‘Strategy’ is a concept Western powers have struggled to define throughout history, and never truly owned. The 2003 Iraq War was a clear embodiment of this struggle.
North America (students)
While Marxism attacks the United States for its greedy intentions in invading Iraq, defensive realism explains why it invaded due to its role as the global superpower.
Soft power, unless blended appropriately with hard power, cannot insert influence in international relations and serve as an effective diplomatic tool.
Nonviolent action can simultaneously be pragmatic in its power to achieve the desired goal and principled by being rooted initially in morality.
Exploring Oman’s mediating role in facilitating the initial US-Iranian talks reveals how it can aid the US’s strategic goals in the Persian Gulf and the Middle East.
Japan’s participation in the War on Terror might have played an important role in making the Japan-U.S. relationship a global alliance.
Containment theory and its tendency to promote blunt thinking, especially in the Americas, was the prime factor affecting the logic behind US support for the coup in Chile.
Transnational Historical Materialism, post-war reconstruction via the Bretton Woods System and the corporate-liberal paradigm help explain the persistence of US hegemony.
Afghanistan has become a “snake country”: where loyalty can only be rented, solutions are always temporary, and the law of the stronger prevails.
A downward trend in prestige and economic power, along with geopolitical challenges, seems to be forcing the US to realign its foreign policy interests and direction.
Obama’s foreign policy has not yielded a presidential doctrine, as the core tenants of his foreign policy are at odds with key components underlying doctrinal policy
The behaviour of banks preceding the global financial crisis must be understood in relation to the complex interdependencies between agency, institution and structure.
Whilst on the surface Scandal appears to make bold feminist statements, in depth discourse analysis reveals that this is not the case.