American Foreign Policy and the Challenges of World Leadership: Power, Principle and the Constitution provides an insider’s account of U.S. foreign policy that explores its underlying and driving constitutional principles.
The book is written by Loch K. Johnson, a Regents and Meigs Professor in the international affairs department of the School of Public and International Affairs. It focuses on the fundamentals of foreign policy: its theory, historical evolution, institutions and instruments of power. Among the instruments examined in depth are America’s uses of diplomacy, trade, aid, war-making, moral suasion, spying and covert action. It also shows how the personalities of people in high office can influence foreign policy.
Contemporary issues-including global terrorism, nuclear weapons proliferation, global environmental degradation, world population presses and immigration issues-are addressed throughout.