What specific books should a person consider reading, if someone wanted to read books written in English that discuss and analyze the history of US foreign policy from the perspective of other...

What specific books should a person consider reading, if someone wanted to read books written in English that discuss and analyze the history of US foreign policy from the perspective of other countries, such as Russia and China, in order for the reader to:

(X) better know and understand such different perspectives of US foreign policy of such other countries, and

(Y) then be able to compare those different perspectives of those other countries to US foreign policy to the perspectives that one gets reading books written from the US perspective on US foreign policy?

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For an international perspective on US foreign policy, you may want to read the following texts:

1) The United States and China by Xiangze Jiang, University of Chicago Press, 1988. Chinese historian Xiangze Jiang critically examines US foreign policy from the Eighteenth Century to the Reagan days, and explores Chinese perspectives on these, especially with reference to Sino-American relations.

2) American History from a Global Perspective, by David Russo, Greenwood publishing, 2000. The author presents the various aspects of American history (including policy) from the wider perspective of the English-speaking world.

3) US Policy Towards the Muslim World: Focus on Post 9/11-World, by M Saleem Kidwai, University Press of America, 2010. The perspective of the Muslim world on US foreign policy post 9/11 is presented in this text.

For US perspectives on US foreign policy, you may find the following books interesting:

1) A Concise History of US Foreign Policy by Joyce P. Kaufman, Rowman & Littlefield, 2010.

2) The History of American Foreign Policy from 1895 by Jerald A. Combs, M. E. Sharpe, 2012.

3) Ethnicity, Race and American Foreign Policy: A History by Alexander DeConte, UPNE, 1992.

Hopefully these two sets of books will help you compare national and international perspectives on American foreign policy.

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