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America's Failing Empire: U.S. Foreign Relations Since The by Warren I. Cohen

By Warren I. Cohen

This sharp and authoritative account of yank international kinfolk analyzes the final fifteen years of international coverage relating to the final 40 years, because the finish of the chilly War.

  • Provides an summary and realizing of the new background of U.S. international kin from the point of view of 1 of the main revered gurus within the field
  • Includes feedback for additional reading.

Chapter 1 the top of the chilly struggle overseas process (pages 12–37):
Chapter 2 looking for a Compass (pages 38–55):
Chapter three Clinton and Humanitarian Interventions (pages 56–71):
Chapter four coping with the nice Powers (pages 72–93):
Chapter five The Clinton Years Assessed (pages 93–122):
Chapter 6 The Vulcans Take cost (pages 123–142):
Chapter 7 as soon as Upon an Empire (pages 143–163):
Chapter eight all of the relaxation ? and Bush Assessed (pages 164–186):

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Brent Scowcroft, his national security adviser, had served with distinction AFE1 3/31/05 7:04 PM Page 13 the end of the cold war international system 13 in the same capacity in the administration of Gerald Ford. Secretary of State James Baker had served as secretary of the treasury in the Reagan administration as well as White House chief of staff, and had proven to be a man who could maneuver exceptionally well at the cabinet level. His foreign policy experience was limited, but his diplomatic skills were not.

On major policy issues he was in near constant contact with his national security adviser and secretary of state. On policy toward China, he was so deeply enmeshed in every detail that others involved joked that he had replaced the officer in charge of the China desk at the Department of State. In short, Bush was everything the foreign policy elite in the United States could have hoped for as the foundation of the Cold War system eroded. In addition, Bush put together an able and experienced staff to assist him.

By October, a badly shaken East German regime was threatening to follow the Chinese approach, but received no support from Moscow. Changes in the Communist leadership from hard-line Stalinists to admirers of Gorbachev did not satisfy the people. Demonstrations grew and the government ran before the crowds, trying desperately to satisfy their demands. Throughout the turmoil, Soviet troops remained in the barracks. On November 9, workers in East Berlin began the destruction of the Berlin Wall, hated symbol of the Cold War and of a divided Germany.

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