The USA, power and international order: Foreign policy under Obama
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  • President Obama's inauguration in 2009 seemed to herald a new era in US foreign policy and international relations. But the Bush years had left a formidable set of problems war in Iraq and Afghanistan, terrorism, nuclear proliferation in Iran and the rise of China. In this free course, The USA, power and international order: Foreign policy under Obama, you will explore these challenges facing the USA. You will learn about the position of the USA in the international system, how to analyse US economic and political power in international politics, and be able to make sense of constraints on, and choices open to, US policy in the 21st century.<link rel="canonical" href="http://www.open.edu/openlearn/people-politics-law/politics-policy-people/politics/the-usa-power-and-international-order-foreign-policy-under-obama/content-section-0" /> First published on Wed, 01 Jun 2011 as <a href="http://www.open.edu/openlearn/people-politics-law/politics-policy-people/politics/the-usa-power-and-international-order-foreign-policy-under-obama/content-section-0">The USA, power and international order: Foreign policy under Obama</a>. To find out more visit The Open University's <a href="http://www.open.edu/openlearn/ole-home-page">Openlearn</a> website. Creative-Commons 2011
  • President Obama's inauguration in 2009 seemed to herald a new era in US foreign policy and international relations. But the Bush years had left a formidable set of problems war in Iraq and Afghanistan, terrorism, nuclear proliferation in Iran and the rise of China. In this free course, The USA, power and international order: Foreign policy under Obama, you will explore these challenges facing the USA. You will learn about the position of the USA in the international system, how to analyse US economic and political power in international politics, and be able to make sense of constraints on, and choices open to, US policy in the 21st century.<link rel="canonical" href="http://www.open.edu/openlearn/people-politics-law/politics-policy-people/politics/the-usa-power-and-international-order-foreign-policy-under-obama/content-section-0" /> First published on Tue, 08 Mar 2016 as <a href="http://www.open.edu/openlearn/people-politics-law/politics-policy-people/politics/the-usa-power-and-international-order-foreign-policy-under-obama/content-section-0">The USA, power and international order: Foreign policy under Obama</a>. To find out more visit The Open University's <a href="http://www.open.edu/openlearn/ole-home-page">Openlearn</a> website. Creative-Commons 2016
  • <div class="oucontent-quote oucontent-s-box"><blockquote><p>As for our common defence, we reject as false the choice between our safety and our ideals &#x2026; Those ideals still light the world, and we will not give them up for expedience’s sake &#x2026; we are ready to lead once more. &#x2026; We will not apologise for our way of life, nor will we waver in its defence &#x2026;</p></blockquote><div class="oucontent-source-reference">(Obama inauguration speech, January 2009)</div></div><p>The inauguration of President Obama signalled the opening of a new chapter in American foreign policy and in the USA’s relations with other states. The invasion of Iraq, flouting of international conventions on torture, treatment of prisoners of war and opposition to a range of international treaties – legacies of the Bush administration – all seemed to show an America acting apart. But whether America, possessing unrivalled military advantages but waning economic power, would be able to fashion a renewed global leadership is much less clear. Even less obvious is what kind of power America would be in a changing international system.</p><p>In this unit we examine the future of US power in international order with an overview of some of the most important foreign policy challenges bequeathed by the Bush administration. We consider America’s long-term project to create a liberal international order and some of the tensions that underlie it, and then explore the idea that America has a unique place in the international system by looking at the idea of &#x2018;Americanism’.</p><p>Having established some of these more general and conceptual ideas about American power in the international system, we assess America’s ability to lead the same system by studying US relations with other liberal powers and with the rising powers of China and Russia, and US policy with respect to the Middle East and West Asia.</p><p>This unit is an adapted extract from the course <span class="oucontent-linkwithtip"><a class="oucontent-hyperlink" href="http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/course/du301.htm"><i>A world of whose making? (DU301)</i></a></span>.</p>
  • <div class="oucontent-quote oucontent-s-box"><blockquote><p>As for our common defence, we reject as false the choice between our safety and our ideals &#x2026; Those ideals still light the world, and we will not give them up for expedience’s sake &#x2026; we are ready to lead once more. &#x2026; We will not apologise for our way of life, nor will we waver in its defence &#x2026;</p></blockquote><div class="oucontent-source-reference">(Obama inauguration speech, January 2009)</div></div><p>The inauguration of President Obama signalled the opening of a new chapter in American foreign policy and in the USA’s relations with other states. The invasion of Iraq, flouting of international conventions on torture, treatment of prisoners of war and opposition to a range of international treaties – legacies of the Bush administration – all seemed to show an America acting apart. But whether America, possessing unrivalled military advantages but waning economic power, would be able to fashion a renewed global leadership is much less clear. Even less obvious is what kind of power America would be in a changing international system.</p><p>In this course we examine the future of US power in international order with an overview of some of the most important foreign policy challenges bequeathed by the Bush administration. We consider America’s long-term project to create a liberal international order and some of the tensions that underlie it, and then explore the idea that America has a unique place in the international system by looking at the idea of &#x2018;Americanism’.</p><p>Having established some of these more general and conceptual ideas about American power in the international system, we assess America’s ability to lead the same system by studying US relations with other liberal powers and with the rising powers of China and Russia, and US policy with respect to the Middle East and West Asia.</p><p>This OpenLearn course is an adapted extract from the Open University course <span class="oucontent-linkwithtip"><a class="oucontent-hyperlink" href="http://www.open.ac.uk/courses/modules/du301?LKCAMPAIGN=ebook_&amp;MEDIA=ou">DU301 <i>A world of whose making?</i></a></span>.</p>
  • President Obama’s inauguration in 2009 seemed to herald a new era in US foreign policy and international relations. But the Bush years had left a formidable set of problems - war in Iraq and Afghanistan, terrorism, nuclear proliferation in Iran and the rise of China. In this unit you will explore these challenges facing the USA. You will learn about the position of the USA in the international system, how to analyse US economic and political power in international politics, and be able to make sense of constraints on, and choices open to, US policy in the 21st Century.<link rel="canonical" href="http://www.open.edu/openlearn/society/politics-policy-people/politics/the-usa-power-and-international-order-foreign-policy-under-obama/content-section-0" /> First published on Wed, 01 Jun 2011 as <a href="http://www.open.edu/openlearn/society/politics-policy-people/politics/the-usa-power-and-international-order-foreign-policy-under-obama/content-section-0">The USA, power and international order: Foreign policy under Obama</a>. To find out more visit The Open University's <a href="http://www.open.edu/openlearn/ole-home-page">Openlearn</a> website. Creative-Commons 2011
  • President Obama’s inauguration in 2009 seemed to herald a new era in US foreign policy and international relations. But the Bush years had left a formidable set of problems - war in Iraq and Afghanistan, terrorism, nuclear proliferation in Iran and the rise of China. In this unit you will explore these challenges facing the USA. You will learn about the position of the USA in the international system, how to analyse US economic and political power in international politics, and be able to make sense of constraints on, and choices open to, US policy in the 21st Century.<link rel="canonical" href="http://www.open.edu/openlearn/people-politics-law/politics-policy-people/politics/the-usa-power-and-international-order-foreign-policy-under-obama/content-section-0" /> First published on Wed, 01 Jun 2011 as <a href="http://www.open.edu/openlearn/people-politics-law/politics-policy-people/politics/the-usa-power-and-international-order-foreign-policy-under-obama/content-section-0">The USA, power and international order: Foreign policy under Obama</a>. To find out more visit The Open University's <a href="http://www.open.edu/openlearn/ole-home-page">Openlearn</a> website. Creative-Commons 2011