America's Failing Empire: U.S. Foreign Relations Since the Cold War
April 2008, Wiley-Blackwell
Introduction: The Cold War as History.
1 The End of the Cold War International System.
2 In Search of a Compass.
3 Clinton and Humanitarian Intervention.
4 Managing the Great Powers.
5 The Clinton Years Assessed.
6 The Vulcans Take Charge.
7 Once Upon an Empire.
8 All the Rest—and Bush Assessed.
References and Suggestions for Additional Reading.
- Contains a sharp and authoritative account of American foreign relations of the last forty years, with an emphasis on the post-1989 period.
- Provides an overview and understanding of the recent history of U.S. foreign relations from the viewpoint of one of the most respected authorities in the field
- Includes suggestions for further reading.
“America’s Failing Empire is contemporary history at its finest, reflecting the quality of scholarship and thoughtful insight that has long characterized the work of Warren Cohen. He provides a stinging critique of the unilateralist imperialism currently in vogue. It is a thorough and welcome response to the academic and journalistic apologists of the American empire.” Gary Hess, Bowling Green State University
"This fascinating study gives readers an overview and understanding of the recent history of US foreign relations from the viewpoint of one of the most respected authorities in the field." History Online