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Diaspora Lobbies and the US Government – Convergence and Divergence in Making Foreign Policy - NYU Press Scholarship Online
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Diaspora Lobbies and the US Government: Convergence and Divergence in Making Foreign Policy

Josh DeWind and Renata Segura


As a nation of immigrants, the United States has long accepted that citizens who identify with an ancestral homeland may hold dual loyalties; yet Americans have at times regarded the persistence of foreign ties with suspicion, seeing them as a sign of potential disloyalty and a threat to national security. This book examines this contradiction in the realm of American policy making, ultimately concluding that the relationship between diaspora groups and the government can greatly affect foreign policy. This relationship is not unidirectional—as much as immigrants make an effort to shape foreig ... More

Keywords: immigrants, national security, American policy making, diaspora, US foreign policy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9781479818761
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9781479818761.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Josh DeWind, editor

Renata Segura, editor

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Competing Convergent or Divergent Interests?

Chapter Three Between JDate and J Street

Yossi Shain and Neil Rogachevsky

When Diaspora Interests Shape Foreign Policy

When Government Interests Shape Foreign Policy

Diaspora-Government Convergence in Policy Making

Historical Perspective

End Matter