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The Role of Business in Foreign Policy - Throughout the course of American history, business-related interests have played a predominant role in influencing foreign policy. Foreign policy determines how America conducts its relations with other countries. It is designed to further certain goals such as security and trade. More importantly foreign policy seeks to ensure America’s security and defense and its ability to protect America’s national interests around the world. National interests that shape foreign policy covers a wide range of political, economic, military, ideological, and humanitarian fields....   [tags: Foreign Policy ]
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Israel and US Foreign Policy - Proceeding from a simplistic perception of regional stability, Washington utilized the surrogate strategy to control the outcomes of regional interactions in the Middle East and chose Israel to play the role of regional surrogate. But Israel, in many cases, instead of maintaining regional stability on behalf of the US, served its own interests which were not always consistent with US interest in regional stability. The Israeli violations, however, were either condoned or even approved by the US administrations....   [tags: Foreign Relations] 1247 words
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Foreign Policy Recommendations for the Obama Administration - After December 26 1991, when the Soviet Union fell, the bipolarity of the international system was effaced. In the post- Cold War era, the United States faced the problem, without a defined enemy, to adopt a new foreign policy. To begin to analyze the political foreign policy of the United States, one must first understand the international system. According to Political Realism, a theory of international thought, the state is the key unit within the acts within the system. These states act according to their key norms, which are allowed by the system....   [tags: Foreign Policy]
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Britain Should Not Give Foreign Aid - Charity begins at home. Does this expression apply to the principles of the British government. As billions of pounds are relentlessly channelled into foreign countries, over thirteen million people at home in the UK are living below the low income threshold of under than £110 per week. This includes nearly four million children suffering from a disadvantaged childhood. This is due to the lack of financial assistance for poor families from the Government. By cutting the foreign aid budget the Government could increase investment in the impoverished children of their own country....   [tags: foreign countries,]
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A Foreign Policy of Agression - The concept of foreign intervention by the United States abroad is not at all new. It is very much a part of American historical record. As much as George Washington’s farewell address cautioned against foreign entanglements, Washington’s close predecessors firmly rejected this policy of non-intervention. Now, as the United States exits a pair of protracted conflicts without positive result in the Middle East; as its economy reels from the monetary cost of the business of war; as a new generation of veterans attempt to assimilate into the civilian population with the physical and mental scars of yet another conflict without reason; it becomes necessary to examine who and what dictates forei...   [tags: foreign intervention, american history]
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The Differences Between Foreign Trade and Foreign Direct Investment - Foreign trade Foreign trade is exchange of capital, goods, and services across international borders or territories. In most countries, it represents a significant share of gross domestic product (GDP). (http://www.yourarticlelibrary.com) It is a trade between two or more countries and we can separate into three parts. • Import- Affluent countries import resources and commodities when they find comparative advantages in sourcing from foreign locations. (Holt, Wigginton, 2002) • Export – involves selling domestically produced products in foreign market through brokers or overseas distribution centres....   [tags: foreign trade, direct investment, global economy]
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Development of Foreign Policy - Prior to the establishment of the United States, which was formed with the end of the American Revolution, there was no foreign policy for the American new found state. However, this changed with the formation of the same. The policy then consisted mainly on its regional interests and had no regards of the international scene. This however came to pass with the advent of the Spanish-American war. What however ought to be noted is that the regional policy had in its ideals an aim of creating an ‘Empire of Liberty’....   [tags: American Foreign Policy]
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Foreign Influence in Persia - During the 19th century the monarchy was only the most dominant of several powerful groupings within Iranian society, the others being the tribal leaders, the landlords, and the mujtahids, Shi’i Muslim theologians and scholars empowered to interpret and administer religious law (the only law in force).1 Their religious control over the Iranian people and identification with popular anti-foreign struggles following the war with Russia, an independent source of wealth through a religious tax, and control over the law courts and education were the roots of their power....   [tags: Foreign relations of Iran]
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Foreign Languages: Animal Communication - Social behavior in mammals other than humans has always been something that has fascinated not only scientists, but the general population as well. Large mammals known to exhibit similar behaviors to humans have always been popular favorites at zoos and aquariums. Curiosity and fascination strikes when observing primates making gestures as if communicating in a foreign language, or seals dancing and striking their flippers together. Mammals are capable of displaying a wide range of interesting behaviors and among those that fascinate us is the way they communicate....   [tags: foreign language, bottlenose dolphin]
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Racial Foreign Employment in Taiwan - Taiwan’s economy is speedy growing for 50 years; it has a constant price and divides the fairness of income. The industrial development has been growing speedy between 1980 and 2000, and got the credit as one of the “tiger” economics of Asia (Ubarra 553). In current years, industrial growth obliges more foreign workers. There were 465 thousand foreign workers in Taiwan in 2013; the most population was from Indonesia, which had more than 200 thousand people and another was from Thailand with 62,500 people (Xin 1)....   [tags: taiwan, foreign workers, job discrimination]
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Foreign Aid is Used for Illegal Activities - Foreign aid is a type of funding that helps support many countries in great need. Other names for this term are foreign assistance, financial aid, and overseas aid. There are many ways a country can receive aid. One way would be a country giving money to the recipient country. This is the most known form of aid, but the other forms of aid can include tents, food, and weapons. When foreign aid is used on illegal activities, it not only affects one country’s economy. A country does not merely just have a lack of aid coming into a certain sector....   [tags: foreign assistance, financial aid]
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Susan Travers and the French Foreign Legion - Susan Travers was an inspirational part to world War Two and fought for what she wanted. She supported the army and became the first women in the French Forgeign Legion. She played a large part and effectively assisted the people in war. Susan Travers, who was born in England, was the only woman to join the French Foreign legion. Like a family, she admired the legion and played a key part in the breakout by its troops from Rommel’s siege of the desert fortress of Bir Hakeim in 1942....   [tags: french foreign legion]
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President Clinton's Foreign Relations With Cuba and Haiti - What justifications could the Clinton administration make when assessing their actions in both Cuba and Haiti during Clinton’s time in office. When trying to answer this question one must look at the motivation behind the administration’s actions, the principles that the administration stood behind, and the message that they were trying to deliver. The cases of Cuba and Haiti are different in various senses and in the degree of change that occurred within those countries resulting from US policies....   [tags: Foreign Policy ]
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Media, Public Opinion, and Foreign Policy - The matter of public opinion including its influence on policy making has been debated by different scholars throughout the world. There are differences in the way realists including liberals view public opinion. For realists public opinion is unstable, lack consistency also that it does not influence foreign policy making, in contrast realists view public opinion as stable, consistent thus it influences foreign affairs including policy making. Therefore the government or policy makers can take into account the opinions of the public or ignore it when making important decisions....   [tags: Foreign Policy Essays]
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The Past and Future of Cuban Foreign Relations - Cuban politics has long been defined by foreign relations. One of the charges of the revolutionary leaders Fidel Castro and Che Guevara against Fulgencio Batista was his support from the United States of America. Batista was part of a military coup in 1933, and became President himself by election in 1940. His party lost the next election in 1944 after which he lived in the U.S., gaining allies. On his return to Cuba in 1952 he led a second coup to end an election which he was losing. His government was quickly recognized by the U.S., giving him legitimacy, which he turned into unopposed electoral victory in 1954....   [tags: US Foreign Relations] 2078 words
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U.S. Foreign Policy Regarding El Salvador - Located on the Pacific Coastline, El Salvador is the smallest country in Central America, and the most populated. The United States of America foreign policy on El Salvador is best explained by President Obama’s approach on Latin America where the United States is focused on economic growth and equality, energy and climate control, and regional and citizen security (Foreign Policy, 2012). This is best explained using the international level of analysis and neo-liberalism where the global structure and economic interdependence provides the foundation of America’s foreign policy....   [tags: Foreign Policy]
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American Foreign Policy in South Korea - Plan of Investigation This investigation explores the question “To what extent did the American foreign policy in southern Korea before the outbreak of the Korean War contribute to North Korea’s decision to invade the South?” To assess the degree of success to which the policy affected the communists’ decision to invade the South, various U.S. documents, especially the official U.S. government policy documents on Korea, will be evaluated for their effectiveness, as well as role of their role in Korea....   [tags: american foreign policy]
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American Foreign Policy Blunders - After the end of World War Two President Truman declared that all nations had the right to self determination. Hindsight shows that this declaration was either ignored or it was only half hearted to begin with. Multiple blunders throughout the following century show that American political forces sought to dominate the world through military action and economic subversion. The Red scare would dominate foreign policy as the U.S. extended its power and influence in a policy of “containment” to ensure Capitalisms success and Communisms demise....   [tags: Twentieth Century American Foreign Policy]
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US Foreign Policy - US Foreign policy is what the United States of America does in foreign countries. This may include setting new rules or even controlling the countries’ governments. What the US does in other countries usually ends up creating a conflict or an uprising in the region. US foreign policy makes the world very unstable and it causes disagreements between countries. The Israel Lobby has a great deal of negative influence on US foreign policy. The US is also very keen to destroy Wahabbist ideas and to exploit countries’ resources....   [tags: US Foreign policy, Foreign policy, USA, government] 1023 words
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Foreign Investment in China: The Variable Interest Entity - ... At the time of research the relevant parties are still operating upon a basis of speculation. However it has become clear that people are becoming progressively more apprehensive in regard to the underlying legal defects of this structure. This has brought many to the conclusion that this rising uncertainty needs to be dealt with before China potentially jeopardises the confidence of foreign investors in its economic markets and loses the key competitive status it requires in order to attract and retain foreign investors....   [tags: shanghai, foreign capital] 1082 words
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How did the ‘Committee for the Present Danger’ influence US foreign policy? - Twenty years after the cold war divided the world there is still an uncertainty about our future. Despite the dangers and costs of the cold war created it still produced a degree of stability the world had yet seen. All participants recognised their rivals had legitimate security concerns and with this in mind they fought accordingly within a framework of informal rules (Baylis et al. 2008). Both the United States of America (US) and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) attempted to avoid rising escalation while preventing nuclear war as well as keeping in mind the war was not about destroying one another but proving one’s worth (Baylis et al....   [tags: Foreign Policy]
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Domestic Competition: Helped or Hindered by Foreign Firm Entry - Domestic Competition: Helped or Hindered by Foreign Firm Entry The presence of foreign firms improves domestic competition; if the foreign entrant is bringing anything new to the table in order to expand in a new market, it brings technology and ideas that domestic companies can emulate. This is especially true in the case of countries new to capitalism, such as China. According to Crocker and Yi-Chung (2004) foreign firms entering China during the 1980s faced negligible competition from domestic businesses....   [tags: multinational enterprises, foreign entrant]
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A Methodological Critique of Foreign Direct Investment in Development Countries - Many writers have tried to figure out if there is a direct link between Foreign direct investment (FDI) and economic growth of an economy in terms of Gross domestic product (GDP) but a reliable procedure hasn’t been found yet. Sharma (2008) tends to assume that if more investments take place in developing Countries then there will be an augmenting effect on the economy and likewise if there is little or no FDI then there will be a growth retarding effect. The first part of the paper tries to see what other authors have to say though we have limited articles regarding Foreign direct investment and economic growth if it has a positive or negative effect, the second part tries to see the metho...   [tags: Foreign Direct Investment, government,] 994 words
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Foreign Policy Paxton Hibben and Henry Morgenthau - Paxton Hibben Paxton Pattison Hibben, soldier, diplomat, and journalist, born December 5, 1880 grew up to become a prominent voice in shaping American foreign policy in the World War I era. Lending his experiences as a solider, his skills as journalist, and his position as a United States diplomat, he helped bring the voices of foreign powers and peoples to the American people and government. Devoting much of his time and resources to humanitarian aid he helped in the rebuilding of war ravished nations, and the release of Japanese prisoners of war....   [tags: American foreign policy in WWI era]
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Covert Operations: An Instrument of U.S. Foreign Policy - Introduction Employed as a “tool of statecraft” since the Revolutionary days (Daugherty, 2004, p. 1), covert action has long been used as instrument to achieve a number of United States foreign policy objectives. These clandestine activities to influence economic, political, or military conditions in foreign states have been widely regarded as an attractive third option to many Presidential administrations as a cost-effective middle ground measure between diplomacy and overt war. When integrated as but one part of a comprehensive plan, and for specific and achievable objectives, success has often resulted....   [tags: Infuence, Economic, Political, Military, Foreign]
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The Necessity of War, Foreign Policy, and Diplomacy in the United States - The United States in its past years has put what may seem to be a title of necessity over war, and made diplomacy out to be second rate. This country has involved itself in countless wars in which it really didn’t need to. Thousands of precious lives have been thrown out of this world for selfish or idiotic reasons. Wars have been started just because the U.S. felt the need to try and change some other counties government, because it wasn’t the same as their own. The United States has twisted its own image of itself to be some sort of police force for the world....   [tags: us wars, foreign policy, diplomacy]
