American Presidential Statecraft

During the Cold War and After

  • Ronald E. Powaski

About this book


This book, the second of two volumes, examines the presidency in last half of twentieth century America and explores the successes and failures of presidents in their foreign policy initiatives. It examines each president's ability to apply his skills to a foreign policy issue in the face of opposition that may come from a variety of sources, including the Congress, the Pentagon, the State Department, the press, and often their own in-house advisers. This volume in particular focuses on John F. Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan, and George W. Bush. 


JFK and foreign policy Nixon and China The Vietnam War LBJ and Asia Bush and Iraq Reagan and the Soviet Union

Authors and affiliations

  • Ronald E. Powaski
    • 1
  1. 1.Cleveland State UniversityEuclidUSA

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  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2017
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
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  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-50453-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-50454-4
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