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Author Onea, Tudor A., 1975-
Title US foreign policy in the post-Cold War era : restraint versus assertiveness from George H.W. Bush to Barack Obama / Tudor A. Onea.
Published New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.
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 Floor2  E840 .O54 2013    IN LIBRARY
Edition First edition.
Description viii, 257 pages ; 23 cm
Content Type text
Format volume
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 229-249) and index.
Contents 1. Introduction -- 2. US Prestige and Its Challengers -- 3. The US Failed Experiment with Restraint -- 4. Prestige and Assertiveness in Kosovo -- 5. The Indispensable Nation and US Unilateralism -- 6. The United States Supreme: The Invasion of Iraq -- 7. The Future of US Foreign Policy: Reset Game -- 8. Conclusion.
Summary "As the dominant state in the post-Cold War era, strategists assumed the United States would practice a restrained foreign marked by sparing use of force, multilateral diplomacy, and a reduction of military commitments abroad. However, the United States chose precisely the opposite course--one marked by assertiveness, foreign intervention, and unilateral action. US Foreign Policy in the Post-Cold War Era argues that the reason for this lack of restraint originates from the United States' need to maintain prestige as an effective international leader in the face of recalcitrant and free-riding actors. Onea concludes that recommendations of restraint are not wrong, but rather unfeasible due to the constant need for securing US prestige in the eyes of the world"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject United States -- Foreign relations -- 1989-
Alternate Title United States foreign policy in the post-Cold War era
ISBN 9781137364630 hardback
1137364637 hardback
OCLC number 849210015