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In the shadow of the Cold War : American foreign policy from George Bush Sr. to Donald Trump

Title
In the shadow of the Cold War : American foreign policy from George Bush Sr. to Donald Trump / Timothy J. Lynch, University of Melbourne.
ISBN
9780521199872
0521199875
9780521136761
0521136768
9781139027120
Publication
Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2020.
Copyright Notice Date
©2020
Physical Description
x, 261 pages ; 23 cm.
Summary
"This book offers a bold reinterpretation of the prevailing narrative that US foreign policy after the Cold War was a failure. In chapters that retell and reargue the key episodes of the post-Cold War years, Lynch argues that the Cold War cast a shadow on the presidents that came after it and that success came more from adapting to that shadow than in attempts to escape it. When strategic lessons of the Cold War were applied, presidents fared better; when they were forgotten, they fared worse. This book tells the story not of a revolution in American foreign policy, but of its essentially continuous character from one era to the next. While there were many setbacks between the fall of Soviet communism and the opening years of the Trump administration, from Rwanda to 9/11 and Iraq to Syria, Lynch demonstrates that the United States remained the world's dominant power"-- Provided by publisher.
Other formats
Online version: Lynch, Timothy J., 1969- In the shadow of the Cold War Cambridge, United Kingdom ; NewYork, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2020
Format
Books
Language
English
Added to Catalog
May 08, 2020
Series
Cambridge essential histories.
Cambridge Essential Histories
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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