By refusing to ratify the Rome Statue, the US shrinks from its international obligations, disrespects the law of nations, and fails to play a role in advancing international law.
While the Act encompassed relatively minor reductions to the regulation of the American stock market, it allowed Wall Street to accrue a greater benefit from its market activities.
The US still plays a major role in European security, but is gradually concentrating its efforts on the Middle East and Asia, where there is a high probability of future conflicts.
With IR theories flying around in abundance, it’s important to remember the contributions that Realism has given to the field to consider its relevance to contemporary global affairs.
While consensus is lacking on the US’ role in directly planning the coup, American military and monetary aid were instrumental in Sukarno’s downfall and the outbreak of civil war.
Given responsible control and monitoring of regional trade agreements, regionalism can be a stepping stone, not a stumbling block, on the road to multilateral trade liberalization.
The War on Terror has greatly altered the role of Western security services: many changes have been products of the Bush Doctrine, and have been furthered by Obama’s policies.
The Gulf War may be considered a military triumph par excellence; however, a destabilized Iraq must also be considered a disastrous outcome for the U.S. Foreign Policy establishment.