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Diaspora Lobbies and the US GovernmentConvergence and Divergence in Making Foreign Policy$
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Josh DeWind and Renata Segura

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9781479818761

Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016

DOI: 10.18574/nyu/9781479818761.001.0001

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Diaspora-Government Relations in Forging US Foreign Policies

Diaspora-Government Relations in Forging US Foreign Policies

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(p.3) Chapter One Diaspora-Government Relations in Forging US Foreign Policies
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Diaspora Lobbies and the US Government
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Josh DeWind

Renata Segura

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NYU Press
DOI:10.18574/nyu/9781479818761.003.0001

This introductory chapter provides an overview of diaspora populations in the United States, who have sought to influence US foreign policies toward their homelands. Diasporas' actual or potential influence on US foreign policies toward their homelands has been greatly controversial, particularly during times of crisis or war. Diasporas, whose many members have assimilated over multiple generations into American society and established a base of social and political power, such as Irish and Jewish immigrants and their descendants, seem to exert significant influence. However, while influential in many respects, the Irish diaspora has rarely been able to undermine the United States' alliance with Britain. In contrast, the Jewish diaspora has prevailed over other diasporas and over the United States' national interests in shaping US policies toward the Middle East. This book thus explores the nature of diasporas and the history of their relations with the US government.

Keywords:   diasporas, US foreign policies, Irish diaspora, Jewish diaspora

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