Presidential Leadership Research Paper
Choose three U.S. presidents who have had a substantial impact on U.S. Foreign Policy toward the Middle East, and draft a quality 5–7-page research paper providing a concise but thorough analysis explaining the impact of each president’s policy. As is mostly the case with USFP, this includes both positive and negative consequences if not simple tradeoffs, whether moral or strategic in nature. Pay attention to whether your president served before or after WWII, since the geopolitical environment of USFP after America became a hegemon in the Middle East region presented post-WWII presidents with significantly higher cost-benefit calculations than earlier presidents faced when Britain was the regional hegemon doing the heavy lifting. ***Caution—Students may not write on the Barbary presidents, since we have already covered this issue. The paper must be in current Turabian style with default margins and in 12-pt Times New Roman font and submitted in an MS Word document. The paper must include a title page and reference page also in current Turabian format. You must include citations to a sufficient number of appropriate scholarly sources to fully support your assertions and conclusions (which will likely require more than the minimum number of citations); the paper must contain at least 3–5 scholarly sources original to this paper and not including the course textbook.