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6 CH. 1 The Strategic Context The choices it poses are at least as crucial for the twenty-first century as the Cold War and nuclear-age choices were for the second half of the twentieth century. S. S. foreign policy in the post–Cold War world. The analytic framework, as reflected in the book’s subtitle, is the dynamics of choice. It is structured by two fundamental sets of questions that, whatever the specific foreign policy issues involved and whatever the time period being discussed, have been at the center of debate: ■ questions of foreign policy strategy—of what the national interest is and how best to achieve it ■ questions of foreign policy politics—of which institutions and actors within the American political system play what roles and have how much influence Setting foreign policy strategy is the essence of choice, establishing the goals to be achieved and forging the policies that are the optimal means for achieving them.
But this role, too, traces back historically, as with the peace The National Interest: The “4 Ps” Framework 15 treaty brokered by President Theodore Roosevelt ending the Russo-Japanese War, for which “TR” was awarded the 1906 Nobel Peace Prize. Prosperity Foreign policies motivated by the pursuit of Prosperity are those that give high priority to the national interest defined principally in economic terms. They seek gains for the American economy from policies that help provide reliable and low-cost imports, growing markets for American exports, profitable foreign investments, and other international economic opportunities.
S. , the Pentagon, the fortress of American defense, was literally ripped open by the impact of another hijacked jetliner. The death tolls were staggering. The shock ran deep. A new sense of insecurity set in, for it soon became clear that this was not an isolated incident. President George W. Bush declared a “war on terrorism,” which started in October 2001 in Afghanistan against Osama bin Laden, his Al Qaeda terrorist network, and the Taliban regime. But it did not end there. ”4 Less than two years later, claiming it to be a crucial front in the war on terrorism, the Bush administration took the United States to war in Iraq.