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America's History of Failed Attempts at Intervening with Foreign Governments - The United States has a very long history of intervening within other countries, whether it is for political reasons or otherwise. U.S. intervention started along with the establishment of the United States. This long history still continues strong up until today. Although the U.S. often intervenes, the justified reasons for these interventions are often very unclear, but there are a few repeating trends. First, the idea that it is America’s responsibility to spread democracy to developing nations is a very repeated tendency....   [tags: Political Science, Foreign Policy, Diplomatic] 2032 words
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Foreign Aid and the Destruction of America - Before extending aid to other countries, we should focus on our more prevalent domestic problems. Patrick Buchanan said, "The idea that we should send endless streams of tax dollars all over the world, while our own country sinks slowly in an ocean of debt is, well, ludicrous. Almost every American knows it, feels it, believes it." The topic of United States foreign policy is greatly debated, and a decision on how to handle is very hard to come by. It seems as if we are finally leaning towards less aid to foreign countries, as we try to cut wasteful spending....   [tags: Foreign Aid Essays] 2488 words
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The Importance of Foreign Language Education - The Importance of Foreign Language Education The main goal of learning a new language is to be able to communicate in that language. The ERIC database’s thesaurus defines language proficiency as the capacity of a person to accurately and fluently communicate using language (Language Proficiency, 2004). While gaining this ability is a main reason for studying a foreign language, there are many other reasons why everyone should take the time to do so. Occupational, cultural and developmental benefits are some of the most prominent ones to be had....   [tags: Foreign Language Communication Essays]
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Foreign Exchange Markets Now And Then - Foreign Exchange Markets Now and Then From the beginning of man-kind there has been buying selling and trading. Rice for corn, gold for coal, liquor for tea are just a few examples of trade from the beginning. But how could man-kind make this easier if they did not have anything to trade. How about a monetary system, something that you could give that is worth money. This is still trading but instead it is trading goods for other goods this is trading goods for money. What happens when you decide to trade internationally....   [tags: Economics History Foreign Exchange] 1079 words
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Can Graduates From Universities in Malaysia Compete With Foreign Graduates? - The number of students graduating from universities in Malaysia is increasing every year. According to the Ministry of Higher Education (2011), 113 618 students from public universities and 44 586 students from private universities graduated in the year 2009. However, 115 015 students and 66 767 students from the public universities and private universities graduated in the year 2010 respectively. This shows an increase of 23 578 in the number of graduates from 2009 to 2010. It is a good thing to see the number of graduates increasing every year, but the question is do they possess the same qualities like those holding overseas degrees....   [tags: oversees degrees, foreign universities] 895 words
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To What Extent Did the Activities in Iran Prove Detrimental To Foreign Policy in the Reagan Administration? - A. Plan of Investigation This investigation assesses the Reagan Administration and its inconsistent foreign policy in regards to Iran. The Iran-Contra Affair was a controversial crisis for the fortieth president. It involved two parts: the selling of weapons to Iran and then the siphoning of that money to Nicaragua. However, in this investigation, the situation with Iran will be more prominently discussed, rather than the Nicaraguan situation. The foreign policy pertaining to the Middle East will be analyzed for its confusion and complexity....   [tags: Foreign Policy ]
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Foreign Direct Investment in Myanmar - Foreign Direct Investment in Myanmar (Graphics not Included) Since 1962 the Burmese government has been under military rule (Country Profile, 2007). The lives of the Burmese citizen are dictated by the totalitarian style of government which led to horror and starvation, causing numerous protests against the government. The latest protest in 2007 was planned and organized by the same student groups which took part in the similar protest earlier in 1988. The first protest was held on 15 September 2007 with protesters protesting on streets in Yangon on nearly a daily basis....   [tags: FDI Foreign Direct Investment] 1969 words
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The Benefits of Foreign Investment - Japanese investments in the United States are on the rise. Their total investments in the U.S. are estimated to be over $250 billion, which includes their recent purchase of Columbia Pictures. As much as Americans disapprove of anyone messing with U.S. turf, there are some positive points to Japanese investments. The Japanese provide Americans with jobs by reopening vacant manufacturing plants, they purchase land which American firms have passed over and they also finance our huge budget deficit....   [tags: Foreign Aid Essays] 531 words
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America's Foreign Aid Policy - It's Time for America's Foreign Aid Policy to Follow Thomas Malthus’ Prescriptions During the late 1700s, Adam Smith and Thomas Malthus each entered their predictions on the future of the world’s economies into the history books. In his writings in An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations, Smith theorized that national economies could be continuously improved by means of the division of labor, efficient production of goods, and international trade. In An Essay on the Principle of Population, Thomas Malthus predicted that the sustainable production of food in relation to population was vital to the mere existence of national economies in order to ensure an able labor f...   [tags: Foreign Policy Politics Political]
