Research Papers on U.S. Foreign Policy

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  • Lessons Learned Post Desert Storm

    This 5 page paper discusses the forced disarmament that occurred post Desert Storm and argues that Iraq did not comply with the requirements of the peace agreement. The writer argues that allowing Iraq to avoid its duties set a precedent by which Iraq is able to continue to evade its disarmament agreement. There are 5 sources listed in the bibliography.

  • McCarthyism and Anti-Communist Action During the 1950s

    This 4 page paper examines the era through original newspaper sources. Bibliography lists 3 sources.


    Focuses on the addition of border agents in an attempt to control illegal immigration in the United States. There are 5 sources listed in the bibliography of this 5-page paper.

  • The International Impacts of Narcoterrorism

    This paper discusses the links between Mexican drug cartels like Los Zetas and the Gulf Cartel to terrorist organizations like Colombia’s FARC. There are twelve sources in this twelve page paper.

  • In Defense of Governor Spitzer’s Plan

    This 13 page paper discusses NY Governor Eliot Spitzer’s plan to make it possible for illegal immigrants to get driver’s licenses, and argues that the plan makes solid sense. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • When the Coke was in Coca Cola

    The history of the coca plant, Erythroxylum coca, is discussed in this paper, including its cultivation in Peru, Colombia and Bolivia for illegal purposes. However, also discussed are its legal uses, including serving as one of the principal original ingredients in Coca Cola and chewing by natives, as well as herb tea.This paper has seven pages and seven sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • Illegal Immigration as Seen Through the Eyes of Ted Author Conover

    This paper presents an overview of the nation's immigration problem as is revealed in “Coyotes: A Journey Across Borders With America's Illegal Migrants”. There are two sources listed in this three page paper.

  • National Border Control

    This paper considers whether or not the federal government or the states should be controlling national borders in order to curtail the number of illegal immigrants gaining entry in five pages. Two sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Protection of American Jobs from Illegal Aliens

    In five pages this paper examines the reasons why the protection of US jobs is necessary with topics including the American steel industry, illegal alien issues and the North American Free Trade Agreement discussed. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • 1898 Hawaii Annexation by the United States

    In eight pages this paper discusses Hawaii's annexation in 1898 by the United States in an overview of the various political and economic factors associated with this act and also considers the presence of the Japanese in this region. Seven sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Globalization - Overview

    A 10 page paper that begins with a definition of globalization, which is followed by a history of globalization. The writer illustrates globalization as international trade has been practiced since at least a few centuries B.C. The rise in globalization in the last forty years is discussed as are the arguments for and against it. The writer reports the rise in FDI and the identifies the countries most globalized. The writer comments on how culture evolves with or without economic globalization. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • Globalization and International Institutions

    In seven pages globalization and international organizations such as the UN, WTO, and NGOs are examined in an attempt to answer the question 'Are international institutions able to operate within the competing demands of the forces of globalization?' Ten sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • The Impacts of Globalization: China, India, and South Korea

    An 8 page contention that not only has globalization had serious detrimental impacts in many third world regions. Indeed, only the higher skilled individuals in these countries are making any notable improvements in their standard of living. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • Varying Views on the Impact of Globalization

    A 7 page discussion of the impact of globalization on developing countries. The author explores both the positive views of globalization and the negative views. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Overview of Free Trade

    In five pages this paper examines free trade in an overview that also includes an examination of the North American Free Trade Agreement and its impact. Six sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Improving Human Rights and International Efforts

    In seven pages this paper evaluates the efforts of global watchdog groups such as the UN Commission on Human Rights, the Human Rights Committee, the African Charter, and Amnesty International to improve human rights throughout the world. Fifteen sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Huntington’s Clash of Civilizations

    An 11 page analysis of Samuel Huntington’s Clash of Civilizations. Bibliography lists 3 additional sources.

