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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]

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Foreign Policy Agenda Proposal Resolution

- ... Just like our technology is ever so rapidly evolving and advancing, so must our foreign policy agenda. We are living in a dynamic, globalized world environment. The key players on the world stage are coming together, sharing a global economy, and with it an unparalleled access to information, and we’re at the forefront. “No other country has the hard power, innovative economy and cultural influence that the United States can draw on” (Brenner). Never before has something like this been seen in the history of man kind....   [tags: Policy, Implementation, Foreign policy, Islam]

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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]

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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]

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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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Foreign Policy : The United States Policy

- ... The wave of migration from Central America set back to wars that the U.S. created in the 1980s, in which it armed the militaries, governments or organizations, who were mostly, disagree with advance social change. Many people from El Salvador came to the U.S. during the time 1970s and 80s, to say nothing of Guatemalans and Nicaraguans. Whole families relocated, but also did parts of some families, leaving their families behind with the expectation that someday they will be reunited. Relocation is as much or more form a result of the increasing economic disaster for rural people in Central America and Mexico, and also become a failure to produce jobs in terms of making economy crisis....   [tags: United States, Americas, Latin America, Policy]

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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]

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Foreign Policies And Foreign Policy

- ... It must be noted that liberalism encourages mutual benefits amongst states, thus international cooperation is a major driving force in foreign policy. Furthermore, the roles of non-state actors within the international system are accentuated, as liberalism notes that globalisation has allowed non-state actors to gain in power, thus challenging the realist principle that states are the “only legal actors internationally,” (Baylis, Smith and Owens, 2014, 101). For instance, Wolfers argues that a “host of non-state entities are able to...affect the course of international events,” (Wolfers, 1962, 23)....   [tags: International relations, Sovereign state]

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An Examination Of Us Foreign Policy

- ... For instance, the UN was unable to intervene as both the USSR and the US were on the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), and therefore possessed the power to veto any proposals deemed not to be in their own interest: the USSR vetoed 8 proposals in 1947 (Dag Hammarskjöld Library, 2016) alone. Neither the US nor the USSR could pursue their goals via “soft” International Law. As “international organizations [to] help to activate potential coalitions in world politics” (Keohane and Nye, 2012; p....   [tags: International relations, Soviet Union, Cold War]

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Foreign Policy : We The People

- ... Ginsberg and Katznelson both largely addressed the fact concerning the enormous costs that the United States spends on the military and its weapons. More specifically, Katznelson states that the 2012 United States military budget is over $700 billion. This amount exceeded military spending by the next 15 nations combined and comprised of 41 percent of the entire world’s military expenses. Ginsberg states that the spending is over three times the amount spent by the People’s Republic of China....   [tags: United States, Barack Obama, World War II]

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The United States And Foreign Policy

- ... Weeks argues the treaty, “preserved peace at a time when the Union had neither the economic nor the military means to engage in another conflict with Britain.”5 The treaty thus had long-term objectives because it prevented conflict and it allowed the US economy to grow more with British ties before attempting to survive in the world market. While the Jay Treaty managed to delay conflict and maintain trade, the Barbary pirates threatened to disrupt American economic growth in the early 19th century, forcing action....   [tags: United States, American Revolution]

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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]

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The United States ' Foreign Policy

- ... If one subscribes to Democratic Peace Theory, which asserts that democracies rarely engage in war with each other, this further lessened the possibility for future global conflict. While Containment held sway in the White House, other nations had a clear understanding of the power dynamics inherent to the hegemonic struggle between the US and USSR and the expectations of each helped inform their own policy decisions. This predictability allowed other nations to approach their own planning with a sense of the limits imposed by the dominant world powers and with a reasonable certainty that they would endure in their current form for the foreseeable future....   [tags: Cold War, World War II, Soviet Union]

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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]

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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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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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A Nation 's Foreign Policy

- ... How will the U.S. emerge in the global arena after the War on Terrorism. While the future status of our nation is impossible to predict, future generations will find that the answer to this question will be a direct result of our current foreign policy. Once again, as with other issues, there are clashing views regarding the current U.S. foreign policy. The Conservative and Liberal approach to foreign policy and the War on Terrorism differ strongly. Conservatives advocate President Bush’s new national security strategy of pre-emption and his go-at-it-alone attitude....   [tags: United States, Iraq War, World War II, Cold War]

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Foreign Policy Of South Africa

- ... Preserving national interests is not incompatible with cooperation and solidarity. Our national program is not xenophobic; it is universalistic" (http://funag.gov.br/loja/download/454-Brazilian_Foreign_Policy_Handbook.pdf). Brazil 's foreign policy comes from its position as a Latin American regional power. Brazil is viewed as an emerging world power due to being a leader of developing countries. Brazil desires a multilateral foreign policy. Brazil pursuers peaceful settlement of disputes, and has taken a non-intervention in the problems of other countries....   [tags: Africa, African Union, South Africa, South America]

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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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President And Foreign Policy Making

