This book explains American politics in simple terms. It is a manual that discusses the U.S. political system as well as U.S. foreign policy focusing on case studies from current events all over the world. Each section is written like a straightforward uncomplicated lesson. The book is simple, short and factual. The book is also designed to be read quickly for the purpose of gaining knowledge about American internal politics and external geopolitical relationships. The first three sections focus on the American Political system: The U.S. Constitution, the U.S. government and the electoral process. The next 8 sections focus on foreign policy with specific case studies. 1. Canada and Mexico. 2. NATO, Great Britain, France and Germany. 3. Russia. 4. The Arab-Israeli Conflict. 5. Saudi Arabia and Iran. 6. Syria and Iraq. 7. Afghanistan, Pakistan and India. 8. China, Japan and the Koreas. The last section discusses the U.S. role in the world today. At the end of every section there is a "food for thought" to challenge the reader about the particular case study.The book has around 100 references in the bibliography.
About the Author
May Safa Salha is a graduate in Political Science from the American University of Beirut with a Masters Degree in Politics and International Relations from McGill University. She currently resides with her husband and two children in Westchester, New York. She is a world traveler and has lived in several cities, including Beirut, Paris, Montreal and New York City.