  • Huntington, Clash of Civilizations

    A 5 page research paper/essay that discusses the thesis proposed in the 1993 article “The Clash of Civilizations?” (which was later expanded into a book) by Harvard University professor Samuel P. Huntington, he which he proposes that the central source of global conflict will not be “primarily ideological or primarily economic,” but will be between cultural perspectives (Huntington, 1993, p. 22). This examination of Huntington’s thesis, first of all, looks at his position in more detail, and then examines the implications of Huntington’s position and the storm of controversy that it has generated. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Impact of Illegal Immigration on the U.S. Economy

    This 6 page paper discusses the impact illegal immigration has had on the U.S. economy. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Iran Insurance and Global Business Law

    In six pages a case study involving Iran insurance companies and U.S. investment in a consideration of international business law with problem diagnosis and proposed 'cures' offered. Four sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Government Involvement and Laws of Technology Transfer and Intellectual Property Rights

    In twenty five pages this report discusses the government's invovlement in protecting intellectual property in a consideration of laws of intellectual property rights and technology transfer. Twenty one sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • American Economy and International Trade

    In five pages this paper examines the U.S. domestic economy effect of trade, comparative advantage, and America's international trade policy. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Relations between the U.S. and the Islamic Republic of Iran

    This 8 page paper describes the history of U.S.-Iran international relations and why Iran has come to distrust the United States. It considers the 1953 U.S. backed coup that overthrew the legally elected Mossadegh government; the Islamic Revolution; and the U.S. backing of Saddam Hussein. It also considers reasons why Iran is developing nuclear power. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Iran and the United States Joint Relationship

    This 9 page paper gives an explanation of how the Us and Iran need to cooperate in order to maintain the Us power in the Middle East. This paper includes discussions of Chinese and Russian relations with Iran. Bibliography list 5 sources.

  • Conflict Resolution & Iran

    A 10 page research paper that argues that there are alternatives to military intervention in regards to US policy towards Iran. The Bush administration has been very vocal in recent months about the dangers involved with Iran--one of the countries named by President Bush as being part of an "axis of evil--developing nuclear weapons. Iran asserts dogmatically that its uranium enrichment program is purely for peacetime use and is needed for the country's proposed power plants. Is the US headed toward an other military conflict, or can this situation be handled through diplomatic means, specifically through implementation of conflict resolution principles? This examination of this issue argues that conflict resolution offers a viable alternative to military intervention. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • West and Whether or Not Iran Poses a Legitimate Threat

    In five pages whether or not the West is threatened by Iran and its fundamentalist Islam beliefs is examined. Four sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • The Proliferation Of Nuclear Weapons In Developing Countries Is A Reality

    10 pages in length. The United States, in fear of losing its imperial status so well documented throughout the twentieth century, is being forced to address the proliferation of nuclear weapons by those in the global community whose reputations are less than trustworthy; for these powerful arms to be in control of such hotheads as Iran, North Korea, Pakistan, Russia and China all trying to possess the manipulative influence inherent to having nuclear weapons, America is rightly concerned over loss of national security. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • The Cold War as Compared with the Conflict in Iran

    This 6 page paper compares and contrasts the Cold War and the current nuclear threat of Iran. The war on terror is discussed. Research is provided to support the assumptions. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Foreign Policy and Iran

    This paper discusses the background history and the pertinent issues involved in the problem of Iran continuing to pursue a nuclear program. Five pages in length, five sources are cited.

  • The War in Iraq

    A 6 page paper which argues against the war in Iraq. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Torture is Wrong Under Any and All Circumstances

    This 4 page paper argues against torture under any conditions. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Terrorists and Their Methods of Torture

    Torture is a widespread practice that most countries use, whether they admit to it or not. Terrorists in particular allegedly torture their hostages, and this eight page essay examines what they hope to gain by doing so, and some of the methods they use. There are ten sources listed in the bibliography.

  • Torture in Bush’s America

    This 6 page paper argues that torture is permissible only in extremely narrowly-defined circumstances, not as a routine method of dealing with prisoners. It argues further that the Bush administration has in fact made the definition far too broad, and embraced torture; this is not surprising for an administration that is secretive, corrupt and power-mad. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Win Some, Lose Some: Views of the Bay of Pigs

    The Bay of Pigs fiasco of April 1961 is viewed from U.S. and Cuban perspectives in 8 pages. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • Darfur: An Analysis

    A 10 page analysis of the historical, ethnic, and religious factors at play in the Darfur situation. This paper analyzes Darfur from the perspective that there have been many contributory circumstances and events that have led up to it. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Consequences of the Conflict in Darfur

    In five pages the Iraqi war is examined in terms of the smaller ethical conflict that has resulted in the Darfur region with such issues as world hatred of the U.S., American policy, aid from Canada, deterrence, and other consequences that could realistically result. Seven sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • Conflicts and Causes in Cote D'Ivoire and Sudan's Darfur Region

    In eight pages these two areas are compared in terms of their conflicts and the underlying causes of them with media coverage considered along with these conflicts' long term implications.

