The Reluctant Sheriff: The United States after the Cold War / Edition 1

The Reluctant Sheriff: The United States after the Cold War / Edition 1

by Richard N. Haass
     
 

ISBN-10: 0876091982

ISBN-13: 9780876091982

Pub. Date: 01/28/1997

Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations

The Cold War came to an end in 1989 - and still there is no name for the present era, much less an American foreign policy to replace the now obsolete doctrine of containment. The Reluctant Sheriff by foreign policy expert Richard Haass fills this void. It is the first book both to provide a comprehensive understanding of the post-Cold War world and a compass to help…  See more details below

Overview

The Cold War came to an end in 1989 - and still there is no name for the present era, much less an American foreign policy to replace the now obsolete doctrine of containment. The Reluctant Sheriff by foreign policy expert Richard Haass fills this void. It is the first book both to provide a comprehensive understanding of the post-Cold War world and a compass to help the United States navigate it. The author proposes that the United States adopt a new foreign policy - "regulation" - and work to promote order in an often unruly world. To do this, the United States will frequently need to assume the role of global sheriff, one who forges coalitions or posses of states and other entities for specific tasks, much as was done during Operation Desert Storm. American unilateral action will rarely be a viable option; alliances and international organizations will be able to play a useful but limited role.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780876091982
Publisher:
Council on Foreign Relations
Publication date:
01/28/1997
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
150
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile:
1380L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Introduction1
1The Cold War and Its Demise1
2The Age of Deregulation21
3A Doctrine of Regulation49
4Foreign Policy by Posse78
5The Tools of Foreign Policy103
Conclusion137
Acknowledgments141
Index143

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