The rise of the 'neocons' and the evolution of American foreign policy

North America United States of America

America's remarkable military, economic and political power provided it with the opportunity to profoundly influence the development of the international system, but the precise way this has happened has owed a great deal to the efforts and ideas of a surprisingly small coterie of intellectuals, the inauguration of a political regime in Washington that was sympathetic to their ideas, and the paradoxical impact of a significantly reconfigured security and geopolitical environment. Mark Beeson examines these developments and their impact.

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