chapter  11
Multicultural Foreign Policy
YOSSI SHAIN
Pages 12

A decade has passed since Foreign Policy published three essays that introduced its readers to the international agenda of America’s “new ethnic voices” and their influence on U.S. foreign affairs. The essays included an analysis of “Black American Demands” and an explication by two Arab American officials of “Arab American Grievances.”1 In light of the dramatic transformations world politics has undergone over the past ten years, it is time to reevaluate the international and domestic effects of ethnicity in American foreign policy. Such an examination is particularly important today when the United States is searching for a new sense of purpose in its foreign relations, and multiculturalism has heightened concerns over the nature of the American identity.