How is us foreign policy made?
Since the start of the cold war, the epic battle against communism has had a tremendous impact on U.S. foreign policy. The resulting arms race and nuclear proliferation had made a direct confrontation between the United States and the FSU (former Soviet Union) or Russian Republics a catastrophe. How…ever, the enmity between the East and West was vented in another way that became a hallmark of the Cold War: vicarious combat. A fixture of cold war politics was the situation in which the superpowers would square off using third-world proxies, rather than direct confrontation. An excellent example is the (first) Afghanistan war, in which the Soviets fought fiercely against the Afghanis, who were supplied and trained by the United States. Another example is the Cuban Missile Crisis, when Khrushchev used Cuba to harass the United States by deploying Russian ballistic missiles to the island nation. The U.S. support for the Contrarevolucionistas (Contras) was also staged to square off in a chess match against the Soviets, using third-world pawns. The recurring theme throughout the classical Cold War period was one of suspicion and divisiveness on the part of both superpowers; the ultimate end of this maneuvering was to draw more nations into their own respective orbits. This chess game resulted in many persistent features of our modern world, which continue to affect U.S. foreign policy today, and cause persistent diplomatic headaches. Examples include the creation of NATO (the North Atlantic Treaty Organization) as a collective security organization united against the Russian bloc, Warsaw Pact nations, as well as the spread of global communism. Despite Russia and China's evolution beyond the pure Communist ideology of their past, today Cuba's Fidel Castro and Bolivia's Hugo Chavez offer perpetual challenges to be managed. Further, many modern foreign policy snarls can be traced back to their roots during the cold war, when the United States was more concerned about keeping smaller nations out of Moscow's orbit than of nurturing lasting, moral, functioning governments. Thus, by having sown the seeds of despotism, America continues today to find new dilemmas in coping with governments which it hand a hand in creating. Manuel Noriega was a prime example of an American-minted problem dictator. Ultimately, the result of the Cold War, from embargoed Cuba to Russia's iron curtain, to the Berlin Wall, was a foreign policy that seemed something of a throw-back to earlier strategies of American isolationism. Today, citing China's Most Favored trading partner status, and the good relations between the U.S. and Russia, the strategy of a winner-take-all battle against the East seems to have been abandoned. Instead, modern America seems to acknowledge that shutting out the enemy only spurns and motivates him; Rather, the way to an enemy's heart is through his wallet. Globalization is the key to bringing rivals to the bargaining table. It's a case of the carrot working better than the stick. (MORE)
After World War 1, the United States foreign policy was largelyisolationist. This meant that the United States did not join theLeague of Nations and felt that it would produce American troops toregional European conflicts. The United States created a partialisolation and shun membership to internati…onal organizations. (MORE)
Answer . Largely yes, but he cannot make treaties without the consent of the Senate, and of course any foreign policy decision requiring financial appropriations will need support in Congress.
Foreign policy is all the strategies and goals that guide anation's dealings with other countries.
The President directs, and the day to day operations of policy are in the hands of the Secretary of State.
The Big Stick policy was that of President Theodore Roosevelt. Itessentially meant, the United States was willing to engage indiplomacy, but if it became necessary, it would also engagemilitarily. Roosevelt claimed the term came from a West Africanproverb "Speak softly and carry a big stick, you wil…l go far." (MORE)
The US foreign policy is aimed at promoting cordial relations withother countries. It is also meant to ensure that security ismaintained both inside and outside the US.
The US Navy monitored the Persian Gulf during the Iran-Iraq War 1980-1988. The only casualties was when an Iraqi missile struck the USS Stark (Frigate) killing over 30 US Sailors, and nearly sinking the ship.
In Washington's Neutrality Proclamation of 1793, he declared the United States as being neutral in the conflict between Great Britain and France. In general, Washington adivised against any permanent foreign alliances, which he saw to be constricting and burdensome. However, he did favor "temporary …alliances" for extreme emergencies. (MORE)
Vietnam was now in the same category as the other communist nations, and treated accordingly.
The Bay of Pigs invasion caused President Kennedy to come across asinexperienced and didn't show the country in a strong light. Theattempt at the overthrow of Fidel Castro came across as half-bakedand incompetent, and directed caused the Cuban Missile Crisis.
If the US could and would (or would) stand up to a physical move on the part of the communists.
This is the first time I've heard this suggestion, so it would be helpful if you would give the background to this question - for example, if would say where you encountered this idea.
