Archive for the ‘US Foreign Policy’ Category

Us president Barack Obama

Saturday, February 13th, 2010

Following much more over a 12 months, Us president Barack Obama carries on the culprit Bush shamelessly regarding each issue his looks. In their 1st 12 months Barak attended to just about every imaginable international coverage catastrophe within the entire world. He still recast interaction together with Russia; been to Singapore; agonized more than Irak, Korea, South Korea, as well as Afganistan; attained out there towards the Islamic entire world; endeavor in order to restore the Western believe in; attempted to be able to boost the actual Center Eastern side peacefulness method; and also advertised financial recuperation, environment alter, and even power self-sufficiency. Read the rest of this entry ?

American Policy

Friday, January 8th, 2010

National overseas plan shifts just like a pendulum. Below Us president George W. Bush, You.S. overseas plan marketed the democracy goal, applied pressure easily in order to buttress and also at occasions actually displace diplomacy, championed free of charge areas, and also risked otherwise appreciated unilateralism. Beneath Us president Barrack Obama, You.S. overseas plan offers thrown decisively inside contrary path. Today, You.S. safety pursuits issue additional compared to democracy, induce is really a final location, large restrictions are usually required to finish the actual booms plus busts associated with international capitalism, and even multilateralism will be the sine qua low of You.S. diplomacy.

Soon after a lot more than the usual 12 months, this isn’t as well early on to judge that pendulum shifts within National overseas coverage and additionally ask for regardless of whether you aren’t Obama’s most likely in order to cease the particular pendulum this time around close to.

Profitable National president have got ended the actual pendulum in order to accomplish book as well as enduring benefits in order to National safety plus ideas. Franklin Roosevelt and also Harry Truman finished pendulum shifts among serious internationalism below Woodrow Wilson and also isolationist nationalism below Harding together with Coolidge. Roosevelt mixed internationalist along with nationalist ideas in order to make the usa to be able to multilateral contribution from the United Countries though arranging sovereign veto privileges with regard to america along with other excellent forces about the un Safety Local authority or council. If the un program unsuccessful, Truman modified Roosevelt’s method that will local safety and also produced the actual American establishments associated with north athlantic treaty organisation, the actual You.S.-Japan Safety Treaty, that Western Neighborhood, as well as Bretton Woodlands which defended as well as rebuilt postwar European countries and also Asia. Read the rest of this entry ?

Interning at the State Department

Friday, October 9th, 2009

By Thao Anh Tran


Meeting with Hillary Clinton while interning at the State Department. Photo: Thao Anh Tran

As a Thomas R. Pickering Fellow, an honor that I received with assistance from the staff of the Center for Undergraduate Fellowships and Research, I had the privilege of interning at the Office of Chinese and Mongolian Affairs (more commonly referred to as the China Desk) at the State Department this past summer. Read the rest of this entry ?

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Behind the Scenes at the G-20

Thursday, October 1st, 2009

By Thao Anh Tran

Working at the G-20 Summit in Pittsburgh. Photo: Thao Anh Tran

My internship at the State Department’s China Desk this past summer, an incredible experience in itself, led me to an even more amazing opportunity: the chance to participate in the G-20 Summit in Pittsburgh from September 24th to September 25th. After my frequent interaction with the management and protocol staff at the State Department in the process of planning for the U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue, I was asked if I would be interested in serving as a Spouse Liaison Officer for the G-20 Summit. Though I initially had no idea what this job would entail other than being involved in some capacity with helping a spouse of one of the leaders attending the G-20, the thought of being able to attend the Summit made it impossible for me to resist the offer. Read the rest of this entry ?