US Foreign Policy at the Initial Stage of the Cold War

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D. Puhachova-Lakishyk

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The article examines the formation of the main directions of the US foreign policy strategy at the beginning of the Cold War. The focus is on determining the vectors of the United States in relation to the spatial priorities of the US foreign policy, the particular interests in the respective regions, the content of means and methods of influence for the realization of their own geopolitical interests. It is argued that the main regions that the United States identified for itself in the early postwar years were Europe, the Middle and Far East, and the Middle East and North Africa were the peripheral ones (attention was also paid to Latin America). It is stated that the most important priorities of American foreign policy were around the perimeter of the zone of influence of the USSR, which entered the postwar world as an alternative to the US center  of power. Attention is also paid to US foreign policy initiatives such as the Marshall Plan and the 4th Point Program, which have played a pivotal role in
shaping American foreign policy in the postwar period.

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Lakishyk, D. and Puhachova-Lakishyk, D. (1) “US Foreign Policy at the Initial Stage of the Cold War”, Problems of World History, (7), pp. 32-44. doi: 10.46869/2707-6776-2019-7-3.

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D. Lakishyk

Lakishyk Dmytro – Ph.D. in History, Senior Research Fellow, Senior Research Fellow of the State Institution “Institute of World History of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine”.

D. Puhachova-Lakishyk

Puhachova-Lakishyk Darya – Ph.D. in Political Sciences, Research Fellow of the State Institution “Institute of World History of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine”.

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