Vocabulary List By: Claire Hefner
Foreign Policy: a governments strategy in dealing with other nations
“The World is Flat” (Book Title) (Looking for the main idea behind book): analyzes globalization, primarily in the early 21st century.
Diplomacy: the profession, activity, or skill of managing international relations, typically by a countries representatives abroad
Commander in Chief: a head of state officer in supreme command of a country’s armed forces
War Powers Act: passed in the aftermath of the Vietnam War, put limits on the ability of the President to send american troops into combat areas without congressional approval
Ambassadors: an accredited diplomat sent by a country as its official representative to a foreign country
Embassies: the official residence or offices of an ambassador
CIA: The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) is one of the principal intelligence-gathering agencies of the United States federal government
NSC: The National Security Council; a committee in the executive branch of government that advises the president on foreign and military and national security
Senate/House Foreign Relations Committees: Leading foreign-policy legislation and debate in the Senate. Generally responsible for overseeing and funding foreign aid programs as well as funding arms sales and training for national allies.
NATO: North Atlantic Treaty Organization; international organization composed of the US, Canada,Britain, and a number of European countries: established for purposes of collective security.
Warsaw Pact Countries: Albania, Bulgaria, Czechoslovak, Germany, Hungary, Poland, Romania, and USSR.