Realism and Foreign Policy Essay by hicaliber

Realism and Foreign Policy
A discussion regarding the US Foreign Policy in relation to 9/11, Pearl Harbor, the Vietnam War and the Cuban Missile Crisis.
# 93875 | 1,758 words | 8 sources | MLA | 2006 | US

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This paper takes a look at the events of September 11th, Pearl Harbor, the Vietnam War and the Cuban Missile Crisis, focusing primarily on the American Foreign Policy related to these events. The paper discusses how in times of crisis, Americans come together in the common goal of defeating an enemy. The paper then discusses how the tradition of neorealism has a deep-rooted historical basis in the political philosophy of realism.

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Amin, Samir, "The Political Economy of the Twentieth Century," Monthly Review, June 2000,
  • Kirkpatrick, Jeane. Dictatorships and Double Standards, New York: Simon and Schuster, 1982.
  • Krauthammer, Charles, "Today Tehran, Tomorrow the World," Time April 3, 2006, p. 96
  • National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the U.S., The 9/11 Commission Report. Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 2004
  • Spanier, John and Steven Hook. American Foreign Policy Since World War II. Washington, DC: Congressional Quarterly Press, 2004.

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