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Regional Cases in U.S. Foreign Policy

Second Edition

Donald M. Snow

Regional Cases in U.S. Foreign Policy is the perfect accompaniment to U.S. Foreign Policy: Back to the Water's Edge. It provides micro-level bilateral interactions among specific states—material that is often ignored or downplayed in more general treatments of the subject. Each of the seven chapters is devoted to a region of the world in which the United States conducts significant foreign policy. Each chapter features case studies of American interaction with two different countries in that region, allowing students the opportunity to compare policy interactions across—as well as within—particular regions. « less more »
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Pages: 256Size: 6 x 9
978-1-4422-6819-7 • Hardback • May 2017 • $60.00 • (£39.95)
978-1-4422-6820-3 • Paperback • May 2017 • $30.00 • (£19.95)
978-1-4422-6821-0 • eBook • May 2017 • $28.00 • (£18.95)
Donald M. Snow is professor emeritus at the University of Alabama where he taught courses on international relations, American defense policy, and foreign policy. He is author of numerous books on national security and American foreign policy, including The Middle East, Oil, and the U.S. National Security Policy: Intractable Conflicts, Impossible Solutions.
Chapter 1: The Middle East I: Conflict in the Levant
Case studies: Iraq and the Islamic State
Chapter 2: The Middle East II: Power Players
Case studies: Israel and Iran
Chapter 3: East Asia: A Most Crucial Area
Case studies: China and DPRK
Chapter 4: Asian Subcontinent: Incipient Crises
Case studies: India and Afghanistan/Pakistan (AFPAK)
Chapter 5: Europe: Tranquility and Challenge
Case studies: Russia and European Union
Chapter 6: Western Hemisphere: Neighbors and Rivals
Case studies: Mexico and Cuba
Chapter 7: Africa: Discovering the Neglected Continent
Case studies: Sudan and Nigeria
  • Each chapter begins with a brief regional overview, followed by two case applications.

  • A brief concluding section is followed by discussion and study questions, as well as a bibliography of sources.

  • Chapters are devoted to all the inhabited continents of the world except Australia, with which the United States enjoys uniformly positive, non-controversial relations.

  • Cases chosen are both highly salient in today’s political climate, but are also typical of the challenges the U.S. faces across the globe.