Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
Melinda A. Mueller
In this research, I seek to explain how three different foreign policy actors, the President, key Senators, and the media frame intervention policy when determining if intervention is used for human rights versus U.S. interests. I will be looking at four different areas of turmoil (Bosnia (1992-1995), Rwanda (1994), Syria (2011-present) and Iraq (2003-2011)) to see if the Presidents, Senators, and the media framed their intervention around human rights atrocities being committed, or if they framed it around a national security dilemma.
White, Samantha, "War Spin: How U.S. Politicians, the President and the Media Frame Foreign Intervention" (2018). Masters Theses. 3713.
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