Chap 4: “Managing the
What grand strategy does Clinton’s
foreign policy best fit into?
Why does Clinton
pursue NATO expansion when Russia
Was the US
too close to the Yeltsin government? Was it wrong to back him?
Chap. 5: “The Clinton Years Assessed”
Did the Clinton
administration err in not trying to develop a multilateral coalition to
to fully accept UN weapons inspections in 1997 and 1998? Was their insufficient
US public and
allied government support, or did the Clinton
administration once more – according to Cohen – fail to lead?
Did the Clinton
administration fail to do enough to improve ties with Iran
under President Khatami from 1997 onward?
Was the “Agreed Framework” with North
Korea in 1994 a mistake? What else should
the Clinton administration have
How did the Clinton
administration respond to the rise of al Qaeda? Was
the reaction to the Aug. 1998 embassy bombings sufficient?
The bombings of Afghanistan
and Sudan in
Aug. 1998 and Iraq,
with the UK, in
Dec. 1998 are often characterized as being effort to distract from Clinton’s
sex-impeachment scandal. Does Cohen support or reject that view?
Clinton gets the
Chemical Weapons Treaty through the Senate
in April 1997 but
fails to get the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty approved in Oct. 1999, after
India and Pakistan
have tested nuclear weapons in 1998. Does this represent a failure in Clinton’s
leadership or is it due to Republican obstruction?
fails to get sufficient support to modify the International Criminal Court
treaty or the Mine
Ban Treaty (but ratifies the
CCW) and never ratifies them. Does this show that US
global leadership was weak?
What grand strategy did Clinton