April 5, 2017

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By Marvin L. Astrada

In a post-Cold conflict, post-9/11 international, the appearance people international supremacy ended in the deploy, perpetuation, and dissemination of an Absolutist safeguard schedule (ASA).  The ASA explicitly and aggressively articulates US nationwide defense as international security:  because the cave in of the USSR and the 9-11 terrorist assaults, the U.S. has sought to unilaterally outline, enforce, and deal with systemic safety coverage. This paintings hence probes the conceptual and empirical parts, dynamics, and consequentialness of the ASA on international safety coverage and the process of states through using serious research of the ASA vis-?-vis protection, terror, proliferation, legislations, and rogue states.

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S. S. has assumed that its power, values, politics, economic philosophy, and culture truly comprise the “end of history” (F. Fukuyama) for the system and society of states that emerged after World War II. “The US’s conviction that its interests and the world’s interests are one . . may be welcomed, ridiculed, or lamented. S. power. Hence, the United States can authoritatively, legitimately, and categorically establish, in the name of 9/11 and the “international community’s” security interests, the following advances in “combating” the terrorist threat to global security: The US has advanced efforts in the international community to deny safe haven and material support to terrorists.

16 The event of 9/11 has enabled the United States to moralize its security policy, to objectively interpret “facts” and “threats,” and to frame security in moralistic and ethical terms. S. “struggle” against enemies of peace and freedom is therefore presented as a righteous campaign to bring freedom, peace, and stability to the world. S. S. power, thereby fomenting global insecurity. The contest between the objective embodiment of goodness and truth (the United States) versus objective, unadulterated “evil” (rogue states, ubiquitous terror) creates a binary, precarious, and constricted universe of international thought, action, and possibility.

S. ” The United States has “redefined 42 ● American Power after 9/11 who is a [global] ally [of peace] and who is an enemy . . S. ASA and notions of terror, the previous bipolar security system, premised on clearly defined foes presenting clear threats, is no longer the case. S. S. 14 In sum, the United States seeks to substantially reconfigure a sovereign states system to conform to a unipolar system via the homogenization of security policy. S. -designated “enemies” of global peace and prosperity.

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