Mahurin Honors College Capstone Experience/Thesis Projects


Political Science

Document Type



For the last fifty years or so, the members of the field of political science have studied the phenomenon known as the Cold War. It has fascinated many scholars and almost demands attention. The reason is this: the Cold War, even though some would argue that it was a governmental affair, affected so much more than military policy. Economies were built around it. Loyalties were built around it. The world divided around it. Most people could not have imagined the end of the Cold War ten years ago. Even now it is difficult to truly grasp the reality of the situation. That is the impetus for this study. It is an attempt to define the realities of a post-Cold War world. More specifically, it is an attempt to define the foreign policy realities for America in the post-Cold War era.


Military and Veterans Studies | Peace and Conflict Studies | Political Science