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The State, Society, and Limited Nuclear War
The State, Society, and Limited Nuclear War (February 1995)
Eric Mlyn - Author

This is an examination of the extent to which nuclear weapons policy has been democratically controlled, showing that a policy elite insulated from society eventually lost its autonomy.

This book highlights the role that domestic politics has played in the evolution of U.S. nuclear weapons policy up to the present. Mlyn focuses on the relationship among the three levels of this policy: public statements, force posture, and nuclear tar...(Read More)
Democratic Transition and Human Rights
Democratic Transition and Human Rights (May 1994)
Perspectives on U.S. Foreign Policy
Sara Steinmetz - Author

This book analyzes U.S. foreign policy in relation to human rights and democratic development abroad. Its purpose is to determine if, and how, human rights policies, or their neglect, have led to Realpolitik successes for the United States. In addition, it addresses the issue of how Washington might best respond to challenges in which a choice apparently must be made between support for democracy and preservation of U.S. national interests.
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Power Over Rationality
Power Over Rationality (February 1993)
The Bush Administration and the Gulf Crisis
Alex R. Hybel - Author

To most Americans, the Gulf War symbolizes the culmination of a highly sophisticated decision-making process within the Bush administration. In this highly readable and challenging book, Hybel demonstrates the shortcomings of such a view by using cognitive models to examine how the administration defined problems, identified goals, assessed alternatives, and selected options during the seven months preceding the start of the war.

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The United States and the Middle East
The United States and the Middle East (November 1992)
A Search for New Perspectives
Hooshang Amirahmadi - Editor

This book advances a critical analysis of U. S. Middle East policy and offers alternative perspectives. It highlights areas of policy shortcomings in the wake of ongoing global and domestic changes and draws attention to the need for a new and more plausible U. S. policy.

The United States and the Middle East evaluates the roots and consequences of post-World War II diplomatic and military initiatives, including ...(Read More)
Economic Opportunities in Freer U. S. Trade with Canada
Economic Opportunities in Freer U. S. Trade with Canada (July 1991)
Fredric C. Menz - Editor
Sarah A. Stevens - Editor

This book provides an overview of the recently implemented Canada-U.S. Free Trade Agreement and highlights its implications for manufacturing, engineering, and technological firms and for service industries. Because the perspective is global as well as regional, the concerns of both multinational and smaller businesses are addressed.

The text focuses on how the economic environment in both countries will change as a result of the agreement, ...(Read More)
Opportunities and Dangers of Soviet-Cuban Expansion
Opportunities and Dangers of Soviet-Cuban Expansion (July 1988)
Towards a Pragmatic U.S. Policy
Richard J. Payne - Author

"I found this book interesting to read and loaded with useful reference material. I think a number of professors would adopt it for courses in American foreign policy, world politics, or national security policy. I would." -- W. Raymond Duncan

Combined with aggressive rhetoric and ideological hostility, the conventional approach to crisis resolution generates only military options and diminishes our prospects for less dangerous solutions. Thi...(Read More)
Congress and United States Foreign Policy
Congress and United States Foreign Policy (July 1987)
Controlling the Use of Force in the Nuclear Age
Michael Barnhart - Editor

This book directly explores congressional efforts to control the ability of the Chief Executive to use force. It examines the influence Congress has wielded over nuclear arms control, and reveals how Congress has operated to channel American military assistance, covert actions, and open warfare over the past forty years.

Congress has become increasingly assertive in the exercise of its war powers. No longer content to write the President bl...(Read More)
Diplomat of the Americas
Diplomat of the Americas (June 1977)
A Biography of William I. Buchanan, 1852-1909
Harold F. Peterson - Author

Called “one of the three most successful envoys to South America during the nation’s first 150 years,” Buchanan served under four presidents.

“This readable biography will be of interest to a wide range of specialists, and it serves to demonstrate the shifting concerns of American diplomacy during the years of the Republic’s initial outward thrust.” — Pacific Historical Rev...(Read More)
Defense Policy Formation
Defense Policy Formation (June 1974)
A Comparative Analysis of the McNamara Era
Clark A. Murdock - Author

When Robert McNamara became U.S. Secretary of Defense, he introduced a new mode of making policy decisions: systems analysis. In Defense Policy Formation, Clark Murdock examines what effects this systems analysis had on policy-making process both in theory and the actual practice of military innovation.
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