Ideas and the Use of Force in American Foreign Policy

Presidential Decision-Making in a Post-Cold War World

Examining the post-Cold War period, this book sets out to explain why and when US presidents choose to use force. It develops new explanations for variation in the use of force in US foreign policy by theorizing and demonstrating the effects of the displacement and repression of ideas within and across different US Presidential administrations, from George H. Les mer
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Examining the post-Cold War period, this book sets out to explain why and when US presidents choose to use force. It develops new explanations for variation in the use of force in US foreign policy by theorizing and demonstrating the effects of the displacement and repression of ideas within and across different US Presidential administrations, from George H.W. Bush to Donald Trump.
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Forlag: Bristol University Press
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Språk: Engelsk
Sider: 232
ISBN: 9781529215908
Format: 23 x 16 cm
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Part 1: Disaggregating Ideas in American Foreign Policy
1. Ideas and the Use of Force in American Foreign Policy
Part 2: US Foreign Policy and Mass Atrocities in the Balkans
2. ‘We Don’t Have a Dog in the Fight’: Ethnic Cleansing in Bosnia
3. ‘What Should I Tell My Daughter?’: The Massacre at Srebrenica
Part 3: US Foreign Policy and Terrorism
4. ‘Wag the Dog’: Terrorism in the 1990s
5. ‘America Is Under Attack’: From the War on Terror to Iraq
Part 4: Obama and Mass Atrocities in the Middle East
6. ‘This Is Like Rwanda’: How the Road to Libya Ran Through Rwanda
7. Syria: ‘There Was No Benghazi To Be Saved’
Part 5: ‘America First’ and the Use of Force
8. From ‘America First’ to Saving ‘Beautiful Babies’ in Syria
9. The 2020 Iranian Crisis: De-escalating from the Use of Force
Part 6: Conclusions
10. Ideas and Foreign Policy Variation
Morgan T. Rees completed his PhD at Griffith University in 2019 and currently works as a sessional lecturer at Griffith University and the University of Queensland. His research interests include Foreign Policy decision-making, International Relations theory, and American Politics.