Bush League Diplomacy

Bush League Diplomacy

by Craig R. Eisendrath, Melvin A. Goodman



Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781591021766
Publisher: Prometheus Books
Publication date: 02/25/2004
Pages: 250
Product dimensions: 6.26(w) x 9.41(h) x 0.82(d)

About the Author

Craig Eisendrath (Philadelphia, PA), a former diplomat, is a senior fellow at the Center for International Policy in Washington, D.C.; an adjunct professor at Temple University; the author (with Melvin A. Goodman and Gerald E. Marsh) of The Phantom Defense: America’s Pursuit of the Star Wars Illusion, among other books; and the editor of National Insecurity: U.S. Intelligence After the Cold War.
Melvin A. Goodman (Washington, D.C.), a former CIA official, is a senior fellow at the Center for International Policy, a professor of international security at the National War College, an adjunct professor at Johns Hopkins University, and the author of several books on international relations, including Gorbachev's Retreat: The Third World and The Wars of Eduard Shevardnadze.

Table of Contents

Part 1Path of Failure
Chapter 1.Fall from Grace: America Abandons Collective Security15
The United Nations27
Economic Aid29
International Law30
Use of Force versus Arms Control31
The Intelligence System32
Military Spending and the Militarization of Foreign Policy32
Democracy at Home33
Chapter 2.Terrorism and Peacekeeping: The Afghanistan Precedent37
The 9/11 Attacks37
The U.S. Response38
Reconstructing Afghanistan41
The Problem of Nation-Building46
Dangers of Intervention48
The War against Terrorism49
A Different Model: East Timor51
Chapter 3.Geopolitical Costs and Risks of the Iraqi War57
International Opposition to the U.S. War against Iraq65
Geopolitical Consequences for Transnational Issues68
The Iraqi Legacy70
Chapter 4.International Dangers for American Security77
Dangers of the Back Burner78
A Major Breakthrough in Libya88
The Middle East Peace Process and the "Road Map"89
The Geoeconomic Dimension94
Chapter 5.The Failures of Intelligence99
9/11 and the Failure of Intelligence100
Failures of Intelligence104
Structural Flaws108
Misuse of Covert Action110
The Misuse of Intelligence to Go to War111
What Is to Be Done?114
The Need for Glasnost117
Part 2Foundations of Failure
Chapter 6.Militarizing American Security Policy125
The Lesson of the USS Cole128
Militarization of Foreign Policy129
Clinton Administration: Defeat of the CTBT and the International Criminal Court130
Making the World More Perilous132
Global Dominion137
Iraq: Test Case for the New Strategy139
Raising the Defense Budget141
Is Military Power Enough?142
The Dangers of Militarization143
Chapter 7.The End of Arms Control and Disarmament147
The End of Arms Control and Disarmament: Placing America at Risk152
Fallacy of the Bush Administration's Strategic Thinking160
What Needs to Be Done?161
Chapter 8.Going It Alone: Bush Charts His Own Course169
Who Needs the Rest of the World?169
Collective Security172
Drifting into Unilateralism173
Policy Driven by Ideology174
The Neocons177
Chapter 9.The War at Home195
Military Tribunals196
Domestic Military Command207
Homeland Security Department208
Rolling Back the Twentieth Century210
"It's the Economy, Stupid"212
Part 3From the Wrong to the Right Path
Chapter 10.Where in the World Is Bush Taking Us?219
Paradigm Lost220
Worst-Case Scenarios221
An Apocalyptic Vision233
Chapter 11.Road Map to the Future: What Is to Be Done?237
Foreign Policy239
Domestic Policy245
What Is to Be Done?247
AppendixPursuing the Phantom of a National Missile Defense251
A Short History of "Star Wars"251
The Threat253
The System Doesn't Work!254
Suing the President257
Strategic Danger of the National Missile Defense258

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