Tucker, Robert W.
December 1980
Foreign Affairs;Winter80/81, Vol. 59 Issue 2, p241
This article presents a historical account of the American foreign policy. The conviction that the nation has come to a critical juncture in its foreign relations is broadly shared by those who may disagree on virtually everything else. The observer in 1947 could not know from the events of that year the form that the emerging policy of containment would ultimately take. What may be said of the policy of global containment may also be said of the policy that succeeded it in the late 1960s and early 1970s. The policy reformulation by former President Richard Nixon held out the promise of a foreign policy that, while preserving America's essential role and interests in the world, would be far less burdensome than the policy it presumably displaced. The domestic circumstances that attended the coming to power of the administration of President Jimmy Carter did not dictate the foreign policy that it followed during its first three years in office. Quite apart from the constraints on economic growth that the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries price rises placed on the industrial democracies, the failure in 1973-74 to respond to the Arab oil embargo raised from the outset the issue of right of access to the oil supplies of the Persian Gulf.


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