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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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U.S. Foreign Policy and Latin America - During the Cold War, the US invaded Latin America, Asia, and partly Europe. They used sneaky methods and propaganda to achieve their goals. At this time, in the Cold War, they were very devious and tactical in their mission. The US foreign Policy at that time was all about defeating Communism and keeping the balance of power in it’s favor but most importantly, for US’s own economic interest. Generally, the US foreign policy concerning Latin America was of course for the US' own benefit. If the person in power was trying to nationalize their country's economy, the US accused them of communism and proceeded to push them out, unofficially, under the pretext of national security....   [tags: Government Policy] 1130 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 Policy in the Federalist Era - When the wave of American Revolution was going on around Europe and around the world, the Federalists split into two factions over their contrasting vision about the programs to guide the new republic. Due to this, the foreign policies of the United States had to face several critiques from its own citizens during the Federalist Era (1789-1801). The foreign affairs of the Federalist Era was shaped by the French Revolution and other subsequent war between British and France. Clearly, the ideological differences between the prominent political leaders divided the American into two factions....   [tags: post American Revolution wave in Europe]
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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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Presidency and Foreign Policy Making - Presidency In exploring the basis on which the U.S President is considered to hold dominant authority in regard to foreign policy making, and whether the Congress ought to hold a significant role in the foreign decision making process, it is imperative to take into account the executive powers vested on the U.S presidency. This paper posits that the Presidency should be considered to be dominant, while at other times the Congress should be considered to be the dominant authority. In this perspective, it is essential that the Congress plays an important role in the foreign policy making process, since the most important feature of the U.S system is the division of powers....   [tags: congress, dominant authority]
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The Tools of Foreign Policy - Policy is being viewed as an explicit plan of action adapted to serve specific purposes. Policy as design is directed towards the accomplishment of objectives, thereby generating expectation that those objectives will be achieved. In context of international relations, policy can also be known as foreign policy (FP) which is accomplished by policymakers through the decision making. FP refers to external relations of states or simply diplomacy. FP dictates how a country will act with respect to other countries politically, socially, economically and militarily, and to a somewhat minor extent and how it behaves towards non-states actors....   [tags: sanction, embargoes, negociation]
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Interest Groups and Foreign Policy - Interest groups and Foreign Policy Introduction In this paper I am going to compare and contrast how interest groups both internal and external affect the foreign policy of a developing nation and how they affect the foreign policy of a developed state. Foreign policy is a strategy a government uses in dealing with other states. Interest groups or special interest groups are any association of individual or organizations that on the basis of one or more shared concerns, attempt to influence public policy in its favor usually by lobbying members of the government....   [tags: governement, lobbying, influence] 2848 words
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Foreign Policy and the Election - The preseason leading up to Election Day helps determine who will become the next president. This period is full of debates and speeches to persuade American citizens to vote a certain way during the elections. During the preseason, the presidential candidates take their stance on the issues and use them to gain popularity and, generally, the candidate with the most popular opinions is favored by the American people and wins the election. When the current president is not up for re-election, as they either chose to not have a second term or have already completed their second term, the preseason usually takes more time as history shows the two major parties go through a thorough process to...   [tags: Politics]
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American Foreign Policy in Syria - There is an increasingly growing global controversy about whether the United States should intervene in the Syrian conflict, and whether this intervention should be military or strategic. The U.S. has recently avoided interfering militarily in Syria or providing the rebels with direct support, but admitted the presence of the Syrian opposition. However, the U.S. has been criticized for its non-intervention policy, especially with the rise in the level of violence and the spread of conflict to other areas of the country, and even to its borders with Lebanon, Jordan and Turkey....   [tags: chemical weapons, obama, syrian crisis]
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Intervention and American Foreign Policy - Communism and democracy have been considered political opposites and obvious opponents in the realm of nationwide government. The United States has a clear stance on both: quite simply, the latter is ideal and the former is the worst form of government that can be utilized in the state. Communism was viewed as the enemy of democracy and thus of the United States and any state allowed to prosper as a communist nation posed not only a threat to the United States but to democracies everywhere. For years, the United States adopted a strong proclivity for fighting all forms of communism, foreign or domestic, and attempting to install a democratic environment....   [tags: politics, economic systems]
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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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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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Leadership and Foreign Policy - LEADERSHIP AND FOREIGN POLICY: Contrasting between the liberalist and realist views, discuss the role of a leader in influencing foreign policy. Introduction In foreign policy, decision making is guided by different a leader that is from presidents, cabinets, parliaments and groups such as communist party of Soviet Union and the standing committee of the communist party of china and Central Intelligence Agency of USA. One cannot run away from the fact that a leader’s personality can affect foreign policy....   [tags: liberalist and realist views] 2218 words
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Instruments of Foreign Policy - In American foreign policy, security, prosperity, and the creation of a better world are the three most important goals that policy makers try to achieve. To achieve these goals, policy makers use the assistance of foreign policy instruments. The instruments include intelligence gathering, diplomacy, the use of military force, covert action, economic statecraft and cultural and moral influences (18). The instruments fall into two different categories, either hard power or soft power. Hard power is the use of force in the way of military threats and economic incentives or punishments....   [tags: security, prosperity, creation, goals]
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Latin America Foreign Policy - Latin America cannot be categorized as one homogenous block. In spite of sharing multiple aspects—culture, language, and history—there is not a single standard culture that distinguishes the region. One aspect of Latin American culture, regarding foreign policy, is a prevalent respect for the norm of sovereignty and non-intervention. There exists a strong disposition to follow international law as a means to prevent war or at the very least ward-off potential intervention by extraregional powers....   [tags: sovereignty, international politics, Utis Possidet]
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President Nixon's Foreign Policy - The United States (US) as a hegemonic powerhouse was challenged by the 1970s due to a number of changes occurring all over the world. The Western European market was emerging rapidly and its economic development showed a renewed Europe importing and exporting in greater volume than prior to World War II (WWII). On the military front, the Nixon administration acknowledged that a change in foreign policy was needed. The world had changed from bipolar to multipolar and included not only the US and the Soviet Union as previously, but also China, Western Europe, and Japan as big powers capable of affecting the world....   [tags: security, war, politics] 569 words
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U.S. Foreign Policy Position - The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 (9/11), changed the strategic landscape of U.S. foreign policy. Post 9/11 the Federal Government rightfully took steps to defend the nation from further attacks, and in doing so discussed further steps to expand and coordinate the powers of the governmental branches. When writing the U.S. Constitution, the Founding Fathers created an intentionally flexible framework that allows for expansion of powers within the Federal Government, however they clearly established a separation of powers that should not be circumvented through inter-branch coordination....   [tags: Expansion of Federal Power]
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U.S. Foreign Policy Infromation - U S FOREIGN POLICY IMPERILAISM VS BENEVOLENT Imperialism Imperialism is the act of adding more territory to your nation by establishing dominance over the other nations. During the Spanish American war, America received Guam and Puerto Rico. They also received the Philippines for 20 million dollars. America has constantly interfered with other countries by establishing it’s economic, cultural, and military influence over other countries. This side of the group repeatedly brought up the fact that, America has established its military dominance across certain parts of the world for oil control; many people believe US is lurking around the Middle East for its vast abundance of oil....   [tags: imperilaism, benevolent, malthusian, cornucopias] 1333 words
