An increasingly important factor in relation to the difficulties experienced by the CPA in its attempt at neo-liberalisation is the ‘everyday’ Iraqi’s opinion on the process.
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.
The geopolitical imaginations in the film ‘Shake Hands with the Devil’ offer a unique inside-out perspective from the position of one man, Romeo Dallaire, and his experience of Rwandan genocide.
The media affects the structure of both the domestic and international system and has influenced the way international actors interact, thus indirectly impacting foreign policy.
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.
Although the Arab Uprisings offered an opportunity for the EU to revise its approach toward its neighbourhood and shape the region to its advantage, the new ENP fails to deliver this goal.
Aid remains one of the EU’s most important means of imposing itself in the world, and can be more effective when combined with other tools in a favourable domestic context.
Despite numerous attempts and some achievements, the US was unable to impose itself or its leadership on the Middle East after the Cold War, and failed in creating a new order in the region.