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The Cold War and Presidential Doctrines Written Assignment: The Cold War and Presidential Doctrines Amrit Pradhan Dr John R. Cronin POL 300 – Contemporary International Problems Strayer University August 16, 2018 1
The Cold War and Presidential Doctrines There are many milestones that have been set by the presidential doctrines in the history of U.S. politics and its policy. Different U.S. Presidents throughout numerous periods of history have been able to set those milestones which were based in their interest of foreign affairs with the U.S. The presidential doctrines were able to establish key goals and stances related with the foreign affairs of the U.S since presidential doctrine refers to a more consistently applied ideology in foreign policy. Most of the presidential doctrines have been related to the Cold War. Among the many such doctrines, the doctrine created by President Ronald Reagan is considered to be a significant one in the history of U.S as it countered the increasing Soviet influence around the world. The Reagan doctrine was in effect from the 1980’s until the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991. Reagan’s contribution to the doctrine was to declare the U.S. would not only oppose communist takeover in the Western Hemisphere, but would also actively support overthrowing the communist regimes that were present in the West and other parts of the world. During the cold war era, Reagan’s doctrine contributed a lot in the process of weakening the Soviet supported communist aggression by backing the anti-communist guerillas against the governments of Soviet backed states in parts of Latin America, Africa and Asia. Providing different forms of overt and covert military and financial support to the guerilla forces was the main point of the Reagan doctrine. Even though the doctrine lasted less than a decade, it is still considered as a significant chapter in the U.S. foreign policy that was instigated between the early 1980’s and 1991. The importance of the Reagan doctrine lies in the fact that it not only contributed to the weakening of the Soviet Union, but also paved the way for some long drawn conflicts upsetting the domain of U.S foreign policy since then. President Reagan wanted to control the power of the 2
The Cold War and Presidential Doctrines Soviets through the creation and passing of the doctrine and with its implementation, he decided

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