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U.S. Foreign Policy

Purpose, Characteristics, Major Players, and Influences on Foreign Policy

Bethany Shupe

on 1 March 2012

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Transcript of U.S. Foreign Policy

Purpose Influences Tools Examples A foreign policy is a set of political goals that seeks to outline how a particular country will interact with the other countries of the world.

Foreign policies generally are designed to help protect a country's national interests, national security, ideological goals, and economic prosperity. This can occur as a result of peaceful cooperation with other nations, or through aggression, war, and exploitation. Foreign Policy: Keep the Peace Promote Democracy Protect Americans Provide Humanitarian Aid Executive Branch Congress Other State Dept NSC CIA Dept of Defense Declare War Approve $ Ratify Appointments Ratify Treaties Domestic Groups Public Opinion Mass Media Foreign Countries Foreign Companies Foreign Policy Diplomacy Alliances Foreign Aid Sanctions Intelligence Isolationism v Interventionism Wars United Nations NATO Containment President=main foreign policy shaper Doesn't have to rely on advice of diplomats anymore! Executive Agreements Treaties Informal v Formal Powers US=more influential in world affairs after WWII Imperialism
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