The Policy Makers: Shaping American Foreign Policy from 1947 to the Present

The Policy Makers: Shaping American Foreign Policy from 1947 to the Present

By: Anna Kasten Nelson (editor)Paperback

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The Policy Makers examines seven foreign policy advisers-from public servants in the state department to CIA directors and U.S. senators-and the policies each adviser influenced. By focusing on individuals whose policy making role was often unknown to the public, Anna Kasten Nelson and her contributors shed light on the myriad ways in which the postwar foreign policy of the United States has been shaped, sometimes in ways very damaging to the nation's security.

About Author

Anna Kasten Nelson is Distinguished Historian in Residence at American University where she teaches courses related to the history of American foreign relations.


Chapter 1: Paul H. Nitze and NSC 68: Militarizing the Cold War Chapter 2: "The Devil's Advocate": Robert Bowie, Western European Integration, and the German Problem, 1953-1954 Chapter 3: Walt Whitman Rostow: Hawk-Eyed Optimist Chapter 4: Senator Henry Jackson and the Demise of Detente Chapter 5: Zbigniew Brzezinski and Afghanistan Chapter 6: The Wavemaker: Bill Casey in the Reagan Years Chapter 7: Colin Powell: The Rise and Fall of the Powell Doctrine

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780742550421
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 192
  • ID: 9780742550421
  • weight: 304
  • ISBN10: 0742550427

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