The Foreign Policy Debate

May 2006
Tikkun (Duke University Press);May/Jun2006, Vol. 21 Issue 3, p10
The article reflects on the failure of war in Iraq. According to a national security document released in March 2006, the U.S. foreign policy is to seek and support democratic movements and institutions in every nation and culture. Conservatives who are debating the Iraq war are divided by the media into the realists, who are said to oppose future ideology-driven interventions, and the neo-con idealists who remain committed to the role of the U.S. as a force to spread democracy and human rights globally. The realists challenged the ability of the U.S. to be effective in extending democracy.


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