Many actors—from the president and members of Congress to interest groups, NGOs, and the media—compete to shape U.S. foreign policy. The new fifth edition captures this strategic interplay using 15 real-world cases, of which four are brand new: the death of Osama bin Laden and the use of targeted assassinations, nonproliferation policy and the U.S.–India nuclear agreement, the U.S. reaction to Egypt's collision with the Arab Spring, and the surprise asylum request of blind Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng. Fully updated to cover the Obama administration, all cases have been revised to reflect recent developments. Whether grappling with use-of-force questions, the international financial crisis, legal and human rights, trade issues, multilateral approaches to the nuclear programs of North Korea and Iran, or climate change, Carter's engaging case study approach encourages students to question motives, consider alternatives, and analyze outcomes.

Nonproliferation Policy Crossroads: The US-India Nuclear Cooperation Agreement

Nonproliferation Policy Crossroads: The US-India Nuclear Cooperation Agreement

Nonproliferation policy crossroads: The US-India nuclear cooperation agreement
Gerald FelixWarburg

Before You Begin

  • How have nuclear nonproliferation issues affected the important US-India relationship over the last forty years?
  • Why did the George W. Bush administration seek to change the status quo on US-India relations?
  • Which national political leaders supported or opposed the US-India nuclear agreement, and why?
  • What were the roles and responsibilities of the Bush administration and Congress in negotiating and ultimately approving the controversial US-India nuclear deal?
  • What special interest groups were involved in lobbying for this deal, and what strategies did they use to convince members of Congress?
  • What have been the results of the US-India nuclear deal, both for the countries involved and in terms of their impact upon global nuclear ...
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