Foreign Relations

American Immigration in Global Perspective

Author: Donna R. Gabaccia

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691134197

Category: History

Page: 271

View: 6058

Histories investigating U.S. immigration have often portrayed America as a domestic melting pot, merging together those who arrive on its shores. Yet this is not a truly accurate depiction of the nation’s complex connections to immigration. Offering a brand-new global history of the subject, Foreign Relations takes a comprehensive look at the links between American immigration and U.S. foreign relations. Donna Gabaccia examines America’s relationship to immigration and its debates through the prism of the nation’s changing foreign policy over the past two centuries. She shows that immigrants were not isolationists who cut ties to their countries of origin or their families. Instead, their relations to America were often in flux and dependent on government policies of the time. An innovative history of U.S. immigration, Foreign Relations casts a fresh eye on a compelling and controversial topic.

Explaining the History of American Foreign Relations

Author: Frank Costigliola,Michael Hogan

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107054184

Category: History

Page: 390

View: 2363

This volume presents substantially revised and new essays on methodology and approaches in foreign and international relations history.

Chinese Foreign Relations

Power and Policy Since the Cold War

Author: Robert G. Sutter

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442211350

Category: Political Science

Page: 435

View: 8215

"This comprehensive introduction to Chinese foreign relations examines the opportunities and limits China faces as it seeks growing international influence. Tracing the record of twists and turns in Chinese foreign relations since the end of the Cold War, Robert G. Sutter provides a nuanced analysis that shows that along with popular perceptions of its growing power, Beijing is hampered by both domestic and international constraints. Newly revised, this edition features more extensive treatment of China's role in the international economy and greater discussion of its relations with the developing world. Overall, the text's balanced and thorough assessment shows China's leaders exerting more influence in world affairs but remaining far from dominant. Facing numerous contradictions and tradeoffs, they move cautiously as they deal with a complex global environment."--Publisher's description.

China's Foreign Relations

Author: Denny Roy

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780847690138

Category: Political Science

Page: 264

View: 986

In this timely text, Denny Roy shows how the drive for security and power underlying Chinese foreign policy is reinforced by other important factors, including China's internal political struggles and unique, historically driven perceptions of international affairs. Providing a wide-ranging assessment of China's foreign policy, the author explores the PRC's relationships with key international organizations and countries, including the United States, Japan, Russia, Korea, India, and the Southeast Asian states.

American Foreign Relations

A New Diplomatic History

Author: Walter L. Hixson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135021090

Category: History

Page: 500

View: 1673

American Foreign Relations: A New Diplomatic History is a compelling narrative history of American foreign policy from the early settlement of North America to the present. In addition to economic and strategic motives, Walter L. Hixson integrates key cultural factors—including race, gender, and religion—into the story of American foreign policy. He demonstrates how these factors played a vital role in shaping the actions of the United States in world affairs. Beginning with the history of warfare and diplomacy between indigenous peoples and Europeans before the establishment of the United States, this book shows the formative influence of settler colonialism on the country’s later foreign policy and the growth of American empire. Clearly written and comprehensive, the book features: Extensive illustrations, with over 100 images and maps Primary documents in each chapter, showcasing the perspectives of historical actors "Interpreting the Past" features that explore how historians’ understanding of events has changed over time Selected bibliographies of key resources for further research in each chapter In one concise volume, American Foreign Relations covers the full sweep of American foreign policy from the colonial period to the present day. It is an essential introduction for anyone seeking to understand the history of America’s role in the world.

Foreign Relations Law

Author: Campbell McLachlan

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521899850

Category: Law

Page: 648

View: 8065

First modern study of the law governing the external exercise of public power in the UK and the Commonwealth.

The Foreign Relations of Iran

A Developing State in a Zone of Great-power Conflict

Author: Shahram Chubin,Sepehr Zabih

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520026834

Category: International relations

Page: 362

View: 6276


Australia's Foreign Relations

In the World of the 1990s

Author: Gareth J. Evans,Bruce Grant

Publisher: Melbourne University

ISBN: 9780522846577

Category: History

Page: 417

View: 3172

'honest, and provides a framework against which to judge foreign policy actions and achievements' Cameron Forbes, Age 'It will stand for the thoughtful Asian as the major document of Australia's credentials for regional partnership . . . a dossier of almost everything you need to know about contemporary Australian foreign policy.' Professor Stephen Fitzgerald, Director, Asia-Australia Institute Australia's Foreign Relations is the most rigorous, lively and comprehensive 'insider' account ever written about the shape and direction of Australian foreign policy. This thoroughly revised edition keeps it fully abreast of a changing world. This book is indispensable for anyone who follows current affairs. Its contents range from a concise analysis of the practice and politics of making foreign policy-what it is that diplomats and foreign ministers do-to the exploration of Australia's relationships, as a middle power, with all regions of the world. Among the many subjects covered is the new internationalist agenda, from human rights and global environmental issues to arms control. Australia's Foreign Relations will be equally valuable for students of politics, history, international relations and economics-for, as the authors stress, foreign policy and Australia's economic fortunes are now inextricably linked.

