Alexander L. George
Alexander L. George was the Graham H. Stuart Professor of International Relations, Emeritus at Stanford University. A professor of political science at Stanford from 1968 to 1990, George published seminal articles on the impact of cognitive beliefs on an individual's political behavior and on the role of stress in decision-making. He also developed methods of using case studies as a basis for building theories of political behavior, especially in the areas of Cold War foreign policy. After his retirement from Stanford, George was a distinguished fellow at the United States Institute of Peace in Washington, D.C., where he was invited to discuss the role of regional conflicts in international affairs alongside Nobel laureates Oscar Arias Sanchez, former president of Costa Rica, and Archbishop Desmond Tutu of South Africa.
Bridging the gap that separates the two cultures of academia and policymaking is the central purpose of this pathbreaking study.
George examines seven cases--from Pearl Harbor to the Persian Gulf--in which the United States has used coercive diplomacy in the past half-century.
Foreword by Alexander L. George
Can Russia and the United States really move beyond their bitter Cold War rivalry to a genuinely cooperative relationship?