write an article on American Idealism and Realpolitik. It needs to be at least 1250 words. American intervention is necessary for keeping the balance in a new world order.
Currently, the need for financial stability is a high priority. Besides its financial effects, it can trigger social problems like strikes and national problems like wars. Besides stability, there is a need to solve many conflicts in the international arena like in Irak, Afghanistan, China, etc. So the present state of affairs is very complex in the context of achieving financial stability in the United States and worldwide. There is a need to take a stand based on idealist or realist positions or both in the context of American foreign policy. In this line of thinking in this essay, it is argued that the United States can keep its intervention at the international level through the use of the concept of “Smart Power” as suggested by Hillary Clinton.
The United States has been characterized by holding idealism as one of its main features as explained by The Resolute Group. It argues that most of the American foreign rhetoric is idealistic. This idealist perspective is associated with the Monroe Doctrine (U.S. Department of State, 2009) and Woodrow Wilson’s policies. But there is a real conflict between idealism and realism (realpolitik) since they hold contradictory standpoints as it can be seen below:
“Realism and idealism are continuing traditions in American diplomacy for they compete to define the nation's objectives.