Post Tagged with: "America"

Review – The Wars of Afghanistan

Review – The Wars of Afghanistan

Peter Tomsen has provided a comprehensive account of Afghanistan’s recent conflicts and illuminates aspects of this history in ways that only he could really achieve.

Is Contemporary American Conservatism More Than Just a Reactionary Ideological Platform?

Is Contemporary American Conservatism More Than Just a Reactionary Ideological Platform?

The term ‘conservative’ has been branded by politicians as a framework which allows them to peddle their political positions.

My Limitations as a White British Man…

My Limitations as a White British Man…

I have faced a number of difficulties, as all researchers do, when designing, developing and implementing a project. How do I obtain my data, for example, or will I have significant findings?

Assessing Continuity and Change in Obama’s Foreign and National Security Policies

Assessing Continuity and Change in Obama’s Foreign and National Security Policies

Rather than do something on behalf of Middle East peace, the Obama administration has buckled, proving unwilling to confront an Israeli government set on measures that will greatly diminish the prospect of creating a Palestinian state.

China’s Relations with Africa and the American Context

China’s Relations with Africa and the American Context

Africa is an emerging strategic partner of China. As a result, some over-excited analysts talk of a major competition between China and the United States in Africa.

American Exceptionalism, U.S. Foreign Policy, and the 2012 Presidential Campaign

American Exceptionalism, U.S. Foreign Policy, and the 2012 Presidential Campaign

The debate over American exceptionalism has only just begun. It appears to be at its apex during times of anxiety and crisis within the American polity. Hence, the current state of affairs in America makes the 2012 election season such a juncture.

Tea with Madam Secretary, Part I

My most recent interview was with Madeleine Albright, the US foreign policy practitioner and policy-maker, the women’s rights implementer in foreign policy during her time as a US Ambassador to the UN and as Secretary of State, the daughter of a Czechoslovak dissident who was a recipient of US support during WWII and the Cold War, and finally as the academic examining foreign policy.

AMERICA’S NEXT WAR

The American public is tired of war. Soon there will be no US forces in Iraq and the scheduled drawdown of troops in Afghanistan is being accelerated. In both cases American field commanders objected to the withdrawals, hoping to preserve tenuously held gains in those conflicts by retaining on site American combat capabilities.

THE FORMULA FOR AMERICAN ISOLATIONISM

THE FORMULA FOR AMERICAN ISOLATIONISM

I prefer to call it Restraint, but let’s be clear, by whatever label America is pulling back. The oceans are big and protect America from much of the world’s turmoil. Being on American side of them is cheaper than being on the other side and wiser too. America is coming home thanks to the government’s budget deficit.

Review – “A Problem From Hell”: America and the Age of Genocide

Review – “A Problem From Hell”: America and the Age of Genocide

In this damning indictment of American indifference to humanitarian crises, journalist and academic Samantha Power refutes the arguments that US leaders were either unaware of genocidal horrors in the Twentieth Century or unable to stop them. Instead, the majority of American leaders knowingly did nothing as millions suffered.

9/11 + 10 Years

9/11 + 10 Years

In a blast from e-IR’s blogs past, Harvey M. Sapolsky considers ten results from the war that the 9/11 attacks against the United States provoked over a decade ago.

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