First, the United States is not an empire (although some will argue it is functionally acting like an empire). The United States has not sought to increase its territory or direct political control in the last century (although, again, some will argue that indirect political control amounts to the s…ame thing). The major difference is that the United States mostly wants other countries to run themselves, albeit in accordance with what would make the United States happy. Also, the United States tends to espouse the idea that they will "defend democracy" and support human rights through war (which some will argue results in causing the exact problems that the war was supposed to stop). Previous empires have specifically focused on directly controlling additional land and people by annexing independent countries into the governing structure of the empire. (MORE)
The US was never completely isolated from the rest of the world. Trade made the US an active member of world affairs. It was during the period of the 1890s that the US foreign policy became influenced by imperialism. During that decade, the US became the most important industrial power in the world.… That meant we had to find markets and areas to obtain raw materials. Business was also looking at other areas in the world as potential customers for our products. The US military, especially the Navy, was growing and expanding in other areas of the world where we had not had the ability to go in force before. The war with Spain and the presidency of T. Roosevelt also made the US a major economic, military, and imperialistic power. (MORE)
NATO - is a mutual defense treaty between the U.S.A., Canada, and thenations of Europe
No. That would be contrary to the concept of the separation of church and state.
The Secretary of State ,who currently is Hillary Clinton, serves as the chief foreign policy adviser to the President.
The Monroe Doctrine set the tone for American foreign policy in 1823. It was a notice to the world that we, as the United States, would not tolerate foreign intervention into our new claim as a country. In other words, we are here and we reserve the first right to the areas around our existing ter…ritory. Native Americans were not included or considered in this unilateral decision. Since Native Americans did not understand the concept of land ownership or the concept of title or entitlement, and since they were also effectively considered savages by the religious segment the new country, they were without recourse, effectively denied the right to claim the land they lived on as their own. This is how the United States came to be after British control was overthrown. (MORE)
NATO stands for North Atlantic Treat Organization. This treaty wassigned by the United States and other countries. The terms of thetreaty state that each country that signs agrees to protect all ofthe others that sign.
Because in case were in war we have people to help us and we can get food from other countries that we cant grow in the winter.
The President - Barrack Obama (Currently true as of May 5, 2013) (Justifiable by the AP US Government Exam)
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Economic and political interventionism when required, blackmail if needed. Armed invasion is a last resort, but it is not off the table.
George Washington's Foreign Policy: Although United States had established peace from Great Britain from The Treaty of Paris of 1783 it was still unstable. Washington worked towards gaining the United States Stability. Washington sent Thomas Pinckney to talk to Spain in order for the United States …to be able to sent ships to the Mississippi river, which was south of the border created by the Treaty of Paris. Once Pinckney returned, he had accomplished to create a treaty that allowed the U.S. the right to use the Mississippi river and the right to drop off items at New Orleans. During this time, John Jay was sent to talk to the British. Great Britain had stated that it would not obey the Treaty of Paris until the United States paid all of its debts to Britain. Jay returned with a Jay Treaty, which stated that British agreed to leave the post, but U.S. ships were not allowed to trade for sugar or molasses with the West Indies. Washington wanted to avoid war with Great Britain to all extent. He denied the French help during the French revolution. By avoiding war, Washington was able to make the U.S. government grow strong and obtain stability. John Adams' Foreign Policy: Adams followed the guidelines of Washington by avoiding war at all means. The French aided the United States in 1778 with a victory over Great Britain during the Revolutionary War. By this happening, the U.S. promised to only make treaties that have been approved by France. Since the French had helped the U.S. with the Revolutionary war, they expected help from the U.S. After the Jay treaty, in 1797, French began attacking U.S. ships on the sea. In order to try and prevent war, Adams sent commissioners to France to gain peace. The commissioners were denied the right to go and speak with the Foreign Minister, and had to go back home without any negations. Adams then sent an envoy to France and finally gained peace on September 30th 1800. Although Adams was able to prevent the first American War, he was seen as too liberal because of the fact that he didn't aide France with their Revolutionary war. Thomas Jefferson's Foreign Policy: During Jefferson's time in office, France declared war on Europe while Britain declared war on France. Having all of this war, the amount of trade was lowering which caused oppression on the United States. Napoleon created a blockade of Great Britain, and then Great Britain created a blockade of Europe. These blockades were not very sufficient, but during the process 1500 American ships were abducted and the sailors were forced into the British navy. From this happening, Jefferson ordered the Embargo Act, which ended the trading with foreign countries from U.S. merchants. This act was used in order to keep the U.S. out of war by keeping American ships away from the blockades. This act was not obeyed entirely because many Americans would smuggle goods to different ports. In 1809, the act was discarded but was then replaced by the Non-Intercourse Act, which stated that Americans could trade with foreign nations other then the nations in Europe. This act still failed to keep American ships out of the European ports. James Madison's Foreign Policy: The war of 1812 began to break out between Great Britain and American. America was trying to gain more land into Canada. The first battle was at the United States and Canada border. The winner was unknown until British attacked Washington D.C. and burned it to the ground. At this time, Francis Scott Key was inspired to write the beginning of the Star Spangled Banner at Fort McHenry. The ending of the war was still unknown. The Treaty of Ghent was signed in 1816, which didn't give any peace, or change in land. The only victory that came out of this battle was the fact that Europe realized that the United States was officially an established country on its own. Jame's Monroe's Foreign Policy: During Monroe's time in office, Europe remained passive, which allowed Monroe to not have to worry about Europe. America was now looking into expanding its boarders because of the fact that it was constantly growing and needed more room for creation. In 1818, the army, led by Andrew Jackson had pushed Indians deep into Florida. Since Jackson had taken the Pensacola, Monroe then had no choice but to incorporate it as part the United States. He sent to messengers to Europe in 1819 and created an agreement with Spain. America was bought for $5 million, and gave up any claims to the Mexican territory. A Spanish line was created between Spanish Mexico and the Louisiana Territory. This created Monroe to realize how powerful the American army really was. Monroe created a new foreign policy in the Union Address to Congress in 1823, which ended more colonization of nations in South and Central Americas. Then, Monroe also stated that if Europe where to try and create a colony in these locations, actions would be taken to end the creation of their colony. (MORE)
Isolationism, No to steal as much land from Mexico as possible and reach the Pacific.
