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Q&A: What was the foreign policy of the Vietnam War?

Question by sly_2314: What was the foreign policy of the Vietnam War?
Was isolationism, collective security, internationalism, or imperialism?
The US’s prospective.

Best answer:

Answer by K
From whose perceptive?

Though the foreign policies decisions that were instrumental in the Vietnam War were different from the policies that supported other international actions during the 20th century, including World War II and the Korean War, a number of the elements that led to these policies were present in governmental perspectives for decades. One of the most significant influencing factors in the policy developments of the Kennedy, Johnson and Nixon administrations was the perceived threat of communism and the necessity of action to prevent its spread. This factor had been present in the development of foreign policy since before the First World War, and led to the perception of the necessity of force to stomp out its proliferation.

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Should I take a Chinese Media class, Chinese International Relations class, or China Foreign Trade class?

Question by Sophia: Should I take a Chinese Media class, Chinese International Relations class, or China Foreign Trade class?
So I’ve recently received a full scholarship to study at Fudan University in Shanghai for a month this summer. We have to choose two content courses. I am a freshman in college; Politics major, double minor in Economics and Chinese. I am interested in pursuing a graduate degree in International Relations. I intend on becoming a journalist, specifically a foreign correspondent, specializing in China. I am ethnically half Chinese half white and I speak Mandarin fluently.

Here are my loosely paraphrased course descriptions. I am equally interested in all, however, what is more beneficial to me? Which two courses have the most ECONOMIC, INTRINSIC VALUE to me.

This course involves writing a 1000-word paper and group presentation. It involves a lot of reading, mostly articles written by experts, scholars, and professors. It covers China’s foreign trade regime reform, RMB exchange, China’s freogin trade and economic performance, the political economy of China’s trade policy, and China’s overall economic performance.

This course requires students to propose a plan for researching one topic or case that he/she is interested. It also involves field trips and watching a documentary about the Media and the Revolution. Topics include media and international relations, media controls, media and the revolution, and media reforms.

This course is mostly lecture and reading, but we are supposed to keep updated on current events and watch a documentary about China’s diplomacy. This covers China’s diplomatic history since 1949, as well as China’s respective relations with the United States, European Union, Africa, Middle East, Russia, and Latin America.

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Answer by We Never Left!!
Go with the History of Diplomacy. There are elements of the other two courses imbedded within it. Bear in mind, you are likely to get a very skewed viewpoint on the subject if you are studying IN China. However, it might provide a valuable perspective upon which you can build farther during your career.

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Has Bush’s foreign policy weakened the US?

Question by Dastardly: Has Bush’s foreign policy weakened the US?
The military is tied up in Iraq, soldiers are forced into 2nd and 3rd tours. Ahmadinejad shows no sign of responding to any international pressure re nuclear development, North Korea has developed and tested nuclear missiles, Chavez comes to the UN and spouts off about Bush the devil.

What’s stopping these guys? They know we’re tied up. Aren’t the priorities out of whack?

Serious answers only please.
To leogirl;

Most soldiers want to go back? Got some proof for that? I didn’t think so.

Also, take a look at your calendar. Bush has been in office for six years now. Blaming N. Korea on Clinton? That’s kinda pathetic.

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Answer by anthonyinkc
Bush has embarrassed our nation!

No world respect, an endless war in Iraq, new enemies popping up everyday!

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Q&A: What do you think will be the challenges facing the American Foreign Service in the 21st Century?

Question by Stardust Hopes: What do you think will be the challenges facing the American Foreign Service in the 21st Century?
What are some international issues that are an example of this?

Choose one or several specific international issues that you think will be major challenges to the American Foreign Service in carrying out a successful U.S. foreign policy in the new century, and explain why you have chosen these issues.

What is the role of members of the United States Foreign Service in conducting diplomacy to resolve one or more of these particular issues and discuss the immediate consequences.

Keep in mind the United States national interests include, among other issues: national security, countering terrorism, protection of American citizens, human rights, democratization, free market economics, free trade, and sustainable economic development.

-PLEASE help me come up with ideas and things to help me figure out what to write! Much appreciation to those who help me and thanks in advance. 🙂

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Answer by The Truth Seeker
Humility- for a nation to have an arrogant self-righteous attitude is the worst thing. More listening, less telling.

