The Resource A search for enemies : America's alliances after the cold war, Ted Galen Carpenter

A search for enemies : America's alliances after the cold war, Ted Galen Carpenter

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A search for enemies : America's alliances after the cold war
Title
A search for enemies
Title remainder
America's alliances after the cold war
Statement of responsibility
Ted Galen Carpenter
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The passing of the Cold War is the most important development of the late 20th century, yet the United States clings tenaciously to old policies. Both the Bush administration and Democratic leaders have insisted on perpetuating a host of obsolete alliances, including NATO and the alliance with Japan, which cost American taxpayers nearly $150 billion a year. Ted Galen Carpenter, director of foreign policy studies at the Cato Institute, offers a provocative critique of that status quo strategy." "Although Washington's outdated alliances have no real adversary or credible mission, Carpenter says, they hold the potential to embroil the United States in obscure conflicts, ethnic and otherwise, that have little relevance to America's legitimate security concerns. As an alternative, he proposes "strategic independence," under which the United States would act only to defend vital interests - the republic's physical integrity, political independence, or domestic liberty." "Carpenter calls for "the foreign policy equivalent of zero-based budgeting," insisting that because of the dramatic changes in the world caused by the collapse of the Soviet Union, "all alliances must be justified anew, regardless of any utility they may have had during the Cold War." He places under the microscope America's multilateral treaty obligations to defend other nations - NATO; ANZUS, which links the United States, Australia, and New Zealand; and the Rio Treaty, which provides a collective defense arrangement for the Western Hemisphere. He also examines four important bilateral security agreements - with Japan, South Korea, the Philippines, and Pakistan. This is the book on a new foreign policy for the United States."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Carpenter, Ted Galen
Index
index present
LC call number
E881
LC item number
.C37 1992
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • États-Unis
  • United States
  • USA
  • Alliances
  • Alliances
  • Alliances
  • Diplomatic relations
  • Bündnis
  • Prognose
Label
A search for enemies : America's alliances after the cold war, Ted Galen Carpenter
Link
https://archive.org/details/searchforenemies00carp
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 205-230) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
NATO : a cold war anachronism -- Japan : smothering an ally -- Korea : the perpetual protectorate -- Other obsolete East Asian commitments : ANZUS and the Philippines -- Pakistan : the perilous connection -- The Rio Treaty : disguising U.S. hegemony -- Global stability and domestic vested interests -- Declaring America's strategic independence
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vii, 238 pages
Isbn
9780932790958
Lccn
92036517
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)26854742
  • (OCoLC)ocm26854742
Label
A search for enemies : America's alliances after the cold war, Ted Galen Carpenter
Link
https://archive.org/details/searchforenemies00carp
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 205-230) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
NATO : a cold war anachronism -- Japan : smothering an ally -- Korea : the perpetual protectorate -- Other obsolete East Asian commitments : ANZUS and the Philippines -- Pakistan : the perilous connection -- The Rio Treaty : disguising U.S. hegemony -- Global stability and domestic vested interests -- Declaring America's strategic independence
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vii, 238 pages
Isbn
9780932790958
Lccn
92036517
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)26854742
  • (OCoLC)ocm26854742

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