In the political field, many actors do operate or have influence on the implementation and also the formulation of a foreign policy.
In the United States where too many actors are involved how can we measure the part of each one, especially if we take as a study case, the US policy toward Irak?
In one hand we are going to describe all the actors that are involved in the US foreign policy, based on our observation of the political field, based on our seminar “politique exterieure et strategies de defense” and based on some readings we have made, both of books and articles related to the subject. This part will describe all the contents of the US foreign policy.
On another hand we are going to study more carefully the process of the American foreign policy under Bush administration, before and after the Baker report, and before and after the elections and their influence over the decision making on the US foreign policy in Irak. As the subject is defined precisely, we will try to cover five main impacts on the process while evaluating US foreign policy: the November 2007 elections in US, the Iraq Study Group report, the views of neo-conservatives within the administration, the change in command at both the Department of Defense and the U.S. Mission to the United Nations and least but not last the views of Iraq’s neighbors toward the US policy there.
In the first chapter we are going to see who are the players in Washington who makes policy in the USA?
In the second chapter we are going to study the impact of five issues on the US foreign policy.
The players in Washington who makes Foreign policy in the USA
A-First the Corporate America’s importance
B-Second the religious circles influence
C-Thirdly the role of the Thinks tanks and the Neoconservative approach in the US Foreign policy
The forces that impact on the US Foreign policy
A-The November mid term elections in US and its effective impact on an “imperial” presidency
B-The views of neo-conservatives within the US administration
C-The Iraq Study Group report
The disruption of US Foreign Policy
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 Vincent Battle, seminar « politique exterieure et strategies de defense », given for the Students of the Master level, at the Saint Joseph University, Political science Institute, from November 14,2006, till December 20, 2006