GOVT 2302 - Chapter 18

GOVT 2302 - Chapter 18 - Chapter 18 Chapter Outline...

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Chapter 18 Chapter Outline Chapter 18 Outline The Nature of Foreign Policy 1. Foreign policy refers to the programs and policies that determine America’s relations with other  nations and foreign entities. Foreign policy includes diplomacy, military and security policy,  international human rights policies, and various forms of economic policy. 2. The foreign policy arena seems similar to America’s other policy domains. The policy makers are  the president, Congress, and the bureaucracy. These institutions and interest groups often disagree  about how to deal with foreign policy. The institutional powers of the presidency give presidents and  their allies an advantage over political forces based in Congress, although Congress is not without  resources of its own. The Goals of Foreign Policy 3. U.S. foreign policy has three goals: security, prosperity, and the creation of a better world. 4. Today, American security policy is concerned not only with the actions of other nations, but also  with the activities of terrorist groups and other hostile non-state actors, as well as with food and  energy supplies and transportation and electronic infrastructures. 5. Throughout its history, the United States has adopted or consider several different security policies,  including isolationism, deterrence, preventive war, appeasement, and preemption. 6. America’s international economic policies are intended to expand employment opportunities in the  United States, maintain access to foreign energy supplies at a reasonable cost, promote foreign  investment in the United States, and lower the prices Americans pay for goods and services. 7.
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