Foreign Relations in Federal Countries

Author: Hans Michelmann

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 0773576185

Category: Political Science

Page: 432

View: 8030

Foreign Relations in Federal Countries addresses questions such as: What constitutional powers do the federal governments and constituent states have to conduct foreign affairs? To what degree are relations between orders of government regularized by formal agreement or informal practice? What roles do constituent governments have in negotiation and implementation of international treaties? The volume offers a comparative perspective on the conduct of foreign relations in twelve federal countries: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Germany, India, Malaysia, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, and the United States.

News Media and Foreign Relations

A Multifaceted Perspective

Author: Abbas Malek

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 1567502733

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 268

View: 5502

The first section of the book addresses theoretical issues and lays a foundation for analysis of the role of the media in foreign relations. The second part provides empirical studies demonstrating some of these relationships. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.


Dancing on the Brink

Author: John Campbell

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 1442221585

Category: Political Science

Page: 240

View: 5701

Nigeria, the United States’ most important strategic partner in West Africa, is in grave trouble. While Nigerians often claim they are masters of dancing on the brink without falling off, the disastrous administration of President Goodluck Jonathan, the radical Islamic insurrection Boko Haram, and escalating violence in the delta and the north may finally provide the impetus that pushes it into the abyss of state failure. In this thoroughly updated edition, John Campbell explores Nigeria’s post-colonial history and presents a nuanced explanation of the events and conditions that have carried this complex, dynamic, and very troubled giant to the edge. Central to his analysis are the oil wealth, endemic corruption, and elite competition that have undermined Nigeria’s nascent democratic institutions and alienated an increasingly impoverished population. However, state failure is not inevitable, nor is it in the interest of the United States. Campbell provides concrete new policy options that would not only allow the United States to help Nigeria avoid state failure but also to play a positive role in Nigeria’s political, social, and economic development.

Dangerous Neighborhood

Contemporary Issues in Turkey's Foreign Relations

Author: Michael Radu

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351523716

Category: Political Science

Page: 240

View: 5445

Contemporary Turkish politics have long been roiled by cultural and social debates rooted in the legacy of modernization initiated in the 1920s by Mustafa Kemal Atati?1/2rk. Islamist challenges to Ataturk's secularism, to political corruption and economic inefficiency, and debates over the meaning of human rights, all remain open to argument-in Ankara as well as elsewhere. Undoubtedly they exert influence on Turkey's position in world affairs and reinforce its double identity between the West and the Islamic world. Dangerous Neighborhood examines Turkish foreign policy problems, both with its immediate neighbors in the Caucasus and Middle East and in its essential strategic relations with the European Union and the United States. How important is Washington for Turkey's strategic interests, considering its controversial relations with the European Union? The Kurdish problem has affected Turkey's bid for EU membership, and also its relations with the United States as the war on terrorism is pursued. Are Turkish values and national interests, based on the legacy of Atati?1/2rk, compatible with minority rights, as defined by the European Union, and if not, why not? Moreover, is there any advantage to Turkey in joining the European Union, or is the price too high, relating to human rights concessions and legal issues? These important questions are examined in this volume. In the Caucasus, Turkey is an important factor, if for no other reason than its size and common borders. Turkey's role, whether Ankara likes it or not, remains important for both Russian ambitions and local ethnic groups seeking either autonomy or independence-Chechens, Abkhaz, Circassians, among others. Ankara's dilemma is whether to support co-nationals and co-religionists or to seek normal relations with Moscow. The solution to this dilemma is debated in this volume. In other parts of the world, Turkey also plays a central role. For example, Ankara's close military and political relations with Israel contribute to a different strategic and military balance in the Middle East. Turkey's views are seldom made public, and few Turks have believed it is important to present their case. This book, with contributors from Turkey as well as the West, is intended in part to broaden understanding of Turkey's position. Dangerous Neighborhood will be of interest to political scientists, foreign policy analysts, and Middle East specialists..

