The International Criminal Court: Time to Adjust American Foreign Policy
ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA CENTER FOR STRATEGIC LEADERSHIP
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The majority of the worlds nations have obligated themselves to the requirements of the Rome Statute, which created the International Criminal Court ICC. The United States has refused to ratify the Rome Statute and has embarked on a series of efforts designed to undermine the ICCs operations. The United States avoids taking any significant action to resolve its concerns with the ICC, thereby eliminating any hope for eventual cooperation with the international community on this issue. This paper will examine the background of the ICC, and determine how the ICC has impacted recent military operations and foreign relations. This paper will then examine the implications associated with a decision by the United States to ratify the treaty versus not ratify the treaty. Finally, recommendations will be provided on how the United States should adjust its foreign policy to move it closer towards a more collaborative relationship with the ICC.
- Government and Political Science