In American society, especially in its political and academic circles, there is no strong consensus against the doctrine proclaimed Clinton. Criticism comes not only from the traditional opponents of the Republican Party, but also by scientists, who see in the proposed model of international relations inflated ambitions, believe that proclaimed the strategy is the result of "unofficial" policy reflects the narrow interests of the ruling group of well-known specialist in the field of foreign policy. To promote foreign ideas and plans of the administration were involved in the mass media, which are actually fulfilled a political order. Proponents of this view believe that the United States won conservatism, referred to as "tough liberalism", which is based on the action with a position of strength.
It is noted that there was a process of transformation of the role of America's international leadership in the global hegemon, which was followed by the country just because they have no other choice. Actions of the United States to force the expansion of NATO, the pressure on Cuba and Iran, a campaign to offset the UN Secretary General Boutros Boutros-Ghali, regarded by critics "Clinton Doctrine" as a demonstration of leadership is not aimed at the common good, and globalism. Supporters of a rational approach to American foreign policy, free from the revaluation of its capabilities, consider it necessary for the US to recognize the inevitability of reducing the scope of dissemination of their obligations. Otherwise, according to them, they will be forced to take this step under the influence of the changing international situation.
A number of prominent US politicians and experts have expressed concern that the strict policy, "new deterrence" in countries such as Iran or China, may not be effective and will create preconditions for rapprochement of these countries with Russia. American leadership is proposed to conduct a more compromising, veiled policy until softening the US position on Iran's nuclear program in exchange for the establishment of a comprehensive and strict control over its implementation.
Many American strategists expressed critical opinions regarding the implementation prospects "Clinton Doctrine", believe that the proposed strategy has been developed under the influence of two main factors: the inability to quickly and effectively solve the problems of European security.
In American society, especially in its political and academic circles, there is no strong consensus against the doctrine proclaimed Clinton.