Drivers of U.S. Foreign Policy Assignment

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Drivers of U.S. Foreign Policy Response PaperLesson Number:4100A (AY-18)05 September 2017Drivers of U.S. Foreign Policy Response PaperMajor: Arafa KhaterCG7Security Studies / National Security Affairs and the International SystemDr: James JoynerLtCol: Mattew GoodCommand and Staff CollegeMarine Corps UniversityQuantico, Virginia
It is true to justify that, “It is above all to the drumbeat of Wilsonian idealism thatAmerican foreign policy has marched since his watershed presidency, and continues to march tothis day.” The president left the legacy behind which is continuing with the expansion ofAmerica’s foreign policy Woodrow Wilson had taken the initiation to give America anothershape. America must focus on the intervention policy and must try to come out from the shell ofisolation. Wilson also focused on reframing the shape of the Democratic Party into a politicalparty. Under his regime, America saw a change in the phase of foreign policy and with time, itgained momentum, which was exercised by the other presidents of America. .As stated by Henry Kissinger, according to Wilson, America was not justified on theground of the need to sustain the balance of power, but the main driving force behind theprinciples of Wilson is to spread its principles all over the world. Despite his failure to convincehis fellow citizens to pursue the democratization in the society, his ideas still carry significanceunder the regimes of the presidents of USA. Since the start of the Cold War, with the emergenceof globalization and under the reign of different presidents, the essence of the legacy ofWoodrow Wilson’s the administration of the United States of America. Your argument andsupporting factors are fairly clear here—see my comments on revising the sentence structure.In order to understand the importance of the quotation, it is important to talk about theprovisions of Wilsonian idealism, which focuses on emphasizing on the self- determination ofpeoples, advocating the spread of democracy and capitalism, firm opposition to the isolationism,and carrying the favor of intervention. Accordingly, in the Second World War, with the attack onPearl Harbor, America came out from the shell of isolationism and was determinedto spread its principles of capitalism all around the world in 1940’s1However, this interest leadsto the growth of enmity against USSR in the Cold War era. America by the means of obligation1Starr, Harvey.Henry Kissinger: Perceptions of international politics. University Press of Kentucky, 2015
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