Foreign Policy - The Players: The Makers and Shapers of...

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The Players: The Makers and Shapers of Foreign Policy Fear of foreign entanglements and of secrecy created an American distrust of international affairs and spurred decades of isolationist policies. I. What institutions make up the foreign policy establishment and what groups help shape foreign policy? As in domestic policy, foreign policy making is highly pluralistic, with both official and unofficial "makers" and "shapers" of foreign policy. The "makers" of foreign policy include the president, various bureaucratic agencies and departments, and Congress. The "shapers" of foreign policy include interest groups and the media. The Values of American Foreign Policy I. What are the legacies of the traditional system of foreign policy? President Washington's farewell address warned of foreign entanglements and set the framework for over one hundred years of foreign policy predicated on isolationism and unilateralism.
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