Realism and morality. (c2004)

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dc.contributor.author Kanj, Vivian
dc.date.accessioned 2011-10-17T11:12:31Z
dc.date.available 2011-10-17T11:12:31Z
dc.date.copyright 2004 en_US
dc.date.issued 2011-10-17
dc.date.submitted 2004-06-21
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/800
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 1-13). en_US
dc.description.abstract Realism and morality are recognized as parallel forces that are in an eternal dilemma in international relations. Historically, the United States foreign policy was a reflection of this vicious circle. In the current Bush administration, the U.S is trying to practice a "realist" engulfed ideology of foreign policy throughout the Middle East and especially in Iraq. It aims at using Iraq as a model to democratize the entire Middle East, regardless of their cultural and religious affinities. Knowing that Iraq was ruled by a totalitarian regime, there is no doubt that it is difficult to assimilate democracy as a new ideology. Although it has been proven that morality is interpreted differently by various cultures, the U.S seems to ignore this reality by trying to impose Western democracy in Iraq. Democracy is believed to be unworkable in Iraq, because where democracy and morality flourishes in one culture it might not see the light in another. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Realism en_US
dc.subject Ethics en_US
dc.subject September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001 en_US
dc.title Realism and morality. (c2004) en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.title.subtitle The U.S. foreign policy in Iraq en_US
dc.term.submitted Spring en_US
dc.author.degree MA in International Affairs en_US
dc.author.school Arts and Sciences en_US
dc.author.idnumber 198639330 en_US
dc.author.commembers Dr. George Nasr
dc.author.commembers Dr. Latif Abul Husn
dc.author.woa OA en_US
dc.description.physdesc 1 bound copy: 84, 13 leaves; 30 cm. available at RNL. en_US
dc.author.division International Affairs en_US
dc.author.advisor Dr. Walid Moubarak
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.26756/th.2004.21 en_US
dc.publisher.institution Lebanese American University en_US

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