Case Histories in International Politics: CourseSmart by Kendall W. Stiles

By Kendall W. Stiles

Up to date it in its seventh variation, Case Histories in foreign Politics provides 20 unique case reviews to provide a historic standpoint for greater studying international affairs. supplying in-depth ancient illustrations of center suggestions in diplomacy, this casebook surveys significant occasions within the twentieth and twenty first centuries and highlights either enduring and rising difficulties. Case Histories in foreign Politics seems past present occasions to aid readers make significant comparisons among what occurred some time past and what's occurring now.

This booklet describes glossy difficulties and key innovations within the learn of diplomacy. With 26 case stories, it offers a story historical past to fresh old advancements. concentrating on the kin among the good powers, conflicts within the outer edge, and the relationships among justice and funds, chapters reflect on particular international locations, areas, crises, associations, and controversies. those contain: Pearl Harbor, the Cuban Missile drawback, the army- commercial complicated, SALT I, the Persian Gulf battle, the United international locations, the Nuremberg Trials, decolonization in Africa, Apartheid, sweatshops, 3rd international debt, and the foreign landmine ban. Stiles teaches at Loyola college of Chicago. Annotation c. publication information, Inc., Portland, OR (

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The threat that was coming was not from sleeper cells. It was foreign—but from foreigners who had infiltrated into the United States. A second cause of this disparity in response is that domestic agencies did not know what to do, and no one gave them direction. Cressy told us that the CSG did not tell the agencies how to respond to the threats. ” In contrast, the domestic agencies did not have a game plan. Neither the NSC (including the CSG) nor anyone else instructed them to create one. This lack of direction was evident in the July 5 meeting with representatives from the domestic agencies.

S. Navy Seals in real time thanks to drones and satellites. QUESTIONS TO CONSIDER 1. To what extent were decision makers during the Cuban Missile Crisis motivated by habit, prejudice, emotion, or other nonrational impulses? Would other people in the same situation have reached the same decisions? 2. To what extent did group dynamics and social pressures influence the ExComm’s decision making? Would these individuals have reached the same decisions alone? 3. How did the Kennedy administration’s decision-making process differ from that of other cases discussed in the test?

He promised to move terrorists out of Guantánamo and generally comply with international standards of conduct. He has been partially successful in these efforts, although he has found that there are few attractive alternatives to Camp X-Ray in Cuba, and he has proven willing to violate international law to capture terror suspects. As we will see in Chapter 7, the attack on Osama bin Ladin’s compound in Pakistan was done without Islamabad’s permission—an action typically reserved for one’s enemies.

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