C) In particular, given what we learned about the effectiveness of economic
sanctions, what implications would each explanation have for the option
of economic sanctions on Iran? (On the issue of sanctions and Iran, see
Sanctions Begin to Bite, The Econ
Liberalism and Neoliberalism
Liberalism (or classical liberalism; Michael Doyle, Andrew Moravcsik)
-focus on the national/state level: the political and economic institutions of states
affect their international behavior
-recent revival of liberalism
LEVELS OF ANALYSIS AND AFGHANISTAN
-Free-riding vs. Alliance Security Dilemma
-One favorable factor: no great power benefactor for the Taliban
-traditionally a weak central govt in Afghanistan because ethnic divisions
Neoliberalism/Neoliberal Institutionalism (Robert Keohane)
-turns to the systemic level and argues, in contrast to Realists, that even in an anarchic
system self-interested actors can reach cooperation through institutions
-institutions or regimes (in
Models in terms of Iran !
D) Which model or models do you nd most convincing in the case of Iran,
(Obviously a subjective answer is required here). !
- In my opinion the security model does not apply in the case of Iran, however
Iran is wise
A) How does poppy production encourage rent-seeking behavior? What
does this mean for the U.S. strategy?!
Poppy production encourages rent-seeking behavior in that the United States
war effort in Afghanistan has proven to double o
4.) Scott Sagan provides three models on why states seek nuclear
weapons: the security model, the domestic politics model, and the norms
model. Write an essay addressing:!
A) How would each model explain Irans evident intent to build nuclear
IR Theory and US Intervention in Afghanistan
-Taliban comes to power
Grand Schools of Thought and Afghanistan
-largely driven by India-Pakistan
-partition of India, hundred of thousands died
-Kasmir major point of
B) What would be the policy implications of each model for U.S. efforts to
dissuade Iran from building nuclear weapons?!
Policy Implications of Security Model: Should Iran be following the security
model in building its nuclear arsenal then the Unite
D) Explain Pakistans interest in Afghanistan and Pakistans inuence over
events in Afghanistan. What dilemmas has this raised for the U.S.?!
Pakistans interest in Afghanistan likely stems from the close proximity of the two
nations and a