  • Dr. Seuss Goes to War

    A 4 page discussion of the political satire of Theodore Geisel, the cartoonist that would ultimately become better known as Dr. Seuss. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Global Warming: Disproportionate Impact and Foreign Aid

    A 3 page discussion of how to prepare developing countries to deal with the impacts of global warming. This paper contends that those most responsible for the pollution contributing to global warming provide aid to those countries in need. The point is made, however, that foreign aid is only one potential approach. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Trade Relations Between India and the US

    This essay considers the trade relationship between India and the United States in ten pages. Ten sources are cited in the bibliography with the inclusion of two tables.

  • Illegal Immigration and the Cuban Issue

    American immigration policy as it pertains to Cuba has been a sea of contradictions, especially when compared to the policy on Haiti. This paper examines the problems with Cuban immigration and compares it to immigration as a whole. Cites financial, social and historic aspects. This paper has thirty pages and fourteen sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • The Effect of Saddam Hussein's Execution

    This 3 page paper looks at the fallout after the execution of Saddam Hussein at the very end of 2006. The effects of the execution on the future of Iraq is the focus of attention. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • 'Atoms for Peace' Speech Analysis

    In five pages the neoAristotelian approach is applied to critiquing a speech delivered by President Dwight D. Eisenhower in which he warned about nuclear weapons' dangers. Three sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Politics of the Banana Trade War

    In fourteen pages this paper examined the World Trade Organization's role and considers the Caribbean in this consideration of the banana trade war and the politics associated with it. Sixteen sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Politics and Bananas

    In six page the political maneuvering along with the banana trade wars are examined in an argument that this connection has even assisted in electing American presidents. Nine sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • The 1st and 2nd Gulf War - Have the Allies Committed Genocide?

    There have been two gulf wars, the writer looks at the way genocide may be defined, looking at general perceptions and the requirements of international agreements. The writer then simulates primary research that can be used to assess the general opinion of the public regarding their perception of potential genocide by the allies in Iraq. Ten sources are cited in this sixteen page paper.

  • Farewell Address of George Washington

    In three pages the Farewell Address George Washington delivered in 1896 in which he expressed his concerns for the new country's welfare is discussed with the emphasis upon European allegiance and political party threats. There are no other sources cited.

  • Department Of Homeland Security And Intelligence

    A 2 page paper that discusses what 'intelligence' is and the purpose of the intelligence community and the purpose of the Dept. of Homeland Security. The writer comments on the relationship between intelligence and homeland security. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Communication and U.S. Foreign Policy Towards Mexico

    An 8 page overview of how poor intercultural communication during the Woodrow Wilson Presidency negatively shaped foreign policy towards Mexico. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • The Importance of 9-11

    A 6 page contention that 9-11 should be considered the most important event of the last century. This contention is justified on the basis of the societal changes that have occurred since the September 11, 2001 terrorist destruction of the New York World Trade Center and the subsequent attack on the U.S. Pentagon itself. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Inadequacies in U.S. Antiterrorism Provisions Prior to 9-11

    A 4 page paper emphasizing that 9-11 was the result of inadequate antiterrorism provisions in the U.S. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Solving the Threat from North Korean Nuclear Program

    This 7 page paper gives an explanation of the issues with the North Korean nuclear program. This paper includes discussions of the potential solutions to the nuclear threat including imposing economic penalties and negotiations. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Individual Rights v. States Rights

    This research paper investigates literature that examines the inherent tension between the rights of individuals and states rights. The writer also investigates the shift that has occurred away from focusing on states rights toward a paradigm that focuses on humanitarian concerns. Six pages in length, six sources are cited.

