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US Foreign Policy
A discussion on the advantages of a realistic foreign policy for the U.S.
# 91144 | 1,716 words | 5 sources | APA | 2006 | US

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The paper discusses the advantages of a realistic foreign policy and its past success in protecting the U.S. from Soviet military attacks. It then discusses the necessity of a realistic foreign policy for America, specifically with regard to nuclear proliferation and the immediate threat posed by North Korea.

From the Paper:

"It is also important to consider the effect that a US declaration of war with the intention of regime change would have on the international community at the present time. There is a great potential for a backlash and more claims of imperialistic actions imposed by the US. Our number one priority should be to prevent others from gaining power in order to maintain our own, and giving the opposition an opportunity to rally against us does not serve our interests. Having too much power and acting unilaterally too often (if at all) will make it appear as if the ultimate goal of the US is global hegemony, threatening other states and in turn forcing them to find ways to gain power."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Beinart,Peter. "Apocalypse Now," New Republic 3/17/03, 228:10
  • Hastedt, Glenn P., ed. American Foreign Policy, 5th ed. (Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 2003). Kirkpatrick, Jeane. Dictatorships and Double Standards: Rationalism and Realism in Politics (New York: American Enterprise Institute, 1982)
  • Mearshimer, John. "India Needs the Bomb," The New York Times on the web; Op-Ed piece from 3-24-00
  • "North Korea Reveals Famine Statistics", printed 5-15-01, accessed 11-14-05, available at:
  • Thomas, Evan. "Bluster Before the Fall," Newsweek 9/15/03

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APA Format

US Foreign Policy (2006, December 22) Retrieved October 28, 2020, from

MLA Format

"US Foreign Policy" 22 December 2006. Web. 28 October. 2020. <>