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American Foreign Policy-page2 - 4 P’s(P18 A Foreign...

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September 14, 2011 Goals and Roles What are the goals of American foreign policy? What should be the role of the United States in the world? Rising Powers World’s Richest Man - Carlos Slim Helu Largest Movie Industry - Use to be Hollywood, not its Bollywood. World’s tallest building. - Empire State Building was the largest building at one point, then over taken by the Sears Tower. - Burj Dubai is the tallest building in the world. “The United States has been at war a startling two out of every three years since 1989, and there is no end in sight.” The Conventional Wisdom: - “The unpleasant truth is that the United States is in a world of trouble today on the foreign-pilcy front, and this state of affairs is only likely to get worse in the next few years, as Afghanistan and Iraq unravel and the blame game escalates to poisonous levels.”
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Unformatted text preview: 4 P’s! (P18) A Foreign Policy Strategy Typology -Power: Realism, Competition for Power, and Coercive. -Peace: International institutionalism, world order, and diplomatic. -Prosperity : General economy, imperialism, global capitalism, and economics. -Principles: Democratic idealism, neoconservatism, global spread of democracy, and political coercive. Realism: -“International relations is a struggle for power.” – Morgenthau -It is a self-help system. -“The strong do what they have to do and the weak accept what they have to accept.” – Thucydides. Morgenthau’s 6 Principles 1. Politics is governed by objective laws. 2. Political realism stresses the rational, objective and unemotional int eh quest for power. 3. Power is about control of man over man (or state over state) 4. Tension between political actions and morality....
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