Shift in U.S. Foreign Policy Analytical Essay by jozer

Shift in U.S. Foreign Policy
Discusses reasons behind America's shift in foreign policy towards Iraq and North Korea.
# 45597 | 1,514 words | 5 sources | MLA | 2003 | US

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U.S. foreign policy is continuously evolving with each new president. However, for the most part, U.S. foreign policy has been based on the idea of containment. This idea of containment was quickly altered after the horrific attacks of 9/11. It appears the U.S. position on foreign policy was forced to change due to the revived "hot spots" in the Middle East and Korea. This paper discusses U.S. foreign policy towards Iraq and North Korea; however, the main focus of this paper examines why U.S. foreign policy has shifted to preemption from containment. The paper includes quotes by President Bush and Colin Powell.

From the Paper:

"Even with all these tensions, the U.S. continues to hold out that diplomacy will resolve the crisis on the Korean peninsula. The U.S wants open dialogue to be multilateral, involving South Korea, North Korea, Japan, and the Chinese. However, North Korea wants the talks to be unilateral between Pyongyang and Washington. The Chinese believe they are being rebuffed, and also believe that the peninsula ought to be nuclear weapons free. Chinese officials stated, "This will give us an opportunity to say to the North Koreans and world we're not going to be threatened" (Bush, 4)."

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