This book engages with the different stages and components of these Peace Processes. It considers economic, military, and political factors that changed over time and also examines those that remained constant, such as military superiority and diplomatic strength. It reinterprets regional conflict as an opportunity for the U.S., which orientated its foreign policy and provided it with a clear sense of purpose. It understands individual Peace Processes as part of a more general U.S. strategy that seeks to achieve regional dominance and control, and interprets them as policing actions that sustain and reproduce hegemonic power.