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  1. Introduction.
  2. America and its worldwide leadership.
  3. Preserving national interests in an unstable world.
  4. Conclusion.

French Minister Hubert Vedrine has admitted that since the fall of the Soviet Union's America is the only ?superpower?. The United States is no longer in competition with other countries. America seems to be invulnerable and rules over international relationships because of which America has been nicknamed ?the world's policeman?. Unfortunately, this invulnerability has become an illusion since the 09/11 attacks. After this tragic and traumatic episode, the United States realizes that their national interests, especially their national security, are threatened. Bush Administration, under the neo-conservative ideology's influence, revolutionizes the foreign policy and introduces a messianic conception based on military power. The American foreign policy is particularly influenced by the religious morals. The references to God, democracy and peace are very frequent. Richard Perle even talks about a ?world of peace thanks to the American military power?.

[...] Because of the AIPAC's lobbying, George W. Bush unconditionally defends the state of Israel. He also supports Japan and South Korea in Asia because they contribute to the regional stability and, therefore, defend the regional American interests. In order to preserve this global stability in those two key military and economic areas, the United States must settle the Iranian and North Korean nuclear-weapons programmes' issue. The nuclear proliferation embodies a crucial threat for international order. In Asia, the latent rivalry between China and America and the Chinese territorial ambitions worry the American strategists. [...]


[...] It is the Great Middle-East project elaborated by Condoleezza Rice. Democracy can't be imposed by the use of force. After Abu Ghraib, Washington must rebuild the American moral credibility. Consequently, America cannot support pro-American dictators. It is the case in Egypt where Moubarak fights against Muslim Brotherhood but where democracy is an utopia. This position is morally unsustainable. This is the American foreign policy's paradox : the perpetual hesitation between idealism and pragmatism. Moreover, Bush Administration must put a lot into israelo-palestinian conflict again. [...]

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