U.s. Foreign Policy And Terror During The Late Cold War Essay

1405 Words Dec 4th, 2015 6 Pages
The relationship between U.S. foreign policy and terror during the late Cold War, gives a historical understanding to help make a more informed political analysis of the “War on Terror” today. The “War on Terror” today is demonstrated through terrorism. Targeting civilians, political motives all have direct involvement involvement in the root of all terrorism. Acts man be direct or indirect but terrorism is defined as, “An act or acts designed to provoke an overreaction from a stronger power”. Through the historical understanding of the relationship between U.S. foreign policy and terror during the late Cold War; a more informed political analysis can be developed on the “War on Terror” today while using; Americas attitude toward political terror, how the view of the Taliban varied, and America’s everlasting Muslim stereotypes. In order to understand the “war on terror’ today, it is important to understand the relationship between U.S. foreign policy and terror during the late Cold War. In Good Muslim, Bad Muslim, Mahmood Mamdani chronologically defines the late Cold War, “I define the late Cold War as lasting from the end of the American war in Vietnam to the fall of the Soviet Union in 1990, with the era of proxy war stretching to the recent war in Iraq”. Later Mamdani goes on to say that, “The late Cold War was an ear of proxy wars marked by two developments. Both were distinctive initiatives of the Reagan administration’s foreign policy”. During the late Cold War…

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