Assignment 2 Current Events and U.S. Diplomacy The Reagan Doctrine

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Assignment 2 Current Events and U.S. Diplomacy The Reagan Doctrine Define presidential doctrine and summarize the regional or global events during the Cold War leading up to the formation of the presidential doctrine you wrote about in Assignment 1. Select one country you wrote about in Assignment 1 and describe the Cold War relationship that existed between the country you selected and the U.S. before the presidential doctrine was announced. 2. Describe the relationship that currently exists between the U.S. and the country you selected in section (2) above. 3. Describe the effect that the presidential doctrine has had on regional or global affairs since it was announced during the Cold War. 4. Assess whether or not the presidential doctrine you wrote about in Assignment 1 doctrine had had the intended effect of altering the behavior of the country you selected in section (2) above since the doctrine was first announced. 5. Use at least four (4) quality academic resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and other Websites do not qualify as academic resources. The Reagan Doctrine The term “doctrine” means “A statement of official government policy, especially in foreign affairs and military strategy” (“Doctrine”, n.d.). The phrase Presidential doctrine denotes an ideological platform that a president uses to advance a policy towards a country or region in order to accomplish foreign policy goals for the United States. Presidents like James Monroe, Harry S. Truman, Richard Nixon etc formulated their doctrines but among these presidential doctrines, the doctrine of President Reagan is noteworthy. The presidential doctrine of Reagan, better known as the Reagan Doctrine can be considered as a “strategy orchestrated and implemented by the United States under the Reagan Administration to oppose the global influence of the Soviet Union during the final years of the Cold War. 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.). And that is the reason why the Reagan Doctrine’s significance in
the realm of U.S. politics and U.S. foreign policy is immense. It is noteworthy that there was

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