Foreign Policy Vocabulary by Daniel Kosmyna

Foreign Policy

Definition- A government's strategy in dealing with other nations (Google).

“The World is Flat”

In his book, The World is Flat, Friedman recounts a journey to Bangalore, India, when he realized globalization has changed core economic concepts (Wikipedia).


Definition- The conduct by government officials of negotiations and other relations between nations (

Commander in Chief

Definition- A head of state or officer in supreme command of a country's armed forces (Google).

War Powers Act

Definition- A federal law intended to check the president's power to commit the United States to an armed conflict without the consent of Congress (Wikipedia).


Definitions- An accredited diplomat sent by a country as its official representative to a foreign country (Google).


Definitions- The official residence or offices of an ambassador (Google).


Definition- The Central Intelligence Agency is one of the principal intelligence-gathering agencies of the United States federal government (Google).


Definition- National Security Council. A committee in the executive branch that advises the president on matters relating to domestic, military, and foreign security (Google).

Senate/House Foreign Relations Committees

Definition- It is charged with leading foreign policy legislation and debate in the Senate (Wikipedia).


Definition- The North Atlantic Treaty Organization is an intergovernmental military alliance based on the North Atlantic Treaty which was signed on 4 April 1949 (Google).

Warsaw Pact Countries

Definition- A military alliance of communist nations in eastern Europe (Google).

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