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Download Free American Foreign Relations: Volume 2: Since 1895 PDF by Thomas Paterson Full Book and published by Cengage Learning. This book was released on 2014-01-01 with total page 640 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This best-selling text presents the best synthesis of current scholarship available to emphasize the theme of expansionism and its manifestations. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Author : Dirk Nabers
Publisher : Routledge
Release Date : 2016-04-01
ISBN : 1317039645
Pages : 220 pages
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Download Free The Bush Leadership, the Power of Ideas, and the War on Terror PDF by Dirk Nabers Full Book and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2016-04-01 with total page 220 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Foreign policy success or failure is often attributed to the role of leadership. This volume explores the relationship between President George W. Bush's leadership, the administration's stated belief in the power of ideas (and the ideas of power) and its approach to the war on terror. Drawing on the international expertise of ten American foreign policy and security specialists, this incisive and timely book combines theoretical perspectives on political leadership with rigorous empirical analysis of selected aspects of the Bush administration's post 9/11 foreign policy. As a result, this book sheds considerable light not just on the limited impact of President Bush's war on terror strategy, but also, more importantly, on why key ideas underpinning the strategy, such as US global primacy and pre-emptive war, largely failed to gel in a globalizing world.
Author : Imtiaz Hussain
Publisher : BRILL
Release Date : 2010-01-11
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Download Free Afghanistan, Iraq, and Post-conflict Governance: Damoclean Democracy? PDF by Imtiaz Hussain Full Book and published by BRILL. This book was released on 2010-01-11 with total page 328 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A comparative study is made of how conflict-terminating negotiations led to maiden democratic elections in Afghanistan and Iraq, pointing various thresholds out through specific chapters, invoking negotiations theories/stages to deepen interpretations, and prospecting the Bush Doctrine's future mileage in democratizing the Middle East.
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Download Free National Security PDF by Donald M. Snow Full Book and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2016-07-15 with total page 427 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This text analyzes the history, evolution, and processes of national security policies. It examines national security from two fundamental fault lines--the end of the Cold War and the evolution of contemporary terrorism, dating from the 9/11 terrorist attacks and tracing their path up to the Islamic State (ISIS) and beyond. The book considers how the resulting era of globalization and geopolitics guides policy. Placing these trends in conceptual and historical context and following them through military, semi-military, and non-military concerns, National Security treats its subject as a nuanced and subtle phenomenon that encompasses everything from the global to the individual with the nation at its core. New to the Sixth Edition Fully updated with expanded coverage of ISIS, the "new cool war" with Russia, cybersecurity challenges, natural resource wars and development, negotiations with Iran, border threats, and much more. Includes a completely new chapter on "lethal landscapes" such as developing world international conflicts in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East; the "siren song" of the Islamic State; and the dilemmas of guns, butter, and boots on the ground. Shifts the focus from globalization to a more widely-ranging look at security, from the individual level to the regional to the global.
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