Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. John Dumbrell
    Pages 1-10
  3. John Dumbrell
    Pages 11-31
  4. John Dumbrell
    Pages 32-52
  5. John Dumbrell
    Pages 154-177
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 197-239

About this book


This book examines the history of US foreign policy since the Vietnam War. It focuses on four themes: the legacy of Vietnam; the ending and aftermath of the Cold War; the debate over American international decline; and the frequently undemocratic conduct of US foreign policy. The book considers alternative explanations for the Cold War's end. It evaluates the foreign policy leadership of Presidents Carter, Reagan, Bush and Clinton and assesses prospects for US foreign policy after the Cold War.


Clinton, Bill cold war foreign policy Jimmy Carter Policy Vietnam War world order

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Keele UniversityUK

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title American Foreign Policy
  • Book Subtitle Carter to Clinton
  • Authors John Dumbrell
  • Series Title American History in Depth
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information John Dumbrell 1997
  • Publisher Name Palgrave, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection History (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-333-61093-0
  • Softcover ISBN 978-0-333-61094-7
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-349-25052-3
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VI, 248
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Additional Information Previously published under the imprint Palgrave
  • Topics US History
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