IR 210 Session 36

IR 210 Session 36 - IR Lecture Notes 11.19.07 Session XXXVI...

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Session XXXVI Kennan on Bush invasion of Iraq: I could see justifications only if the absence of it would involve a major and imminent danger to our country, or at worst, to our intimate and traditional allies. Of this, I see no evidence. reflects modern (neo-con) realist view that ambitious plans for global problem-solving simply do not work. Learning objectives: -Kennan & Morgenthau I. George Kennan (1904-2000) A. diplomat B. Part of “Riga School”- taught by former czars, anti-soviet message C. Author of long telegram and foreign affairs article by Mr. X on soviet conduct D. Promoted “containment”, but not the militarization of containment E. Contributions: 1. was opposed to legalistic and moralistic foreign policy a. on war and intervention opposed to nato-militarized containment, opposed Vietnam, nuke arms race and Reagan’s defense budget. b. only justified if US and its allies are in danger.
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IR 210 Session 36 - IR Lecture Notes 11.19.07 Session XXXVI...

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