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Où est l'intérêt national des États-Unis ? : Approche réaliste et conflits périphériques

Abstract : [Where does U.S. national interest lie? Realist approaches and peripheral conflicts] As the American presidential elections draw near, the candidates are developing their foreign policy programs, which also entails analysis of the departing President's record. Since the end of the Cold War, it has become more difficult to define U.S. national interests, as demonstrated by Bush Senior's hesitations, the evolution of Clinton's foreign policy, and debates in Congress and among foreign policy experts. If Bush Junior's program reflects a fairly classical realism (in particular, ranking problems on a scale in which human rights occupy a relatively modest place), one may ask whether giving priority to the risks of major confrontation is truly more realist in the post Cold War era than a more subtle approach which would reflect that the greatest dangers lie perhaps in what appear to be " peripheral " crises..
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Denis Lacorne. Où est l'intérêt national des États-Unis ? : Approche réaliste et conflits périphériques. Critique Internationale, Presses de sciences po, 2000, pp.97-116. ⟨10.3406/criti.2000.1444⟩. ⟨hal-01011318⟩

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