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From Berlin to Baghdad: America's Search for Purpose in the Post-Cold War World

Hal Brands


Containing Communism was the primary goal of American foreign policy for four decades, allowing generations of political leaders to build consensus atop a universally accepted foundation. This book dissects numerous attempts, after the collapse of Communism, to devise a new grand strategy that could match containment's moral clarity and political efficacy. In the 1990s, the Bush and Clinton administrations eventually acknowledged that they could not reduce America's multifaceted post-Cold War objectives to a single fundamental precept. After 9/11, George W. Bush promoted the war on terror as A ... More

Keywords: Communism, American foreign policy, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, 9/11, Cold War

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780813124629
Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813124629.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Hal Brands, author