The United States has always been against the threats of communism from the Soviet Union and formulated its foreign policy in a way that containment stopped the European states from the expansion of communism. The policy of United States, however, was not very successful and produced anarchy; the fall of containment policy ultimately laid the foundation for the rise of Islamic fundamentalism throughout the Muslim world. The containment was a counter productive policy of uNited states that failed to produce the lasting and stable balance of power in the region.
The examination of containment policy reveals that it throws many challenges for the United States because the rise of the Muslim world to obtain more sustainable growth lead them to operate in a way like communism. The national security of United States was threatened by the Islamic fundamentalism and communism which did not produce a desirable outcome for the united states. The containment policy rather threatened to damage the success of united states during the cold war. The failure to adapt to the policy was another problem because it could not effectively restrict the Islamic extremism.
The United States has always been against terrorism, and its efforts to combat terrorism are most important in the global scenario. Containment had its limitations, it gave rise to many outside threats and spread Islamic discontent in the Muslim world as well. Islamic fundamentalism or jihad was a direct result of anit-western agenda, and it was against the foreign policy of containment as well. The united states tried to spread economic liberalism, but the efforts of Al Qaida and other terrorist groups were a challenge for the U.S; containment was not only limited in nature but also should be reformulated to minimize the new threats for the United States. The U.S effort to engage in realism after the World War were not so successful.
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