Master of Arts (MA)
Ethics and Policy Studies
First Committee Member
Number of Pages
As industrialized nations, particularly the United States, continue to rely on oil to support their standard of living and production, the Middle East increases as a strategic location. Ethics and Foreign Policy Decisions: Iran-Contra - United States-Iraq Interaction, 1988-91 explores the ethics of policy making which employ the 'many hands' and 'dirty hands' approach. The Iran-Contra affair and United States-Iraq interaction from 1988-91 are used as case studies. Suggestions for counteracting the usage of the 'many hands' and 'dirty hands' practices are discussed. These suggestions include real communication and accountability for the many players involved in decision making and reflection and critique of possible institutional coercive actions, among others.
Contra; Decisions; Ethics; Foreign; Interactions; Iran; Iraq; Policy; United States
Philosophy; International law
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
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Carroll, Maureen Stephanie, "Ethics and foreign policy decisions: Iran-Contra United States-Iraq interaction, 1988-1991" (1993). UNLV Retrospective Theses & Dissertations. 319.