Terrorism: Past Demons, Present Threats and Future Challenges Research Proposal by write123

Terrorism: Past Demons, Present Threats and Future Challenges
An analysis of presidential and foreign policy decision making regarding the terrorism threat.
# 106277 | 6,008 words | 40 sources | MLA | 2008 | US

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This paper proposes a study to examine the causal connection between the foreign policy framework created by post Carter U.S presidents, Ronald Reagan, George Bush, Bill Clinton, and George W. Bush. It also looks at the extent to which U.S. presidents' foreign policy approaches set the stage for the emergence of terrorism as a global threat and the measures which enabled terrorist groups to play such an important role in contemporary decision-making processes. In addition, the paper discusses which actions taken by the administrations could have been averted and what would have been the consequences.

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From the Paper:

"There have been numerous studies done in the area of international relations which have dealt primarily with the issue of the United States as a major power and its influential role in world politics. In fact, it can be said that even the idea of the study of the way in which the decisions taken at the national level manage to influence the international context and the conduct of other nations has been the initiative of scholars from the United States, following the end of the Second World War. More importantly however, the opinions and approaches of the academic world have pointed out the fact that, although the US entered the international political arena at the turn of the 20th century, it has dominated world politics ever since. In this sense, Martin Wight in Power Politics compares major powers along the history and acknowledges the exclusive status of the US in the world. Although his research was limited, due to objective factors, to the period of the Cold War, his analysis in important for the present study because it points out the role the US had in the ideological confrontation with the USSR and sets the historical framework for determining the measures taken by the US administrations in this time frame. "

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Brzezinski, Zbigniew The Grand Chessboard: American Primacy and Its Geostrategic Imperatives. New York: Basic Books, 1998.
  • Calvocoressi, Peter. World politics since 1945. Budapest: Open Society Institute, 1996.
  • Cole, Juan. "The United States and Shi'ite Religious Factions in Post-Ba'thist Iraq". Middle East Journal. 2003.
  • Cortright, David et. al. "Unproven: the controversy over justifying war in Iraq." Fourth Freedom Forum and the Joan B. Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame. 2003.
  • David Tucker. Skirmishes at the Edge of Empire: The United States and International Terrorism.Westport: Praeger Publishers, 1997.

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Terrorism: Past Demons, Present Threats and Future Challenges (2008, July 30) Retrieved June 03, 2023, from https://www.academon.com/research-proposal/terrorism-past-demons-present-threats-and-future-challenges-106277/

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"Terrorism: Past Demons, Present Threats and Future Challenges" 30 July 2008. Web. 03 June. 2023. <https://www.academon.com/research-proposal/terrorism-past-demons-present-threats-and-future-challenges-106277/>