Accession Number : ADA415088


Title :   Anti-Americanism and U.S. Foreign Policy


Descriptive Note : Strategy research project


Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA


Personal Author(s) : Crawford, W S


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a415088.pdf


Report Date : 07 Apr 2003


Pagination or Media Count : 41


Abstract : Nous Sommes Tous Americains! Such was the September 13th, 2001 headline on the front page of the French newspaper Le Monde - declaring We Are All Americans! This symbolic statement captured the mourning, empathy and support felt the world over for Americans in the wake of the September 11th terrorist attacks. This verbal embrace was reminiscent of President Kennedy's famous Ich bin ein Berliner speech to a divided and beleaguered Germany in 1963 - both statements designed to show support for countries suffering their respective wounds of war. Yet much has changed since the September 1 1th terrorist attacks on American soil. The global warmth felt towards America has largely faded. Indeed, on the first anniversary of the September 11th attacks, the same French columnist wrote another piece, only this time the headline was We Are Still All Americans - But Not Every Day Now. This change in attitude has left many to wonder what has happened and to ask the question - where did all the empathy go? At the heart of this thawing seems to be a growing sentiment of anti-Americanism across much of the international landscape - particularly in Europe and in Muslim nations of the Middle East and Central Asia. This Strategy Research Paper will study the various facets of anti-Americanism today, offer an answer to the often asked question Why are we hated?, and frame a set of recommendations to reverse this growing trend of anti-American sentiment.


Descriptors :   *FOREIGN POLICY , *UNITED STATES , *INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS , EUROPE , WARFARE , POLITICAL SCIENCE , STRATEGY , LEADERSHIP , GEOPOLITICS , ASIA , FAR EAST


Subject Categories : Government and Political Science


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE