It is important that the United States build a strong economy so that we my adequately fund all of the ... ... middle of paper ... ... risks for potential threats against ourselves. By minimizing the threats worldwide, not only do we make it easier for the United States to promote the policies that we want, but we also create many new allies. These new allies help to make up the coalition that was the aim of our defense policy. Also, these allies will be grateful for the help that we have given them and will recognize us as a true Superpower. The U.S. will be the superpower that has influenced the resolutions of conflicts that occurred in the world and they will also have the money to back up their actions.
Any country that willfully employs foreign interference, sanctions and war to undermine the interests of other countries will always find itself threatened. Therefore, in settling international conflicts, cooperation, coordination and seeking common interests have increasingly been adopted. The development of globalization is an important factor that has made the post-Cold-War international system relatively stable, playing a vital role in restricting all-out confrontation among big powers. This fact proves that peace and development will remain the theme of the era for quite a long time. Large-scale world war is avoidable and invigorating economic growth while seeking a more benefic... ... middle of paper ... ...eaking, globalization requires that international regimes play a stronger role in international relations under the auspices of effective international institutions.
Some scholars have remarked that the rise of globalism and international non-state actors has ushered in an age where the traditional tools of international relations are no longer necessary. They argue that rather than states competing with each other, whether it be military force, economic sanctions, partnering with other nations to deter aggressors, the new Post-Cold War world will be dominated by positive-sum relations of trade and cooperation. This however was only able to flourished because of the unrivaled supremacy of the United States. Without the United States as a global hegemony to secure the global community, states would be unable to assure themselves of their security and would act in ways detrimental to world stability. Globalization can only exist where security can be guaranteed.
It will conclude that in the long-term, East Asian geopolitical instability poses the greatest threat to American hegemony, but that in the short-term, the hegemony will prove to be quite durable as long as the United States can counteract the phenomenon of imperial overstretch. In order to diffuse both internal and international threats to hegemony, American leaders should work to pursue national interests within a framework of consensus and legitimacy as much as possible. American Hegemony in the Twenty-First Century: Preserving the Status Quo by Fostering Consensus I. Introduction: Why Hegemony Matters The Soviet Union’s collapse at the end of the Cold War left the United States without its major global rival. Now alone at the top, the United States’ strategic imperatives have shifted remarkably.
Neorealism argues that power is the most important factor in international relations and whoever controls the most power during an international conflict controls the outcome of that conflict. It’s no wonder that this theory came from the Cold War era as it is based off American-Soviet relations. Neorealism dictates that a country will build up its military to appear powerful in order to survive foreign conflict and pursue its other goals. This notion divides neorealism into two subcategories: defensive and offensive. Defensive neorealism, originally proposed by Kenneth Waltz, states that every country’s goal is to merely survive, which wont be long if the military is inferior, which is why it is necessary to build a military force.
Some of this growth is seen in the formation of an additional 934 organizations with counterterrorism responsibilities since 9/11 (TSA), and Homeland Security’s 301% budget increase from 2001 to 2011. (NATIONAL PRIORITIES) While increasing security is not always bad, when multiple people are performing the same jobs, but the equivalent information is not reaching the people that need it, it is time to downsize. America is spending more money than it is producing. If a busin... ... middle of paper ... ...ted States as a country cannot continue to think it is in full control, but must learn to share the power and respect the other influencing countries of the world. If America does not change, it will find itself at the bottom of the pack with no influence and a ruined economy.
The theory of Realism believes that the state is the most important actor, that states and their actions in the international system are motivated by self-survival and self-interest. The theory of Realism states that international organizations such as corporations or non-government organizations and other trans-state actors have little real influence. The theory of realism believes that ... ... middle of paper ... ... weapons. It has all the makings of a target the United States would invade to prevent weapons of mass destruction from entering the hands of terrorists like the United States has done in the past however we look to Pakistan as an ally rather than an enemy. We support Pakistan and give Pakistan billions of dollars in aid however to country's like Iraq, Syria, North Korea and Iran we isolate them and make them the enemy arguably making them more dangerous than they were.
This belief comes from their understanding of the trends in international relations. They feel that in the international field, states are the most important actors which act upon their own individual interests. Therefore, a state is deemed powerful if it has the ability to maintain its national interests by influencing other states. These trends date back thousands of years to the beginning of war. Once states came into existence, selfishness caused territorial expansion and war to soon follow.
World Peace has been something that the united States has tried to maintain. This has been a cause of controversy as to whether the United States should intervene in the problems of other countries. Because the U.S. is the most powerful nation, it has a responsibility to help others. There are benefits to U.S. intervention such as helping other countries, having allies when we are in trouble and, freedom worldwide; however, drawbacks exists such as killing our own, financially, and we intervene, we will need to keep our guard up. As American our first reaction is to aid other’.
During cold war period, realistic scholarship has been dominating the stage in international policy making, which providing the guide and reason for American politician to start a military race with the Soviet Union. However, the collapse of the Soviet Union led the world into a new global stage of corporation in international relationship, so the liberalism theory that demonstrates corporation may seem more a appropriate theory in guiding policy making than realism theory. However, the essential in international relationship between states remains unchanged because the fundamental of human nature is the same. Hence, realism theory should be still considered the most important factor to formulate foreign policy in contemporary international