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Unformatted text preview: GOV 312L WEEK 3-2
ACTORS IN U.S.LATIN AMERICAN RELATIONS THE MAIN AGENCIES IN FOREIGN POLICY MAKING 1. 2. 3. THE STATE DEPARTMENT Large Slow and bureaucratic Tensions between political appointees and foreign service officers THE MAIN AGENCIES IN FOREIGN POLICY MAKING 1. 2. 3. 4. THE NATIONAL SECURITY COUNCIL Small and less bureaucratic Influential--the National Security Advisor often has close ties to the president Often tense relationships with the State Department A mix of political appointees and career bureaucrats THE MAIN AGENCIES IN FOREIGN POLICY MAKING 1. 2. 3. 4. THE CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY CRUCIAL BECAUSE IT CONTROLS INFORMATION MANAGES COVERT OPERATIONS CONTROVERSIES OVER THE CIA-- EFFORTS TO RESTRAIN IT RECENT MOVES TO RESTORE ITS AUTONOMY OTHER AGENCIES OF FOREIGN POLICY 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. DEFENSE DEPARTMENT Increasingly important Military missions Arms sales Bases TrainingSchool of the Americas (Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation) OTHER AGENCIES OF FOREIGN POLICY 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. AGENCIES THAT MANAGE TRADE AND INVESTMENT Commerce Dept. Treasury Dept. Agricultural Dept. Overseas Private Investment Corporation Export/Import Bank OTHER AGENCIES OF FOREIGN POLICY 1. 2. 3. 4. DEVELOPMENT AGENCIES AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT THE PEACE CORPS THE INTERAMERICAN FOUNDATION INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS (NOT U.S. GOVERNMENT AGENCIES) OTHER AGENCIES OF FOREIGN POLICY DRUG ENFORCEMENT AGENCY JUSTICE DEPARTMENT IMMIGRATION AND NATURALIZATION SERVICE FORMERLY US INFORMATION AGENCY--CLOSED IN 1999 ROLE OF CONGRESS IN FOREIGN POLICY ENACTING TREATIES DECLARING WAR COMFIRMING AMBASSADORS APPROVING ARMS SALES ESTABLISHING BUDGETS CONGRESSIONAL INVESTIGATIONS NUMEROUS DEBATES--BUT PRESIDENT HAS USUALLY WON NON-GOVERNMENTAL ACTORS IN U.S. FOREIGN POLICY The business lobby Labor unions Latin American governments Cuba lobby--Cuban American National Foundation NON-GOVERNMENTAL ACTORS IN U.S. FOREIGN POLICY Human rights groups Think tanks The media Environmental organizations ...
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This note was uploaded on 09/22/2008 for the course GOV 312L taught by Professor Madrid during the Spring '07 term at University of Texas.
- Spring '07