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Running head: THE COLD WAR AND DIPLOMACY1The Cold War and DiplomacyRon OliverStrayer UniversityPOL 300Assignment 1Professor Tracy HermanAugust 2, 2015
THE COLD WAR AND DIPLOMACY2The Cold War and DiplomacyThe Reagan DoctrineIn the political history of the United States, the Presidential Doctrines hold an importantposition. Presidential Doctrine can be defined as a set of principles or practices applied by aPresident to a particular situation, region, or government, and a President may formulate adoctrine alone or with the help of advisers within the entire administration (Jones, 2013). Fromthe Monroe Doctrine to the Reagan Doctrine, in the domain of the U.S. legislative issues andremote issues, presidential principles have assumed a critical part, and if dissected from the pointof view of the Cold War, the significance of the Reagan Doctrine can be learned. U.S diplomatic efforts during the presidents time in officeThe presidential convention of Reagan which is prevalently known as the ReaganDoctrine assumed a critical part in diminishing the worldwide impact of the Soviet Union overthe span of the Cold War however it additionally assumed a vital part in forming the long hauloutside strategies of the United States in a tumultuous way basically on account of its part insupporting the counter Sandinista agitators (called "Contras") and for in the end inciting the U.S.– Iran clash, and it is because of such a parts, to the point that even today the Reagan Doctrine isviewed as a critical political approach strategically.Diplomatic doctrine the president followed.Historians and political strategists have often identified the Reagan Doctrine as a“strategy orchestrated and implemented by the United States under the Reagan Administration tooppose the global influence of the Soviet Union during the final years of the Cold War” (Sayeed,
THE COLD WAR AND DIPLOMACY32014). And it is due to its importance in respect of U.S. foreign policy that despite of thedoctrine’s duration being less than a decade, it remained as “the centerpiece of United Statesforeign policy from the early 1980s until the end of the Cold War in 1991” (Sayeed, 2014).