U.S. Foreign Policy in the Middle East
An overview of the objectives of U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East and whether it can be considered morally justifiable.
# 68535 | 2,462 words | 7 sources | MLA | 2006 |
Published on Aug 25, 2006 in History (Middle Eastern) , International Relations (U.S.) , Political Science (U.S.) , Hot Topics (Terror and 9/11) , Political Science (Terrorism)
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This paper examines the quagmire of Middle East politics and how the U.S. has conducted its foreign policy in that region of the world. The paper discusses whether U.S. objectives and its foreign policy in the Middle East are morally justifiable and concludes that they are because the goal of the U.S. is primarily one of helping people of the third world countries, while at the same time protecting her own interests.
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