Essay about The United States Foreign Policy

1781 Words Dec 7th, 2015 8 Pages
This research examines several cases of US humanitarian intervention in the 1990s, focusing on the transformation of United States foreign policy goals between George H.W. Bush’s “New World Order” platform in 1991 to Bill Clinton’s “Policy on Reforming Multilateral Peace Operations,” in 1994. These polices starkly contrast one another—the first offered preventive, non-combat measures while the latter focused on combative peacekeeping missions—although both are guised as humanitarian aid. The paper examines how the US loss of life in Somalia 1993, impacted two subquent peacekeeping operations in 1994, Haiti, and Rwanda. This research seeks to examine the factors behind the American response to the 1994 genocide in Rwanda and the 1994 military regemine in Haiti.
Prior to the collapse of the Cold War, the US was focused on state security. The US was at odd with the USSR because of the bipolar power struggle. Both states were trying were vying for ideology dominance. The US was trying to expand its principles on capitalism disguised as democracy while the Soviet Union was trying to spread communism. The Cold War starts after World War II and ends with the Soviet Union dissolution in 1991. The United States actions during the Cold War such as the Cuban Missle Crises, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War makes the case that state security was their top priorty. The US was concerned with commitment of communism with those cases mentioned. However, the late 1980s experienced a…

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