Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. John Dumbrell
    Pages 1-10
  3. John Dumbrell
    Pages 11-31
  4. John Dumbrell
    Pages 32-52
  5. John Dumbrell
    Pages 154-177
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 197-239

About this book


This book examines the history of US foreign policy since the Vietnam War. It focuses on four themes: the legacy of Vietnam; the ending and aftermath of the Cold War; the debate over American international decline; and the frequently undemocratic conduct of US foreign policy. The book considers alternative explanations for the Cold War's end. It evaluates the foreign policy leadership of Presidents Carter, Reagan, Bush and Clinton and assesses prospects for US foreign policy after the Cold War.


Clinton, Bill cold war foreign policy Jimmy Carter Policy Vietnam War world order

Authors and affiliations

  • John Dumbrell
    • 1
  1. 1.Keele UniversityUK

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