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5 - George W. Bush

Truman Redux, 2005–2008

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  08 November 2019

Timothy J. Lynch
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University of Melbourne
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Considers how George W. Bush rescued the catastrophe of post-invasion Iraq with his Surge. Analyzes key events of second Bush term, his freedom agenda, and wider counterterrorism efforts. Argues that Bush continued with a foreign policy approach made in the Cold War, in which Russian power remained a central concern. Details how Bush resembled his Cold War predecessors in his Russia policy, especially during the Russo-Georgia War. Examines successes and failures of Bush Jr.’s foreign policy, with a special focus on his approach to China. Argues that Bush’s foreign toward India was a considerable success.

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In the Shadow of the Cold War
American Foreign Policy from George Bush Sr. to Donald Trump
, pp. 137 - 161
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Print publication year: 2019

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  • George W. Bush
  • Timothy J. Lynch, University of Melbourne
  • Book: In the Shadow of the Cold War
  • Online publication: 08 November 2019
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781139027120.006
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  • George W. Bush
  • Timothy J. Lynch, University of Melbourne
  • Book: In the Shadow of the Cold War
  • Online publication: 08 November 2019
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781139027120.006
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  • George W. Bush
  • Timothy J. Lynch, University of Melbourne
  • Book: In the Shadow of the Cold War
  • Online publication: 08 November 2019
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781139027120.006
Available formats
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