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Spotlight on US Foreign Policy . . .

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US Democracy Promotion in the Arab World: Beyond Interests vs. Ideals

US Democracy Promotion in the Arab World: Beyond Interests vs. Ideals

Mieczysław P. Boduszyński

Whether democracy promotion should play a role in US foreign policy continues to be a subject of considerable debate, perhaps nowhere more than with regard to the Arab World. But looking beyond the "whether," what explains why, where, and how the United States promotes democracy? What caused the shift from the Obama administration's support of the Arab Spring protests in 2011 to its    More >

Making US Foreign Policy: The Essentials, 2nd edition

Making US Foreign Policy: The Essentials, 2nd edition

Ralph G. Carter

Whether your approach to teaching US foreign policy is thematic, historical, case-study oriented, regional, or perhaps a blend of several approaches, Making US Foreign Policy: The Essentials is likely to be a text that you will want to assign as required reading. The text focuses on the most fundamental questions: Who makes foreign policy decisions? How? What accounts for particular decisions?    More >

US Policy Toward Africa: Eight Decades of Realpolitik

US Policy Toward Africa: Eight Decades of Realpolitik

Herman J. Cohen

Herman Cohen draws on both the documentary record and his years of on-the-ground experience to provide a uniquely comprehensive survey and interpretation of nearly eight decades of US policy toward Africa. Tracing how this policy has evolved across successive administrations since 1942 (beginning with President Franklin D. Roosevelt's third term in office), Cohen illuminates the debates    More >

US Politics and the United Nations: A Tale of Dysfunctional Dynamics

US Politics and the United Nations: A Tale of Dysfunctional Dynamics

Alynna J. Lyon

It is no secret that the US variously pulls away from the United Nations and embraces it as a significant venue for policy initiatives. But what explains this dramatic inconsistency? What is the logic of US multilateralism? Alynna Lyon explores the puzzling waxing and waning of US support for the UN, tracing events, actions, and decisions from the end of World War I to the present. Lyon weaves    More >

When Democracies Choose War: Politics, Public Opinion, and the Marketplace of Ideas

When Democracies Choose War: Politics, Public Opinion, and the Marketplace of Ideas

Andrew Z. Katz

What is going on domestically when democracies choose war? Why do some wars of choice generate political opposition while others don't? Is there an internal mechanism that constrains the behavior of democracies when it comes to war? To answer these questions, Andrew Katz explores the relationship between public support for wars of choice and democratic norms in the marketplace of    More >

 

NEWS AND NOTES

Announcing a new series! Studies in Technology and Security: Innovation, Impact, and Governance (Series editor: Neil Cooper, Kent State University) This series provides a platform for monographs and carefully edited collections that explore various aspects of the relationship between technology and a broad range of security issues (including, but not limited to, military, political, economic, and environmental security issues). We welcome proposals for books that address, for example, processes by which technologies emerge and acquire particular meanings, the impacts of specific technologies, the governance challenges posed by specific advances, and the role of researchers in challenging the use and misuse of technology. For further information or to submit a proposal, contact Professor Cooper at: cooper@kent.edu.
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