American Global Strategy and the War on Terrorism by Hall Gardner

By Hall Gardner

Modern overseas occasions, and certainly even the USA presidential election, display the ongoing want for debate and discourse over the path and emphases people international coverage. ????American worldwide procedure and the struggle on Terrorism????, addresses a variety of subject matters which are the most important to realizing the post-11 September, 2001 situation and to formulating a good American and international international and safety coverage to accommodate that obstacle. corridor Gardner seeks to re-conceptualize the 'war on terrorism' and to research the character of yank family and foreign policy-making in the context of historic and structural constraints upon US coverage. The booklet contends that US procedure must shift gears and paintings extra diligently to reduce the dangers of even wider neighborhood conflicts, most likely related to significant powers, via carrying out really multilateral recommendations and during 'strengthening' the UN. This research will be learn by means of modern coverage makers and students of international coverage.

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47 The question posed here, however, is whether the American intervention will be able to bring about qualitatively different results than those imperial occupations of the past, thereby instituting a well developed and diversified economic infrastructure (going beyond a petroleum-based economy). g. 48 These questions are also not so ironically posed in terms of the rationalizations of neo-conservatives who regard imperialism as a positive force for global democratization and for global capitalism (see Chapter 2).

5 Not afraid of spending borrowed money, neo-conservatives are capable of acting for ostensibly idealistic causes, but only when key US geopolitical interests are at stake. The forgiveness of Mexican and then Iraqi debts (under Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush respectively), and a major aid package to the Indian Ocean region in early 2004 with a focus on Moslem Indonesia (after the Tsunami struck and devastated much of the region), represent specific “idealistic” actions designed to serve long term US interests.

Traditional conservatives, such as Henry Kissinger, in addition to so-called “paleo-conservatives,” such as Patrick Buchanan, had both opposed the latter conflict. ”18 By 2004, neo-conservatives appeared to have won a major “victory” by expanding full NATO membership to the Baltic states, and to most other former Warsaw Pact countries—despite Russian protests; they now demand NATO expansion to Ukraine and Georgia. ” Neo-conservatives and neo-realists differ upon key questions relating to nuclear proliferation and the questions of “imminent” threat.

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