The government should emphasize international cooperation rather than national interest in foreign policy.
Key words: Peace, Poverty, Economic aid, Global warming, Cultural differences, Realism
Both international cooperation and national interest are important for the country. Yet, the government should emphasize international cooperation rather than national interest in foreign policy. I would explain this using three points; peace, economic aid, and global warming.
Mutual cooperation is very important to maintain world’s peace. Wars happen when countries stop mutual cooperation. For instance, Japan started attacking the U.S. when the U.S. stopped supporting Japan. The same is true for other countries. When one side stops aiding the other country, conflict may occur.
Also it is important to cooperate with other countries in terms of economic aid. World economy is strongly connected now than ever before – one country’s economy relies on the other country’s economy: just like Japan and China. Japanese economic growth is depending on China, but Chinese economic growth also depending on Japan.
Moreover, many problems, such as global warming, cannot be solved by one country’s effort. These problems should be dealt by all countries in the world. With one country’s effort on the problems, the result might be small. But with many countries mutual cooperation on the problems, the result would be stronger, and effective.
Though some cooperate actions may not seem to be beneficial for the country, at a long run, it would result in national interest. Because our world is very connected now than ever before, it is important to put emphasis on international cooperation.