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In Uncertain Times
American Foreign Policy after the Berlin Wall and 9/11
Insider accounts of how policymakers reacted to dramatic developments in recent history.



Leaders at War
How Presidents Shape Military Interventions
Elizabeth N. Saunders
Examining the the role played by the threat perceptions of heads of state in national foreign and military policies.



Between Homeland and Motherland
Africa, U.S. Foreign Policy, and Black Leadership in America
Alvin B. Tillery
The history of African American political engagement with Africa, from back-to-Africa movements to the anti-apartheid campaign.



The Right Kind of Revolution
Modernization, Development, and U.S. Foreign Policy from the Cold War to the Present
Michael E. Latham
A critical history of modernization theory in American foreign policy.



The Military Lens
Doctrinal Difference and Deterrence Failure in Sino-American Relations
Christopher P. Twomey
In The Military Lens, Christopher P. Twomey shows how differing military doctrines have led to misperceptions between the United States and China over foreign policy—and the potential dangers these might pose in future relations.



Black Yanks in the Pacific
Race in the Making of American Military Empire after World War II
Michael Cullen Green
By the end of World War II, many black citizens viewed service in the segregated American armed forces with distaste if not disgust. Meanwhile, domestic racism and Jim Crow, ongoing Asian struggles against European colonialism, and prewar calls for...



Atomic Tragedy
Henry L. Stimson and the Decision to Use the Bomb against Japan
Sean L. Malloy
Atomic Tragedy offers a unique perspective on one of the most important events of the twentieth century. As secretary of war during World War II, Henry L. Stimson (1867–1950) oversaw the American nuclear weapons program. In a book about how an...



An Outsider in the White House
Jimmy Carter, His Advisors, and the Making of American Foreign Policy
Betty Glad
Jimmy Carter entered the White House with a desire for a collegial staff that would aid his foreign-policy decision making. He wound up with a "team of rivals" who contended for influence and who fought over his every move regarding foreign affairs.



The Eccentric Realist
Henry Kissinger and the Shaping of American Foreign Policy
Mario Del Pero
Mario Del Pero questions the depiction of Kissinger as the foreign policy realist par excellence, revealing him to have been far more ideological and inconsistent in his policy formulations than is commonly realized.



Artillery of Heaven
American Missionaries and the Failed Conversion of the Middle East
Ussama Makdisi
The complex relationship between America and the Arab world goes back further than most people realize. In Artillery of Heaven, Ussama Makdisi presents a foundational American encounter with the Arab world that occurred in the nineteenth century...



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