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Clash of Civilizations

The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order is the title of an influential foreign policy volume published in 1993 by Samuel P. Huntington, a professor at Harvard University and chair of the Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies. Prior to his post at Harvard, Huntington served as director of security planning for the National Security Council under President Jimmy Carter. He is considered a major architect of United States foreign policy. His thoughts, presented in lectures and his iconic book, became the foundation for alternative visions of a “new world order,” rooted within the interactions of diverse “civilizations” governed by beliefs, identities, and social formations alien or even antagonistic to other “civilizations.”

While other scholars occupy major positions in shaping U.S. foreign ...

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