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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

11-20 of 29 results in Routledge Studies in US Foreign Policy
  1. Race and US Foreign Policy

    The African-American Foreign Affairs Network

    By Mark Ledwidge

    Series: Routledge Studies in US Foreign Policy

    African-Americans' analysis of, and interest in, foreign affairs represents a rich and dynamic legacy, and this work provides a cutting edge insight into this neglected aspect of US foreign affairs. In addition to extending the parameters of US foreign policy literature to include race and...

    Published August 8th 2013 by Routledge

  2. Prevention, Pre-emption and the Nuclear Option

    From Bush to Obama

    By Aiden Warren

    Series: Routledge Studies in US Foreign Policy

    Despite its portrayal as a bold departure, the Bush Doctrine was not the "new" or "revolutionary" policy instrument that many at the time portended. This work seeks to argue that while it was clear that the Bush Doctrine certainly qualified as a preventive war policy, it is apparent that the...

    Published August 8th 2013 by Routledge

  3. The United States and NATO since 9/11

    The Transatlantic Alliance Renewed

    By Ellen Hallams

    Series: Routledge Studies in US Foreign Policy

    The US decision not to work through NATO after 9/11 left many European members of the alliance feeling deflated. This decision reflected not only the unilateralism of the Bush Administration, but also the belief that US operational freedom and flexibility had been hampered during NATO’s two Balkans...

    Published August 7th 2013 by Routledge

  4. The Obama Administration’s Nuclear Weapon Strategy

    The Promises of Prague

    By Aiden Warren

    Series: Routledge Studies in US Foreign Policy

    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...

    Published July 17th 2013 by Routledge

  5. Local Interests and American Foreign Policy

    Why International Interventions Fail

    By Karl Sandstrom

    Series: Routledge Studies in US Foreign Policy

    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...

    Published May 24th 2013 by Routledge

  6. US Foreign Policy and Democracy Promotion

    From Theodore Roosevelt to Barack Obama

    Edited by Michael Cox, Timothy J. Lynch, Nicolas Bouchet

    Series: Routledge Studies in US Foreign Policy

    The promotion of democracy by the United States became highly controversial during the presidency of George W. Bush. The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan were widely perceived as failed attempts at enforced democratization, sufficient that Barack Obama has felt compelled to downplay the rhetoric of...

    Published April 10th 2013 by Routledge

  7. 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 December 6th 2012 by Routledge

  8. 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 30th 2012 by Routledge

  9. Constructing US Foreign Policy

    The Curious Case of Cuba

    By David Bernell

    Series: Routledge Studies in US Foreign Policy

    This book seeks to address the roots of the hostility that has characterized the United States’ relationship with Cuba and has persisted for decades, long after the Cold War. It answers the question of why America’s Cold War era policy toward Cuba has not substantially changed, despite a radically...

    Published November 30th 2012 by Routledge

  10. 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 October 29th 2012 by Routledge