Download e-book for iPad: America's Search for Security: The Triumph of Idealism and by Sean Kay

By Sean Kay

This e-book info the ways that America’s ascendancy to international superpower prestige used to be the results of its dueling overseas coverage philosophies and forces: an traditionally expansive idealism balanced with an both consistent realist restraint.

In America's look for Security, Sean Kay surveys significant historic traits in American international coverage and gives a brand new context for pondering America’s upward push to strength from the founding interval throughout the finish of the chilly struggle. It information the post-Cold conflict upward push of idealist overseas coverage targets and the prices of forsaking realist roots, reading in-depth the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan as examples of what disappointing, if no longer disastrous, results can befall the United States out of the country whilst overseas coverage ambitions are muddied, uncertain, and fail to stay grounded in what traditionally has made the United States an unquestionable international energy.

This e-book additionally makes a speciality of America’s fresh “pivot” to Asia, and efforts to revive a realist stability in a foreign country and at domestic within the moment Obama management, concluding with a glance at what the way forward for American energy will appear like in a swiftly evolving global short of more recent, extra modernized, and adaptable varieties of management. Tracing the strain among idealism and realism, Kay presents an in depth rationalization of the increase of a post-Cold struggle idealist consensus in Washington, D.C. - and indicates how that culminated in a go back to realism in either the 2013 debates over intervention in Syria and the 2014 quandary with Russia.

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