This book distills a complex and overwhelming topic into 30 essential questions about American foreign policy. Each question is answered in the affirmative or the negative. The answer is then in explained in greater factual detail, presenting opposing points of view on the specific topic covered by each question. Primary sources, governmental actors, and top experts in the field are the foundations of this fact-checking exercise. Rather than a specific ideological approach to the topic, this book presents the facts and the arguments surrounding the specifics of American foreign policy.
Each title in the Contemporary Debates series examines the veracity of controversial claims or beliefs surrounding a major political/cultural issue in the United States. They do so to give readers a clear and unbiased understanding of current issues by informing them about falsehoods, half-truths, and misconceptions—and confirming the factual validity of other assertions—that have gained traction in America’s political and cultural discourse.
- Features an easy-to-navigate question-and-answer format
- Uses quantifiable data from authoritative sources as the foundation for examining every issue
- Provides readers with leads to conduct further research in extensive Further Reading sections for each entry
- Provides clear, accessible information on major national defense, environmental, economic, and human rights issues against the backdrop of a rapidly changing world