Assignment 2: Current Events and U.S. Diplomacydiplomacy_during_the_cold_war.docx
This paper will be a revised and expanded version of
the first research paper. Based on your instructor’s feedback, you will first
revise the first paper.
Write three-to-four (3-4) new pages that address
- 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.
- 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.
- Describe the relationship that currently exists between the U.S. and the
country you selected in section (2) above.
- Describe the effect that the presidential doctrine has had on regional or
global affairs since it was announced during the Cold War.
- Assess whether or not the presidential doctrine you wrote about in
Assignment 1 doctrine had had the intended effect of altering the behavior of
the country you selected in section (2) above since the doctrine was first
- Use at least four (4) quality academic resources in this assignment. Note:
Wikipedia and other Websites do not qualify as academic resources.
To help you understand this assignment further, the following description
and examples may be useful.
Step 1: Define 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
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
Before the presidential doctrine was announced. In the case of
Truman, you would pick either the Soviet Union, Greece, or Iran, since 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).
3: Describe what effect the presidential doctrine you chose has had on
regional or global affairs since it was announced during the Cold War.
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
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?
5: Evaluate whether or not 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.
- 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
The specific course learning outcomes associated with this
- Identify the cultural, economic, and political context of information
resources, and interpret information in light of that context.
- Use technology and information resources to research issues in international
- Write clearly and concisely about international problems using proper