  • Trade Policy and Congressional Deference

    In eight pages this paper considers how the Congress often defers to the President on trade matters but that it nevertheless retains control regarding such issues that benefits society because of the accountability factor. Six sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Containment in US History

    A 5 page paper which examines the US foreign policy of containment from the late 1940s onward. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Money Laundering Detection Through Information Technology

    In thirteen pages this paper considers a research project proposal on money laundering detection through information technology approaches with a literature review included. Ten sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Free Trade and Taxation

    In five pages this paper examines free trade and taxation in a consideration of the repeal of the U.S. Smoot Hawley Tariff and the British Corn Laws along with ideologies including Marxism, Realism, and Liberal IR Theory. Four sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Poverty and Globalization

    In eight pages the issue of whether or not poverty is reduced by globalization is considered in a discussion of subnational and supranational differences and distinctions between countries such as China and India. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • The U.S. Invasion of Iraq is Justified by the U.N. Security Council Resolutions 660, 678 and 1441

    This 10 page paper argues that the U.S. invasion of Iraq can be justified by interpreting Security Council Resolutions 660, 678 and 1441 in light of the Vienna Convention, which sees them as treaties. Once Iraq was in non-compliance with the resolution it had breached a “treaty,” enabling the U.S. to suspend that treaty and take military action. Bibliography lists 15 sources.

  • Asia Sex Trafficking and the U.S. State Department

    In five pages this paper assesses the success of the U.S. State Department in limiting Asia's sex trafficking practices. Seven sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • US Foreign Policy and Bangladesh

    In five pages the present United States foreign policy regarding Bangladesh is considered in terms of its 'negatively neutral' stance despite being less open to American interests than are other secular countries. Seven sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Should The United States Become A Member Of The International Criminal Court?

    19 pages in length. America's involvement in the International Criminal Court - while helping to facilitate a broader spectrum of accountability across the globe where the International Court of Justice leaves off - creates a vacuum of vulnerability too evident to ignore. From checks and balances to due process to the exclusion of certain offenses that most definitely belong but are somehow protected, these troublesome inconsistencies provide the United States with a solid foundation upon which to stand apart from the Court involvement. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Security Concerns of Central and South American Airline Employees

    In five pages this paper examines South America and Central America flight and cabin crew dangers regarding port arrivals and departures. Ten sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Intelligence Gathering by U.S. Agencies during World War II and Beyond

    The U.S. efforts to gather intelligence really began in earnest in World War II with the COI and then the OSS. The OSS later became the CIA and it and other agencies have continued to gather information to keep the U.S. secure. This paper discusses the intelligence gathering function of the U.S. There are six sources listed in the bibliography.

  • The Changing Face of Terrorism

    A 6 page discussion of the changes that have occurred since 9-11 in the U.S. and Spain in regard to terrorism. The contention is presented that the most eminent threat of terrorism that we are facing in the U.S. results more from our own counterterrorism activities than it does from the terrorists themselves. In Spain, however, terrorism seems to have intensified in regard to the threat of both biological weapons and bombs and other more traditional weapons of destruction. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • America Combating Terrorism

    In seven pages this paper discusses the global terrorism fight the United States is presently engaged in. Three sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Transnational Effects of Terrorism

    A 6 page research paper that discusses the fact that terrorism has had multiple effects on international relations. It has brought nations together to form international cooperation strategies, but this issue has also caused the United States to rationalize actions that have served to alienate much of the world. This examination of international relations as they relate to terrorism explores this situation. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Foreign Financial Aid and the United States

    In five pages this paper examines the funding of Israel by the United States in the ongoing war on terrorism. Three sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Patriot Act and New Department

    The Department of Homeland Security was signed into law in 2002, a year after the 9/11 attacks on America. Prior to that, the Patriot Act was passed. The purpose of both is to better protect Americans, especially from terrorist attacks. This essay reports the establishment of the Department, its missions, and its strategies. There are nine sources listed in the bibliography of this six page paper.

  • U.S. Grand Strategy Models

    A 6 page paper. Two models for the grand strategy are explained: selective engagement and primacy. The essay includes comments in terms of how these strategies meet the criteria for a grand strategy as issued by the U.S. Army College. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Trademark Abuse and Economic Competition in Europe

    In twenty five pages this paper considers how the Euro and the EU have contributed to economic competition that has resulted in such issues as trademark abuse. Twenty sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Logical Vietnam Argument Perspectives

    In four page this paper assesses the logic in the Vietnam War perspectives of Lyndon Johnson's Why Are We in Vietnam, Larry L. King's article 'Machismo in the White House,' and Patrick J. Hearden's The Tragedy of Vietnam. Three sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Global Economy, Trade, and Caribbean Nations That Speak English

    In twelve pages the problems of these Caribbean countries are examined in terms of trade, the global economy, the ineffectiveness of the WTO, and the promise of CARICOM to initiate change. Eleven sources are cited in the bibliography.


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