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Foreign Trade Zones - Foreign Trade Zones Source: http://ia.ita.doc.gov/ftzpage/tic.html In reading and going over chapter 17, I learned a lot but what most interesting is that the field that I work in which is a Logistic Company and we export and import shipments all day long. We do lots from holding goods and receiving and shipping out goods to the Georgia Port Authority and we do custom paperwork. So this was very enlightening to me and there was lots of information on the internet. I choose this article because of the homework assignment that was given to us and I think that it was great information to anyone learning about FTZs....   [tags: Foreign Trading Essays] 1250 words
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Foreign Language Essay - Foreign Language Essay Innehållsförteckning Innehållsförteckning          2 Inledning          3 Sammanfattning          4 Allmänt          5 Japans industriella          6 struktur Faktorer som bidragit     11 till Japans framgångar Jämförelse mellan          14 Sverige och Japan Källförteckning          18 Bilaga          19 Inledning Sverige är nu i en djup lågkonjunktur, med massor av "sparpaket". Därför tyckte jag att det skulle vara intressant att titta på just en av världens största och starkaste marknadseko­nomier och se vad som skiljer den mot Sverige....   [tags: Foreign Languages Essays] 4104 words
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English Learning in China and Foreign Language Acquisition - 1. Introduction Nowadays English an international language plays a more and more important role in the world. China wants to communicate well with the outside world and CEnglish has become the most useful instrument. The Ministry of Education has made the policy on English teaching in the primary school. Their reason is that English should be taught as early as possible. It's true that we need more people who can speak good English and communicate with other countries so as to bring economic profit to our country and introduce China to the world Cand to improve the country's image in the world, but is it the truth that teaching English in primary school is well preparedCor is everyth...   [tags: Foreign Language Acquisition] 6090 words
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The Monroe Doctrine: Origin and Early American Foreign Policy - The essay discusses the creation of the Monroe Doctrine and how its birth shaped U.S. foreign policy from the 1820’s through the American Civil War. It also looks at the key players and their various motives in creating this important document. The Monroe Doctrine History during the early 1800’s found the American people very interested in the situation involving the Latin American countries found in central, South America, and Mexico. Though these Latin countries tried to establish their own government and proclaimed their independence, certain European countries continued to fight and reinstate their force and power over them....   [tags: Impact on American Foreign Policy]
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Foreign Essay - Foreign Essay Efnisyfirlit Inngangur 2 Einkenni góðrar menntunar 2 Stiklað á stóru í uppeldissögunni 2 Stærð skóla og samband við umheiminn 3 Litlir umbótaskólar skila betri árangri 4 Kennsluaðferðir og uppeldisstefnur 6 Hvernig læra börnin best. 6 Montessori 7 Waldorf 7 Reggio Emilia 8 Ofurnám (Super-learning) 8 Tillaga um Hágæðaskóla 9 Umræða og niðurstöður 10 Heimildaskrá 11 Inngangur Ritgerð þessari er ætlað að leita svara við spurningum er varða nám barna á grunnskólaaldri þar sem aðaláherslan er á skólaumhverfið og kennsluaðferðir....   [tags: Foreign Language Education Development Essays]
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The Role and Influence of U.S. Foreign Policy in Modern Greece - The Role and Influence of U.S. Foreign Policy in Modern Greece United States and Greece are tied by a common heritage and shared democratic values (Greece Relations with U.S.). In fact, approximately 1.1 million Americans are of Greek heritage, and Greek-Americans comprise the seventh largest recipient of U.S. social security benefits. It is not surprising that this community has played an important role in strengthening Greek and U.S. foreign relations. The United States and Greece have participated as allies in World War II, the Korean conflict, and the Cold War....   [tags: Politics Political Foreign Policy Papers]
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Methodological Eclecticism in Teaching English as a Foreign Language - Methodological Eclecticism in Teaching English as a Foreign Language "Eclectic", remarks Atkinson (1988, p. 42), "is one of the buzz words in TEFL at present, in part due to the realization that for the foreseeable future good language teaching is likely to continue to be based more on common sense, insights drawn from classroom experience, informed discussion among teachers, etc., than on any monolithic model of second language acquisition or all-embracing theory of learning . . . ". One problem with this position is that your "common sense" and your "insights" are apt to be different from mine....   [tags: Foreign Languages Communication Essays TEFL]
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The Role of Philosophy in American Foreign Relations: John Fousek’s "To Lead the Free World" - John Fousek’s book To Lead the Free World, offers a remarkable perspective on the role philosophy played in American foreign relations. Indeed, the beginnings of the Cold War helped to shape American global nationalism ideology, which has been rooted in the “White Anglo-Saxon” philosophy, that the U.S. was destined to rule the world. In developing his thesis, Fousek focuses on the cultural context in which policymakers worked, and how the Cold War policy consistency developed through perceptions, relevance and its impact on foreign relations....   [tags: Philosophy, American Foreign Relations, John Fouse] 851 words
