The Faces of Power: Constancy and Change in United States Foreign Policy from Truman to Clinton

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Columbia University Press, 1994 - History - 658 pages
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In the new edition of this major work, Seyom Brown brings his authoritative account of United States foreign policy completely up-to-date with analyses of the Truman administration to the Clinton administration. Most notably, Brown provides an insightful overview of the last three presidencies, beginning with an expanded treatment of the Reagan years to the first major scholarly assessment of Bush's foreign policies to Clinton's early ambivalence toward grappling with the dilemmas of the post-Cold War world.

 

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Contents

PART I
1
The Changing Essence of Power
11
The Shattering of Expectations
17
The Implementation of Containment
33
PART III
49
The Eisenhower Face
69
Crises and Complications
81
Enhancing the Arsenal of Power
119
The Many Faces of Jimmy Carter
311
Idealism as the Higher Realism
323
Carters Finest Hour
337
Hostages in Iran
352
Afghanistan and the Reassertion of Geopolitical Imperatives
377
PART VII
387
High Purpose and Grand Strategy
389
The Tension Between Foreign and Domestic Imperatives
411

The Third World as a Primary Arena of Competition
145
Kennedys Cuban Crises
160
Berlin Again
173
The Vietnam Quagmire
183
PART v
211
Avoiding Humiliation in Indochina
213
The Insufficiency of Military Containment
235
The Middle East and the Reassertion of American Competence Abroad
258
The Anachronism of Conservative Realpolitik
284
PART VI
309
The ArabIsraeli Conflict Terrorism and Arms for Hostages
423
Contradictions in Latin America
459
The ReaganGorbachev Symbiosis
483
Presiding Over the End of the Cold War
503
George Bush and the Resort to Military Power
525
The New World Order
561
PART IX
579
Notes
613
Index
645
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Seyom Brown is the Lawrence A. Wien Professor of International Cooperation at Brandeis University and an Affiliate of the Center for International Affairs at Harvard University. He has held senior research positions with the Brookings Institution, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, and the RAND Corporation. He is a widely published author in the fields of international relations and United States foreign policy.

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