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Flash Points
Flash Points (July 2017)
Lessons Learned and Not Learned in Malawi, Kosovo, Iraq, and Afghanistan
Jade Wu - Author

A compelling, intimate account of how US foreign assistance in war zones and developing countries does not achieve its intended goals.
From the hot savannah of Malawi to the cold, damp gray of Kosovo and into the volatile war zones of Iraq and Afghanistan, the United States and other donors have invested enormous financial and human resources in major peacekeeping and development efforts. Why then is the world no closer to bein...(Read More)
 
 
The Bitter Taste of Hope
The Bitter Taste of Hope (April 2017)
Ideals, Ideologies, and Interests in the Age of Obama
Stephen Eric Bronner - Author

Essays that critically evaluate America’s domestic and foreign policy landscape since President Obama took office.

President Barack Obama was elected to office on a wave of hope. With his tenure as President of the United States now concluded it is time to take stock of his record at home and abroad. The Bitter Taste of Hope is a collection of essays that critically evaluate America’s domestic...(Read More)
 
 
The Cold War's Last Battlefield
The Cold War's Last Battlefield (December 2011)
Reagan, the Soviets, and Central America
Edward A. Lynch - Author

An engaging insider’s account by a member of President Reagan’s Central America policy team.

Central America was the final place where U.S. and Soviet proxy forces faced off against one another in armed conflict. In The Cold War’s Last Battlefield, Edward A. Lynch blends his own first-hand experiences as a member of the Reagan Central America policy team with interviews of policy makers and exhaustive study of p...(Read More)
 
 
Vera and the Ambassador
Vera and the Ambassador (February 2009)
Escape and Return
Vera Blinken - Author
Donald Blinken - Author

A behind-the-scenes look at diplomacy and international relations in post-communist Eastern Europe.

Vera and the Ambassador is a book to be savored and enjoyed on many levels. Both a behind-the-scenes peek at the operations of a U.S. embassy in a post–Cold War former Soviet satellite and a personal story of a refugee’s escape and triumphant return, Vera and Donald Blinken’s dual memo...(Read More)
 
 
Global Capitalism, Democracy, and Civil-Military Relations in Colombia
Global Capitalism, Democracy, and Civil-Military Relations in Colombia (March 2006)
William Aviles - Author

Explores the connections between globalization and democratization in Colombia.

Through the lens of global capitalism theory, William Avilés examines democratization and civil-military relations in Colombia to explain how social and international forces led to the ostensibly contradictory outcome of democratic and economic reform coinciding with political repression. Focusing on the administrations in power from 1...(Read More)
 
 
Rescuing the World
Rescuing the World (August 2002)
The Life and Times of Leo Cherne
Andrew F. Smith - Author
Henry A. Kissinger - Foreword by

A biography of one of America's leading humanitarians who, as an advisor to nine presidents, also had a lasting effect on American foreign policy.

Leo Cherne's life brimmed with paradox and improbability. He was born in the Bronx to a poor, immigrant, Jewish family, and yet rose to the heights of economic and political power in WASP America. A successful entrepreneur and an unofficial advisor to nine presidents, he neve...(Read More)
 
 
Hardened Images
Hardened Images (January 2000)
The Western Media and the Marginalization of Africa
Asgede Hagos - Author

Examines the nature of the interplay between the U.S. press and the American state on Africa, with a special focus on its armed struggles waged to complete the decolonization process.

Africa, the most central of the major regions of the world, is at present languishing on the margins of the global political and economic system. The continent, which constitutes the second largest major region in the world, with a...(Read More)
 
 
Korean-American Relations
Korean-American Relations (December 1998)
1866-1997
Yur-Bok Lee - Editor
Wayne Patterson - Editor

Leading historians and Asian-specialists explore key aspects of United States-Korean relations.

Built upon the highly successful volume One Hundred Years of Korean-American Relations, 1882-1982, this book describes Korea's importance to the United States and the development of the current relationship. The ramifications of this relationship are evident by the facts that South Korea now constitutes America'...(Read More)
 
 
Presidents and Foreign Policy
Presidents and Foreign Policy (April 1997)
Countdown to Ten Controversial Decisions
Edward R. Drachman - Author
Alan Shank - Author
Richard M. Pious - Foreword by

Examines ten important and controversial U.S. presidential foreign policy decisions in the post-World War II period, including one major controversy for each president from Truman to Clinton.

Presidents and Foreign Policy examines countdowns to ten important and controversial decisions in the post-World War II period, using the case study approach. The authors include one major controversy for each president from...(Read More)
 
 
The Clash with Distant Cultures
The Clash with Distant Cultures (September 1995)
Values, Interests, and Force in American Foreign Policy
Richard J. Payne - Author

An analysis of the impact of cultural values on the use of force and negotiations in American foreign policy.

"Payne's exposition of the profound influence of cultural factors on state behavior offers a needed corrective to the 'realist' school that still dominates academic writing on international relations (in which military and economic factors are emphasized to the virtual exclusion of ideational considerations); it ...(Read More)
 
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