Academic Papers on U.S. Foreign Policy

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This is a 5 page paper that explores the ideologies that have guided US foreign policy. It begins with the impact of the mercantilism of England on the colonies and looks at the expansionist policies of a new nation. It examines the theory and the state of affairs that brought about Wilsonian Internationalism. Isolationism is ...

This 2 page essay addresses the topic and provides contemporary examples. The problems with China are discussed. Bibliography lists 1 source.

International Peace

  • 2 page paper

This 2 page general essay on accomplishing international peace addresses national security issues. The Kosovo crisis is used as an example. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

A 10 page research essay on the U.S. form of government, focusing on the relationship between Congress and the Presidency since the 1960s. The writer explores arms sales policies and the wars in Grenada, Vietnam, Bosnia and Iraq in terms of presidential and congressional power as afforded by the Constitution and other policies. ...

The 'New World Order'

  • 10 page paper

A 10 page examination of the concept of 'new world order' and other terminologies used to describe the United States approach to foreign policy during various administrations. The Clinton concept of 'enlargement democracy' is also discussed at some length. Bibliography lists seven sources.

A 3 page essay discussing why America's stated, bipartisan statement that America should 'bring democracy to the world' is an infringement on the rights of any group of people to determine, themselves, how they will be governed. Without the forcible acceptance of a foreign culture (ours), people are generally able to decide for themselves. ...

An 8 page paper on the issue of governmental non-intervention in regards to foreign affairs. Some history of America and its foundation of isolationism is noted. Isolationism is necessary. We, as a country should not interfere with the policies of another. The situations of Vietnam and Bosnia are highlighted as examples. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

A 5 page overview of the implementation of U.S. foreign policy in Bosnia. The writer addresses both the policy and the successful steps toward its implementation in terms established by the Dayton Agreement. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Gulf War Policies

  • 5 page paper

A 5 page research essay on U.S. and Iraqi policies during the Gulf War. The writer also explores the U.S. policy in terms of its new military 'grand strategy,' and concludes with a statement on how the Gulf War influenced successive foreign policy. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

A 20 page research paper that examines several problematic issues that have interfered with the World Health Organization's (WHO) stated mandate to bring the highest possible level of heath to all the people of the world. The issues include the sale and quality control of pharmaceuticals on the international market, the advertising and sale of ...

A 5 page research paper which looks at the theories of renowned economist Charles P. Kindleberger in his book World Economic Primacy: 1500 to 1990. Kindleberger postulates that nations go through life cycles that are roughly similar to those of a single individual. First there is youth, then maturity, and then eventually there is aging; ...


  • 5 page paper

This 5 page paper supports the concept of nationalism, particularly as it relates to the United States. Several examples are provided. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

A 3 page research paper relating Arnold Wolfer's concept that "national security it an ambiguous symbol" to today's world. The concept is valid only if we expand the definiton of "national security" to those issues of concern today, e.g., environment health. Bibliography included.

A 12 page argument against Sundquist's resolutions to the two-party divisiveness that is choking the United States' political autonomy in today's global world. The writer argues that while Sundquist's reasoning is valid, his approach is not. Bibliography lists 7 references.

This 5 page paper argues that treaties are generally worthless because they are too difficult to enforce. The SALT agreements are discussed. Iraq is used as a contemporary example. Bibliography lists 10 sources. Treaties. wps

An article by Carothers on Latin American foreign policy is discussed in this 4 page analysis.

A 5 page paper that discusses how Puerto Rico is an iconoclastic synthesis of two governments--the imposed U.S. government and the remnants of the Spanish commonwealth that were in effect at the time the U.S. assumed control of the island in 1898. The paper explores these issues in light of legislative and judiciary ...

Israel / Continue Aid?

  • 5 page paper

A 5 page overview on the debate and the facts behind the debate on whether to continue economic aid to Israel. The writer discusses this in terms of U.S. fiscal policy, U.S. international policy, and human rights issues. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

This 5 page paper argues against using nuclear weapons to end the threat of chemical and biological warfare. The 1997 situation involving Saddam Hussein is highlighted. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

This 4 page report discusses whether or not financial markets can still be regarded as efficient, especially in light of this year's financial crisis in Asia. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

A 5 page overview of the book 'American Diplomacy' by George Keenan. Outlines the importance of American decision making and diplomacy in the first half of this century. Relates the transition of this country from essential isolationism to one of world power. No additional sources cited.

it is popularly believed that the guerrilla war in Guatemala had its roots in a CIA-led overthrow of the government in 1954 at the behest of the United Fruit Company. This 2 page paper argues that the embarrassing loss in Vietnam and the overriding public sentiment concerning America's role there led the Government to ...

An 8 page research paper on the historical and current impact of oil in determining U.S. foreign policy. The writer describes the history of oil and its importance to the U.S., the reasons oil impacts policy, and the current situation regarding foreign dependence on oil. Bibliography lists 13 sources.

A 5 page paper that recommends a balancing of domestic and foreign policy through tax reform and trade policy changes. The paper is based on Joseph Nye's "Bound to Lead," and articles by Robert Reich and Paul Kennedy. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

A 5 page paper on the issue of diplomacy and foreign policy within the Untied States. The past is addressed and the information provided is based on notions and thoughts produced by George Kennan's book titled 'American Diplomacy.' Being discussed are the policy makers of the past, the wars that required this country's involvement, and ...

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