James G Blaine

Author: Edward P. Crapol
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780842026055
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This work assesses Blaine's role as an architect of the US empire and revisits the imperialistic goals of this two-time Secretary of State. It examines his pivotal role in shaping American foreign relations and looks at the reasons why America acquired an overseas empire at the turn of the century.

American Statesmen

Author: Edward S. Mihalkanin
Editor: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313308284
Size: 12,46 MB
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Looks at the history of U.S. foreign policy through sixty-five biographical essays covering each secretary's vital statistics, dates in office, education, and the most important issues and events the secretaries dealt with.

Crucible Of Power

Author: Howard Jones
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0742564533
Size: 20,21 MB
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Employing a narrative approach that uncovers the tangled and often confusing nature of foreign affairs, Crucible of Power focuses on the personalities, security interests, and post-war/Cold War tendencies behind the formulation and implementation of U.S. foreign policy since 1945. The book includes updated coverage of the Bush administration's foreign policy, with particular emphasis on the Middle East. Selections from key foreign policy documents appear in each chapter.

American Foreign Relations Since 1600

Author: Robert L. Beisner
Editor: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1576070808
Size: 15,84 MB
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James K Polk

Author: Thomas M. Leonard
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780842026475
Size: 13,81 MB
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James K. Polk's four years in office marked the greatest period of territorial acquisition in the history of the USA. This is an analysis of each of these expansions, showing that they were far more complex than the moral crusade that had been labelled Manifest Destiny.

Colin Powell

Author: Christopher D. O'Sullivan
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN: 9781442202658
Size: 14,39 MB
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In this exploration of Colin Powell's career and character, Christopher D. O' Sullivan reveals several broad themes crucial to American foreign policy and yields insights into the evolution of American foreign and defense policy in the post-Vietnam, post-Cold War eras. In addition, O'Sullivan explores the conflicts and debates between different foreign policy ideologies such as neo-conservatism and realism.

James G Blaine And Latin America

Author: David Healy
Editor: University of Missouri Press
ISBN: 9780826263292
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James G. Blaine was one of the leading national political figures of his day, and probably the most controversial. Intensely partisan, the dominant leader of the Republican Party, and a major shaper of national politics for more than a decade, Blaine is remembered chiefly for his role as architect of the post-Civil War GOP and his two periods as secretary of state. He also was the Republican presidential candidate in the notorious mud-slinging campaign of 1884. His foreign policy was marked by its activism, its focus on Latin America, and its attempt to increase U.S. influence there.

Brent Scowcroft

Author: David F. Schmitz
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN: 0742570428
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As National Security Advisor to President Gerald Ford, advisor to President Ronald Reagan, and as National Security Advisor to President George H. W. Bush, Brent Scowcroft was at the center of the ongoing debate over how to shape American foreign policy in the post-war world. As David F. Schmitz makes clear in his new biography, Scowcroft was a realist in his outlook on American foreign policy and an heir to the Cold War internationalism that had shaped that policy since 1945. The type of bi-partisan cooperation and internationalism that marked the pre-Vietnam War years served as Scowcroft's guide to how to defend American interests and promote U.S. values and institutions globally. While not always successful, Scowcroft provided a consistent internationalist voice in the midst of change.

Kwajalein Atoll The Marshall Islands And American Policy In The Pacific

Author: Ruth Douglas Currie
Editor: McFarland
ISBN: 1476663114
Size: 16,13 MB
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"Currie chronicles in brilliant detail the fascinating history of how the U.S. resolved the conflict between democracy and power in its relationship with the Marshall Islands. Diplomatic history at its best, she gives vivid accounts of how presidents Truman and Carter dealt with the lure of the Pacific...an extraordinary accomplishment of scholarship and presentation"--E. Stanly Godbold, Jr., Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter: The Georgia Years, 1924-1974 "Dr. Currie captures the definitive history of the Marshallese nation's special relationship with the U.S. which helped secure America's interests in the Pacific, and the struggle to preserve their culture over a century of colonialism and Great Power domination."--John Fairlamb, Office of Compact Negotiations, U.S. Department of State, 1999-2004. For centuries, the Marshall Islands have been drawn into international politics, primarily because of their central location in Oceania. After World War II they came into the American sphere as part of the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands. At the outset of the Cold War, the Marshalls were a site for nuclear tests and later for the U.S. Army's ballistic missile testing as part of President Reagan's Strategic Defense Initiative. This book focuses on the islanders' tenacious negotiations for independence and control of their land, accomplished as the Republic of the Marshall Islands in a Compact of Free Association with the U.S. The creation of American policy in the Pacific was a struggle between the U.S. departments of the Interior and State, and the military's goals for strategic national defense, as illustrated by the case of the Army's base at Kwajalein Atoll.

Dean Acheson And The Obligations Of Power

Author: Michael F. Hopkins
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1538100029
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Dean Acheson was the most influential American diplomat of the twentieth century. He shaped the pivotal shift in American foreign policy from isolation to engagement in global affairs, This critical re-evaluation of Acheson’s public career analyzes his advocacy of intervention against Germany and Japan in 1939-1941, work on sanctions against Japan in 1941, contribution to the creation of new international institutions, and campaigns to secure the support of Congress and the American public. It scrutinizes his crucial role in the Truman Doctrine, the Marshall Plan, NATO, the formation of democratic governments in Germany and Japan, and involvement in the Korean War. It examines his advice on Europe and Vietnam to presidents Kennedy, Johnson and Nixon. Acheson was the architect of the policy of containing the Soviet Union that endured to the end of the Cold War. The book argues that Acheson was slower to abandon the prospect of understandings with the Soviets and the communists in China than his memoirs claim; his focus on the North Atlantic did not exclude his deep concern for Asian; and the policy of containment was part of his wider belief that American power brought the obligation to promote a stable international order.