Foreign Policy at the Periphery
The Shifting Margins of US International Relations since World War II
Contributions by Robert J. McMahon, Ph.D., David Ekbladh, Andrew Rotter, Alan McPherson, Simon Dalby, Mary Ann Heiss, Ryan Irwin, Phillip Dow, Dustin Walcher, Tanya Harmer, David Ryan, Hal Brands and Maria Ryan
Featuring original essays by leading scholars, Foreign Policy at the Periphery examines relationships among new nations and the United States from the end of the Second World War through the global war on terror. Rather than reassessing familiar flashpoints of US foreign policy, the contributors explore neglected but significant developments such as the efforts of evangelical missionaries in the Congo, the 1958 stabilization agreement with Argentina, Henry Kissinger's policies toward Latin America during the 1970s, and the financing of terrorism in Libya via petrodollars. Blending new, internationalist approaches to diplomatic history with newly released archival materials, Foreign Policy at the Periphery brings together diverse strands of scholarship to address compelling issues in modern world history.
About the Authors
Maria Ryan is assistant professor in American history at the University of Nottingham. She is the author of Neoconservatism and the New American Century.
"Even after the United States became a global superpower, some regions of the world remained peripheral to American interests. What set these areas apart? And why did the U.S. eventually become drawn into their affairs? In this smart collection of original essays, an all-star lineup of historians answers these questions, and more, and uncovers the powerful dynamics that have shaped America's rise to globalism."—Andrew Preston, Cambridge University
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