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Assignment 2: Current Events and U.S. Diplomacy
Due Week 9 and worth 175
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
Write three-to-four (3-4) new pages that address the
- 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
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
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.
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.
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
Step 3: Describe what effect the presidential doctrine you
chose has had on regional or global affairs since it was announced during the
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
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
How has the relationship changed between the U.S. and that country
since the doctrine was announced?
Step 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
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
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