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The Impact of Globalization on U.S. Foreign Policy

Globalization has had significant effects on U.S. foreign policy since 1990. Globalization is something of a catchall word, referring to a wide *****rray of circumstances and conditions in international relations. Most notably, and perhaps most importantly, globalization interconnects the United States with distant parts of ***** world. Events throughout the world, seemingly insignificant, can have powerful contagion reactions in the United States, dramatically affect*****g foreign policy (Howell 45).

For example, seemingly ***** issues such as warming in the Polar Regions, outbreaks of bird flu ***** East Asia, or civil war in Iraq all have direct ***** on U.S. policies. Foreign policy in the ***** States has l*****g been torn between embracing ***** networked world that ***** makes possible ***** isolationist ***** that would attempt to divorce the nation from the world (***** 45). During the *****s, the nation's ***** policies were largely interactive, attempting ***** respond to events whose effects could ultimately spread ***** affect U.S. interests—such as conflicts in Somalia, Bosnia, the Middle East, and ***** AIDS epidemic in Africa.

In more recent years the U.S.'s foreign ***** has still been very much affected by globalization, though with notable difference that now the nation's foreign policy is no longer built on international consensus but is isolationist in its resolve. Though superfici*****y recent ***** ***** ***** seem to be very interested in ***** affairs—such as terrorism—policies have been devised *****out consideration for the other major actors in *****ternational relations. This kind of isolationism creates the very real danger of ignoring ***** multitude of ways in which U.S. interests are actively ***** by globalization and international relations.

Works Cited

*****, Llewellyn D. "Needed: Global Thinking." *****A Today 123.2600 (May 1995):


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