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Moral Democratic Realism

Robert G. Kaufman

in In Defense of the Bush Doctrine

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813124346
eISBN:
9780813134987
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813124346.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Leaning on the lessons of American diplomatic history, moral democratic realism takes into account the centrality of power and the constraints imposed by the dynamics of international politics, while ... More


In Defense of the Bush Doctrine

Robert G. Kaufman

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813124346
eISBN:
9780813134987
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813124346.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, shattered the prevalent optimism in the United States that had blossomed during the tranquil and prosperous 1990s, when democracy seemed triumphant and ... More


Moral Democratic Realism and the Endgame of the Cold War

Robert G. Kaufman

in In Defense of the Bush Doctrine

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813124346
eISBN:
9780813134987
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813124346.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

The merits of moral democratic realism can best be appreciated by examining the success of President Ronald Reagan during the Cold War when the country's economy had stalled as a consequence of the ... More


Introduction

Robert G. Kaufman

in In Defense of the Bush Doctrine

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813124346
eISBN:
9780813134987
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813124346.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

The reasoning behind the Bush administration's strategy in fighting terrorism, also known as the Bush Doctrine, rests primarily on the belief that preemptive rather than reactive force is necessary ... More


Beyond the War on Terror

Robert G. Kaufman

in In Defense of the Bush Doctrine

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813124346
eISBN:
9780813134987
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813124346.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Despite some serious differences, the US has managed to maintain good relations with Russia. Nevertheless, the US must remain wary of the growing antidemocratic trend in Russia over the past five ... More


The Obama Doctrine and International Relations Theory

Robert G. Kaufman

in Dangerous Doctrine: How Obama's Grand Strategy Weakened America

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780813167206
eISBN:
9780813167749
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813167206.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This Chapter compares and contrast the Obama Doctrine with neorealism, classical realism, liberal internationalism, and moral democratic realism. It argues that President Obama’s approach combines ... More


Dangerous Doctrine: How Obama's Grand Strategy Weakened America

Robert G. Kaufman

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780813167206
eISBN:
9780813167749
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813167206.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

The main argument is that President Obama’s foreign and national security policy reflects a coherent set of assumptions and premises constituting a Doctrine. The book argues further that the Obama ... More


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