Foreign Policy Vocabulary
By Anthony Kyle
Foreign Policy: when a country makes a decision with another country.
"The World is Flat": a book that talks about globalization in the 21st century.
Diplomacy: when one country negotiates with another.
Commander in Chief: a person who is in charge of all armed forces.
War Powers Act: the power to declare without Congress' consent.
Ambassador: a government official who represents the country.
Embassies: a group of people who perform a mission for the government.
CIA: Central Intelligence Agency; operates the government's intelligence outside the US.
NSC: National Security Council; safeguards the national security.
Senate/House Foreign Relations Committees: responsible for funding foreign aid programs and funding weapons for allies.
NATO: for the purpose of defense against aggression between the members of NATO.
Warsaw Pact Countries: Soviet Union, Albania, Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, East Germany, Hungary, Poland, Romania.