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US Foreign Policy Second Edition - Book Launch

Thursday 10th May 2012.  

Speakers: Professor Michael Cox, Dr Doug Stokes
Chair: Dr Nicholas Kitchen



This event launched the second edition of ‘US Foreign Policy’ edited by Professor Michael Cox and Dr Doug Stokes. The publication comprehensively tracks the United States position in the world from its independence right through to the present day. Throughout the book expert contributors focus in turn on the historical background, institutions, regional relations, and contemporary issues that are key to US foreign policy-making.


As part of this launch event Professor Cox and Dr Stokes discussed how important recent developments have shaped the content of the new second edition. These include the effects of the global financial crisis, the on-going conflict in Afghanistan, and political uprisings in the Middle East. They will also cover the US-China relationship as well as discuss Obama’s use of smart power and the debate on the nature of U.S. hegemony.


Praise for the second edition of US foreign Policy

“This second edition of one of the best texts on modern US foreign policy is bound to be welcomed by all teachers in the field; crisply written comprehensive in coverage, international in approach, and student friendly, it is certain to remain a text of choice for years to come.”

G.John Ikenberry, Princeton University

Read more on the first edition of US Foreign Policy here


Michael Cox

Professor Michael Cox is IDEAS Co-Director and Professor of International Relations, London School of Economics


Dr Doug Strokes is Senior Lecturer in International Relations, University of Kent at Canterbury

Nick Kitchen

Dr Nicholas Kitchen is IDEAS Philippe Roman Fellow and Head of the LSE IDEAS Transatlantic Relations Programme.




COL.2.01, Columbia House. London School of Economics.