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Date Created: 09/23/15
International Relations Without world government sovereign states pursue national interest if powerful enough 2 sides of state power I economic I military manpower weapomy so war sometimes quotinevitablequot Thucydides UN if we were going to build something into a world gOV t this is where you would start But it has no permanent military force at all It was founded on the idea that it would have a military because of the cold war But now things have changed and it doesn t have one It doesn t print the world s money quotpolarityquot distribution of power count number of most powerful state quotpolesquot o multipolar 3 preWorld Wars 0 bipolar 2 superpowers Cold War 0 unipolar l hegemon today US never fought Soviets but invades Afghan Iraq US National Interest Intervention or Isolation I schizophrenic cycles isolation intervention between World Wars WWIICold War postVietnam War AfghanIraq Wars will US intervene in Libya is it to stop large scale killing oil wells italy is very dependent and so is western Europe on libian oil what possible national interest 11 foreign policy elites decide secretly Afghan War today Video Obama s adVisors Adm Mullen Joint Chiefs of Staff Pentagon Gen Petraeus CENTCOM strategist Gen McChrystal Commander Afghanistan Amb Holbrooke Special Rep for AfPak Afghan President Karzai opposing Taliban strongholds S amp E Afghan NW Provinces sanctuaries Pakistan drones Mullah Omar Haqqani amp Al Qaeda Pakistan s ISI intelligence agency Economic Globalization amp Global Crisis
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