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Armacost, Michael H.

Overview
Works: 86 works in 191 publications in 1 language and 6,461 library holdings
Genres: History 
Roles: Author, Speaker
Classifications: E183.8.J3, 303.48252073
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Michael H Armacost
Friends or rivals? : the insider's account of U.S.-Japan relations by Michael H Armacost( Book )

11 editions published between 1996 and 2003 in English and held by 658 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Friends or Rivals? describes the recent development of U.S.-Japan relations, exploring the sources of Japan's economic might and providing a comprehensive analysis of policy toward Japan under the Bush and Clinton administrations. Armacost offers unique insights into Japanese views on American politics, economics, and society, and explores fluctuating American opinions on Japan. Friends or Rivals? examines the promise and perils of interdependence at a time when the familiar landmarks of the cold war era are beginning to fade. Armacost chronicles American efforts to reduce a massive trade imbalance, arrange a more equitable sharing of mutual defense costs, elicit a substantial Japanese contribution to the multilateral alliance during the Gulf war, and design a global diplomatic partnership with Tokyo. An authoritative account of contemporary U.S.-Japan relations, Friends or Rivals? is also a provocative ambassadorial memoir, as Armacost reveals his own perceptions of the power brokers who continue to define the terms of U.S.-Japan relations
The politics of weapons innovation : the Thor-Jupiter controversy by Michael H Armacost( Book )

10 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 604 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The foreign relations of the United States by Michael H Armacost( Book )

13 editions published between 1969 and 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ballots, bullets, and bargains : American foreign policy and presidential elections by Michael H Armacost( Book )

6 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawing on twenty-four years of experience in government, Michael H. Armacost explores how the contours of the U.S. presidential election system influence the content and conduct of American foreign policy. He examines how the nomination battle impels candidates to express deference to the foreign policy DNA of their party and may force an incumbent to make wholesale policy adjustments to fend off an intra-party challenge for the nomination. He describes the way reelection campaigns can prod a chief executive to fix long-neglected problems, kick intractable policy dilemmas down the road, settle for modest course corrections, or scapegoat others for policies gone awry. Armacost begins his book with the quest for the presidential nomination and then moves through the general election campaign, the ten-week transition period between Election Day and Inauguration Day, and the early months of a new administration. He notes that campaigns rarely illuminate the tough foreign policy choices that the leader of the nation must make, and he offers rare insight into the challenge of aligning the roles of an outgoing incumbent (who performs official duties despite ebbing power) and the incoming successor (who has no official role but possesses a fresh political mandate). He pays particular attention to the pressure for new presidents to act boldly abroad in the early months of his tenure, even before a national security team is in place, decision-making procedures are set, or policy priorities are firmly established
The future of America's alliances in northeast Asia( Book )

6 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Military power and diplomacy : the Reagan legacy by Michael H Armacost( Book )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Regional issues and U.S.-Soviet relations by Michael H Armacost( Book )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

China and the U.S. : present and future by Michael H Armacost( Book )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The United States in the changing Asia of the 1990s by Michael H Armacost( Book )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The U.S. and southern Africa : a current appraisal by Michael H Armacost( Book )

2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reflections on U.S.-Soviet relations by Michael H Armacost( Book )

2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

South Asia and the United States : an evolving partnership by Michael H Armacost( Book )

3 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

U.S. national interest and the budget crisis by Michael H Armacost( Book )

2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The U.S., Japan, and Asian Pacific security in perspective by Michael H Armacost( Book )

2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Foreign policy challenges : a 25-year retrospective by Michael H Armacost( Book )

3 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dealing with Gorbachev's Soviet Union by Michael H Armacost( Book )

3 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Foreign assistance and the U.S. national interest by Michael H Armacost( Book )

4 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I hope this brief description about our foreign assistance efforts may have given a better sense of the priorities which guide these programs and, perhaps, dispelled some misconceptions about their extent and character. I hope you will consider the objectives we are seeking to be worthy ones. I also hope there is a heightened awareness of the importance we attach to having this tool of foreign policy to advance our interests overseas. We believe America's foreign assistance programs enhance regional security, promote economic development, encourage the growth of democratic institutions, stimulate commercial relations with the Third World, and alleviate human suffering. They help our friends and allies help us while helping themselves. In short, we believe the benefits of our foreign assistance programs are disproportionate to their cost. We think we get a good return on each dollar. Perhaps most importantly, our foreign assistance programs give us the opportunity to be creative and helpful in shaping the kind of world we all want to see: a world in which prosperity is growing, a world in which freedom and human opportunities are expanding, and a world in which we are making our contributions to safeguarding peace
The CSCE process and East-West diplomacy by Michael H Armacost( Book )

3 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Promoting positive change in southern Africa by Michael H Armacost( Book )

3 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Human rights and U.S.-Soviet relations by Michael H Armacost( Book )

2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Friends or rivals? : the insider's account of U.S.-Japan relations
Alternative Names
Armacost, Michael Hayden

Armacost Michael Hayden 1937-....

Michael Armacost Amerikaans diplomaat

Michael Armacost amerikansk diplomat

Michael Armacost US-amerikanischer Diplomat und Wirtschaftsmanager

アマコスト, マイケル・H

アマコスト, マイケル・ヘイドン

マイケル・アマコスト

阿馬科斯特, 邁克尓 H

Languages
English (89)

Covers
The future of America's alliances in northeast Asia