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    While this book is an interesting survey of America s many and diverse foreign interventions since the fall of the Berlin Wall, it has far too many shortcomings to be taken seriously as anything beyond an expanded Wikipedia article Mandelbaum has a thesis, and in order to make his thesis works he aggressively omits historical facts, and distorts many To make matters worse, his underpinning assumptions that global free trade is always a net good without exceptions, that the IMF has always been a force for good, that Islam as a religion makes it incompatible to democracy, and that British colonialism was also a net good for all of the countries it oppressed for generations are frightening He also feels the need to wedge the Israel Palestine issue into his thesis, despite the fact that the United States has never intervened militarily in...


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    Michael Mandelbaum attempts to argue that the United States has failed in every post Cold War mission in which it has engaged by asserting that the U.S mission in Somalia, Haiti, the Balkans, Afghanistan, and Iraq was humanitarian in nature and one of societal transformation However, in nearly all cases the U.S mission was not about creating Denmarks model democracies economies , but instead had specific goals related back to U.S national interests that in fact were accomplished.Below are the missions that Mandelbaum claims resulted in U.S failure along with my counter arguments 1 Somalia the original mission of aiding in humanitarian food shipment to the populace that was experiencing famine was for the most part accomplished prior to the mission creep that resulted in a failed attempt to restore order and wrest power from warlords, namely Mohammad Farah Aidid.2 Haiti the original mission of restoring the democratically elected government of Jean Betrand Aristide after a military coup was accomplished in fact it was accomplished prior to the actual deployment The ensuing peacekeeping mission helped ensure stability and the restoration to power of Aristide The fact that Haiti did not end up as the Switzerland of the Caribbean should be no real surprise to anyone with knowledge of the extremely poor state of the economy in that country.3 Balkans Bosnia and Kosovo again, while maybe a hoped f...


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    Excellent For another review, see The Opinion Pages, OP ED COLUMNIST, Impossible Missions, by Thomas L Friedman APRIL 6, 2016, at 381 In that case, the expansion of NATO would have a claim to being, in historical perspective, the most consequential American foreign policy of the post Cold War years its malign effects would be felt long after the failed missions in Somalia, Haiti, Bosnia, Kosovo, and even Afghanistan and Iraq had faded from memory.This is a very good read on our complete failure to succeed at state building beginning with the Clinton administration on.Throughout, and particularly in Chapter 5, The Middle East, it is not hard to see why President Obama has considerable disdain for our foreign policy eliteschokengtitik

    titikchokeng 377 Three American foreign policies, on the other hand the Iraq war, the Arab Israeli peace process, and the expansion of NATO did contribute to the erosion of the international conditions that defined the post Cold War era and were extraordinarily advantageous for the United States Each of the three counted, over, not only as a fa...


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    It s rare for me to hand out a single star review, but Professor Mandelbaum, though an excellent historian in his own right, has compromised himself with this particular piece Throughout the book he uses very one sided language, painting the U.S and Israel as well meaning agents in a sea of violent degenerates all clawing for power Of particular note is his treatment of the middle east To his credit he rightfully calls into question the usefulness of the middle east as a term, but then he proceeds to declare synonymous Wahhabi Saudi s and the KKK In the same vein he paints an everyone vs the Arab world, and declares than once that Arabs are simply incapable of liberal democracy As for his handling of the Palestinian Israeli conflict, he entirely avoids any details which would compromise the image of Israel as a peaceful nation victimized by the evil Arab On his notion of the rogue stat...


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    To start, the only reason I didn t give this book a 5 star rating is the fact that it was pretty much my first foray into this field What I can say though is that I thoroughly enjoyed it The author drew out the past 30 years of US foreign policy in such an intricate manner that it sucked me right in and I couldn t lay it down I think he accomplished this without any overt bias one way or another and it clearly came across as neutral statement of facts I think my favorite aspect is how he states that the US is in it s third foreign policy era since 2014, its very interesting to regard it in this way And it builds my excitement to bare witness to what...


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    Excellent book that ll provide an informative analysis into the current global state of affairs, from an American perspective.


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    A really interesting book Quite long, but oddly captivating Describes US foreign policy post Cold War, where interventions were not really to preserve the security of the US but because they could Haiti, Kosovo etc Bad decisions like expanding NATO and gratuitous Middle East interventions Iraq led to a raft of problems and antagon...


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    Mandelbaum presents an interesting argument here, and an informative overview of the history of U.S foreign policy since the end of the Cold War, beginning with the Clinton administration and ending with that of Barack Obama Ul...


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    A fair reading of the facts of US foreign policy going back to the fall of the Berlin wall in 1989 No administration from Clinton to Obama is without failure in the author s view, so it is a very fair evaluation The insights demonstrate the importance of experts running US foreign policy


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    I ll be honest, I tend to give one star to anything I cannot finish This was a tad too dry even for my standards and seemed be trying to hard to be something I get the sense this could have been a much shorter book with a stable thesis and he got carried away.


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Mission Failure Unbeknownst To Just About All Observers Of International Affairs, America S Decision In 1991 To Provide Air Defense To Oppressed Kurds In Iraq After The Gulf War Had Ended Ushered In An Entirely New Era In American Foreign Policy Until That Moment, The United States Used Military Power To Defend Against Threats Real And Perceived That Its Leaders Thought Would Either Weaken America S Position In The World Order Or In The Worst Case Threaten The Homeland For The First Time Ever, The United States Militarily Was Now Actively Involved In States That Represented No Threat, And With Missions That Were Largely Humanitarian And Socio Political After Establishing The Kurdish No Fly Zone, The US In Quick Succession Intervened In Somalia, Haiti, And Kosovo Even After 9 11, It Decided That It Had A Duty To Not Just Invade Iraq, But Reconstruct Iraqi Society Along Western Lines In Mission Failure, The Eminent International Relations Scholar Michael Mandelbaum Provides A Sweeping Interpretive History Of American Foreign Policy In The Post Cold War Era To Show Why This New Approach Was Doomed To Failure America Had Always Adhered To A Mission Based Foreign Policy, But In The Post Cold War Era It Swung Away From Security Concerns To A Near Exclusive Emphasis On Implanting Western Institutions Wherever It Could Many Good Things Happened In This Era, Including A Broad Expansion Of Democracy And Strong Growth In The Global Economy But The U.S Never Had Either The Capacity Or The Will To Change Societies That Were Dramatically Different From Our Own Over Two Decades Later, We Can See The Wreckage A Broken Iraq A Teetering Afghanistan, A China That Laughs At Our Demands That They Adopt A Human Rights Regime, And A Still Impoverished Haiti Mandelbaum Does Not Deny That American Foreign Policy Has Always Had A Strong Ideological Component Instead, He Argues That Emphasizing That Particular Feature Generally Leads To Mission Failure We Are Able To Defend Ourselves Well And Effectively Project Power, But We Have Very Little Capacity To Change Other Societies If Nothing Else, That Is What The Last Quarter Century Has Taught Us.