foreign policy

a government's strategy in dealing with other nations.

the world is flat main idea

The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-First Century is an international bestselling book by Thomas L. Friedman that analyzesglobalization, primarily in the early 21st century.


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.

war powers act

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.


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


the official residence or offices of an ambassador. the picture is of a embassy in Berlin.


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


a committee in the executive branch of government that advises the president on foreign and military andnational security; supervises the Central Intelligence Agency

senate/house foreign relations committees

an assembly or council of citizens having thehighest deliberative functions in a government,especially a legislative assembly of a state ornation.


an organization formed in Washington, D.C.(1949), comprising the 12 nations of the AtlanticPact together with Greece, Turkey, and theFederal Republic of Germany, for the purpose ofcollective defense against aggression.

Warsaw pact countries

an organization formed in Warsaw, Poland(1955), comprising Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, EastGermany, Hungary, Poland, Romania, and theU.S.S.R., for collective defense under a jointmilitary command.

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