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How September 11 changed American foreign policy: the record a year later

Wie der 11. September die amerikanische Außenpolitik verändert hat

Rudolf, Peter

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Corporate Editor Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik -SWP- Deutsches Institut für Internationale Politik und Sicherheit
Abstract September 11 presented the Bush administration with the opportunity for a strategic reorientation of American foreign policy. Contrary to the hopes of many, however, this chance was not used to move towards a more multilateral policy, rather it was used to mobilize resources to the benefit of a superpower policy with a strong emphasis on military might. In light of increased perception of asymmetrical threats and with the “War on Terrorism” as legitimizing principle, those who advocate a policy based on superior military power and unrestricted room to maneuver have succeeded in dominating the foreign policy discourse in the US. The more such thinking determines the policy of the Bush administration - and in many areas it has already shaped decisions - the more this will lead to strategic divergence between the US and Europe. (author's abstract)
Keywords United States of America; foreign policy; terrorism; impact; security policy; military policy; fight against terrorism; defense policy; political strategy; military doctrine; prevention; unilateralism; neoconservatism; hegemony
Classification International Relations, International Politics, Foreign Affairs, Development Policy; Peace and Conflict Research, International Conflicts, Security Policy
Document language English
Publication Year 2002
City Berlin
Page/Pages 7 p.
Series SWP Comments, 01/2002
Status Published Version; reviewed
Licence Deposit Licence - No Redistribution, No Modifications