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By Sean Kay

This e-book information the ways that America’s ascendancy to international superpower prestige was once the results of its dueling international 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 energy from the founding interval in the course of the finish of the chilly battle. It info the post-Cold struggle upward thrust of idealist overseas coverage ambitions and the prices of forsaking realist roots, examining in-depth the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan as examples of what disappointing, if no longer disastrous, results can befall the USA in another country while overseas coverage goals are muddied, uncertain, and fail to stay grounded in what traditionally has made the USA an unquestionable international strength.

This publication additionally makes a speciality of America’s fresh “pivot” to Asia, and efforts to revive a realist stability out of the country and at domestic within the moment Obama management, concluding with a glance at what the way forward for American energy will seem like in a quickly evolving global short of more moderen, extra modernized, and adaptable sorts of management. Tracing the stress among idealism and realism, Kay presents an in depth clarification of the increase of a post-Cold conflict 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 obstacle with Russia.

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