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United States Foreign Policy - The counterfactual that I will be engaging addresses what would have occurred if Saddam Hussein would not have invaded the small country of Kuwait. The United States foreign policy has been shaped by the timeline of the invasion of Kuwait. This counterfactual, using this introductory timeline, will then present information on theories for the United States sanction of establishing the coalition forces and how this would have affected the character of responsible countries. The counterfactual will initially cover a brief history of what led to the invasion of Kuwait and the justification that Saddam used, leading into the involvement of the United States in forcing Saddam to withdraw....   [tags: Saddam Hussein, United States]
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A Historical Analysis of Liberalism and Conservatism through International Policy - Throughout its one-hundred-year history, political science has focused on many theories on international politics. Three majors types of political theories typically discussed are liberal, realist, and Marxist. However, what many political scientists fail to take into context is the often changing electorate and the paradoxes usually associated with the electorate. In recent decades, the electorate’s shifts in ideological taste, particularly from a conservative president, for example President George W....   [tags: Foreign Policy]
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China's Foreign Policy and Oil Policy - ... China oil depletion with cannot afford to be self-reliant. China depends intensely on the traditional oil producing area in the Middle East. However this area is virtually under the absolute military control of the United States. The America has the capacity, and possibility, given the possibility of cross-Taiwan Strait conflict, to cut off the resource of China’s oil supply. Currently a significant amount China’s imported oil comes from the Middle East, which is thought to be the supplier of supply half of China’s imported oil by 2010....   [tags: worldwide energy security] 1422 words
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US Foreign Policy - The contemporary foreign policy of the United States represents an evolving continuum of principles, conceptions and strategies that in part, derived from the particularistic American Cold War experience. As such, United States foreign policy is neither a static entity, nor is its intentions or direction uncontested. This essay will examine the underlying issues of identity and how, beginning with the Truman Doctrine, a distinct articulation of the national interest was evinced that has defined America’s role in the world....   [tags: American History, The Cold War] 1996 words
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Panama Foreign Policy - ... Panama has this strong influence in China due to the Canal and its international position. The Canal provides them a soft power over the big emerging country. China does not want to have tensions with the Panamanian government, as many of their vessels use the Canal. On the other hand, China announce this year 2013 that it would pay for a canal built on Nicaragua with double the side for vessels to go through. If they are able to succeed in the building, within a decade or two, Panama might not have the power to simply recognize both Taiwan and China at the same time without affecting its relationship (Mendelson, 2008)....   [tags: power, canal, democracy, diplomacy] 798 words
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The Turkish Foreign Policy Under the AKP - Question: How has the AKP’s foreign policy set it apart from earlier political parties and how has it changed Turkey’s role in the region. You must discuss “zero problems with neighbors”. Since the beginning of the modern Turkey, its foreign policies have had some certain specific features, which were affected by not only the international environment, such as the Cold War, the alliances and the European Union, but also domestic issues, such as the political coalitions, terrorism, etc. For example, following the emergence, between 1923 and 1930, Turkey focused on economic, social and political reforms to modernize and Westernize, while its foreign policy was based on the problems, which were...   [tags: AKP, Security, Strategy] 1667 words
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Approaches in Decision Making for Foreign Policy - ... In same time, the agent may simply sabotage your goals. It means not all of actor has their rationality in doing their performance but other authorities make it. So, we conclude that rationality in rational actor do not have limited in doing their ideologies. While it is different with the term of psychological or “Cognitive revolution”. According to Miller, “in this context of approach, the actor has limited in their rationality plus the cognitive revolution did not completely do away with rationality, but told us that, to explain decision making, we need to see how rationality is influenced, sometimes profoundly, by cognitive psychological factor.” (Miller, Vol.7 No.3 March 2003)....   [tags: international relations] 2660 words
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Contemporary Foreign Policy in the United States - The contemporary foreign policy of the United States represents an evolving continuum of principles, conceptions and strategies that in part, derived from the particularistic American Cold War experience. As such, United States foreign policy is neither a static entity, nor is its intentions or direction uncontested. This essay will examine the underlying issues of identity and how, beginning with the Truman Doctrine, a distinct articulation of the national interest was evinced that has defined America’s role in the world....   [tags: principles, conceptions, strategies, identity] 1925 words
