This major book collects twelve of the leading scholars in the field of U.S. foreign relations. Each contributor provides a clear, concise summary of an important period or theme in U.S. diplomatic and strategic affairs since the Spanish Civil War. The articles follow the chronological development of the emergence of the United States as a world power. Special themes such as the American policy-making process, the role of economic interests, imperialism and neo-colonialism, and the dynamics of the nuclear arms race receive particularly thorough emphasis. Remarkable for its depth and breadth of concern, "U.S. Foreign Relations Reconsidered" is an indispensable resource for those interested in coming to a further and comphrensive understanding of U.S. foreign relations. Each author focuses of key controversy in the period and provides a singularly incisive interpretation of U.S. foreign policy.