Academic Papers on U.S. International Relations

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This 4 page paper provides an overview of Panama's political and economic history along with a look at its recent admission to the UNSC. The UN is discussed. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

A 15 page contention that our failure to understand Indo-Chinese history can be blamed for the negative outcome of American involvement in Vietnam, China, Loas and Cambodia. By all admissions, this region has a complex and sometimes confusing history. As has been the case at more than one point in American history, we ...

Sun Tzu/Art of War

  • 7 page paper

A 7 page research paper that offers a brief biography of Sun Tzu, then outlines and summarizes the main points of the book and concludes with a brief discussion of the importance of applying this philosophy to current US military situations. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Vojislav Kostunica

  • 8 page paper

An 8 page paper which discusses the elected president of Yugoslavia, Vojislav Kostunica. The paper presents a biography of Kostunica, what his presence means to the Yugoslavian people, what affect his presidency is expected to have, and information on how Yugoslavia involves itself with the rest of the world. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

Margulies/Guantanamo

  • 3 page paper

A 3 page book review that offers a brief summary of what Joseph Margulies argues in his text Guantanamo and the Abuse of Presidential Power (2006) on the use of torture. Based on this information, the writer argues that the US has abandoned the principles of justice on which it was founded. No additional sources ...

A 24 page paper. Historically, war, upset, and terrorism interrupts international business and nations tend to isolate themselves for protections. The terrorist attacks on America and the ongoing war against terrorism, however, found countries trying to promote more trade rather than less. This essay provides an introductory overview; a discussion of globalization, i.e., international business ...

This 7 page paper considers what the Malaysian company KTSB might do about the threat from U.S. companies to have them subjected to antidumping regulations. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

This 7 page paper considers the extent to which key social structures in the post-war UK distributed power and wealth unequally. This paper then goes on to consider the implications for social agencies and the way in which inequalities have changed the structure and formation of identity. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

This 4 page paper considers what the U.S. policy might be if Iran becomes a nuclear power. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

This 6 page report discusses VanDeMark’s 1991 book that tells about the decisions and actions that increased American involvement in the Vietnam war between 1964 and 1968. VanDeMark shows how Johnson’s advisors were undeniably “hawks” who were determined to increase U.S. involvement in the tiny Southeast Asian nation to “prevent” the communists from gaining any ...

A 6 page paper. Philosophical considerations aside, member states in an international institution do now have the same amount of power. An example involving NATO is used to demonstrate this fact. The paper then discusses the failure of the League of Nations and the success of the United Nations. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

10 pages in length. Since the time of Hiroshima, there has been an overwhelming sense of comfort and safety associated with the nuclear bomb, just as long as one is on the side with such fierce power. The United States has paved the way for China when it comes to yielding the political ...

This 5 page paper presents several examples from real life--FDR's foreign policy and the situation in the Middle East--to explore two IR theories. Balance of power theory is discussed in depth. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

A 15 page research paper that discusses the investigatory congressional committee head by Frank Church in the 1970s that examined intelligence agency abuses of power under the Nixon administration. This examination of the Church committee and its various reports considers to what extent the committee was influenced by the legacy of Watergate. Bibliography lists ...

A 5 page paper which examines the validity of John J. Mearsheimer’s “The Tragedy of Great Power.” The paper also examines the critique of one writer as it applies to Mearsheimer’s book. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

This 13 page paper discusses the normalization of relations between the U.S. and China, as well as examining the Chinese economy, its political system and relations with other global powers. Bibliography lists 6 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. ...

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.

5 pages. Explains the separation of powers in the United States government, and how this can sometimes cause disharmony between the President and Congress. This results in inefficiency. In contrast, the British parliamentary system and the French presidential-parliamentary system both produce harmony between the executive and the legislative branches. Bibliography lists 3 sources. ...

8 pages in length. At the turn of the twentieth century, the United States was on the verge of becoming one of the world's most important imperial powers. The combination of public pressure, foreign policy elite and agricultural/industrial capitalism clearly signaled a massive global change of significant proportions. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

8 pages in length. Terrorists reach for the central nerve of their targets in order to impose the most damage; for the United States, that vulnerable spot is the fundamental principle of constitutional rights. The progression of terrorist activity has instigated responses unlike those ever experienced by the American people, with the greatest ...

5 pages in length. Nineteen eighty-nine was a most significant year for Asia-European relations. Asia and Europe had by that time endured several decades of discord that ultimately culminated in the restoration of party-to-party relations, bringing together two communist parties. The events that initially caused the rift between the two powers served to create considerable strain within ...

A 3 page paper that discusses perspectives of international order. The paper briefly discusses realism, Marxism, liberalism and constructivism as well as collective and distributive power. The writer comments about the U.S. in the discussion. Bibliography lists 3 sources

3 pages in length. World War II proved to be a grim reminder that nations should once again attempt to form an international organization; thus, the United Nations (UN) was born. President Franklin D. Roosevelt coined the phrase for a global peacekeeping organization that originally formed in January 1942 and was comprised of ...

This 8 page paper describes the history of U.S.-Iran international relations and why Iran has come to distrust the United States. It considers the 1953 U.S. backed coup that overthrew the legally elected Mossadegh government; the Islamic Revolution; and the U.S. backing of Saddam Hussein. It also considers reasons why Iran is developing nuclear ...

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