After Bush: The Case for Continuity in American Foreign Policy / Edition 1

After Bush: The Case for Continuity in American Foreign Policy / Edition 1

by Timothy J. Lynch, Robert S. Singh, Robert S. Singh
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521880041

ISBN-13: 9780521880046

Pub. Date: 05/31/2008

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Towards the end of his second term, it appears George W. Bush’s foreign policy has won few admirers, with pundits and politicians eagerly and opportunistically bashing the tenets of the Bush Doctrine. This provocative account dares to counter the dogma of Bush’s Beltway detractors and his ideological enemies, boldly arguing that Bush’s policy

Overview

Towards the end of his second term, it appears George W. Bush’s foreign policy has won few admirers, with pundits and politicians eagerly and opportunistically bashing the tenets of the Bush Doctrine. This provocative account dares to counter the dogma of Bush’s Beltway detractors and his ideological enemies, boldly arguing that Bush’s policy deservedly belongs within the mainstream of the American foreign policy tradition. Though the shifting tide of public opinion has led many to anticipate that his successor will repudiate the actions of the past eight years, authors Timothy Lynch and Robert S. Singh suggest that there will—and should—be continuity in US foreign policy from his Presidency to those who follow. Providing a positive audit of the war on terror (which they contend should be understood as a Second Cold War) they charge that the Bush Doctrine has been consistent with past foreign policies—from Republican and Democratic presidencies—and that the key elements of Bush’s grand strategy will rightly continue to shape America’s approach in the future. Above all, they predict that his successors will pursue the war against Islamist terror with similar dedication.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521880046
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
05/31/2008
Pages:
396
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.40(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: winning the Second Cold War; 1. Bush and the American foreign policy tradition; 2. The constitution of American national security; 3. The Second Cold War on Islamist terror: negative audits; 4. The Second Cold War on Islamist terror: a positive audit; 5. Iraq: Vietnam in the sand?; 6. The Middle East: reformation or Armageddon?; 7. Friends and foes after Bush; 8. The emerging consensus at home and abroad; Conclusion: the case for continuity.

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