The Importance Of Foreign Policy

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Fifty-seven years, the amount of time that has passed since 1960 when President Kennedy was in office. The decades that have passed since Mr. Kennedy’s presidency pretty much change the whole “game”. Being that it is January 30, 2017, there are technological advances, different views and opinions and many more changing factors. President Blank is in a whole other time period, meaning there’s various ways to perform the duties, compared to the early 1960s. The new man in office, President Blank has more access to information and technology, along with a population of people that are also different from those fifty-seven years ago. From the first day we are alive we lean and develop schemata for all aspects of environment to guide and protect …show more content…
All of these new advancements without a doubt make it easier for President Blank to deal with foreign policy matters in 2017. In our current time, political leaders are just a phone call or email away, where telegrams seemed to be the main communication device during President Kennedy’s time. Telegrams could take days to receive and respond to, so clearly 2017 has the advantage in communication. During the Cuban Missile Crisis President John Kennedy and Former Prime Minister Nikita Khrushchev would go back and forth for days, via telegram, which today is not even an option. All President Blank has to do is pick up the phone, and it is that easy. The level of technology during the Cold War made it much more difficult for President Kennedy, compared to the technology available in 2017. It is so much easier to gain information on another powerful country with a strong military and economy (great power) just because of the constant evolving of technology (K&B, pp. 17). Media is something that has also gown sine the 1960s, but has just as many disadvantages as advantages. Since the media wasn’t that huge during Kenendys presidency he was able to hide the problems with Cuba and the Soviet Union, a mutual deep hatred leading these actors to feud (enduring rivalries) (K&B, pp. 509).During the Cuban Missile Crisis Kennedy was able to keep the potential nuclear war a secret all the way from October 15th to October …show more content…
The liberalist’s views of President Blank assumes that the major players in world politics are the individuals and those with a significant political influence, but not affiliated with a certain state (non-state actor). Compared to Kennedy’s realist approach, Blank is going to act in a way that pays more attention to domestic structures, as well as the individual differences (K&B, pp. 54). President Blank is less likely to go to war with another country, also known as an independent legal nation (state) because he would rather negotiate since military force is not the only instrument available to use. President Blank would follow the system of collective security, preventing future wars by setting rules to keep peace and attempting to negotiate and settle the problem instead (K&B, pp. 31). When John F. Kennedy was in office he used past experience in forming his current decision, which models the individual decision making theory. Eisenhower left office and the Bay of Pigs became Kennedys problem, so once the Cuban Missile Crisis came about, he used prior experience in making the decisions he did. Dealing with the missiles in Cuba, and what to do next was a huge issue, and Kennedy handled it perfectly. One thing that President Blank won’t be a victim of is not speaking out for what he believes in and instead agreeing with the groups

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