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Readings in American Foreign Policy: Problems and Responses

Readings in American Foreign Policy: Problems and Responses

by Glenn P. Hastedt
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Readings in American Foreign Policy delivers a contemporary introduction to America’s role in world affairs. Serving either in a standalone capacity or as a supplementary reader for undergraduate American foreign policy courses, Hastedt’s new volume focuses on the most current problems and how to interpret them. Readings are divided into six parts and each part opens with an introductory essay providing students with a historical framework and “big picture” questions to guide comprehension. Each part incorporates a variety of sources, including not only articles from the most popular journals worldwide, but lesser known government documents and think tank pieces. By exposing students to a unique array of government policies and debates, Readings in American Foreign Policy prompts students to analyze policy making from multiple perspectives and to develop their own strategies toward evaluating policy positions.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 2901442249652
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 08/05/2015
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 328
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Glenn P. Hastedt is a professor of political science and justice studies at James Madison University where he teaches courses on American foreign policy and international relations.

Table of Contents

Instructor Guide

Part I. Defining Foreign Policy
1. Excerpts from President Obama’s Address to West Point Graduates
2. Robert Kagan, “Allure of Normalcy: What America Still Owes the World”
3. David C. Unger, “A Better Internationalism”
4. Barry R. Posen, “Pull Back: The Case for a Less Activist Foreign Policy”

Part II. Global Problems
5. Excerpt from the U.S. Intelligence Community’s “Worldwide Threat Assessment”
6. Yun Sun, “China’s New Calculations in the South China Sea”*
7. Samuel Charap and Jeremy Shapiro, “How to Avoid a New Cold War”
8. Elizabeth Dickinson, “Fighting the Last War”
9. Excerpts from the Congressional Research Service’s “U.S. and International Health Responses to the Ebola Outbreak in West Africa”
10. Fawaz A. Gerges, “ISIS and the Third Wave of Jihadism”

Part III. Societal Influences on U.S. Foreign Policy
11. Excerpts from the Congressional Research Service’s “Keystone XL Pipeline Project: Key Issues”
12. Fredrik Logevall and Kenneth 'sgood, “The Ghost of Munich: America’s Appeasement Complex”
13. Debate from the Federation of American Scientists: “Should the United States Increase or Decrease Its Spending for Defense?”*
14. David J. Danelo, “The Courage Crisis”

Part IV. Institutions and Foreign Policy
15. Excerpts from the State Department’s “Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review”
16. Ken Gude, “Understanding Authorizations for the Use of Military Force”*
17. David Rothkopf, “National Insecurity: Can Obama’s Foreign Policy Be Saved?”
18. Daniel L. Byman and Benjamin Wittes, “Reforming the NSA: How to Spy After Snowden”

Part V. Responses
19. Excerpts from President Obama’s Remarks on American Foreign Policy Toward Syria 2012-2014
20. Gareth Evans, “R2P: Looking Back, Looking Forward”
21. Franklin D. Kramer and Melanie J. Teplinsky, “Cybersecurity and Tailored Deterrence”*
22. Clyde Prestowitz, “A Tale of Two Trade Deals”
23. Bijan Khajehpour, Reza Marashi, and Trita Parsi, “The Trouble with Sanctions”

Part VI. Emerging Issues
24. Excerpt from the National Intelligence Council’s “Global Trends 2030: Alternative Worlds”
25. Max Boot, “More Small Wars: Counterinsurgency Is Here to Stay”
26. Molly Elgin-Cossart, “Delivering Development After 2015”*
27. Excerpts from Taryn Fransen and Casey Cronin’s “A Critical Decade for Climate Policy: Tools and Initiatives to Track Our Progress”*
28. Michael J. Boyle, “Is the U.S. Drone War Effective?”

*Denotes think tank analysis.

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