Clinton's foreign policy. In the 1990s, the United States became the world's only superpower. Relations with Russia and the People's Republic of China primarily revolved around trade and economic assistance, rather than strategic confrontation. In Haiti, Clinton's Administration was successful in forcing the military regime to step down in favor of an elected president, Jean-Bertrand Aristide. In other parts of the world, Clinton tried, as Bush had done, to exercise American foreign policy within an international framework, such as the United Nations or the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. The president used military force against Iraq to enforce UN sanctions (particularly inspections seeking evidence of weapons of mass destruction) and to respond to Saddam Hussein's provocations against his neighbors and the Iraqi Kurds. One of the most intractable problems in the 1990s was the Balkans.
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