Journals Higher Education



Published: 23 June 2016

504 Pages


ISBN: 9780190469474

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Mission Failure

America and the World in the Post-Cold War Era

Michael Mandelbaum

  • Argues that inertia shaped the American response to the end of the Cold War and its policies since
  • Shows that post-Cold War American foreign policy shifted its goals from containment to transformation
  • Traces the way in which the United States' vast resources facilitated the political and ideological extension of the West