Randall B. Ripley

Randall B. Ripley

Randell B. Ripley is professor of political science and dean of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences at Ohio State University.

US Foreign Policy After The Cold War

The cold war came to a grinding halt during the astounding developments of 1989-1991. The Berlin Wall fell, Eastern European countries freed themselves from Soviet domination, and the Soviet Union itself disintegrated after witnessing a failed coup presumably aimed at restoring a communist dictatorship. Suddenly the “evil empire” was no more, and U.S. foreign policy was forever changed. This volume explores the revisions to a variety of bureaucratic institutions and policy areas in the wake of these political upheavals.