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Unformatted text preview: o Setting up the world in your image to maintain power Ex) Invading Iraq to give them democracy Unilateralism o Relative indifference to international actors due to hegemony Belief in Bandwagoning o Attack on Iraq as weakest link of Syria/North Korea/Iran Presumably others will take heed o If unipolarity and bandwagoning theory are correct assumptions, Bush Doctrine is very reasonable However, these arent the only realist theories OBAMA DOCTRINE Belief in multipolarity o Reducing international efforts in order to avoid imperial overstretch Belief in balancing theory o Recognition of the rise of China Maintaining US strength by presenting US as a non-threat o Treats others as equals, reduces aggressive behavior; makes others want to cooperate Containment/Deterrence...
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This note was uploaded on 08/30/2010 for the course POSC 240 taught by Professor Denemark during the Spring '08 term at University of Delaware.
- Spring '08
- International Relations