Denne oppgaven er om det konservative amerikanske magasinet "The Weekly Standard" i årene 1995-2005. Den ser på dekningen av utenrikspolitikk, med fokust på militære intervensjoner, Irak, Afghanistan og terrorisme.
This thesis examines the conservative American magazine the Weekly Standard, through its first ten years, from 1995 until 2005. The emphasis is in the area of foreign policy, an area where the magazine wielded considerable influence during the George W. Bush administration. The primary sources are a large number of representative writing from the Weekly Standard, along with writers from other magazines, as well as memoirs from main actors of the Bush administration. The sources beyond the magazine show the larger context in which the Weekly Standard took part, and how the magazine responded to government policies. The Weekly Standard has since its beginning been associated with the political persuasion of neoconservatism. This study looks at the history of neoconservatism, as well as the links between the writings of the magazine, and the earlier generations of neoconservatives. It then analyzes the developments in the most important areas of foreign policy covered by the Standard: military interventions, Iraq, Afghanistan, and terrorism.