Foreign Policy Vocabulary List

Foreign Policy: a government's strategy in dealing with other nations.

The main idea behind the world is flat that is being said by Thomas L. Friedman is that the world is flat and that 1 individual person can make a big difference. Almost equivalent to a giant company or an organization.

Diplomacy: the profession, activity, or skill of managing international relations, typically by a country's representatives abroad.

Commander in chief: a head of state or officer in supreme command of a country's armed forces.

Congress passed the War Powers Resolution in the aftermath of the Vietnam War to address these concerns and provide a set of procedures for both the President and Congress to follow in situations where the introduction of U.S. forces abroad could lead to their involvement in armed conflict.

Ambassador: an accredited diplomat sent by a country as its official representative to a foreign country.

Embassies: the official residence or offices of an ambassador.

Central Intelligence Agency (CIA): is one of the principal intelligence-gathering agencies of the United States federal government.

NSC: A committee in the executive branch of government that advises the president on foreign and military and national security; supervises the Central Intelligence Agency

Foreign Relations Committee : The United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations is a standing committee of the United States Senate. It is charged with leading foreign-policy legislation and debate in the Senate.

North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO): is an international military alliance based on the North Atlantic Treaty which was signed on 4 April 1949.

Warsaw Pact: A military alliance of communist nations in eastern Europe. Organized in 1955 in answer to NATO, the Warsaw Pact included Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, East Germany, Hungary, Poland, Romania, and the Soviet Union.

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