When, where, and why should the United States use military force? How should America respond to globalization? Do the institutions created by the United States after World War II - such as the United Nations, the International Monetary Fund, and the World Bank - still work, and if not, what can be done to fix them? America's Role in the World examines these questions and more, beginning with a detailed history of American foreign policy and America's debate over the direction its foreign policy should take in the future. This well-written and balanced volume examines America's role in the world from the perspective of Europe, Latin America, the Islamic World, Asia, and Russia, and will make a strong addition to classrooms and for student debate.