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Foreign Policy and Terrorism in North Korea - Introduction North Korea appears on the international stage as a country existing beyond the world we all know. It isolates its citizens from the rest of international community and does not obey any rules determined by international law, but requires respect and recognition. Moreover, North Korea is one of the countries that remains aggressive towards its neighbors and applies various terrorist techniques, i.e. illegal contraband, political terror and mass abductions of other countries’ citizens in its foreign policy....   [tags: terrorism]
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Singapore's Need for Exceptional Foreign Policy - Introduction Only at its 50th year, Singapore has been through roller coaster ride, having had confrontations with superpowers, lobbied for sanctions, and enjoyed warming ties with neighbours. I argue Singapore’s foreign policy must always be exceptional for success. Exceptionalism – defined vis-à-vis theories on the limited nature of small state behaviour – entails actions contrary to these expectations, possibly demanding small states’ deliberate, proactive and tactful pursuit of influence and clout....   [tags: vulnerabilities, size, environment] 2962 words
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American Foreign Policy and Global Activism - American foreign policy has gone through many changes during our 200 years as an independent nation; our position as a global power has obligated us to participate in world affairs, even when public opinion has been unsupportive. After World War 2 we were only rivaled by the Soviet Union as a superpower; our policy at the time was to establish a righteous world order while simultaneously protecting that order against threats that could tear it down (i.e.: communism). After the end of the cold war the U.S was indecisive on what type of foreign policy to establish for itself, since American diplomacy before the end of the Cold War was centered on fighting the spread of communism....   [tags: Isolationism vs. Interventionism] 920 words
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US Foreign Policy: Past and Present - The Nation of the United States of America has its up and down when it came to other countries, the way they dealt with other countries was called foreign policies. Since the time of little over hundred years from the period of 1900-2014, From president Theodore Roosevelt all the way to president Barrack Obama the foreign policies were never the same as well as the development of these policies. Foreign policies and how they develop over the course of American history. First what is a Foreign Policy....   [tags: international relations, the Age of Regan]
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Short Answer Questions on Foreign Policy - ... 1995 – WP became the first Islamic party to win in a general election with an overwhelming victory. 1998 – scandal; WP was banned because of charges that they were disturbing the secular order. I feel like it was only a matter of time before they did something the secularists were upset about—it’s hard to expect an Islamic party to remain strictly secular. After their party was banned, members joined another Islamic party known as the Virtue Party, which in 2001, was also banned. 2001 – Abdullah Gul and Recep Erdogan formed the AKP....   [tags: conflict, middle east, peace]
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Soft Power in French Foreign Policy - How can a country reinforce its position in the world community. What determines national potential of power. What is the "golden ticket" to the elitist club of the most powerful states which set the world's agenda. The exact answer to these questions does not exist, because there are no written rules or instructions "how to get the power and authority worldwide". However, as far back as in XIXth century, everybody could answer the question "how to become a superpower". And the response would be evident: to beat another superpower....   [tags: france policies, soft power, french mission]
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U.S. Foreign Policy Toward Taiwan - ... This is where Taiwan came into play. Neither side wanted to broach the subject of Taiwan, but this tiny island was a massive block throughout the negotiations. However, neither China nor the United States was going to let China hinder the start of their developing new relationship. The Normalization Communiqué The Normalization Communiqué was announced by President Jimmy Carter and went into effect on January 1, 1979. Prior to this announcement, Western nations had been selling military equipment to Beijing permitted by President Jimmy Carter....   [tags: china, harmony, safety]
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Syria: Foreign Policy Analysis - It has been three years since the war between the Syrian rebels and their leader, President Basshar Al-Assad has begun. During that time, it has been calculated that about innocent people have been killed by the barrel bombs and other miscellaneous weapons. According to ABC News, the United Nations has said that about more than 10,000 children have been used against the protestors by sexual assaults, recruits, and torture. The Syrian government and President Basshar Al-Assad have tried to use the children to weaken the rebels because they were protesting for their equality and freedom of politics....   [tags: syrian war, basshar al-assad, syria]