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United States Foreign Policy Toward Jewish Refugees During 1933-1939 - United States Foreign Policy Toward Jewish Refugees During 1933-1939      In reviewing the events which gave rise to the U.S.'s foreign policy toward Jewish refugees, we must identify the relevant factors upon which such decisions were made. Factors including the U.S. government's policy mechanisms, it's bureaucracy and public opinion, coupled with the narrow domestic political mindedness of President Roosevelt, lead us to ask; Why was the American government apathetic to the point of culpability, and isolationist to the point of irresponsibility, with respect to the systematic persecution and annihilation of the Jewish people of Europe during the period between 1938-1945....   [tags: History Historical foreign Jews Essays] 4639 words
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The Influence and Role of Current U.S. Foreign Policy in Modern Italy - The Influence and Role of Current U.S. Foreign Policy in Modern Italy Since the beginning of the European Union, Europe has attempted to move forward as one unit in order to compete with the United States and to be a strong force around the globe. In a statement made by the Washington ambassadors of the present and acceding members to the European Union in May 2004, they stated, Europe now, for the first time in modern history, is a partnership sharing common values and a commitment to harmony and cooperation....   [tags: Politics Political Foreign Policy Papers]
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Spillover effects of FDI: Do Domestic Manufacturing Firms Benefit from Foreign Direct Investment in Vietnam? - Spillover effects of FDI: Do Domestic Manufacturing Firms Benefit from Foreign Direct Investment in Vietnam. Introduction Back in the 1990s, foreign direct investment (FDI) became the largest source of external finance for many developing countries. In Vietnam in particular, the Law on Foreign Investment promulgated in the 1986 Congress to attract FDI was considered the first step of the doi moi (renovation) reform. The cumulative FDI increased from 28 projects of total US$ 140 million FDI in 1988 to 8266 project for roughly US$ 78 billions at the end of 2006....   [tags: FDI Foreign Direct Investment] 1833 words
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The Psychology of Learning a Foreign Language - If you want to learn English, the classroom is not the best place to pick up the language. Think about when children are learning how to talk. Typically the parents or guardians of the child teach this by acquisition. James Paul Gee defines acquisition in his short story “What is Literacy” as “…a process of acquiring something subconsciously by exposure to models and a process of trial and error, without a process of formal teaching. It happens in natural settings which are meaningful and functional in the sense that the acquirer knows that he need to acquire the thing he is exposed to in order to function and the acquirer in fact want to so function....   [tags: Communication Foreign Language Learning ] 1984 words
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The Cases Of Bosnia, Haiti And Somalia In The Early 1990ies And Their Importance To American Foreign Policy Values. - In my paper "The undone change of American Foreign Policy after the Cold War" I addressed the inability of the U.S. institutions to meet the newly created challenges of the post-Cold War world. I argued that due to a lack of leadership, especially by the President, the opportunity to "reconfigure" U.S. foreign policy institutions; supported by an absent corresponding ideology; the U.S. had missed its chance to change its foreign policy in the post-Cold War world. America as the new superpower, the economically and military strongest nation on the globe had to meet new challenges....   [tags: US Foreign Policy International Relations] 1348 words
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Foreign Markets: Foreign Countries Potential of Return on Investments - ... Furthermore, International Investment Inc. markets are devoid of corruption thus ensuring fair investment opportunities Economic Environment: The positive economic growth indicated by the rising stock market indices in the firm’s countries of operation further guarantees a sustainable investment portfolio to clients. Henry Anthony, author of Understanding Strategic Management, asserts that a positive economic outlook is due to the sufficient natural resources that portends sustainable profitability to our clients (132)....   [tags: political environment, investment ] 639 words
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Mr. Mefisto - Foreign Language Essay - Abstract Mr. Mefisto. Before asking who he is, the first question must be, he exists or not. I did not meet him directly, face to face, but I heard a lot about. If you ask people who knows they will give you all kind of answers. They will tell you that, he us good, bad, obedient or is THE GOD. My opinion is that it do not exists by it self, it exists as a relation between you and the World. If you are not in Harmony with the World, you are under his power. D-ul Dracu , Inainte de a te intreba cine e Dracul, cred ca trebue sa te intrebi daca intradevar exista....   [tags: Foreign Language Essays] 993 words
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The Weaknesses of Bureaucracies in Foreign Policy - ... In other words, foreign policy is not based upon the national interest but the reconciliation of interests among the various actors in societies. According to these notions, it is hugely important for senior political actors to evaluate and analyse the proposed information from each bureaucratic agency in order to confirm that they achieve the national interest which is perceived as the heart of foreign policy (Kissinger, 1966: 508). The above notions apparently show that bureaucracies do not help more than hinder the foreign policy-making process....   [tags: standard operation procedures] 1770 words
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Warriors of the French Foreign Legion - The video documentary titled Warriors of the French Foreign Legion, opened with the 1991 Gulf War. The American forces lead and assault on Iraq; 100 hour later the Iraqis were defeated and Kuwait was liberated. The Persian Gulf war consisted of 30 nations; out of the 30 nations the French Foreign Legion stood apart due to secrecy and was littered with mystic. The mission of the Foreign Legion during the Gulf War was to guard the collations left flank. The collation forces were commanded by General Norman Schwarzkopf....   [tags: Gulf War, documentary, discipline, code of honor]