- ... As I go on you will see that the persuasion and influence of the presidency has grown and has exceeded the power of Congress. Now when it comes to Congress, it has been really hard for Congress to assert it 's role in the policy area. The Congressional role is to make foreign policy. To write, revise, form and implement it. Although Congress works very hard, most Americans today do not think Congress does a very good job. Because of such low approval ratings from the public, people believe that their voices are not being heard....   [tags: President of the United States]

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American Politics And Foreign Policy

- ... By scrutinising the presidencies of George W. Bush and his successor Barack Obama, I intend to clearly outline that presidential rhetoric and ideals are directly shaped by the previous presidency. I also intend to critique and use Jeffrey Tulis’, author of ‘the Rhetorical Presidency’, views on presidential rhetoric to add further weight to the argument that one presidents rhetorical excess can lead to a certain pragmatic backlash of the following president. As argued by Jeffrey Tulis’ in his 1987 book “the Rhetorical Presidency”, it so often seems that presidents don 't just limit themselves to what they can and can not do by their own rhetoric, but they also limit what their successors...   [tags: President of the United States, Democratic Party]

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The United States Foreign Policy

- ... This is when president Theodore Roosevelt helped out. “Roosevelt’s foreign policy was to actively meet any challenge to the national interest. He advocated peaceful relations with other nations but also wanted a strong international presence that would ensure American prosperity.” The united states saw opportunity to spread there values, and grow their “empire”.” Roosevelt used the Roosevelt Corollary to justify his actions in the Dominican Republic. He agreed to assume responsibility for the country’s foreign debts on the condition that the United States be permitted to control the collection of Dominican import duties.” It took two fast years to pay off the debt....   [tags: United States, Theodore Roosevelt]

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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]

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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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U.s. Foreign Policy Essay

- ... If you know someone who has lost their job because the company they worked for moved to China, Brazil, or even France, that was allowed because of U.S. foreign policy. “Do you know anyone who is out of work because his or her factory closed and the product is now made overseas. Allowing American companies to be based in another country is a foreign policy decision”(Kaufman 3). Trade is one of the most important factors in the U.S. economy to remain strong, ensuring a strong foreign policy, is to ensure a strong economy....   [tags: United States, American Civil War]

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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]

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U.s. Foreign Policy Policies

- ... George Washington saw no reason to involve the peace and prosperity of the US with European ambition, rivalship, interest, humor or caprice it would only be detrimental to the growth of the country but they did need the Europeans economically. So the first major policy option the U.S. pursued was one of unilateralism. Which allowed the country to remain uninvolved in politics but pick and choose when, where and how to involve themselves internationally and this is what led way the country continue its economic and geographical growth....   [tags: United States, American Civil War]

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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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U.s. Foreign Policy Policies

- ... So the first major policy option the U.S. pursued was one of unilateralism. Which allowed the country to remain uninvolved in politics, but instead pick and choose when, where, and how to involve themselves internationally and this is what led way the country continue its economic and geographic growth. Although the American stayed removed politically they really needed Europe economically, to put it in perspective in 1790 the US economy was as dependent on foreign trade as it was in 1990. The US was linked directly to primarily Europe economically....   [tags: United States, American Civil War]

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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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U.s. American Foreign Policy

- ... Economic imperialism means controlling key economic aspects of a weaker nation. Imperialism in America had pedigree akin to that of Europeans. Capitalists in America outsourced raw materials to provide for their American industry, new investments to put their money in and also new selling points for their finished products from their industries. For all goals to be achievable it required the collaboration of government in the utilization of fortified forces and appropriate foreign ambassadorial strategies, hence, developing close relationship between American abroad and business policies (John, 72)....   [tags: Colonialism, United States, World War II, Cold War]

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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]

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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]

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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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U.s. Foreign Policy Policies

- ... denies responsibility is because they justify their actions to fighting communists in latin america which grants them a get out of jail free card. Chile is not an isolated event this happens almost everywhere places like nicaragua, salvador, cuba, afghanistan in the 80s it even happens today in the middle east. Every country in latin america has seen at least some U.S. presence since the early 1800s reasons include prevention of european involvement, viewing them as unequal or unqualified, stopping the flow of communism, and preventing drug trade....   [tags: United States, Latin America, Cuba, Cold War]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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Foreign Policy : A Common Topic Today

- ... Moral idealism has always been more about keeping the world at peace so wars do not happen. Idealists believe that behavior thought-about immoral on an interpersonal level is additionally immoral in foreign policy. Therefore, idealists argue that dishonesty, trickery, and violence ought to be shunned. within the u.s., idealism has sometimes been related to the Democratic Party since world war I. an example of when that was used would be back in 1918 Woodrow Wilson promoted democracy and self-determination....   [tags: World War I, World War II, United States]

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The Constitution And United States Foreign Policy

- ... Another example was the Mexican War. It was during the war, that many Whigs, including Abraham Lincoln criticized President James Polk for “taking away Congress’s right to the proper and informed exercise of its power to declare war” (LaFeber, 700). With the fear of extensions of slavery in territories taken during the war, the House of Representatives tried to prevent this possibility by proposing the Wilmot Proviso. This document outlawed slavery in the newly acquired Mexican territories. Lincoln would follow in the footsteps of Whigs, by not allowing slavery in these territories....   [tags: President of the United States, United States]

