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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 32 results in Routledge Studies in US Foreign Policy
  1. Obama and the World

    New Directions in US Foreign Policy, 2nd Edition

    Edited by Inderjeet Parmar, Linda B. Miller, Mark Ledwidge

    Series: Routledge Studies in US Foreign Policy

    This significantly revised, updated and extended second edition of New Directions in US Foreign Policy retains the strongest aspects of its original structure but adds a comprehensive account of the latest theoretical perspectives, the key actors and issues, and new policy directions....

    Published April 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  2. Weapons of Mass Destruction and US Foreign Policy

    The strategic use of a concept

    By Michelle Bentley

    Series: Routledge Studies in US Foreign Policy

    This book examines the use of concepts – specifically ‘weapons of mass destruction’ (WMD) – in US foreign policy discourse. Current analysis of WMD definition has made headway into identifying the repercussions that the conceptual conflation of such diverse weapons – typically understood as a...

    Published March 18th 2014 by Routledge

  3. The United States, Iraq and the Kurds

    Shock, Awe and Aftermath

    By Mohammed Shareef

    Series: Routledge Studies in US Foreign Policy

    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...

    Published February 19th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Corporate Power and Globalization in US Foreign Policy

    Edited by Ronald W. Cox

    Series: Routledge Studies in US Foreign Policy

    More than a decade into the new millennium, the fusion of corporate and state power is the essential defining feature of US foreign policy. This edited volume critically examines the relationship between corporations and the US state in the development of foreign policies related to globalization....

    Published November 10th 2013 by Routledge

  5. United States - Africa Security Relations

    Terrorism, Regional Security and National Interests

    Edited by Kelechi A. Kalu, George Klay Kieh

    Series: Routledge Studies in US Foreign Policy

    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...

    Published October 23rd 2013 by Routledge

  6. Obama's Foreign Policy

    Ending the War on Terror

    Edited by Michelle Bentley, Jack Holland

    Series: Routledge Studies in US Foreign Policy

    This edited volume is an innovative analysis of President Barack Obama’s foreign policy, security and counter-terrorism policy, specifically within the context of ending the now infamous War on Terror. The book adopts a comparative approach, analysing change and continuity in US foreign policy...

    Published September 22nd 2013 by Routledge

  7. 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 7th 2013 by Routledge

  8. 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 7th 2013 by Routledge

  9. 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 6th 2013 by Routledge

  10. 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 16th 2013 by Routledge