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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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The United States, Iraq and the Kurds: Shock, Awe and Aftermath

The United States, Iraq and the Kurds: Shock, Awe and Aftermath

1st Edition

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...

United States - Africa Security Relations: Terrorism, Regional Security and National Interests

United States - Africa Security Relations: Terrorism, Regional Security and National Interests

1st Edition

Kelechi A. Kalu, George Klay Kieh
August 14, 2018

United States-Africa relations have experienced four major cycles. The first cycle was during the Cold War(1960-1990). During this period, the U.S. developed a one-sided relationship with various African states in which the latter served as "foot soldiers" for the U.S. in its competition with the...

Local Interests and American Foreign Policy: Why International Interventions Fail

Local Interests and American Foreign Policy: Why International Interventions Fail

1st Edition

Karl Sandstrom
August 01, 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

Aiden Warren
August 01, 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...

The United States, India and the Global Nuclear Order: Narrative Identity and Representation

The United States, India and the Global Nuclear Order: Narrative Identity and Representation

1st Edition

Tanvi Pate
June 11, 2018

In the Post-Cold War era, US nuclear foreign policies towards India witnessed a major turnaround as a demand for ‘cap, reduce, eliminate’ under the Clinton administration was replaced by the implementation of the historic ‘civil nuclear deal’ in 2008 by Bush, a policy which continued under Obama’s...

US Foreign Policy in the Middle East: From American Missionaries to the Islamic State

US Foreign Policy in the Middle East: From American Missionaries to the Islamic State

1st Edition

Geoffrey F. Gresh, Tugrul Keskin
April 13, 2018

The dawn of the Cold War marked a new stage of complex U.S. foreign policy involvement in the Middle East. More recently, globalization and the region’s ongoing conflicts and political violence have led to the U.S. being more politically, economically, and militarily enmeshed – for better or...

Eleanor Roosevelt: Palestine, Israel and Human Rights

Eleanor Roosevelt: Palestine, Israel and Human Rights

1st Edition

Geraldine Kidd
November 14, 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...

US Foreign Policy in The Horn of Africa: From Colonialism to Terrorism

US Foreign Policy in The Horn of Africa: From Colonialism to Terrorism

1st Edition

Donna Rose Jackson
October 30, 2017

Examining American foreign policy towards the Horn of Africa between 1945 and 1991, this book uses Ethiopia and Somalia as case studies to offer an evaluation of the decision-making process during the Cold War, and consider the impact that these decisions had upon subsequent developments both...

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

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

William Avilés
October 06, 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

Martin A. Smith
September 19, 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...

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

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...

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