Look at the White Man’s Burden by Rudyard Kipling. It is imperative that US has a major mind-set shift away from that type of thinking towards a more concilatory approach.

Africa is already in Chinese hands. US’s unquestioning support for Israel. Troublesome relations with South American countries does not bode well.

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Have you asked your local Republican Candidate why he is sending your job to a foreign country?

Question by Foghorn Returns: Have you asked your local Republican Candidate why he is sending your job to a foreign country?
Whopper, Indeed: Republicans More Responsible for Green Outsourcing

As part of our “Whoppers of the 2010 Election Cycle” article, we noted how Republicans ran misleading ads accusing their Democratic opponents of creating jobs in China by supporting the stimulus package. Not only did these ads completely twist the facts, but it was disingenuous for Republicans candidates to accuse Democrats of sending jobs to China when GOP members opposed the “Buy American” provisions that would have prevented this offshoring. Here, we discuss how the GOP’s sustained opposition to meaningful climate and energy legislation played a larger role in sending green jobs overseas than a vote for the stimulus.

The ads in question twisted facts from an investigative report that had discovered some stimulus reimbursement funds for renewable energy projects, like wind farms, had gone to foreign-owned companies domestically and abroad, largely because there are few wind turbine manufacturers in America. The latest figures suggest only 0.00037% of the total $ 700 billion stimulus package, $ 2.6 million, may have made its way to China; however, the ads claimed that “China gets $ 2 billion to build windmills,” or that the package “sent nearly $ 2 billion overseas to create jobs in China.”

Even though the numbers cited were incorrect (the majority of foreign-owned wind developers were European), America’s weak clean energy market makes it inevitable that development funds will make their way to foreign-owned businesses — wind turbine purchases are half of the initial wind farm development costs, and the U.S. has only two homegrown wind turbine manufacturers, General Electric and Clipper Wind. What’s more, both manufacturers still import many parts from overseas factories, and their market share has been consistently slipping, thanks to increasingly vibrant wind industries in Europe and Asia.

Republican Policies are Responsible for the Dearth of Green Manufacturing Jobs


There is nothing that Republicans can say or do that will remove this massive stain from their shirts.

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Answer by You are Terminated 2.0
I would, but I was to busy asking Obama why he did so.

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Singapore Business Environment for Foreign Businesses and Investors

Before setting up a company or subsidiary to a foreign country, entrepreneurs and investors consider the overall business environment that is affected by several factors including politics, economy, social issues, laws and legal system, infrastructure, and technology. For foreign entrepreneurs and investors considering to setup a Singapore company, this article will provide them with a “bird’s eye view” on the business environment of this country. – Economic situation Singapore is one of the fastest growing economies in the world for several consecutive years. In fact, the city-state has posted a 17.9 percent GDP growth in the first half of 2010 when most countries’ economic growth has plummeted or slowed down. With the country’s double-digit economic growth, many foreign businesses have decided to relocate and register a Singapore company in 2010, according to a survey conducted by the Singapore Company Registrar office. Meanwhile, foreign investors and company owners can access the city-state’s economic indicators status such as productivity, interest rate, exchange rate, and national income by visiting the Singapore Statistics website. – Political environment With the parliamentary democracy system, Singapore has been cited by the international community as one of the most politically stable and least corrupt countries in the world for the past several years. Economists believe that the country’s orderly, stable, and pragmatic government has resulted to an efficient enactment and creation of policies, regulations, and laws which have a positive impact on any Singapore company. – Social structure Because businesses are directly affected with the social norms, this aspect is one of the greatest factors which can determine the success of a company. For example, Singaporean women play an important role in the social structure because they accounted for a significant percentage of the workforce. With this consideration, they have a strong purchasing power which makes them ideal to be the target-market. The social structure of the country is also one of the most stable in Asia because of its high standard of living. To access the country’s social environment statistics, foreign businessmen can go to the Singapore Department of Statistics. – Infrastructure and technological environment With a world-class infrastructure, Singapore has been considered by the international business community as the most ideal place for companies operating in the industrial and manufacturing sector. The country’s technological environment has also allowed businesses to maximize their productivity through industrial machines, broadband and communication networks, and other equipment which can raise the operational efficiency of a company. In terms of communication media, Singapore has one of the best in the world. In fact, almost 99 percent of the total population has an access to the Internet.

