Essay about The International Relations Theories Of Constructivism

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As President Obama stated in the June 2011 National Strategy for Counterterrorism, the United States, "continues to face a significant threat from al-Qa 'ida, its affiliates, and its adherents." And while the death of Usama Bin Laden substantively affected the strategic and operational capability of the terrorist organization, al-Qa 'ida 's pervasive reach and insidious spiritual influence into East Africa continues to pose a significant security threat to the both the United States and throughout the region. This paper will recommend a counterterrorism strategy based upon Harry R. Yarger’s explanation and definitions of objectives (ends), strategic concepts (ways), and resources (means) to successfully defeat terrorism and bring about stability in East Africa with a specific focus on the country of Somalia. Additionally, this paper will discuss how the international relations theories of constructivism, realism, and especially liberalism primarily influenced the recommended strategy.
Despite the progress on the continent of Africa over the past two decades, through his foundation, former Secretary-General of the United Nations Kofi Annan noted in a 2016 article that African, “progress remains uneven, and the dangers today are both internal and external. Rebel groups have flourished in the impoverished parts of weak states that feel hard-done by their governments, where the population is often abused by the security forces, or where they do not trust the courts to deliver…

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