Towards the end of his second term, it appears George W. bush's foreign policy has won few admirers, with pundits and politicians eagerly criticizing the tenets of the Bush Doctrine.
This provocative account counters these criticisms, boldly arguing that Bush's policy deservedly belongs within the mainstream of the American foreign policy tradition.
Though the shifting tide of public opinion has led many to anticipate that his successor will repudiate the actions of the past eight years, authors Timothy Lynch and Robert S. Singh suggest that there will - and should - be continuity in US foreign policy from his Presidency to those who follow.
Providing a positive audit of the war on terror (which they contend should be understood as a Second Cold War) they charge that the Bush Doctrine has been consistent with past foreign policies - from Republican and Democratic presidencies - and that the key elements of Bush's grand strategy will rightly continue to shape America's approach in the future- World Affairs Council of Washington, D.C.
Timothy J. Lynch
Timothy J. Lynch is a senior lecturer in U.S. Foreign Policy at the Institute for the Study of the Americas at the University of London.
His areas of specialization include politics and ideology of American foreign policy and international relations, and he is the author of Turf War: The Clinton Administration and Northern Ireland and articles in Irish Studies in International Affairs, British Journal of Politics and International Relations, and International Politics.
Robert Singh is a professor of politics at the Birkbeck School of Politics and Sociology at the University of London.
He is a fellow of the RSA, an associate fellow of the Institute for the Study of the Americas (University of London), an honorary fellow of the Foreign Policy Association (New York), and a trustee of William Palmer Sixth Form College.
He served as head of the School of Politics and Sociology from 2004-2006.