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The Role of Religion in Foreign Policy - The Role of Religion in Foreign Policy In order to best understand the role of religion in foreign policy, one needs to acknowledge that religion does play a role in foreign policy. However, the role religion plays in international relations is often overlooked. This omission of such an important factor that influences international politics in so many ways and on so many levels is detrimental and should be addressed (Fox, 2001:73). Religion influences international politics in varied ways....   [tags: Papers] 1030 words
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How Does Liberalism Explain Foreign Policy Practices? - This essay is going to explain the ideological approach of liberalism relating to the foreign policy applies that strongly influence on current world system. It will begin, with explanation of term liberalism, supported by relevant literature. Thus, liberalism represents several traditions that are extremely important to understand actions taken by the states including democracy, intuitionalism and constitutionalism. It may be true that since centuries created empires the physical and military force were dominant....   [tags: democracy, intuitionalism and constitutionalism]
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American Foreign Policy: Human Rights and Democratization - The foundation for America was built upon ideas that valued the importance of the individual; individual choice, rights and contributions. Therefore, it can be said that human rights and democracy have a long history in the United States. Thus, it is easy to understand how these concepts have shaped American foreign policy throughout history and why they remain important elements today. Although consideration for these elements has not always been consistent in foreign policy in lieu of criticism it is vital to gain insight into the challenges of balancing national interest with conventions of morality....   [tags: International Relations]
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US Foreign Policy During the 20th Century - Over the course of the history of the United States, specific foreign policies have affected the methods in which the U.S. involves itself around the globe. Specifically, certain policies have affected U.S. involvement in Latin America. It is the intention of this essay to explain the United States foreign policy behind specific doctrines. In order to realize current objectives, this paper will proceed as follows: Part 1 will define the Monroe Doctrine, Sections 2, 3, 4, and 5 will concurrently explicate the Roosevelt Corollary, Good Neighbor Policy, and the Nixon Doctrine, discuss how each policy resulted in U.S....   [tags: Chronological Timeline] 791 words
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President Obama's Diplomatic Approach Towards Foreign Policy - Overwhelmed by numerous armed conflicts in the Middle East and Africa, a formidable domestic economic crisis, and a growing challenge of primacy from China, the United States government and public began prioritizing domestic issues. However, persisting transnational concerns, especially illicit drug trafficking, nuclear weapons proliferation, and the threat of terrorism, largely depend on U.S. involvement based on our relatively successful past efforts and President Barack Obama’s promising diplomatic approach towards foreign policy....   [tags: US Government]
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The Cold War and The United States Foreign Policy - ... Middle Eastern land was a very valuable asset to the United States because of its abundant oil resources. Actions taken by America during the Cold War were to ensure control of the land would not go to communist rulers. Putting the nations under communist rule would take the oil out of the trading world and damage the economy greatly. In order to prevent oil fields from being taken over by communist leaders, the United States thought up some unorthodox plans. Under President Truman, top secret plans were created to sabotage Middle East Oil fields if the Soviet Union attempted to gain control of them....   [tags: soviet union, democracy, communism] 805 words
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United States Foreign Policy Involvement with Latin America - Politicians resolved that “US foreign policy could be made on the assumption that the unbalanced system could never be effectively addressed by Central Americans. The United States then continued to integrate with Latin America into its political, economic and military orbit. While the findings suggested the challenges and limits relying on an authoritarian government, American dollars steadily increased their presence in El Salvador, increasing 18 million in investment in 1950 to 31 million in 1959, without much attention to the regime’s governmental style....   [tags: political, military, alliances] 991 words
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United States Foreign Policy Since 1945 - The Second War World changed the scope of American foreign policy dramatically. The United States had historically sought to stay out of disputes in continents outside North America. The nation had sought isolationism during the Great War of 1914-1918 until it became necessary to protect innocent American lives. President Franklin D. Roosevelt was also inclined to remain uncommitted in the struggle that began in Europe in 1939. It was not until the end of 1941 that a direct attack against the United States at Pearl Harbor drew the United States into the conflict raging throughout the rest of the world....   [tags: Washington Rules, Andrew Bacevich] 1787 words
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