Accession Number : AD1019766


Title :   Understanding the Current International Order


Descriptive Note : Technical Report


Corporate Author : RAND NATIONAL DEFENSE RESEARCH INST SANTA MONICA CA SANTA MONICA United States


Personal Author(s) : Mazarr,Michael J ; Priebe,Miranda ; Radin,Andrew ; Cevallos,Astrid S


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/1019766.pdf


Report Date : 01 Jan 2016


Pagination or Media Count : 81


Abstract : Since 1945, the United States has pursued its global interests by building and maintaining various alliances, economic institutions, security organizations, political and liberal norms, and other tools - often collectively referred to as the international order. In this first report of a series on the emerging international order, RAND researchers offer several lenses to understand the character of the existing post-World War II liberal order. In addition to outlining the broad scope of the issue and the tools through which the order affects state behavior, the report categorizes and outlines the causal mechanisms that lead states to strengthen and work within the order. The report then reviews how U.S. policymakers have consistently viewed the international order as a key means of achieving U.S. interests in the world. Finally, the report concludes with potential questions for a research agenda that explores what type of international order - and, thus, what type of world - the United States should seek over the coming decade.


Descriptors :   international security , political systems , national security , governments , international relations , foreign policy , cold war , human rights , international organizations , international law , treaties , arms control , economic systems


Subject Categories : Government and Political Science


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE