Case Histories in International Politics: CourseSmart by Kendall W. Stiles

By Kendall W. Stiles

Up-to-date it in its seventh version, Case Histories in foreign Politics provides 20 unique case reports to provide a ancient viewpoint for greater studying international affairs. supplying in-depth historic illustrations of middle recommendations in diplomacy, this casebook surveys significant occasions within the twentieth and twenty first centuries and highlights either enduring and rising difficulties. Case Histories in overseas Politics seems past present occasions to assist readers make significant comparisons among what occurred long ago and what's taking place now.

This publication describes smooth difficulties and key options within the learn of diplomacy. With 26 case stories, it presents a story historical past to fresh historic advancements. targeting the family members among the good powers, conflicts within the outer edge, and the relationships among justice and funds, chapters think of particular nations, areas, crises, associations, and controversies. those comprise: Pearl Harbor, the Cuban Missile hindrance, the army- commercial advanced, SALT I, the Persian Gulf battle, the United international locations, the Nuremberg Trials, decolonization in Africa, Apartheid, sweatshops, 3rd international debt, and the overseas landmine ban. Stiles teaches at Loyola college of Chicago. Annotation c. ebook information, Inc., Portland, OR (

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The United States should lead—not necessarily to make the country safer or the world better, but for the sake of leadership itself. ” Rather than advocating cautious gradualism and prudence, this group called for quick, decisive blows that would establish American preeminence.  enthusiasm for innovation, for intervention, for utopias. Nothing can wait, everything must be done now. No one need be consulted, for local custom and established preferences must fall before the rational force of liberal (yes, liberal) values.

She never received one. That same day, the CIA briefed Attorney General Ashcroft on the alQaeda threat, warning that a significant terrorist attack was imminent. Ashcroft was told that preparations for multiple attacks were in late stages or already complete and that little additional warning could be expected. The briefing addressed only threats outside the United States. The next day, the CIA representative told the CSG that al-Qaeda members believed the upcoming attack would be “spectacular,” qualitatively different from anything they had done to date.

S. Response to the 9/11 Attacks CONCEPT INTRODUCTION “National interest” is an incredibly elastic concept—capable of stretching to encompass any potential foreign threats for which an overzealous internationalist wants to prepare. It can also shrink to cover only life-threatening dangers on your doorstep. Because of the concept’s malleability, we could easily dismiss it as a mere rhetorical flourish. Beneath the rhetoric, however, lies a fundamental question of what really matters in American foreign policy.

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