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In Uncertain Times: American Foreign Policy after the Berlin Wall and 9/11

Melvyn P. Leffler and Jeffrey W. Legro


This book considers how policymakers react to dramatic developments on the world stage. Few expected the Berlin Wall to come down in November 1989; no one anticipated the devastating attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon in September 2001. American foreign policy had to adjust quickly to an international arena that was completely transformed. The book assembles a number of officials as contributors. These policymakers describe how they went about making strategy for a world fraught with possibility and peril. They offer provocative reinterpretations of the economic strategy advanc ... More

Keywords: policymakers, foreign policy, economic strategy, Berlin Wall, World Trade Center, George H. W. Bush, USSR, Defense Policy Guidance, North Atlantic Treaty Organization, Iraq

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780801449093
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: August 2016 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9780801449093.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Melvyn P. Leffler, editor
University of Virginia

Jeffrey W. Legro, editor

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