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As American interests assumed global proportions after 1945, policy makers were faced with the challenge of prioritizing various regions and determining the extent to which the United States was prepared to defend and support them. Superpowers and developing nations soon became inextricably linked and decolonizing states such as Vietnam, India, and Egypt assumed a central role in the ideological struggle between the United States and the Soviet Union. As the twentieth century came to an end, many of the challenges of the Cold War became even more complex as the Soviet Union collapsed and new threats arose.

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.

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  1. Cover
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  1. Half Title, Title Page, Copyright
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. Introduction
  2. Bevan Sewell, Maria Ryan
  3. pp. 1-16
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  1. Part 1. Themes
  1. Chapter 1. How the Periphery Became the Center: The Cold War, the Third World, and the Transformation in US Strategic Thinking
  2. Robert J. McMahon
  3. pp. 19-35
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  1. Chapter 2. Peripheral Vision: US Modernization Efforts and the Periphery
  2. David Ekbladh
  3. pp. 36-58
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  1. Chapter 3. Narratives of Core and Periphery: The Cold War and After
  2. Andrew J. Rotter
  3. pp. 59-76
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  1. Chapter 4. US Government Responses to Anti-Americanism at the Periphery
  2. Alan McPherson
  3. pp. 77-101
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  1. Chapter 5. Peripheral Places/Global War
  2. Simon Dalby
  3. pp. 102-122
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  1. Part 2. Case Studies
  1. Chapter 6. Whistling in the Dark: US Efforts to Navigate UN Policy toward Decolonization, 1945–1963
  2. Mary Ann Heiss
  3. pp. 125-151
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  1. Chapter 7. One World? Rethinking America’s Margins, 1935–1945
  2. Ryan Irwin
  3. pp. 152-171
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  1. Chapter 8. Accidental Diplomats: The Influence of American Evangelical Missionaries on US Relations with the Congo during the Early Cold War Period, 1959–1963
  2. Philip Dow
  3. pp. 172-205
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  1. Chapter 9. Structuring the Economy on the Periphery: The United States, the 1958 Argentine Stabilization Agreement, and the Evolution of Global Capitalism
  2. Dustin Walcher
  3. pp. 206-228
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  1. Chapter 10. Dialogue or Détente: Henry Kissinger, Latin America, and the Prospects for a New Inter-American Understanding, 1973–1977
  2. Tanya Harmer
  3. pp. 229-262
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  1. Chapter 11. Uncertainty Rising: Oil Money and International Terrorism in the 1970s
  2. Christopher R. W. Dietrich
  3. pp. 263-285
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  1. Chapter 12. The Peripheral Center: Nicaragua in US Policy and the US Imagination at the End of the Cold War
  2. David Ryan
  3. pp. 286-312
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  1. Chapter 13. Enlargement and Its Discontents: Core and Periphery in Clinton-Era Foreign Policy
  2. Hal Brands
  3. pp. 313-335
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  1. Chapter 14. The War on Terror and the New Periphery
  2. Maria Ryan
  3. pp. 336-364
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. 365-366
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  1. List of Contributors
  2. pp. 367-370
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 371-384
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  1. Series Info and Further Series Titles
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780813168487
Related ISBN
9780813168470
MARC Record
OCLC
966925047
Pages
386
Launched on MUSE
2017-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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