The Foreign Relations of Elizabeth I

Author: C. Beem

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230118550

Category: History

Page: 231

View: 3428

This edited volume brings together a collection of provocative essays examining a number of different facets of Elizabethan foreign affairs, encompassing England and The British Isles, Europe, and the dynamic civilization of Islam. As an entirely domestic queen who never physically left her realm, Elizabeth I cast an inordinately wide shadow in the world around her. The essays is this volume collectively reveal a queen and her kingdom much more connected and integrated into a much wider world than usually discussed in conventional studies of Elizabethan foreign affairs.

New Frontiers in China's Foreign Relations

Author: Allen Carlson,Xiao Ren

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 0739150251

Category: History

Page: 216

View: 7927

The book presents the views of leading Chinese and American scholars working in the fields of Chinese foreign policy, national security and international political economy. It seeks to challenge the conventional wisdom about China's recent rise, contending it is a much more complex and contested trend than it has often been portrayed to be.

Foreign Relations of the United States, 1952-1954


Author: United States. Department of State,Susan K. Holly

Publisher: Government Printing Office

ISBN: 9780160513046

Category: History

Page: 461

View: 2663

United States. Department of State. Bureau of Public Affairs, Office of the Historian. Guatemala Editor: Susan Holly. General Editor: David S. Patterson.

The Diplomacy of Liberation

The Foreign Relations of the ANC Since 1960

Author: Scott M. Thomas

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 9781850439936

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

View: 6461

After the Sharpeville massacre of 1960 precipitated a popular uprising and the subsequent arrest of the ANC's military wing, organized opposition to apartheid within South Africa was eliminated. For 30 years the ANC led a shadowy existence in exile and its most basic problem was one of survival. This book offers and explanation of how the foreign relations of the ANC contributed to its survival and looks at the closely related issue of how the ANC's alliance with the South African Communist Party and the support of the Soviet Union solved the problem of how to continue financing the armed struggle. Examining the ANC's diplomacy in action, Thomas shows how the liberation movement attained its main diplomatic objectives - the mobilization of international support for mandatory sanctions; the arms embargo and the diplomatic isolation of South Africa; and the translation of international opposition to apartheid into support for the ANC as the sole legitimate representative of South Africa's oppressed people.

Paradiplomacy in Action

The Foreign Relations of Subnational Governments

Author: Francisco Aldecoa,Dr Michael Keating

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135297576

Category: History

Page: 232

View: 7866

Offering a general view of the development of subnational foreign action around the world, this work covers topics such as the repercussions upon subnational autonomy of the progressive consistution of international regimes such as the EU, NAFTA and APEC.

Major Problems in American Foreign Relations, Volume II: Since 1914

Author: Dennis Merrill,Thomas Paterson

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0547218230

Category: History

Page: 624

View: 3414

Designed to encourage critical thinking about history, this reader uses a carefully selected group of primary sources and analytical essays to allow students to test the interpretations of distinguished historians and draw their own conclusions about the history of American foreign policy. This text serves as an effective educational tool for courses on U.S. foreign policy, recent U.S. history, or 20th Century U.S. history. Some of the new literature spotlights cultural relations, and the ways in which culturally constructed attitudes about class, gender, race, and national identity have shaped American's perceptions of the world and subsequently its overseas relationships. In this volume, almost one-half of the essays are new, including selections by Laura McEnaney, Michael L. Krenn, Walter A. Hixson, Robert W. Tucker, Erez Manela, Victoria de Grazia, Thomas F. O'Brien, John Lewis Gaddis, Andrew J. Rotter, Chen Jian, Vladislov Zubok, Michelle Mart, Christina Klein, Randall Woods, Jeremi Suri, Carol Eisenberg, Salim Yaquib, Melvyn P. Leffler, Arne Odd Westad, and George C. Herring. This new edition includes expanded coverage of U.S. policy toward the Third World. New selections explore the U.S. presence in Latin America during the interwar era and the Middle East during the early Cold War and the era of detente. Others examine U.S. relations with Southeast Asia prior to U.S. military escalation in the Vietnam War and the negotiations pursued by the Richard Nixon administration to end that conflict. Recently released documents on Ronald Reagan's presidency and the end of the Cold War have also been added. Finally, the last chapter had been revised to focus on the administration of George W. Bush and its response to the terrorist attacks of September 11th, including the on-going wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Crucible of Power

A History of American Foreign Relations from 1897

Author: Howard Jones

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742558250

Category: History

Page: 621

View: 5641

This book is a narrative history of America's foreign affairs from 1897 to the present that focuses on the major personalities and events from the William McKinley administration through President George W. Bush.