American Foreign Policy Since World War 2

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Despite its status as the world's lone superpower, the United States confronts a variety of serious challenges in the world today: ongoing wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, nuclear tensions involving Iran and North Korea, and strained relations with allies in the European Union and the United Nations. In updating their book, authors Hook and Spanier find that these new developments are in keeping with the overarching theme of their classic text - that there is an American style of foreign policy imbued with a distinct sense of national exceptionalism. Through a thorough understanding of the United States' past actions, students can then fully grasp the functions and frequent dysfunctions of its foreign-policy process.

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Written by two renowned political scientists, this is the only available booklength treatment of U.S. foreign policy from 1945 to the present. Spanier and Hook analyze the behavior of the United States as a world power both during the Cold War and in its turbulent aftermath in order to identify recurring patterns and consider their implications.

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Steven W. Hook is associate professor of political science at Kent State University. He is the author of U.S. Foreign Policy: The Paradox of World Power (2005), National Interest and Foreign Aid (1995), and editor of Comparative Foreign Policy: Adaptation Strategies of the Great and Emerging Powers (2002) and Foreign Aid Toward the Millennium (1996). John Spanier is at the University of Florida. Among his many other books is Games Nations Play.

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