Monthly Archives: August 2015

The Rise of China

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The contemporary foreign policy issue I would like to follow this semester is the Rise of China and how the United States will react to it.  I am interested in following this issue because I was in Dr. O’Neil’s “Politics of Asia” class in Spring 2015. We briefly went over this issue, so I would … Continue reading The Rise of China

The Pre-Cold War History

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  Lantis, Chapter 2 The United States of America was a brand new country and many saw it as the prototype of democracy.  In order to keep this democracy and freedom, the US fought the Revolutionary War against the British. This War become the first foreign policy action by the US. Some of the principles the US was fighting for… Read more »

Jeffrey Lantis Chapter 1 Summary – US Foreign Policy In Action 8/30

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The start of the US Foreign Policy in Action by Jeffrey Lantis lays out the overview of the book. He discusses the key features of the book. Below are the 9 Key Features of Lantis. Major Interactive Learning Tools: from chapters 4 through 8, Lantis blends the differentiating theories and narrative together to implement the […]

The Tools of Political Science and Foreign Policy

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Trubowitz ( Introduction pp. 1-8) “This has to be understood: that a prince, and especially a new prince, cannot observe all those things for which men are held good, since he is often under a necessity to maintain his state, of acting against faith, against charity, against humanity, against religion…”. This quote from Machiavelli’s The … Continue reading The Tools of Political Science and Foreign Policy

U.S. Foreign Policy In The Persian Gulf

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My first exposure to the Middle East was very probably through the 1962 film “Lawrence of Arabia” starring Peter O’Toole which told the heroic story of Captain T.E. Lawrence, as he rallied the Arab tribes against their Ottoman oppressors. It was only much later did I realize that his story was about understanding, friendship and cultural … Continue reading U.S. Foreign Policy In The Persian Gulf

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Hey everyone!

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My name is Sasha, a student at University of the Pacific and I am participating in the Tiger Domains Project for my U.S. Foreign Policy Class! I’m so excited!