There are two general approaches to foreign policy that have long been characterized as “idealism” and “realism” – the first being guided by moral and political ideals, and the second by vital national interests. What are the positive and negative aspects of each of these approaches and to what extent are the two approaches mutually exclusive?

Please answer this question… There are two general approaches to foreign policy that have long been characterized as “idealism” and “realism” – the first being guided by moral and political ideals, and the second by vital national interests. What are the positive and negative aspects of each of these approaches and to what extent are the two approaches mutually exclusive?