publication . Doctoral thesis . 2014

Toward a better union: improving the effectiveness of foreign policies

Bradshaw, Daniel J.;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 Jun 2014
  • Publisher: Monterey, California: Naval Postgraduate School
Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited A fundamental characteristic of state-state interaction in a globalized system is the explicitness with which states communicate their foreign policies to each other. In order to understand the role and the importance of foreign policy explicitness in the global foreign policy system, I first created a simple mesh model of the actors and institutions that form the U.S. foreign policy system. By optimizing this model with various systems engineering concepts, I discovered that foreign policy explicitness plays an important role in improving the effectiveness of the foreign policy system as a whole. I then app...
free text keywords: United States, China, Foreign Policy, Communication, Foreign Area Officer (FAO), Foreign Service Officer (FSO), Department of Defense, Department of State, Epistemic Community, Systems Engineering, Internet, Digital Collaboration, Politics, Military, Effectiveness, Measures of Effectiveness (MOE)
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