Future involvement in Foreign Affairs

Essay by Edgar RocaUniversity, Master'sA+, November 1996

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Future Involvement in Foreign Affairs

Since the United States is one of the last remaining super powers of the world, we

have the obligation to maintain and support good relations with the smaller and weaker

nations throughout the world. We should take full advantage of this authority in several

different ways. First the U.S. must focus on investing and trading with those nations who

have yet to become economic powers; second, we must implement a consistent foreign

policy towards the Middle Eastern nations: third, the United States needs to respect the

attempts and results of the democratization and religious revivals in the Middle East and

Latin America, while taking a passive role in letting the a Western type of democracy take

its course: and forth, the U.S. must ease and downplay its conflict with those civilizations

who dislike the 'Western people' and their way of life.

Obviously, foreign investment is necessary for the future of developing other

nations as well as our own. There must be an emphasis on foreign investment and trade,

otherwise the third world nations will continue to fall behind economically, technologically,

and domestically, which could lead to an economic downfall for the U.S. as well. The

question then arises as to what the United States must do in order to have large trade

agreements with other countries other than Japan and Mexico. In order for the U.S. to

play a more active role in the economic and political development of many of these

developing nations, it must first accept a different philosophy than its current one. First, it

is imperative for the United States to play a similar role in Latin America to the one Japan

has played with many of the developing nations in...