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Part of the issue with answering this question is defining what counts as a foreign intervention. The Congressional Research Service has published a report entitled Instances of Use of United States Armed Forces Abroad, 1798-2020, which is an attempt to "provide a rough survey of past U.S. military ventures abroad". However, it is questionable ...


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This list omits a lot of less known foreign conflicts. Looking at the list of wars involving the United States on Wikipedia, we find a lot more. Let's start with the second World War, as WWII really marks the start of US military involvement in geopolitics. World War II - US engagement started under Franklin D. Roosevelt (Dem) Korean War - Harry S. Truman (...


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Armenia has a very good relationship with Greece. Wikipedia notes that Greece was among the first to recognise the Armenian genocide. There are regular high level contacts with mutual visits of the Greek and Armenian presidents. Historically, both are Orthodox Christian countries in a long-term dispute with a Muslim neighbour and the alliance between Turkey ...


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It depends what one means by that. The Wuhan branch of the CCP is probably the one mostly responsible for muzzling the local doctors etc. But then the center was responsible for the initially overly bureaucratic response, which made it difficult to confirm new cases. AP has published (fairly recently, Apr 15) a long investigative piece focusing mostly on ...


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This has been explored by Berens et al. [1], from the Reputation Institute, the publishers of the annual RepTrak country reputation rankings. In their chapter in the International Place Branding Yearbook 2011, they provide an overview of their methodology, which seeks to measure a country's reputation in much the same way that one might measure the ...


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You can have democracies that respect states leaving, e.g. UK/Scotland, and then you can have democracies not allowing it. E.g. USA (Like the civil war)


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This is something for the recipient country to decide. They might consider sufficiently harsh economic sanctions an act of war, or they might not. Quoting from Wikipedia's article on casus belli, A casus belli played a prominent role during the Six-Day War of 1967. The Israeli government had a short list of casūs belli, acts that it would consider ...


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With the regard to the updated question, which is now squarely about perceptions-only, I also have to say that while using country "rep" as a proxy (as suggested in CDJB's answer), there are sometimes caveats. Consider for example how the US is perceived/rated as a country in the world vs how Trump's governments/administration is perceived: This question ...


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The INF treaty concerned ground based intermediate range missiles. This is to say, missiles that are launched from ground, and whose maximum range is between 500km and 5500km. (310 - 3,420 mi) Did the USA violate the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces treaty? I just want to expand the previous answer: USA has used the Mark 41 vertical launch system on ...


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I think US is being very assertive in confronting Russia, and Russia may see from its point of view reasons to become more assertive (IMHO the dichotomy assertive vs hostile implies bias) against the West. Military concerns: Could Russia becoming increasingly hostile towards the West and emboldened/aggressive internationally be in response to a perceived ...


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There are different terms for different things: Blockade: Warships of one country stopping ships from third countries from trading with another country, often by threat of military force. This is generally considered an act of war. The term blockade may also be applied to land borders, but unlike international waters countries can determine who is allowed ...


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That list is really misleading -- look at the reasons the US entered the war instead of just looking at the party of the person in office. It should also be noted that the president doesn't have the power to take us to war without the approval of congress. WW1: Germany was sinking US merchant ships. WW2: Pearl Harbor attacked by Japan. Korean: Protecting ...


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One of the main problems with the First, Second, and Third World divisions was that though they started out in the political sphere, as soon as the 'Second World' became defunct, it created an 'us vs them' rhetoric where 'First' signified the 'developed' countries of the West and everyone else was grouped into the 'developing' category of the 'Second'. Hence,...


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The short answer is that back at the fall of the USSR (during HW Bush's administration), Russia transitioned from a socialist to a capitalist state. It was no longer an ideological foe which had to be opposed on every front across the world; it was now an economic competitor vying with the US in international markets. And not even a particularly strong ...


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