Stramer, Janicke Books

Dr. Janicke Stramer currently resides in the Lake Tahoe region in California and is a Ph.D. student at the University of Nevada, Reno majoring in International Relations and a minor in comparative Politics with a focus on International Security and the Middle East.

U. S. Foreign Policy and Religion During the Cold War and the War on Terror
2012 0-7734-1607-2
Janicke Stramer’s book examines the use of religious rhetoric and faith as a tool to garner support for U.S. foreign policy. Stramer’s history provides case studies of the Truman administration and the George W. Bush (43) administration. In particular, Stramer examines Truman’s use of religion to develop his containment policy against “godless” communism during the Cold War and uses it as a backdrop for an analysis of how religion was applied to the Bush administration’s “War on Terror.” Using these two studies, Stramer asserts that a framework can be developed to analyze the U.S. perception of itself as a Christian democracy and how this perception has been applied to U.S. foreign policy since World War II.