US Role in the World
to do a better job in helping other nations, while achieving our national interests. The
believe that this is the best of our current options.
importance of this reminder is quite obvious. We can not without justification put
harsh reparations drive a country to instability, resulting in the rise of dangerous leaders.
ideals behind prudent realism stem from the results of WW I. My approach to prudent
realism is to synthesize only a couple points from that school of thought and apply them
to hegemonic realism. One aspect of prudent realism that is beneficial is, the analysis of
the importance of different global affairs. Prudent realism breaks the severity of threats
down into three different categories. The exact details of what the categories are, are
the most needed areas of the world, while still protecting our national interests.
into the national interests of the United States. Currently however, the prudent things
consist of oil and other monetary justification. For instance it would not be prudent to
allocate all of our resources to lesser developed countries, while we are losing money and
certain instances confuse the prudent realists. This is because it would not be in our
national interests to interfere with a civil war. However, the advantage to the
combination of prudent and hegemonic realism is that, while we know we can not predict
justification to enter in such a conflict.
There are numerous advantages to hegemonic realism. One advantage is the
acknowledgment that, we are the most powerful country on the planet. We possess the
power to both destroy and glorify the years to come. This simple acknowledgment makes
us fully aware of the importance of America and it s role in foreign policy. Now that we
have established the importance of our role in the world, we must look at what can we do
to make the world not just safe for democracy, but safe for humanity. If one could
imagine a world twenty years from now, that is in shambles, would the world not blame
the US? I think the blame and fault, no matter what way one looks at it, would
nothing, right? That child must do his or her chores. The chores of the US are those acts
that are both prudent/wise, and realistic in terms of the ends.
Prudent realism says we must have a limited doctrine of humanitarian
intervention. This is a good thing because it acknowledges the fact that while it is our
that, gives foreign policy the space it needs to accomplish the sad to say, important
to have to pay the bills. This has also a hidden effect on lesser developed countries. What
eventually will happen to these countries is what was stated long ago when Charles
Darwin coined the phrase, survival of the fittest . The rogue states are crumbling, giving
the fittest countries less to worry about. Which means that the prudent part of realism
will need to be strong, while the hegemonic obligations like deterrence are still active.
We can not let dangerous leaders come into power, and it is a fear of many Americans
power are great.
realism to hegemonic realism, we can see how the US can shape the future of the world
with the massive power we possess. We can crush and rebuild countries in less than a
country do possess comes with the obligation to not let things get out of hand. However,
when our oil is threatened or our allies attacked, no matter what school of thought the US
is in, it will always resort back to the hegemonic realism that kept this country on top so
many years. The role of a self proclaimed worldwide policemen strikes fear into other