New PDF release: American Foreign Policy in Regions of Conflict: A Global

By H. Wiarda

The US s nearby international coverage priorities are moving, towards Asia, the center East, Latin the USA, and Africa, and clear of Europe and Russia. Wiarda examines those alterations and the explanations for them in every one of those nearby components during this finished paintings on international standpoint on American overseas coverage. Designed as a textual content for introductory diplomacy, overseas coverage, comparative politics, and global politics classes, this e-book succeeds in integrating those frequently separate subfields and exhibits how the research of comparative politics can enlighten overseas coverage.

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They are no longer “Third World” but they have not yet made it to “First World” status either. Rather, they are stuck in between. Moreover, they show certain distinctive features of this transitional status: weak and unconsolidated democracies, fragile economies, underdeveloped infrastructure (roads, highways, electricity, bridges, transportation, port facilities), and bureaucracies and governments (including, importantly, the armed forces) that do not work very well. Eastern Europe has a very long way to go to make it up to West European levels.

The Challenge to America’s National Identity (New York: Simon and Schuster, 2004). 2. Robert Kagan, Of Paradise and Power: America and Europe in the New World Order (New York: Knopf, 2003). But see also Dennis Bark. Americans and Europeans Dancing in the Dark (Stanford, CA: Hoover Institution Press, 2007). 3. S. border with Mexico where, similarly, a rich, First World country faces across the Rio Grande a poor, Third World country, and all the problems to which such stark contrasts give rise. Suggested Readings Bark, Dennis.

European Politics in the Age of Globalization (Fort Worth: Harcourt Publishers, 2001). Zelikow, Philip and Condoleeza Rice. Germany Unified and Europe Transformed (Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 1995). CHAPTER 3 Eastern Europe E astern Europe is one of the subregions of Europe, rather like Southern Europe (Greece, Italy, Portugal, Spain) or Northern or Scandinavian Europe (Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden). Most of Eastern Europe has now joined the two great European “clubs,” the European Union (EU) and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO); but because the Eastern countries have a distinct history and were for so long under the control of the Soviet Union, they deserve separate treatment in this chapter.

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