Accession Number : ADA306108

Title :   Wither Bosnia?: The Making of U.S. Foreign Policy Over the Balkans, 1991-1994.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Ripley, Catherine D.

PDF Url : ADA306108

Report Date : SEP 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 117

Abstract : This thesis examines the public debate over U.S. foreign policy in the war in the former Yugoslavia. Specifically, the public debate entails the actions and interactions of five different actors: the media and public opinion, Congress, the world community, the Executive branch of U.S. government, and the President of the U.S. The issues which are debated by these actors include: the 'ancient hatreds' theory of the war, the humanitarian aid issue, the 'ethnic cleansing' campaign, the struggle for democracy in Yugoslavia, and the question of non-intervention versus intervention. An analysis of the impact of the actors involved in the public debate over the current Balkan war reveals a conflict between Cold War interventionists and post-Cold War isolationists in the U.S. government It also reveals a tendency for the U.S. government to focus more on humanitarian gestures in regional and ethnic conflicts and less on the aid to struggling new democracies.

Descriptors :   *FOREIGN POLICY, *BOSNIA HERZEGOVINA, CONGRESS, GLOBAL, UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT, DECISION MAKING, LEADERSHIP, THESES, HISTORY, MEDIA, ETHNIC GROUPS, PRESIDENT(UNITED STATES), INTERVENTION, RELIGION, PERIODICALS, YUGOSLAVIA, PUBLIC OPINION, EVOLUTION(DEVELOPMENT), DEMOCRACY, FACTOR ANALYSIS.

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE