopf. Professor Jones has been recognized for teaching excellence by student organizations, the American Political Science Association, The National PoliticalScience Honor Society, Who's Who Among America's Teachers, and three universities. In 2002 he became the youngest recipient of Northern Illinois University's Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award, the institution's longest-standing faculty honor.

Table of Contents

Introduction: New Priorities for a New Era? Or Afloat in Uncharted Waters? PART I: OBJECTIVES. 1. Richard N. Haass, Beyond Containment: Competing American Foreign Policy Doctrines for the New Era. 2. Douglas Brinkley, Democratic Enlargement: The Clinton Doctrine. 3. Eugene Gholtz, Daryl G. Press, and Harvey M. Sapolsky, Come Home, America: The Strategy of Restraint in the Face of Temptation. 4. Josef Joffe, America the Inescapable. 5. Joseph S. Nye, Jr., Conflicts after the Cold War: Realism, Liberalism, and U.S. Interests. 6. Terry L. Deibel, Strategies before Containment: Patterns for the Future. 7. G. John Inkenberry, The Myth of Post-Cold War Chaos. 8. Jeffrey E. Garten, Business and Foreign Policy: Time for a Strategic Alliance? 9. Richard Rosencrance, The Rise of the Virtual State: Implications of U.S. Policy. 10. Ole R. Holsti and James N. Rosenau, Internationalism: Intact or in Trouble? 11. Janet Welsh Brown, Population, Consumption, and the Path to Sustainability: The U.S. Role. PART II: RELATIONSHIPS. 12. Walter Russell Mead, No Cold War Two: The United States and the Russian Federation. 13. Madeleine Albright, Enlarging NATO: Why Bigger Is Better. 14. Werner Weidenfeld, America and Europe: Is the Break Inevitable? 15. Robert A. Manning, Futurestock or Renewed Partnership? The U.S. -Japan Alliance Facing the Millennium. 16. Robert S. Ross, China: Why Our Hard-Liners Are Wrong. 17. Richard N. Cooper, The Gulf Bottleneck: Middle East Stability and World Oil Supply. 18. Peter Andreas, U.S.-Mexico: Open Markets, Closed Border. 19. Howard J. Wiarda, Back to Basics: Reassessing U.S. Policy in Latin America. 20.Robert S. Chase, Emily B. Hill, and Paul Kennedy, Pivotal States and U.S. Strategy. 21. Robin Broad and John Cavanagh, Don't Neglect the Impoverished South. PART III: CAPABILITIES. 22. Hans Binnendijk, Tin Cup Diplomacy. 23. Russell E. Travers, A New Millennium and a Strategic Breathing Space. 24. Steering Committee of the Project on Eliminating Weapons of Mass Destruction, Henry L. Stimson Center, General Andrew J. Goodpaster (Ret.), Chair, U.S. Nuclear Posture: A Case for Change. 25. Richard K. Betts, The New Threat of Mass Destruction. 26. Steven Metz, Racing toward the Future: The Revolution in Military Affairs. 27. Peter Morici, Export Our Way to Prosperity. 28. Clyde V. Prestowitz, Jr., and Saul Goldstein, Trade Policy for a New Era. 29. Paul Krugman, Competitiveness: A Dangerous Obsession. 30. C. Randall Henning, Europe's Monetary Union and the United States.

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