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The Trump Doctrine and the Emerging International System

Palgrave Macmillan
  • Offers an academic, fair-minded, evidence-based analysis of President Donald J. Trump and his foreign policy doctrine

  • Brings together presidency, foreign policy, and american politics scholar from across a wide range of theoretical and political perspectives

  • Places the Trump Doctrine in the context of a changing international system and the new realities for the United States, and the world going forward

Part of the book series: The Evolving American Presidency (EAP)

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Table of contents (14 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxxiii
  2. Theoretical Foundations of the Trump Doctrine

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1
    2. National Interests and the Trump Doctrine: The Meaning of “America First”

      • Peter Suedfeld, Bradford H. Morrison, Lawrence A. Kuznar
      Pages 39-70
  3. Allies, Adversaries, and Rivals: The Trump Doctrine in the World Arena

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 209-209
    2. The Trump Doctrine in the Middle East

      • Michael Doran
      Pages 269-280
  4. The Trump Doctrine in Comparative and Historical Perspective

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 317-317
  5. Back Matter

    Pages 383-398

About this book

President Donald J. Trump’s “America First” outlook has inspired both enthusiasm and condemnation among different segments of the American population. This book examines the meaning and implications of that perspective, and how the Trump Administration has implemented it—or failed to do so. Contributors, subject-matter experts with diverse points of view, place the Trump Doctrine within the succession of presidential foreign policy themes, and provide a case-by-case analysis of how it has been applied in specific regions and countries around the world. The book’s aim is to provide a fair and balanced assessment, relatively rare in this period of intense partisanship and impending national election.

Reviews

“President Trump’s foreign policy will be debated for years to come, but a great place to start is with The Trump Doctrine and the Emerging International System, which brings multiple methods and careful analysis…these essays are both comprehensive and penetrating.”

Robert Jervis, Adlai Stevenson Professor of International Affairs, Columbia University, USA

 

“This is far and away the best book on Donald Trump’s foreign policy. Its thoughtful essays by distinguished contributors explore the president and his policies from historical, psychological, and comparative perspectives.”

Richard Ned Lebow, Professor of International Political Theory at the King’s College London, UK

 

“Putting the psychological and policy dispositions as well as the decision-making processes and policy outcomes into historical and comparative perspective, the volume makes an important contribution.”

Richard K. Herrmann, Professor Emeritus, The Ohio State University, USA

 

“This book is simply indispensable to students and practitioners of American foreign policy.”

Yaacov Vertzberger, Professor, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem

 

“Renshon and Suedfeld have brought together an excellent group of scholars from a variety of theoretical and political perspectives to analyze President Trump’s world views, goals, and strategies in the context of a changing international system.”

Jack Levy, Board of Governors’ Professor, Rutgers University, USA

 

“It is tempting to believe that Donald Trump's foreign policy goals are as ephemeral as his tweets. The studies in this book bring a different view, that Trump has shown persistence and flexibility in pursuing his vision of ‘America First.’”

Clark R. McCauley, Research Professor of Psychology, Bryn Mawr College, USA


Editors and Affiliations

  • Department of Political Science, City University of New York, New York, USA

    Stanley A. Renshon

  • Department of Psychology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

    Peter Suedfeld

About the editors

Stanley Renshon is Professor of Political Science at the City University of New York, Herbert H. Lehman College and the Graduate School and University Center, USA, and a certified psychoanalyst. He is the author of over 100 professional articles and 18 books in the areas of presidential psychology and leadership, immigration and American national identity, and American foreign policy.



Peter Suedfeld is Dean Emeritus of Graduate Studies and Professor Emeritus of Psychology at the University of British Columbia, Canada. He is the author (with Stanley Renshon) of Understanding the Bush Doctrine: Psychology and Strategy in an Age of Terrorism (2007).

Bibliographic Information

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