America's Failing Empire: U.S. Foreign Relations Since The by Warren I. Cohen

By Warren I. Cohen

This sharp and authoritative account of yank international kin analyzes the final fifteen years of overseas coverage relating to the final 40 years, because the finish of the chilly War.

  • Provides an summary and realizing of the hot background of U.S. overseas relatives from the point of view of 1 of the main revered experts within the field
  • Includes feedback for extra reading.

Chapter 1 the top of the chilly battle overseas procedure (pages 12–37):
Chapter 2 looking for a Compass (pages 38–55):
Chapter three Clinton and Humanitarian Interventions (pages 56–71):
Chapter four dealing with the good Powers (pages 72–93):
Chapter five The Clinton Years Assessed (pages 93–122):
Chapter 6 The Vulcans Take cost (pages 123–142):
Chapter 7 as soon as Upon an Empire (pages 143–163):
Chapter eight all of the relaxation ? and Bush Assessed (pages 164–186):

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Bush and his advisers searched in vain for a means to seize the initiative, to keep the American president from being completely overshadowed. In December 1988, Gorbachev came to the United States, met with president-elect Bush, and delivered an extraordinary address before the General Assembly of the United Nations. He announced that he would reduce Soviet forces by 500,000 – unilaterally – and that he would eliminate units sta- AFE1 3/31/05 14 7:04 PM Page 14 the end of the cold war international system tioned in East Germany, Czechoslovakia, and Hungary.

The obvious point was that Milosevic was determined to seize control of Bosnia and was using Bosnian Serb fighters as his surrogates. The UN peacekeepers had no peace to keep and they lacked the strength to deter Serb onslaughts against majority Muslim towns. Bosnia quickly became a AFE1 3/31/05 7:04 PM Page 33 the end of the cold war international system 33 humanitarian nightmare with innocent civilians driven from their homes, raped, and murdered. The cosmopolitan city of Sarajevo, capital of Bosnia, came under siege.

On August 2, 1990, Iraqi forces swept across the border into Kuwait. Although the fate of Kuwait was not a major concern of many Americans, Bush immediately condemned the invasion, froze Iraqi assets in the United States and prohibited trade. In Moscow, Secretary of State Baker and Soviet foreign minister Shevardnadze issued a joint statement condemning the aggression and calling on all nations to cut off arms supplies AFE1 3/31/05 7:04 PM Page 23 the end of the cold war international system 23 to Iraq.

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