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RUNNING HEAD: REAGAN DOCTRINE1Assignment 1: The Cold War and U.S. DiplomacyReagan DoctrineTanya RobinsonMs. Nillab Pazhwak, M.Ed., M.A.POL300- Contemporary International Problems7/28/14
REAGAN DOCTRINE2The Reagan Doctrine was one of the most important political strategies implemented by the U.S. administration under the presidency of Ronald Reagan. The doctrine was such a politicalstrategy that was formulated by the Reagan administration to prevent the spread of the global influence of the Soviet Union’s political ideology and hegemony during the Cold War era and “While the doctrine lasted less than a decade, it was the centerpiece of United States foreign policy from the early 1980s until the end of the Cold War in 1991” (“Reagan Doctrine”, n.d.). The doctrine rendered some particular negative effects but just like any other popular political doctrine, the Reagan Doctrine also had some positive effects and it was due to the amalgamation of the pros and cons that the Reagan Doctrine was able to make a place in the history of world politics. President Reagan’s primary objective was to restrict and confine the Soviet political power and through the formulation of his doctrine, the President tried to support those democratic nations across the globe that were willing to put a fight against the spread of Soviet communism and it can be said that by supporting the “freedom fighters” (those who, according to Reagan, opposed the communism instigated by Soviet Union), the Reagan administration tried to prevent the communist ideology proposed and nurtured by Soviet Union from spreading to different nations of the world (“Feb 6, 1985: The “Reagan Doctrine” is announced”, n.d.). But