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Professor started class late on Monday and decided to start talking about material in midterm 2. The second part of notes begins with overview of stuff in midterm 2 then goes on to the review of mi...
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This 3 page Class Notes was uploaded by Laura Castro Lindarte on Friday February 12, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to PSC 1003 at George Washington University taught by Bill Mikhail in Winter2015. Since its upload, it has received 34 views. For similar materials see Intro to International Politics in Public Relations at George Washington University.


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Date Created: 02/12/16
February 8, 2016  Protocol  ● 2nd Midterm will be focused​rotocol, decision making, how international politics in  changing  ○ Decision making is the biggest section   ○ “Do Nations Act like Corporations?” will be on midterm 2 not midterm 1   ● There iselement of protocol in ways nations act  ○ Can be hostile but still respectful, can be okay and conflict rises without warning   ● After lots of struChairman Deng Xioping took over and China opened to the world  ○ Deng went to Americaleading to the question of how visit should be organized  while being aware of culture    ○ Before this in the 1970s, China was very poor  ○ “The Gang of four” (ultra communists) got stopped   ● Protocol is made to have goodwill environment with foreigners   ● Protocol issue is done to defuse conflict  ○ King Willem­Alexander of Netherland wanted to get married to Máx​er but h father was associated to murders in Argentina making peopl​áxima had  to do many things to show respect for the victims       February 10, 2016   Review for Midterm 1  ● Before review a look​aecision Making:   ○ Focused on real Case studies for decision making   ○ Sinatra Doctrin​sed by Gorbachev toend the Warsaw Pact​aid that if a  leader came to say that they didn’t want to follow communism anymore than he  would say “do it your way”   ■ Based on Sinatra song “My Way”   ■ Warsaw Pact­ treaty with satellite nations; if any turned away from  communism, the soviets would send in tanks  ○ Panama Canal Decision:​USA giving control of canal to Panama  ■ One reason to do this wa​build stability in the region   ○ Suez Crisis1955­ Egypt nationalized Suez Can​rance and Britain had lease  but Egypt took it back to show control   ■ Britain invaded Egypt and USA stood by allies so Soviet threatened to  nuclear attack France and Britain  ● How international politics is changing:   ○ Unexpected Crises:example of this is Zika out of Brazil   ○ Conflict is pursued in decentralize​any different groups fight   ■ No longer happens in the classic battlefield   ● Protocol:   ○ Nations do busines​oth symbolic and substances   ○ Visit of Chairman Den​rganized trip to project American culture and help him  conduct business with American companies   ■ Gave China a piece of moon soil, Deng visited many parts of the USA   ○ Crisis over marriaHolland vs Argentina because King’s future fiance’s family  was involved in murders by Argentinian government   ○ When Khrushchev came he went to broadway and met actress   ○ Problem faced bKing of Belgium when deciding college because didn’t want to  insult anyone  ■ Decided to go to Stanford to learn English   ○ Kitchen Debatedebate betweenvice president Nixon and Khrushc​ver what  system led to better kitchen   ● Midterm 1 review:   ○ Stalin said in 193​ olotov–Ribbentrop t­ Soviet Union would approve  Germany as long as they let them have 3 nations   ■ Told that the Pope was not okay with it so he said “how many divisions  does Pope have”   ■ Example of Realism   ○ Realism not seen much in Amerienshrines legal tradition as a contractual  approach for foreign policy   ○ America never part of Europe balance of power  ■ European “realpolitik” prom​ationalism (based on blood ties and  feeling)   ○ Ethnicity is the accentuation of certain features within race  ■ Study by NIH on what it is (deal with chromosomes)    ■ Blood, culture, folklore and more   ○ Christian realism more​niting/improving relations with judaism  ■ German politician says​telcome Russian help with ISIS­ “gradual  return to realpol​ven though he is not okay with Putin but he is  thinking of the national interest    ○ American politicians claim that t​ealistics when saying that they are nice­  in reality being realistic is not caring   ■ Power before morality  ■ Question is how to use power?   ○ 1991­ allowed​addam to kill 150 thousand people that were​ven though  USA had troops in Iraq   ■ Not example of realism because refused to use power   ○ Start answerincase questions because you just need simple broad details   ■ Territory in waters, Falklands, Oder­Niesse line, Bubiyan still part of  Kuwait with oil, South China Sea. Iran taking islands   ○ Balance of Power vs Collective Security:   ■ Balance of Power: descriptive and qualitative, before or after war or  peace, alliances that change or are very static, self­restraint, now new  balances of power (nuclear, conventional, economy), sometimes not  directed to counter anyone, not equal   ■ Collective Security: directed against another nation, leading power,  discussion within each nation, can include non­nations, assumes that war  aren’t frequent, will reach goal, failed example is the League of Nations   ○ Schools of Thoughts:   ■ Realism: power, elite, history and geography, nation state​​octrine of  original sin, tied to European Experience, critic that applying power is  hard and that national interest hard to know, globalization made  geography less influential   a. Containment should not be used if you are powerful   b. Don’t prolong just end conflict   ■ Liberalism: treaties, critic is that nations preserve self­interest not good for  all   ■ Constructivism: growing, based on culture, religion, language, ethnicity,  critic because need to look at war or peace (explains not says what action  to take)              


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