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Implementation of the Provisions of the Foreign Arbitration - ... For instance, Geneva Convention of 1927, the New York Convention in 1958 and the Washington Convention in 1965. There are also agreements between the Arab states on the implementation of the decisions of foreign such as the Convention implementing the decisions of foreign arbitral awards in 1952 and the Convention on Oman commercial Arbitration 1987 and the Riyadh Convention on judicial cooperation in 1983. We must emphasize here that all agreements mentioned have been left holding the implementation of the arbitral award to the legal norms of the country which has performed the arbitration decision in it, and prevail these agreements idea of infinite in which it was promoted by the cou...   [tags: legal systems and procedures] 1070 words
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The Importance of Learning Foreign Languages - Language is a key part of any family, community, culture and the human race. Without language the world today would be much different. From cavemen, to the Egyptian use of hieroglyphics, to Old English, to more than 6,500 languages spoken around the world today, the advances that humans have made in language is remarkable and inspiring. The ability to speak, read, write and understand more than one language is also remarkable and expands the liberties in life, especially for young people. High school students should be required to take at least two years of a foreign language class in order to graduate, as many recent studies support the benefits of doing so....   [tags: Globalization, Diverse Cultures]
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The Purpose of Learning a Foreign Language - The purpose of learning a foreign language is communication and this can be achieved by communicating in the foreign language (Walia, 2012). Therefore, thorough practise in grammatical exercises or memorizing dialogues and phrases do not provide the required results as actual attempts at spontaneous conversation in the foreign language. The Grammar Translation Method and the Audiolingual Approach were replaced by the Communicative Method as the former two were insufficient in certain ways as primary language teaching methods....   [tags: communicative methods, audiolingual approach]
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Foreign Language at a Younger Age - Foreign Language at a Younger Age (Lariat) Imagine you are sitting in a classroom full of people who are bilingual, but you are the only one who cannot speak another language except your own. What do you do. Are you going to try and communicate. Or wonder why you did not take the foreign language classes that might have been available to you during your earlier years of education. The key words here are, “might have been available.” Some schools may not have foreign language added to their curriculum, but it should be added because it would be an excellent opportunity for students to be better educated....   [tags: language acquisition, bilingualism]
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Foreign Banking in the United States - ... Foreign branches in California are subject Cal. Fin. Code §1700 et seq. Foreign corporations transacting an intrastate business must register with the Secretary of State, Cal. Corps. Code §§ 2100 et seq. State licensed foreign banks may establish one of several classes of bank branches depending on the activities which they wish to participate in: Retail Branches; Wholesale Branches; Limited Branches. A foreign bank wishing to establish a branch in California must file an application with the DFI; the Fed must also approve the establishment of a state branch....   [tags: lending, liabilities, insurance] 2064 words
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Foreign Brands in the Indian Market - ... India is a very diverse market considering mind set, choices and preferences of the customers. Many times questions arises, how these foreign brands are not only surviving but also making huge profits in Indian market. It is said that a fish starts to rot from its head. The problem is with India’s innovation lag, lack of constructive policies to motivate innovations in our country. Quality and credibility are an important assets of the brand which decides company’s growth and profit. Indian products are often seen as of interior quality or trying to have fake foreign image to lure customers....   [tags: globalization, modernization of India] 623 words
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Advantages of Learning Foreign Languages - ... Learning foreign languages can stimulate the study interest mainly because of its various learning methods. Communicating with foreign people is a interesting experience. The best way for students to learn the pronunciation is trying to speak out and compare the pronunciation to native speakers. Many international students find that learning foreign languages is full of fun. They indicate that watching movies is one of the best ways to learn a language because no people will refuse to learn knowledge through entertainment....   [tags: students, pronunciation, customers]
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Foreign Trade and Investments with Indonesia - POSITIVE IMPACT OF INTERNATIONAL TRADE, FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT FOR INDONESIA I. INTRODUCTION Indonesia always received a large amount of FDI. This FDI came from several developed countries such as Japan, United States of America and the European Union. FDI inflow has confirmed the activity of trade between countries through development of export (export expansion). In addition , FDI can also replace trade by become import substitution, especially if FDI that brought in aims to develop the domestic market or as to avoid trade impediments such as tariffs....   [tags: economic, fdi, growth] 803 words