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Undertand The Emergence Of Developing Nations And How They Have Changed The Dynamics Foreign Exchange Markets

Recent developments in the intrinsic value of the currencies are quite interesting and significantly different from our previous experiences. Recent economic crisis has resulted in a movement to risk that appreciated the value of the American dollar against other currencies. This process has started to reverse as trade flows recuperates and Gross domestic product improves in most parts of the world. But a jobless recovery in America, with economic improvement around the world generated mainly by developing nations had resulted in drastic variations in the values of the currency. Regions that have natural resources and raw materials have done well from the rise of China, the increasing consumption from both China and India.

In comparison with period of March – June 2009 with June- July 2010, the Kiwi and the Aussi have appreciated respectively 32% and 30% versus the European currency. Farming and natural resources – predominatly minerals account for 37.6% and 4.6% of export from Australia. China is Australia’s biggest export market at 42.5 billion in 2009.

Other currencies experimenting large gains are the Canadian Dollar, the Colombian Peso, the Brazilian Real and the South African Rand. The Canadians are known for having the 2nd biggest reserves of oil and gas in the world – 179 billion of barrels, and is the number 1 exporter of crude to America (satisfying 22% of the US demand) and the safer, least volatile maker among the other top producers (Mexico, Saudi Arabia and Venezuela). Canada not only has energy but also provides the grain and fertilizer to feed the increasingly wealthy population of the emerging markets – Needs that increase faster than the population / GDP growth as a wealthy consumer shifts from grains to meat . The Canadian dollar has appreciated 21% versus the Euro in the mentioned period.

Oil and natural reserves have also helped Brazil. Lately they found an oil reserve that is considered the largest after the Kazakhstan find in 2000. It is estimated at 2-5 billion barrels.  In addition to energy, Brazil has increased the productivity and profitability of its farms; lands did not have any agricultural potential 30 years before (El Cerrado) has been changed into giant farms because of the de-acidification of the soil, genetic engineering of Soya and improved ways of production. They are giving the developed nations a real run for their money and even winning some of the battles. Farm production value has increased from 23 billion reais to 108 billion reais (365%) between 1996 and 2006, its exports of beef have multiplied by 10.  The Brazil Reais has appreciated 29% versus the Euro in the mentioned period.

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Tulane: Samantha Power Discusses Foreign Policy

Harvard Professor and long-time foreign policy advisor to Presidential Candidate Barack Obama discusses foreign policy under the next Administration. Sponsored by Tulane University: Department of Political Science Newcomb College Institute The Center for Scholars Payson Center for International Development The World Affairs Council of New Orleans Newcomb-Tulane College of Cocurricular Programs
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www.deepdishtv.org “World hunger is created by destroying people’s capacity to feed themselves, which includes both the destruction of small farming systems as well as a destruction of peoples entitlements.” Vandana Shiva (Research Foundation for Science, Technology and Natural Resource Policy) Also includes Peter Rosset (Institute for Food and Development Policy), Anuradha Mittal (Institute for Food and Development Policy), Marc Lappe (Center for Ethics and Toxics), Nunu Kidane (International Development Exchange)

American Foreign Policy after the Bush Administration

Francis Fukuyama, the Bernard L. Schwartz Professor of International Political Economy at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University and director of its International Development Program (Apr 23, 2008 at Cornell University) A former specialist on the Middle East and Europe for the US Department of State, Fukuyama called “hard power” — using traditional military might against other states — impossible in the Middle East, where few governments are strong enough to control nonstate groups within their own borders. Facing this new reality in many regions of the world, American leaders must focus not only on winning military confrontations, but also on developing the support of populations abroad, Fukuyama said.
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Premiers assures foreign firms in China

Premiers assures foreign firms in China
Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao assured foreign investors on Monday (September 13) that China is still committed to creating an open and fair environment for them, amid recent complaints by some executives of multinational firms.

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