Presidential Doctrine

Presidential Doctrine

Draw  from the information gained in your first research paper and expand  your research to follow up in a new paper. Write three to four (3-4) new  pages that address the following:

  1. Define  presidential doctrine and summarize the regional or global events  during the Cold War leading up to the formation of the presidential  doctrine you wrote about in Assignment 1.  
  2. Select  one country you wrote about in Assignment 1 and describe the Cold War  relationship that existed between the country you selected and the U.S.  before the presidential doctrine was announced.
  3. Describe the relationship that currently exists between the U.S. and the country you selected in section (2) above.
  4. Describe  the effect that the presidential doctrine has had on regional or global  affairs since it was announced during the Cold War.
  5. Assess  whether the presidential doctrine you wrote about in Assignment 1 had  had the intended effect of altering the behavior of the country you  selected in section (2) above in the time since the doctrine was first  announced.
  6. Cite at least four (4) reputable sources in addition to the textbook, not including Wikipedia, encyclopedias, or dictionaries.

To help you understand this assignment further, the following description and examples may be useful.

Step 1: Define  a doctrine and identify why a president would want to announce one. A  doctrine is an ideological platform that a president uses to advance a  policy towards a country or region in order to accomplish foreign policy  goals for the United States, so you will need to expand on this theme. 

Refer  back to Assignment 1 and build on whatever doctrine you wrote about  then.  Say, for example, you selected the Truman Doctrine. Therefore, this is the only thing you will write about in Assignment 2 step 1.

Step 2: Select one country you wrote about in Assignment 1 and describe the Cold War relationship that existed between it and the U.S. beforethe presidential doctrine was announced. 

In  the case of Truman, you would pick either the Soviet Union, Greece, or  Iran, because all three were affected by his doctrine.  If you are  writing about the Eisenhower Doctrine, you would choose Lebanon or  Egypt; if you wrote about the Kennedy Doctrine, you would have write  about Cuba or Vietnam; if your wrote about the Nixon Doctrine, you would  choose either Vietnam, Saudi Arabia, or Iran; if you chose Carter, you  would select either Iran or Afghanistan; and if you wrote about the  Reagan Doctrine, you would select Nicaragua, Angola, Russia, or  Afghanistan (although there were several others).

Step 3: Describe  what effect the presidential doctrine you chose has had on regional or  global affairs since it was announced during the Cold War. 

That is, how did the doctrine change the status quo regionally or globally after it was announced by  the U.S.?  What happened in Western Europe after the Truman Doctrine  was announced?  What happened in the Middle East after the Eisenhower  Doctrine was announced?  What happened with Cuba or Vietnam after  Kennedy offered up his doctrine of flexible response?  What happened in  Southeast Asia or the Persian Gulf after the Nixon Doctrine went in  effect?  What happened in the Middle East after the Carter Doctrine was  announced?  What happened in Central America or Africa or the Middle  East after Reagan announced his doctrine?

Step 4: Refer back to the country you selected in step two and describe the relationship that currently exists between the U.S. and that country. 

How has the relationship changed between the U.S. and that country since the doctrine was announced?

Step 5: Evaluate  whether the presidential doctrine had had the intended effect of  altering the behavior of the one country you selected in section (2)  above since the doctrine was first announced.

Your assignment must:

  • Be  typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with  one-inch margins on all sides; references must follow APA or  school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional  instructions.
  • Include  a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s  name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover  page and the reference page are not included in the required page  length.
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