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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.

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  1. U.S. Foreign Policy Towards Syria

    Perceiving Syria

    By Ahed Alhouis

    Series: Routledge Studies in US Foreign Policy

    Since the war started in Syria, the Obama administration has been reluctant to intervene militarily but unhesitating in adopting an antagonistic attitude towards the Assad regime. In fact, for decades the U.S. foreign policy towards Syria has been characterised as confrontational, antagonistic and...

    Published June 30th 2015 by Routledge

  2. Democracy Promotion as US Foreign Policy

    Bill Clinton and Democratic Enlargement

    By Nicolas Bouchet

    Series: Routledge Studies in US Foreign Policy

    The role of democracy promotion in US foreign policy has increased considerably in the last three decades, booming especially in the immediate years after the end of the Cold War. The rise of democracy promotion originated in a long historical tradition that saw exporting American political values...

    Published June 19th 2015 by Routledge

  3. Democracy Promotion, National Security and Strategy

    Foreign Policy under the Reagan Administration

    By Robert Pee

    Series: Routledge Studies in US Foreign Policy

    This book investigates the relationship between democracy promotion and US national security strategy through an examination of the Reagan administration’s attempt to launch a global campaign for democracy in the early 1980s, which culminated in the foundation of the National Endowment for...

    Published April 30th 2015 by Routledge

  4. 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 April 27th 2015 by Routledge

  5. 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 April 27th 2015 by Routledge

  6. 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 April 27th 2015 by Routledge

  7. The President, the State and the Cold War

    Comparing the foreign policies of Truman and Reagan

    By James Bilsland

    Series: Routledge Studies in US Foreign Policy

    US foreign policy during the Cold War has been analysed from a number of perspectives, generating large bodies of literature attempting to explain its origins, its development and its conclusion. However, there are still many questions left only partially explained. In large part this is because...

    Published February 11th 2015 by Routledge

  8. American Exceptionalism

    An Idea that Made a Nation and Remade the World

    By Hilde Eliassen Restad

    Series: Routledge Studies in US Foreign Policy

    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...

    Published December 17th 2014 by Routledge

  9. 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 14th 2014 by Routledge

  10. 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