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Routledge Studies in US Foreign Policy

Series Editor: John Dumbrell, Inderjeet Parmar

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.

New and Published Books

1-10 of 32 results in Routledge Studies in US Foreign Policy
  1. The Origins of the US War on Terror

    Lebanon, Libya and American Intervention in the Middle East

    By Mattia Toaldo

    Series: Routledge Studies in US Foreign Policy

    The war on terror did not start after 9/11, rather its origins must be traced back much further to the Reagan administration and the 1980s. Utilizing recently declassified archival resources, Toaldo offers an in-depth analysis of how ideas and threat perceptions were shaped both by traditional US...

    Published November 27th 2014 by Routledge

  2. US Foreign Policy and the Rogue State Doctrine

    By Alex Miles

    Series: Routledge Studies in US Foreign Policy

    Concerns over Iran’s nuclear programme, North Korea’s nuclear brinkmanship and, in the past, Iraq’s apparent pursuit of WMD have captured the world’s attention, and dominated the agenda of the American foreign policy establishment. But, what led policymakers and the US military to emphasise the...

    Published November 27th 2014 by Routledge

  3. West Africa and the U.S. War on Terror

    Edited by George Klay Kieh, Kelechi Kalu

    Series: Routledge Studies in US Foreign Policy

    Since the terrorist attacks on the American homeland on September 11, 2001, fighting the menace has become the frontier issue on the U.S.’ national security agenda. In the case of the African Continent, the United States has, and continues to accord major attention to the West African sub-region....

    Published November 27th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Presidential Rhetoric from Wilson to Obama

    Constructing crises, fast and slow

    By Wesley Widmaier

    Series: Routledge Studies in US Foreign Policy

    Over the past century, presidential constructions of crises have spurred recurring redefinitions of U.S. interests, as crusading advance has alternated with realist retrenchment. For example, Harry Truman and George W. Bush constructed crises that justified liberal crusades in the Cold War and War...

    Published November 13th 2014 by Routledge

  5. US Foreign Policy and China

    Bush’s First Term

    By Guy Roberts

    Series: Routledge Studies in US Foreign Policy

    This work is an exploration of how U.S.-China relations were managed by President George W. Bush. Roberts argues that contrary to conventional wisdom, President Bush conducted a calculated, pragmatic and highly successful strategy toward Beijing, which avoided conflict, resolved crisis and...

    Published November 10th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Congressional Policymaking in Sino-U.S. Relations during the Post-Cold War Era

    By Joseph A Gagliano

    Series: Routledge Studies in US Foreign Policy

    Conventional wisdom holds that the President enjoys the preponderance of foreign policy power, however Congress has influenced China policymaking more than is generally recognized. The legislature has demonstrated consistent interests in the realm of China policy, and it has invariably pursued...

    Published September 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  7. Constructing America's Freedom Agenda for the Middle East

    Democracy or Domination

    By Oz Hassan

    Series: Routledge Studies in US Foreign Policy

    This book explores how George W. Bush’s Freedom Agenda for the Middle East and North Africa was conceived and implemented as an American national interest, from the Bush era right through to the initial stages of the Obama administration. It highlights how the crisis presented by September 11 2001...

    Published July 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  8. US Arms Policies Towards the Shah's Iran

    By Stephen McGlinchey

    Series: Routledge Studies in US Foreign Policy

    This book reconstructs and explains the arms relationship that successive U.S. administrations developed with the Shah of Iran between 1950 and 1979. This relationship has generally been neglected in the extant literature leading to a series of omissions and distortions in the historical record....

    Published June 2nd 2014 by Routledge

  9. North Korea - US Relations under Kim Jong II

    The Quest for Normalization?

    By Ramon Pacheco Pardo

    Series: Routledge Studies in US Foreign Policy

    This book analyses North Korea’s foreign policy towards the United States during the Kim Jong Il era. Throughout these years, North Korea sought but failed to normalise diplomatic relations with the United States. Making use of theories of bargaining and learning in International Relations, the...

    Published May 5th 2014 by Routledge

  10. American Images of China

    Identity, Power, Policy

    By Oliver Turner

    Series: Routledge Studies in US Foreign Policy

    The United States and China are arguably the most globally consequential actors of the early twenty first century, and look set to remain so into the foreseeable future. This volume seeks to highlight that American images of China are responsible for constructing certain truths and realities about...

    Published April 14th 2014 by Routledge