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Paperback | $36.00 Trade | £24.95 | ISBN: 9780262522748 | 447 pp. | 6 x 9 in | July 2000

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America's Strategic Choices, Revised Edition


More than a decade has passed since the end of the Cold War, but the United States has yet to reach a consensus on a coherent approach to the international use of American power. The essays in this volume present contending perspectives on the future of U.S. grand strategy. U.S. policy options include primacy, cooperative security, selective engagement, and retrenchment. This revised edition includes additional and more recent analysis and advocacy of these options. The volume includes the Clinton administration's National Security Strategy for a New Century, the most recent official statement of American grand strategy, so readers can compare proposed strategies with the official U.S. government position.

About the Editors

Michael E. Brown is Dean of the Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University.

Owen Coté is Associate Director of the MIT Security Studies Program and Editor of the journal International Security.

Sean M. Lynn-Jones is Editor of International Security, the International Security Program's quarterly journal. He is also series editor of the Belfer Center Studies in International Security, the Program's book series that is published by MIT Press.

Steven E. Miller is director of the International Security Program at the Belfer Center.


"America's Strategic Choices collects the best recent writing on American grand strategy. It is an excellent reader for courses on US foreign policy, grand strategy, and contemporary security issues."
Stephen Van Evera, Associate Professor of Political Science and member of the Security Studies Program, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; author of Causes of War: Power and the Roots of Conflict