Likewise, an “appropriate decision or judgment—that correlates equally with

Likewise, the individual decision maker is significant and
adds to international politics, the understanding of “human beings and their cognitive
restraints, these restricted capacities affect
individuals when conducting rational and objective decision making” (Robert Jackson, 2016). For example, the views
of George W. Bush and how his interpretations impacted foreign policy possibilities.
Various, features in Bush’s background that possibly could have guided his
choices. One including, his bond with his father George Herbert bush this could
have partially affected “what he gathered from the first Gulf War” (Iaydjiev, 2011), one could infer
that Iraq was Bush’s main concern. Another reason is Bush’s spiritual upbringing
that could have pushed a “Manichean perspective of the world”, (Iaydjiev, 2011) this view is evident
in his “rhetoric depicting U.S and ‘coalition of the willing’ up against an axis of evil” (Iaydjiev, 2011). Furthermore, this degraded Saddam
Hussein and made him appear as erratic and unreasonable. Ultimately canceling
“rational containment as a choice” (Iaydjiev, 2011) in terms of foreign policy. Lastly, Bush’s
“personality traits can be categorized as a crusader” according to Margaret Hermann.
Therefore, Bush’s perspective encourages “military intervention as the sole
option to handle Saddam Hussein instead of considering less drastic foreign
policy decision such as “sanctions, containment or UN interference” (Iaydjiev,
2011).
Furthermore, cognition adds to international politics because we can analyze
how humans select and absorb information from the world surrounding them.
Leaders are significant characters when we think of international politics as leaders
are obliged to collect and examine the information given to them and to decide an
“appropriate decision or judgment—that correlates equally with the facts and
the situations— strategic and political” (Renshon, 2008). However, the capacity of material
can be heavy for an individual to examine. Therefore, this aspect of
foreign policy is challenging since the distinction amongst “motivated bias and
non-motivated cognitive errors” (Renshon, 2008).  Although, the way a leader obtains information
and how this information is “presented and perceived, the cognitive is a key
aspect in the process, and its accuracy and success greatly affects the development
of world politics” (Renshon, 2008). So perhaps features of foreign policy are crucial to international politics.