Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation

The Forum

A Journal of Applied Research in Contemporary Politics

Ed. by Shafer, Byron / Disalvo, Daniel

4 Issues per year


IMPACT FACTOR increased in 2014: 0.377

SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) 2014: 0.268
Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP) 2014: 0.241
Impact per Publication (IPP) 2014: 0.198

VolumeIssuePage

Weighing Bush's Foreign Policy

Jack R. Binns1

1Former U.S. Ambassador

Citation Information: The Forum. Volume 1, Issue 1, ISSN (Online) 1540-8884, DOI: 10.2202/1540-8884.1001, June 2002

Publication History

Published Online:
2002-06-26

Jack R. Binns, retired United States Ambassador, evaluates Bush’s foreign policy across the major regions, citing critical missteps in each case with the important exception of building ties with Russia. He also contrasts the Bush II presidency with that of Bush I, noting significant differences. The events of September 11 have made foreign policy decisions more complicated, but the president appears to have aggravated problems by continued emphasis on unilateralism, inconsistent policies and rhetorical excess that stirs anti-American sentiment in hot spots around the globe. Binns recommends a more disciplined approach, one that relies less on asserting U.S. military power and more on a strategic vision with clear priorities and attentive multilateral efforts to resolve regional problems.

Keywords: presidency; foreign policy

Comments (0)

Please log in or register to comment.