Policemen of the World
Gina M. Scott
Professor Stuart Collins
June 15, 2014
Foreign policy, whether for or against, seems to be the center or major problem in most of the international incidences, that have occurred recently.
A) Two or three (2-3) international events from the past five years that can be traced back to a foreign policy created after the Civil War.
1. Sri Lankan government policy towards India against support of China - Sri Lankan government had a foreign policy towards India that was not supportive of China and that has led to a strained relationship between these two Nations. Tamilian issues were not completely addressed by Sri Lankan foreign ...view middle of the document...
In 2011, the Kenyan government had sent her army to perform an attack on the Somalian located Al-Shabab group, who was alleged to have attacked a mall in Kenya. The Somalian government was not able to control the activities of this terrorist group and that compelled the Kenyan Government to take this decision.
3. Syria foreign policy was Anti- American - The foreign policy of Syria was anti-American and other western countries, when these countries supported the militant’s forces by providing arms, and made them a formidable opposition, and had supported Russia. Syria is a country plagued by Balkanism, and many separatist groups are functioning there. Even after the civil war between the Islamic separatist and democratic governments, the atrocities against minority groups may be over but it will continue in future. The inability of governments to stop these groups because of the lack of resources can be disastrous for the democracy and these militant groups can establish a parallel government and try to drive away the minority group who belong to nearby nations. Kurds were driven away to the borders of Lebanon, Iraq and tensions were rising on the borders. Also, because the insurgents come from different countries and the Syrian government cannot rule effectively through out the country. It involved many countries in Syrian war. The US and its allies are against the Syrian government, and the extremists consider the Syrian government a pro-western ideology type, these extremists tried to establish the Islamic rules on a larger scale, and when the US government and Western nations tried to interfere in Syria war, they were prevented by Russia and china mainly because the militants coming from Chechnya are from Russia and Xinxiang. It has caused an international event for establishing peace. America and its allies first tried an attack on Syria, but after the interference of Russia and China they were unable to continue. The Russians was concerned about the allegations made against the Syrian government for a chemical attack and suspected that it could be the work of militants. The irony, is this that because of the support of the US and other nations an Al-nusra front came into existence. Russia wanted to have a peaceful negotiation on the issue of chemical weapons and wanted to surrender these weapons by the Syrian government. America since 2002 followed the anti-Syrian policy and charged them with chemical weapons allegations, but intervention in Syria and tension on the borders of Russia compelled Russia and china and other nations to prevent America and Its allies for military operations against Syria.
B) Three (3) aspects of US history since 1865 that has led to the US’s rise as a world super power policeman.
1. Defeat of Spain - The American-Spanish war which started in 1898, and continued for three years. The Cuban unrest attracted the attention of America as the violent conflict gained the sympathy of the US...