American Grand Strategy and the Democratic Peace

Published In: Survival: Global Politics and Strategy, v. 54, no. 2, Apr./May 2012, p. 49-76

Posted on RAND.org on May 01, 2012

by Paul D. Miller

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US foreign policies for two decades have been justified with reference to the spread of democracy and human rights. As a grand narrative to explain America's role in the world, there is no credible alternative.

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