Post Tagged with: "US foreign policy"

Enemy Wanted: Apply Without

Enemy Wanted: Apply Without

Huntington adopted his Clash of Civilizations thesis in the context of scholars attempting to make sense of the post-Cold War era. His thesis was not a prediction or a theory, it was a wish.

Opportunity and Peril in the North Korean Standoff

Opportunity and Peril in the North Korean Standoff

Most pundits have determined that Kim Jong Un has consolidated power and is now about to, irrationally, strike out against South Korea and her allies. But, what if this assumption is an error?

Understanding US Foreign Policy: It’s All About the Pinto Beans!

Understanding US Foreign Policy: It’s All About the Pinto Beans!

Are USAID’s beans the culturally neutral beans of the world? Do they ‘do no harm’? Or, are they grown in excessive numbers by US farmers?

It’s Time for a New Strategy for a New Nuclear Reality

It’s Time for a New Strategy for a New Nuclear Reality

The United States must begin to accept that a new nuclear reality is emerging and, with it, new challenges and opportunities necessitating a policy shift away from targeted discouragement.

Does a New National Security Team Mean a New Foreign Policy?

Does a New National Security Team Mean a New Foreign Policy?

We should look to the White House for signs of a new foreign policy, not elsewhere. The new cohort in the administration simply reflect Obama’s own preferences.

Feminism and the Current Debates on Women in Combat

Feminism and the Current Debates on Women in Combat

There is no one answer to whether the opening up of direct ground-combat positions to women is a good or bad thing from a feminist perspective. Responses to the issue from gender scholars are diverse.

US-Afghan-Pakistani Relations During Obama’s Second Term

US-Afghan-Pakistani Relations During Obama’s Second Term

The U.S. administration must get ready for negotiations and bring the neighboring countries -especially Iran and Pakistan- together and constitute a regional pact for the peaceful future of Afghanistan.

The Myth of George W. Bush’s Foreign Policy Revolution

The Myth of George W. Bush’s Foreign Policy Revolution

The dominant theme in the literature on the War on Terror is the assumption that the war and its discourses originated with the Bush administration. However, the War on Terror can actually be traced to earlier administrations, specifically those of Reagan and Clinton.

Humanitarian Intervention and Geo-Politics: A Complicated Confluence

Humanitarian Intervention and Geo-Politics: A Complicated Confluence

The complicated confluence of humanitarian intervention and geo-political considerations require the Obama Administration to articulate and implement consistent, well thought through principles and values in Syria.

Targeted Killing: The Limits of Power

Targeted Killing: The Limits of Power

Targeted killing is a legal, legitimate and effective form of active self-defense provided it is conducted in accordance with international law, morality and a narrow definition of legitimate target.

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