U.S. Foreign Policy and the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse: Humanitarian Relief in Complex Emergencies

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Contents
Forewordxiii
About the Authorxv
Acknowledgmentsxvii
Introduction
1. Anatomy of a Complex Humanitarian Emergency1
Chaos Theory2
Defining Complex Humanitarian Emergencies6
Causes of Complex Emergencies14
2. Complex Humanitarian Emergencies and the U.S. National Interest19
The Moral Argument23
The Realpolitik Argument25
New Approaches to Post-Cold War Foreign Policy29
3. The Bureaucratic Politics of Disasters33
The Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance36
The Office of Transition Initiatives43
The Bureaucratic Politics of Disaster Response44

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents ix
  • Foreword xiii
  • About the Author xv
  • Acknowledgments xvii
  • Introduction xix
  • 1 - Anatomy of a Complex Humanitarian Emergency 1
  • 2 - Complex Humanitarian Emergencies and the U.S. National Interest 19
  • 3 - The Bureaucratic Politics of Disasters 33
  • 4 - Nongovernmental Organizations 56
  • 5 - The United Nations and the International Committee of the Red Cross 76
  • 6 - The U.S. Military and Complex Humanitarian Emergencies 105
  • 7 - The Policy Influence of the News Media 124
  • 8 - On Strategy 140
  • Conclusion: The Problem of Political Will 169
  • Notes 173
  • Bibliography 180
  • Index 185
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