Book Discussion: Strategies of Dominance: The Misdirection of US Foreign Policy
5th Floor Conference Room
Woodrow Wilson Center
1300 Pennsylvania Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20004
with Dr P Edward Haley, WM Keck Foundation Chair of International
Strategic Studies at Claremont McKenna College
From the Publisher:
In a critical overview of U.S. foreign policy since the end of the Cold War,
P Edward Haley draws surprising connections between key elements of George W. Bush's foreign policy and those of his predecessor, Bill Clinton. Haley further shows how these elements in both cases produced disastrous results, and he proposes an alternative that is constructive and tolerant but not amorally "realistic."
Specifically, Strategies of Dominance faults reliance on American exceptionalism, treatment of globalization and global democratization as vital to security, a misreading of American primacy, expectation of bandwagoning by allies, and reliance on economic sanctions and coercive diplomacy. Haley argues that these characteristics have replaced a more
tolerant Cold War-era program in which such attitudes were tempered by
recognition of a bipolar world, a nuclear standoff, and a global zero-sum
competition for allies and influence.
This is the only book covering the foreign policies of all three post-Cold
War presidents--George HW Bush, Bill Clinton, and George W Bush.
And although a number of books have criticized the foreign policy of George
W Bush, no other shows how its post-Cold War underpinnings are shared with Clinton's and to a more limited degree with those of his father.
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P Edward Haley holds the WM Keck Foundation Chair of International
Strategic Studies at Claremont McKenna College and served as acting director
of the Center for the Study of the Holocaust, Genocide, and Human Rights
there in 2004-5. He was a Public Policy Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson
International Center for Scholars in 2004. Previously, he served as Dean of
the School of International Studies at the University of the Pacific and as
Director of the WM Keck Center for International Strategic Studies. Haley
was an International Affairs Fellow of the Council on Foreign Relations, a
Fulbright Senior Specialist, and worked on the staffs of members of the US
Senate and House of Representatives. He was a Lieutenant in the US Army
and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Phi Kappa Phi.