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The Successor to Containment

Hal Brands

in From Berlin to Baghdad

Published by University Press of Kentucky

Published in print January 2008 | ISBN: 9780813124629
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813134925 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5810/kentucky/9780813124629.003.0005
The Successor to Containment

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This chapter discusses the attempts that Bill Clinton, George W. Bush's successor, conducted to meet the challenge of shaping foreign policy in a post-Cold War world. Clinton's strategy, which was cast in ideals that appealed to Americans on an emotional and intuitive level, appeared to be promising in terms of sustaining public support for foreign policy. Clinton called his strategy “enlargement”, and it also seemed to be calculated to meet the exigencies of post-Cold War affairs.

Keywords: Bill Clinton; George W. Bush; foreign policy; post-Cold War; strategy; public support; enlargement; post-Cold War affairs

Chapter.  9654 words. 

Subjects: US Politics

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