How is peace actually achieved, reinforced, and made permanent? This is the question that this book tackles as the author examines the outcomes of a series of conflicts in the Middle East, Asia, and Europe from 1945 to the present. The insights and lessons emerging from these cases and drawn out by Press-Barnathan’s analysis will help scholars and decision-makers to better understand and more skillfully manage transitions to peace in present-day conflicts.
A thorough examination of U. S. economic relations with Cuba, this text discusses the history of the embargo policy as well as current changes in attitudes. It demonstrates the serious effects domestic politics can have on foreign policy.
Using a wide-ranging array of case studies, Michael Lusztig reveals how governments can eliminate obstacles to free trade and enjoy continued economic growth without fear of protectionist groups seeking revenge at the ballot box.
High-Tech Trade Wars focuses on the U.S.-Brazilian trade war concerning the computer industry to examine the conflicts brought about by attempts to construct free trade and open markets, especially in countries with fewer economic resources.
Lusztig explores the reasons governments make the potentially dangerous decision to loosen trade restrictions. Lusztig uses examples in Britain, the United States, Canada, and Mexico to construct his own explanatory model.
Since the late 1950s the world’s banks have expanded their global operations, with US institutions leading the way. As the recent global economic crisis shows, actions of private bankers can threaten capital markets, weaken national regulatory systems, and strain international cooperation-seriously endangering the world economy and the interests of nation states.
Parrini examines the evolution of United States economic diplomacy during a critical period in world history—after World War I.