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America the Vincible: U.S. Foreign Policy for the Twenty First Century, 1/e

Earl H. Fry, Brigham Young University
Stan A. Taylor, Brigham Young University
Robert S. Wood, Naval War College

Published September, 1993 by Prentice Hall Humanities/Social Science

Copyright 1994, 356 pp.
Paper
ISBN 0-13-028457-2


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Summary

Taking the view that the United States is not an invincible superpower, this book focuses on changing conditions and how they will affect U.S. foreign policy into the 21st Century. Fully examined are the constitutional, political, economic, strategic, and social issues which will shape our foreign policy in the future. The authors also make suggestions for change which will make foreign policy more effective in the coming century.

Features


includes the most current information yet available, this book focuses exclusively on U.S. foreign policy in the post-Cold War era, and includes lessons from the Gulf War.
presents the unique concept of “vincibility,” as the authors' present a realistic portrait of the United States as superpower.
examines U.S. strengths and weaknesses in a highly complex and interdependent global setting.
authored by a team combining both academic and government experience.


Table of Contents

    1. America The Vincible: The Ship of State in Hazardous Waters.
I: THE CONTEXT OF U.S. FOREIGN POLICY-MAKING
    2. Who Steers the Ship of State? The Constitutional Basis of Foreign Policy.
    3. The White House Office and the National Security Council in the Foreign Policy Process.
    4. The Role of Other Executive Branch Departments and Agencies.
    5. The Social and Cultural Bases of U.S. Foreign Policy.
II. INTERNATIONAL SECURITY AND NATIONAL DEFENSE
    6. Geostrategic Foundations of National Defense.
    7. The Cold War and National Defense.
    8. National Defense after the Cold War.
    9. National Defense and the Challenge of Terrorism.
III. U.S. FOREIGN ECONOMIC POLICY-MAKING IN AN ERA OF GLOBAL INTERDEPENDENCE
    10. American Competitiveness in an Interdependent World.
    11. Employment, Resources, and the Environment: International Challenges Facing the United States.
    12. U.S. Foreign Economic Policy.
    13. Coping with the Economic Challenges of the Twenty-First Century.
    14. The Future.
    Index.


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