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America''s Search for Security : The Triumph of Idealism and the Return of Realism

By: Kay, Sean.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2014Description: 1 online resource (331 p.).ISBN: 9781442225640.Subject(s): National security -- United States | Political realism | United States -- Foreign relations -- 1945-1989 | United States -- Foreign relations -- 1989-Genre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: America''s Search for Security : The Triumph of Idealism and the Return of RealismDDC classification: 327.73 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1 The Triumph of Idealism and the Return of Realism; 2 The Eagle Rises; 3 The Cold War; 4 Realism and the End of the Cold War; 5 The Liberal and Neoconservative Consensus; 6 The Costs of Imbalance; 7 Realigning American Power; 8 The Politics of Foreign and Defense Policy; 9 America's Search for Security in the Twenty-First Century; Index; About the Author
Summary: In America''s Search for Security, Sean Kay surveys major historical trends in American foreign policy and provides a new context for thinking about America's rise to power from the founding period through the end of the Cold War. It details the post-Cold War rise of idealist foreign policy goals and the costs of abandoning realist roots, analyzing in-depth the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan as examples of what disappointing, if not disastrous, outcomes can befall America abroad when foreign policy objectives are muddied, unclear, and fail to remain grounded in what historically has made America
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Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1 The Triumph of Idealism and the Return of Realism; 2 The Eagle Rises; 3 The Cold War; 4 Realism and the End of the Cold War; 5 The Liberal and Neoconservative Consensus; 6 The Costs of Imbalance; 7 Realigning American Power; 8 The Politics of Foreign and Defense Policy; 9 America's Search for Security in the Twenty-First Century; Index; About the Author

In America''s Search for Security, Sean Kay surveys major historical trends in American foreign policy and provides a new context for thinking about America's rise to power from the founding period through the end of the Cold War. It details the post-Cold War rise of idealist foreign policy goals and the costs of abandoning realist roots, analyzing in-depth the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan as examples of what disappointing, if not disastrous, outcomes can befall America abroad when foreign policy objectives are muddied, unclear, and fail to remain grounded in what historically has made America

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