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The Resource American pendulum : recurring debates in U.S. grand strategy, Christopher Hemmer

American pendulum : recurring debates in U.S. grand strategy, Christopher Hemmer

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American pendulum : recurring debates in U.S. grand strategy
Title
American pendulum
Title remainder
recurring debates in U.S. grand strategy
Statement of responsibility
Christopher Hemmer
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
As new presidential administrations come into power, they each bring their own approach to foreign policy. No grand strategy, however, is going to be completely novel. New administrations never start with a blank slate, so it is always possible to see similarities between an administration and its predecessors. Conversely, since each administration faces novel problems and operates in a unique context, no foreign policy strategy is going to be an exact replica of its predecessors. In American Pendulum, Christopher Hemmer examines America's grand strategic choices between 1914 and 2014 using four recurring debates in American foreign policy as lenses. First, how should the United States balance the trade-offs between working alone versus working with other states and international organizations? Second, what is the proper place of American values in foreign policy? Third, where does the strategic perimeter of the United States lie? And fourth, is time on the side of the United States or of its enemies?Offering new readings of debates within the Wilson, Truman, Nixon, Bush, and Obama administrations, Hemmer asserts that heated debates, disagreements, and even confusions over U.S. grand strategy are not only normal but also beneficial. He challenges the claim that uncertainties or inconsistences about the nation's role in the world or approach to security issues betray strategic confusion or the absence of a grand strategy. American foreign policy, he states, is most in danger not when debates are at their most pointed but when the weight of opinion crushes dissent. As the United States looks ahead to an increasingly multipolar world with increasing complicated security issues, Hemmer concludes, developing an effective grand strategy requires ongoing contestation and compromises between competing visions and policies
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1969-
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Hemmer, Christopher M.
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Cornell studies in security affairs
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  • United States
  • United States
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • Diplomatic relations
  • United States
Label
American pendulum : recurring debates in U.S. grand strategy, Christopher Hemmer
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Publication
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : recurring debates in American grand strategy -- Finding a place on the world stage : from Roosevelt to Roosevelt -- The debates raised by containment in the Truman administration -- Debating the implementation of containment : Eisenhower, Kennedy, and Johnson -- Beyond containment? : Nixon, Ford, and Carter -- The culmination of containment : Reagan's grand strategy and the end of the Cold War -- Grand strategy in the absence of a clear threat : the foreign policy debates of the 1990s -- The rise and fall of the war on terror in U.S. grand strategy -- Don't do stupid stuff : grand strategy debates under Obama -- Conclusion : balancing the pendulum? : the past and the future of U.S. grand strategy
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ocn919921511
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unknown
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1 online resource (x, 224 pages)
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unknown
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online
Isbn
9781501701191
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unknown
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt20dgjt0
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not applicable
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)919921511
Label
American pendulum : recurring debates in U.S. grand strategy, Christopher Hemmer
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : recurring debates in American grand strategy -- Finding a place on the world stage : from Roosevelt to Roosevelt -- The debates raised by containment in the Truman administration -- Debating the implementation of containment : Eisenhower, Kennedy, and Johnson -- Beyond containment? : Nixon, Ford, and Carter -- The culmination of containment : Reagan's grand strategy and the end of the Cold War -- Grand strategy in the absence of a clear threat : the foreign policy debates of the 1990s -- The rise and fall of the war on terror in U.S. grand strategy -- Don't do stupid stuff : grand strategy debates under Obama -- Conclusion : balancing the pendulum? : the past and the future of U.S. grand strategy
Control code
ocn919921511
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 224 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781501701191
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt20dgjt0
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)919921511

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