Mostpeople regard the United States of America as the world’s ‘superpower’ because it influences the global economy based on thenation’s international foreign policy (Wittkopf, Jones, and Kegley16 Holsti 11). For decades, the United States has establishedinternational relations with other nations based on its friendlyforeign policies that encourage trading and commercialization ofproducts, goods and services. However, for America to establishglobal dominance throughout the entire world the current Presidentshould focus on forming mutual beneficial diplomatic and tradingpolicies with other nations that will encourage the commercial growthof all countries involved.
Theworld we are living today is considered to be in the Digital Erabecause everything has become digitized whereby information and dataare stored virtually into computer systems and mobile devices. Eventhough advanced technology has brought with it innumerableadvantages, it has also led to the progression of criminal activitiesacross the world (Wittkopf et al. 19). For instance, terrorists cancommunicate without any detection or communication glitches ortechnicalities due to satellite transmission capabilities. Since theworld is shifting from doing things manually, America’s foreignpolicy should focus primarily on intercepting such transmission tominimize the number of terror attacks occurring in Africa, the MiddleEast, Oceania and South America. The United States has a strongconviction that ‘itsgovernment does not negotiate with terrorists’and it’s due to this firmness that the nation has high-techsecurity systems to detect potential terror attacks or securitythreats.
However,countries with less advanced technology are prone to domestic andforeign attacks instigated by terrorists. Therefore, I wouldrecommend to the president of the United States to establish cybercommand centers in nations prone to attacks like South Sudan,Somalia, Iraq, Yemen, Pakistan, Egypt and Afghanistan. This ispossible by enforcing such a move through diplomacy because most ofthese nations are Islamic states that belief in the rule of Islamicteachings and culture (Holsti 11). Hence, reputable Islamic Imamsshould accompany the president from Saudi Arabia. In addition, thepresident has the obligation to withdraw the military from war-torncountries of Iraq, Yemen and Afghanistan. This would be viewed as aninitiative by America to end the war and serve as a boost todiplomatic relations with the Islamic states.
Sincethese nations have experienced massive economic recession over theyears due to negative effects of war and terrorism, the presidentshould form bilateral relations based on foreign diplomatic andeconomic policies to facilitate trade on basic household commodities.I firmly support the implementation of the economic policies becauseit will help the American president to form friendly relations withIslamic presidents, who for years have despised America for itsdemocratic form of government and Christian values. Furthermore, thepresident should enforce laws that will discourage the stereotypingof Muslims and the prophet Mohammed in American and internationalmedia (Cox and Doug 4). This approach will solidify relations withMuslim nations because they will be accorded the much respect theyhave desired for decades. Therefore, the president has the mandateto change the course of action when it comes to foreign policybecause it is only through friendly economic and diplomatic relationswith conflicted states that America will successfully secure globaldominance without defiance from Islamic nations.
It’smy honest belief that if the president actualizes the above policyrecommendations, America’s foreign policy would coincide with theinterests of other nations.
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Holsti,Ole R. PublicOpinion and American Foreign Policy.Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2004. Print.
Wittkopf,Eugene R, Christopher M. Jones, and Charles W. Kegley. AmericanForeign Policy: Pattern and Process.Belmont, CA: Thomson/Wadsworth, 2008. Print.