US and the Cold War Era

1364 WordsJan 11, 20186 Pages
While the U.S. maintained a relatively confusing agenda regarding foreign policies during the Cold War era, its attitudes are clearer in the present as globalization has strengthened connections between all international actors and made it more difficult for some to focus on maintaining hostile outlooks. The U.S. has had a long history with Syria and Israel, as the superpower has struggled to keep the two countries from abusing each-other and has, at times, provided the latter with significant financial and military support. However, U.S. involvement in Israel-Syrian relations has declined significantly in the recent decades, only to emerge in the last few years as a consequence of the fact that the Middle East currently experiences a serious political crisis. The U.S. has focused on strengthening relations with Israel ever since the end of the Cold War. In contrast, the superpower has come to consider that Syria is not necessarily an important actor when taking into account international affairs and did not invest a great deal of resources in securing a strong connection with the country. The Clinton Administration picked up foreign relations consequent to the end of the Cold War and acknowledged that Syria was an actor that needed to be provided with significant attention by an international body. George W. Bush, however, did understand the U.S. role in keeping Syrians from expressing interest in extremist ideas. "The Bush Administration's overall policy toward Syria
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