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American Foreign Policy : The United States

- ... New canals and railroads were beginning to take shape across the country and modes of transportation, such as the steam boat, allowed for goods to be moved much more expeditiously than before. Furthermore, the Era of Good Feelings helped to allow the economy to grow and during this time period, the Tariff of 1816 was implemented as a protective tariff for industry. As part of Henry Clay’s American System, the tariff helped to ensure that American goods would be completive inside of America. However, this would soon be changed after the Era of Good Feelings concluded and Andrew Jackson rose to power....   [tags: United States, World War II, Franklin D. Roosevelt]

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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]

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American Foreign Policy : The United States

- ... Following the invasion, the legality of the 2003 Iraq War was brought into question by the international community. To understand this concept further, we must examine the UN Charter. According to article 2(4) of the UN Charter, the threat or use of force against the territorial integrity or political independence of any state is strictly prohibited unless acted upon in self-defense from an armed attack. The United States was not the victim of an armed attack by Iraq, or the target of any substantiated threat therefore, the invocation of Article 51 holds no merit....   [tags: 2003 invasion of Iraq, Iraq War, United States]

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President Obama Presidency As A Foreign Policy

- ... The Saudis have long complained that Obama is purposely slow-walking the necessary military solution to Syria’s civil war, despite clear evidence that Ayatollah-proxy President Bashar al-Assad will not relinquish power voluntarily. Unfortunately for them, Russia coming to Assad’s aid in fighting off the armed Syrian opposition has Obama convinced that US boots on the ground could trigger a larger conflict that he has no appetite for, especially with coalition strikes against Islamic State (IS) militants in full swing....   [tags: George W. Bush, Barack Obama, Saudi Arabia]

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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]

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Theory Of International Relations And Foreign Policy

- ... The arms race is a perfect example of states balancing power. Like the theory claims, both states were aware of each other’s power and became rivals but they never went to war because they were basically equal in power. This theory could be seen in statecraft. People were very much so interested in their own gain. For an example, in the world I was in, we had a communist country called “Dylan is the Supreme leader”. They started off with a very large military and it was obvious that the rest of us were intimidated....   [tags: International relations, United Nations]

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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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U.s. Foreign Policy Uni Polar

- ... The American foreign policy which operates as a hegemony dictates the use of appropriate military force against those countries it deem is a threat to the U.S. and to liberate countries who are affected by terrorist extremist. Such an existence of a unipolar domination in post 9/11 world allows an extension of power operating as a sole anti-terrorism policy which applies the use of conventional and unconventional systems. “The United States and Britain tried to assemble a coalition to oust Iraq’s Saddam Hussein by force in early 2003....   [tags: World War II, United States, Cold War]

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Theodore Roosevelt 's Foreign Policy

- ... Primarily, “Big Stick” Diplomacy benefited the United States while damaging other economies, leading to an almost ethnocentric standpoints of action. While Roosevelt was able to quell conflict between Japan and Russia as well as Germany and Britain, his intervention in China was less than effective, causing greater problems that stemmed from an ethnocentric viewpoint that did not take into consideration Russia’s motives as an country interested in Chinese resources. Taft and Dollar Diplomacy The successes of William Taft’s Dollar Diplomacy were quite complicated and generally concerned the continuous of promoting peaceful relations in Latin America....   [tags: United States, Theodore Roosevelt, Latin America]

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Post Revolutionary Foreign Policy Decisions

- Dating back to the mid 1700s, foreign policy has been a topic of discussion for all political leaders. George Washington and his cabinet had to respond effectively to the demands of countries around the world. The French Revolution challenged America’s supreme power as Washington had to decide where United States loyalties would lie. Post-Revolutionary foreign policy decisions were now being made off a moralistic or realistic values. During the time period of policymaking, Washington left his farewell address, the Jay Treaty was enacted, the XYZ Affair and Quasi War with France went underway, and the Treaty of Ghent was signed....   [tags: United States, Thomas Jefferson, War of 1812]

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Foreign Policy: The Iran-Contra Affair

- Between the years of 1983 and 1986, the United States was involved in a series of covert operations, collectively known as the Iran-Contra Affair. These operations were at best controversial, and at worst blatantly illegal.The Iran-Contra Affair (or the Iran Contra-Scandal) revolved around the issue of foreign policy, specifically with regards to Iran and Nicaragua. In 1979, revolution in Iran resulted in a complete change in the countries relationship with the United States. Having previously been an ally of the U.S., Iran, under its new regime, had become decidedly anti-American....   [tags: iran, nicaragua, lebanon, reagan administration]

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The War on Drugs and U.S. Foreign Policy

- Introduction The War on Drugs has been a common phrase in the United States for many decades. What exactly does this mean and how does it shape U.S. foreign policy. The War on Drugs can be defined as the systematic and aggressive policy that is determined to undermine and stop the flow of illegal drugs into the United States. This policy is backed by several U.S. institutions including the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), U.S....   [tags: American Drug Policy]

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