The contributors to this work examine the evolution of U.S. foreign policy toward the Third World, and the new policy challenges facing developing nations in the post-Cold War era. The book incorporates the key assessment standards of U.S. foreign policies directed toward critical regions, including Latin America, Africa, the Middle East, Central Asia, and Southeast Asia. Through this region-by-region analysis, readers will get the information and insight needed to fully understand U.S. policy objectives - especially with regard to economic and security issues in the wake of 9/11 - vis a vis the developing world. The book outlines both successes and failures of Washington, as it seeks to deal with the Third World in a new era of terrorism, trade, and democratic enlargement. It also considers whether anti-Western sentiment in Third World regions is a direct result of U.S. foreign policies since the end of the Cold War.

chapter 2|19 pages

American Foreign Policy

Between Isolationism and Internationalism, Unilateralism and Multilateralism

chapter 7|16 pages

U.S. Policy Interests in South Asia

Continuities and Disjunctures

chapter 8|31 pages

The Revival of Geopolitics

U.S. Policies in Afghanistan and Central Asia

chapter 9|39 pages

United States and Africa

"Uncle Sam" or "Uncle Scrooge"?

chapter 10|23 pages

Conclusion and Perspectives

U.S. Policy Toward the Global South After September 11, 2001