United Nations and the United Statesby Gary B. Ostrower, Ostrower
International History Series Series Editor: Akira Iriye Books in this series critically assess United States relations since 1945 with major countries and regions of the world. Each volume is an authoritative, readable account by a preeminent historian and contains: a concise chronology of major events background on pre-1945 history details on the development and impact of US foreign policy explication of themes in postwar international relations insights into the effects of US policy on people and institutions worldwide illustrations, bibliographic essay, and index. This volume is a comprehensive and up-to-date account of the 50 year love-hate relationship between the United States and the United Nations. Avoiding theory and jargon, The United States and the United Nations traces a bumpy and halting record during years that witnessed UN failures, as in Bosnia and Rwanda, and successes, such as Korea and the Persian Gulf. Some relevant topics discussed include: intra-administration quarrels (pitting secretaries of state versus national security advisors); peacekeeping and collective-security issues (Korea, Suez Canal, Gulf War, etc.); policy formation and policy inconsistency; and the gap between lion-like rhetoric and pussy-cat policy.
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