Essays and Research Papers on U.S. International Relations

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A 5 page research paper that investigates the stance of the Clinton administration relative to maintaining the Cuban trade embargo. The writer argues that the position of President Clinton and his administration has varied according to the idiosyncrasies of the political atmosphere. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

This 8 page paper considers the issue of religious fundamentalism in the Middle East, with a specific focus on the Islamic culture. This paper considers whether religious fundamentalism is a dominating force in Middle Eastern society and assesses how it has a particular impact on politics. This paper assesses the specific political issues ...

An 8 page discussion of the events leading up to and following the 1989 Cuban economic crisis and the associated U.S. role in this crisis. Emphasizes that the U.S. reaction to the Cuban economic crisis, consisting mostly of economic sanctions, has ranged from apathy to outright attack. While this reaction could be expected ...

8 pages in length. As the world embarks upon the new millennium, questions abound with regard to events that occurred during the twentieth century. With particular emphasis upon those that took place just in the past several years, one can surmise that many of these incidents can be attributed to idealism, a philosophy ...

This 5 page report discusses the fact that the United States is always a target for international criticism. Despite criticism, regardless of what atrocity or what abuse that takes place throughout the world, the question is always asked “why doesn’t the United States do something!?” The United States has had to face the reality that it is the only true ...

A 10 page contention that while the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis composed the first real threat to North American territory since the bombing of Pearl Harbor in World War II, the reaction of the two countries most threatened by this crisis was considerably different. The U.S. reaction was swift yet perhaps somewhat premature. ...

This 5 page paper considers the issues related to the implementation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and the impact in the increasing global trade environment. This paper considers the pros and cons of NAFTA. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

5 pages. This book delves into some stories that one would consider unbelievable if not coming from this highly praised journalist. Bosnia becomes a very real and terrifying place for the reader, and we learn that the Holocaust was not the last of terrible ethnic crimes; they are still happening in our world. ...

An 11 page discussion of the societal and economic impacts of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Emphasizes the impact of NAFTA in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. Counters the many objections which have been launched against the agreement. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

8 pages in length. The hegemonic stability theory, which stresses the importance of a central stabilizing force that keeps a international system from breaking apart, can readily be applied to the manner by which the middle east has taken such a formidable stance within the political world. What is at the heart of ...

This 6 page paper considers the technological change in Jordan, including the access to information and media technology. This report includes an analysis of the country's current perspective on technology and the way in which it is impacting the culture of Jordan. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

An 11 page discussion of the decisions which were made regarding East Germany and West Germany after World War II. Details the outcome of the Yalta conference and the relegation of West Germany to U.S. influence and East Germany to Russian influence. Contends the ultimate economic and political success of West Germany to ...

This 5 page paper considers the specific elements of the artistry of Francesco Franci and Gerhard ter Borch. This paper assesses Franci's Madonna and Child with Sts. Francis and Germone and Gerhard ter Borch's A young woman at her toilet with a maid. No additional sources cited.

A 5 page paper that addresses the title question. The essay discusses the philosophy of the United States in its role of hegemon. The writer supports the argument in favor of the U.S. maintaining this role, even though not all Americans agree. Tutorial suggestions/explanations are included. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

The Role of the CIA

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This 8 page paper looks at the role the CIA has played in areas such as Chile and Guatemala as well as in the cold war. The paper considers the cold war role emphasis and how this was evidenced by the actives, planned and unplanned as well as the use of technology. The bibliography cites ...

A 3 page consideration of the role of the United States in the conflict between Taiwan and China. Contends that while our role is diplomatic in nature, and geared to reduce friction between these countries rather than escalate them, we should be prepared to intervene militarily to stand behind our warnings to China not ...

A 10 page paper which discusses "Manifest Destiny: American Expansion and the Empire of Right" by Anders Stephanson as it deals with American foreign policy. Bibliography lists 2 additional sources.

An 11 page research paper that investigates the various forms that pertain to international relations theory. Theories discussed include realism, liberalism, neo-Marxism, Gramscian theory, etc. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

A 10 page overview of the many factors which interplayed to result in an American loss in Vietnam. Attributes this loss to internal politics rather than to an ineffective or amoral military as some authors have contended. Emphasizes that the strength and accomplishments of our military during this war were undermined by politicians and ...

An eight page paper which looks at different aspects of American involvement in the Middle East, including relations with Iraq and Iran, the impact of the Cold War on the Gulf states, the importance of religion in Islamic politics, and the way in which the role of Turkey within the Middle East has evolved ...

This 10 page paper evaluates U.S.-China relations since 1945. Trade as well as other aspects are discussed. Included also is information on how MFN status plays a role and how Tiananmen Square changed things. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

A 5 page paper. This report explores three specific issues: U.S. policy about trade; a discussion of comparative advantage and its relationship to trade; and what effect internal trade has on the U.S. domestic economy. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

This 12 page report discusses NAFTA and explains that Republican President George Bush completed NAFTA negotiations with Mexico in September 1992 and enthusiastically promoted the treaty during the campaign. Democratic challenger Bill Clinton took only a lukewarm position toward NAFTA, but two days after he was elected president, Clinton came out in favor of NAFTA and went on to promote its ...

This 5 page paper supports the assumption that A state's domestic politics and the nature of its domestic regime strongly influence the goals that it pursues, but not the means it employs to reach them. Several examples are used inclusive of the Gulf War and the April, 2001 standoff with China. Bibliography lists ...

12 pages. It have been said that among the OPEC members that Saudi Arabia is a "price dove" and Iran is a "price hawk." Considering the actions of these countries over the past three decades in order to assess this statement, it has been determined that this does accurately describe both countries. While it is undeniable that ...

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