After the End: Making U.S. Foreign Policy in the Post-Cold by James M. Scott

By James M. Scott

In the political panorama rising from the tip of the chilly struggle, making U.S. international coverage has develop into tougher, due partially to much less readability and consensus approximately threats and pursuits. In After the top James M. Scott brings jointly a gaggle of students to discover the altering foreign state of affairs due to the fact that 1991 and to check the features and styles of coverage making which are rising in keeping with a post–Cold conflict world.
These essays research the hot efforts of U.S. policymakers to recast the jobs, pursuits, and reasons of the us either at domestic and out of the country in a political surroundings the place coverage making has turn into more and more decentralized and democratized. The members recommend that international coverage management has shifted from White condo and govt department dominance to an elevated team of actors that incorporates the president, Congress, the international coverage forms, curiosity teams, the media, and the general public. the amount contains case stories that target China, Russia, Bosnia, Somalia, democracy advertising, international relief, and NAFTA. jointly, those chapters describe how coverage making after 1991 compares to that of alternative classes and recommend how overseas coverage will advance within the future.
This assortment presents a huge, balanced evaluate of U.S. overseas coverage making within the post–Cold struggle atmosphere for students, lecturers, and scholars of U.S. overseas coverage, political technology, background, and overseas studies.

Contributors. Ralph G. Carter, Richard Clark, A. Lane Crothers, I. M. Destler, Ole R. Holsti, Steven W. Hook, Christopher M. Jones, James M. McCormick, Jerel Rosati, Jeremy Rosner, John T. Rourke, Renee G. Scherlen, Peter J. Schraeder, James M. Scott, Jennifer Sterling-Folker, Rick Travis, Stephen Twing

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S. foreign policy? What have been the implications of the rise and collapse of the cold war on presidential power? To these questions we now turn. Presidential Power In the Conduct of Foreign Policy Although not nearly as powerful as the popular stereotype held by many, the president has greater strengths and fewer weaknesses in the exercise of power in foreign than he does in domestic policy. In fact, it was during the cold war years that presidential power in the making of foreign policy reached its height.

As an observer has noted, "[P]olicy across a broad array of regional and functional issues is much more heavily affected by domestic factors. "40 Given the twin factors of competing agendas/fragmented interests and growing indifference in the American public, this will complicate the process of making foreign policy decisions. This changing process should also make it more difficult to make the policy adjustments that seem to be required in the post-cold war world. s. foreign policy arenas). At the same time, however, the more complex and subtle international context works against consensus on the proper role, important interests, and necessary actions of the United States in the world.

At the same time, however, the more complex and subtle international context works against consensus on the proper role, important interests, and necessary actions of the United States in the world. This makes the process of adaptation more difficult. If, as the former director of the the Central Intelligence Agency James Woolsey has suggested, the cold war's dragon was slain, the snake-filled jungle that remains is perhaps even more difficult to negotiate. To push the analogy further, it is more difficult to see the snakes, tell whether they are poisonous, and know how to react to them.

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