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US grand strategy and national security: the dilemmas of primacy, decline and denial

Clarke, Michael; Ricketts, Anthony

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The foreign policy crises that the USA has confronted under the administration of President Barack Obama have generated profound uncertainty about whether the USA can maintain what has been its consistent grand strategy since the end of the Cold War: primacy. The authors argue, drawing on a neoclassical realist framework, that this uncertainty has been driven not so much by fundamental changes in the international system itself, but rather by how such changes have been interpreted by the Obama...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorClarke, Michael
dc.contributor.authorRicketts, Anthony
dc.date.accessioned2020-12-20T20:58:26Z
dc.date.available2020-12-20T20:58:26Z
dc.identifier.issn1035-7718
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/218591
dc.description.abstractThe foreign policy crises that the USA has confronted under the administration of President Barack Obama have generated profound uncertainty about whether the USA can maintain what has been its consistent grand strategy since the end of the Cold War: primacy. The authors argue, drawing on a neoclassical realist framework, that this uncertainty has been driven not so much by fundamental changes in the international system itself, but rather by how such changes have been interpreted by the Obama administration and its critics. US grand strategy is now caught between approaches best described as the ‘decline management’ of the Obama administration and the ‘decline denial’ of president Donald Trump, which reflects the fracturing of the domestic ‘political support system’ that has underpinned primacy since the end of the Cold War.
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherRoutledge, Taylor & Francis Group
dc.sourceAustralian Journal of International Affairs
dc.titleUS grand strategy and national security: the dilemmas of primacy, decline and denial
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.identifier.citationvolume71
dc.date.issued2017
local.identifier.absfor160799 - Social Work not elsewhere classified
local.identifier.ariespublicationu4456620xPUB16
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationClarke, Michael, College of Asia and the Pacific, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationRicketts, Anthony, College of Asia and the Pacific, ANU
local.bibliographicCitation.issue5
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage479
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage498
local.identifier.doi10.1080/10357718.2017.1342760
local.identifier.absseo940399 - International Relations not elsewhere classified
dc.date.updated2020-11-23T11:25:38Z
local.identifier.scopusID2-s2.0-85021786498
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