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The Resource The absence of grand strategy : the United States in the Persian Gulf, 1972-2005, Steve A. Yetiv

The absence of grand strategy : the United States in the Persian Gulf, 1972-2005, Steve A. Yetiv

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The absence of grand strategy : the United States in the Persian Gulf, 1972-2005
Title
The absence of grand strategy
Title remainder
the United States in the Persian Gulf, 1972-2005
Statement of responsibility
Steve A. Yetiv
Title variation
United States in the Persian Gulf, 1972-2005
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Great powers and grand strategies. It is easy to assume that the most powerful nations pursue and employ consistent, cohesive, and decisive policies in trying to promote their interests in regions of the world. Popular theory emphasizes two such grand strategies that great powers may pursue: balance of power policy or hegemonic domination. But, as Steve A. Yetiv contends, things may not always be that cut and dried. Analyzing the evolution of the United States' foreign policy in the Persian Gulf from 1972 to 2005, Yetiv offers a provocative and panoramic view of American strategies in a region critical to the functioning of the entire global economy. Ten cases-- from the policies of the Nixon administration to George W. Bush's war in Iraq-- reveal shifting, improvised, and reactive policies that were responses to unanticipated and unpredictable events and threats. In fact, the distinguishing feature of the U.S. experience in the Gulf has been the absence of grand strategy. Yetiv introduces the concept of "reactive engagement" as an alternative and superior approach to understanding the behavior of great powers in unstable regions. At a time when the effects of U.S. foreign policy are rippling across the globe, The Absence of Grand Strategy offers key insight into the nature and evolution of American foreign policy in the Gulf
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digitized
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Yetiv, Steven A
Dewey number
327.73053609/045
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
DS63.2.U5
LC item number
Y48 2008eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Middle East
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • Iran-Iraq War, 1980-1988
  • Persian Gulf War, 1991
  • Iraq War, 2003-2011
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • Diplomatic relations
  • Iraq
  • Middle East
  • United States
  • Buitenlandse politiek
  • Militaire politiek
  • Strategische aspecten
  • Perzische Golf
  • Iran
  • Irak
  • Verenigde Staten
  • Golfkrieg
  • Golfkrieg
  • Außenpolitik
  • Irakkrieg
  • USA
Label
The absence of grand strategy : the United States in the Persian Gulf, 1972-2005, Steve A. Yetiv
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-244) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Exploring great powers in regions -- The Nixon administration's twin pillars -- The Reagan administration and the Iran-Iraq War -- The Bush administration and constructive engagement -- The Iraq War of 1991 -- The Clinton administration and Saddam Hussein -- Containment plus and regime change in Iraq -- The Iraq War of 2003 -- The balance sheet, so to speak -- The decline of balance of power policy : theory, strategy and realism -- conclusion
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549548210
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 250 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780801896873
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
maps
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not applicable
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unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)549548210
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
The absence of grand strategy : the United States in the Persian Gulf, 1972-2005, Steve A. Yetiv
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-244) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Exploring great powers in regions -- The Nixon administration's twin pillars -- The Reagan administration and the Iran-Iraq War -- The Bush administration and constructive engagement -- The Iraq War of 1991 -- The Clinton administration and Saddam Hussein -- Containment plus and regime change in Iraq -- The Iraq War of 2003 -- The balance sheet, so to speak -- The decline of balance of power policy : theory, strategy and realism -- conclusion
Control code
549548210
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 250 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780801896873
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
maps
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)549548210
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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