Consequences Of The United States ' Foreign Policy On The Middle East

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Introduction
The scope of this project will primarily focus on the consequences of the United States’ foreign policy in the Middle East, with a focus on the impact those ramifications in regard to the United States’ policies towards the United Arab Emirates. To that end it is paramount to ascertain the challenges in alliance system, and to review important concepts of alliance theories and the scholarly works that have contributed to these approaches. Several articles have been written in respect to the alliance theories and the factors that motivated the development of the alliances. These works can provide us with a baseline from which we can begin to understand how the policies of the United States applies in the region can have far reaching, and often unplanned, consequences.
Bilateral and Multilateral Alliances
First, Principles of International Politics by Bruce and Mesquita have clearly highlighted the fundamental differences between two types of alliances: bilateral and multilateral alliances (Mesquita & Bruce, 2003). The article defines bilateral alliances as relationships between two states and gives an example of America- alliance that was signed after the World War II, as a notable model of this specific configuration. Conversely, the article defines multilateral alliances as agreements that involve more than two states, for example, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization that consists of 19 countries, as of 2002 and consistently expanding (Hemmer, & Katzenstein,…

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