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Foreign Policy of the United States - After December 26 1991, when the Soviet Union fell, the bipolarity of the international system was effaced. In the post- Cold War era, the United States faced the problem without a defined enemy to adopt a new foreign policy. To begin to analyze the political foreign policy of the United States, one must first understand the international system. According to Political Realism, a theory of international thought, the state is the key unit within the acts within the system. These states act according to their key norms, which are allowed by the system....   [tags: International Thought, Politics, Economy] 1542 words
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Foreign Aid in Developing Countries - The modern era has been going through a poverty global crisis. As time goes by, the number of people living in poverty has been increasing tremendously. In fact, the world has a total population of six billion people, where one billion people are surviving on less than one dollar each day. (Sachs, 2005, p. 20) The countries in the North are the ones who are less affected by this issue; however, poverty in the global South continues to grow. Individuals in developing countries suffer from a number of diseases such as malnutrition, HIV, malaria, anemia, tuberculosis and so forth....   [tags: global crisis, welfare, poverty]
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The Importance of Foreign Films - I believe that watching foreign films is not a waste of time and energy because they allow the viewer to be exposed to new forms of life, they, more often than American films, grant viewers the opportunity to watch more consistently thought-provoking films and are quite often not made with a primary goal being the largest profit possible, making for more artistic and realistic films. Foreign films expose the viewer to various examples of lives and experiences that cannot be as accurately portrayed if the film were not created in the foreign country and spoken in the foreign language....   [tags: realism, independent, language] 827 words
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The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act - Domestic Surveillance Citizens feeling protected in their own nation is a crucial factor for the development and advancement of that nation. The United States’ government has been able to provide this service for a small tax and for the most part it is money well spent. Due to events leading up to the terrifying attacks on September 11, 2001 and following these attacks, the Unites States’ government has begun enacting certain laws and regulations that ensure the safety of its citizens. From the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) of 1978 to the most recent National Security Agency scandal, the government has attempted and for the most part succeeded in keeping domestic safety under...   [tags: domestic surveillance, Edward Snowden]
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A Foreign Policy for the 1960s - In two weeks, President Eisenhower will make way for the youngest elected president in our nation’s history. As a president taking office right at the height of the Cold War, incoming President Kennedy would do well to immediately pay attention to his foreign policy. Succeeding not only requires constant attention and dedication to improving and maintaining America’s global standing, but also looking to our past and learning from where the United States has triumphed and flopped. President Truman and President Eisenhower’s policies have left us with what I believe are four crucial lessons for President Kennedy: to resist – contain – the Soviets; to nevertheless exercise restraint with foreig...   [tags: cold war, intervention, eisenhower] 1219 words
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Stopping Foreign Aid Is Inhumane - It is hard to watch the news and see that there are children suffering from hunger or disease all over the world. But it is even worse to know that there is more our government and individuals can do to help but, we still find reasons to allocate our resources elsewhere. Foreign aid is one of the best mechanisms to make the world a better place, and that’s why countries like the U.S. should take it more seriously. One of the primary aims of foreign aid aims to eradicate extreme hunger, poverty, and disease from the world and this money made available to help various states speed up their economic and humanitarian needs....   [tags: allocating resources to make a better world] 914 words
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Types of Foreign Market Entry - ... However, using exportation also has its drawbacks. Since it tends to be limited by government tariffs, transportation fees and local customs. 2. Contractual agreement Contractual agreements are long term, non-equity associations between a company and another in a foreign market. It usually include a transfer of trademark, technology, processes, and or human skills. Licensing and franchising are some examples of contractual agreement. Licensing provides another company the permission to use the licensor’s intangible properties such as patents and trademarks for a fee....   [tags: exporting, agreements, investments] 656 words
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Learning English as a Foreign Language - ... Speaking is a productive skill. It means when we say or speak a word to other people, we produce a text and it should have meaning. Although it seems easy, in reality it is so difficult, because those skills have the significant difficulties. It means that there are some problems which make it difficult for the learners. For example listening: in school A there is no tape-recording to make listening practice, so the students are just listening to what the teacher says. The teacher may be lazy to practice speaking because the students always have many reasons for rejecting what the teacher says because they are shy and afraid to perform it in front of the class....   [tags: course outline] 1285 words
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