International Relations Theory and US Foreign Policy

Authored by: Bohdan S. Sawycky

The Ashgate Research Companion to US Foreign Policy

Print publication date:  December  2009
Online publication date:  March  2016

Print ISBN: 9780754648628
eBook ISBN: 9781315613727
Adobe ISBN: 9781317041177

10.4324/9781315613727.ch4

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Abstract

Since the end of the Cold War and the demise of the attendant bipolar power structure, the international political system has undergone dramatic changes. The United States has emerged as the preponderant political, military and economic power and it has used its victory over the Soviet Union to fashion an international system to support American national aspirations, in effect creating a unipolar, or unbalanced multipolar, power structure.

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