Someone should improve this answer. Can't believe it's not answeredyet. I asked this over a year ago.
Foreign policy is carried out by the President and the various government agencies working under his direction, which includes the military, the CIA, the ambassadors and embassies, and other staff of the State Department.
By putting the conflict between japan and russia and usaway and there was no longer a conflict
By making the united states once again go through another "witch hunt" and showing that we were a nation growing paranoid of communism and socialism.. combined with all the factors of arms races, nuclear fears of war..
The Secretary of State and the President. But ultimately it ought to be the people (and I mean people, not corporate business interests) because we elect the President and Senate who choose and confirm the Secretary of State.
because it is the oil spill. are you like crazy asking that stupid question and uh like making me answer it? Answer it yourself
Yes, American Exceptionalism is what works for us. We're the first working democracy, and at the moment, we're the best. =)
the industrial revolution for most industrialized nations brought a time period of foreign policy that was expansionist. this meat many countries sought to expand territory in search for resources to fuel the revolution such as coal and iron
The Monroe Doctrine was the beginning of a long-term AmericanPolicy of preventing other great powers from interfering in LatinAmerican Political affairs. also keeping European powers out of theAmericans, The Monroe Doctrine upheld Washington's policy ofavoiding entanglements in Eurpean power struggl…es. (MORE)
Fruit merchants and foreign policy elite had several things incommon. They both participated in economic imperialism. They both wanted to control the market they were in, to be theexclusive provider of product/policy. They both used economic power to spread US influence abroad.
The policy has eased in the past years. Americans are still notallowed to travel to Cuba, but Americans who have immediate familyin Cuba are allowed to visit. most of the reason that the usgovernment hates Cuba is because they are a communist nation, andthey have a dictator, which America highly dis…approves of. Hopethis helps :) (MORE)
During President Obama's speech on the Middle East he stated that that the priorities of the US were to ensure economic stability in various regions, support the spread of democracy, and defend human rights. The US also tries to achieve a higher sense of national security when dealing with these iss…ues. What is good for the goose is good for the gander, especially in our globalized society. (MORE)
Alliances are most commonly economic or military. Countries develop foreign relations with other countries and form alliances. They're kind of like cliques who form a group to protect each other and help each other.
During the latter part of Jefferson's administration, the Napoleonic Wars were going on in Europe and both France and Britain interfered with US shipping sometimes egregiously. To solve the problem, Jefferson signed the Embargo act which stopped all European trade. The hope was that France and Brita…in would be pressured to offer concessions in order to restore trade, but it turned out that the Americans were the ones that most suffered from the embargo. At the very end of Jefferson last term, the embargo was lifted and replaced by the Non-Intercourse Act which weakened the restrictions on trade. (MORE)
When it became clear that the U.S. had no interest in the liberation of the Philippines, Aguilnaldo's forces refused to ( etc. Welcome )
Fruit merchants and foreign policy elite had several things incommon. . They both participated in economic imperialism. . They both wanted to control the market they were in, to be theexclusive provider of product/policy. . They both used economic power to spread US influenceabroad.
Fruit merchants and foreign policy elite had several things incommon. They both participated in economic imperialism. They both wanted to control the market they were in, to be theexclusive provider of product/policy. They both used economic power to spread US influence abroad. They both wanted a bi…gger role for American businesses in the world (MORE)
The US stopped pursuing an isolationist foreign policy after it was dragged into World War 2 and found itself a major power.
i have absolutely no idea, and personaly do not care........ask some one else or find out your self!
The Cubans were sort of not on great terms with the U.S. at the time, so it was possible that they would fire their nuclear missiles at us, maybe forcing us into war with them. we definitely did not want that!
The US states promised to withdraw from Western Europe if theSoviets withdrew from Eastern Europe under its foreign policy ofcontainment. This policy was to prevent the spread of communismabroad.
NAFTA is the North American Free Trade Agreement. It is anagreement between Canada, the USA and Mexico that creates a tradingbloc between the 3 countries. NAFTA is the North American Free Trade Agreement. It is anagreement between Canada, the USA and Mexico that creates a tradingbloc between the 3 …countries. NAFTA is the North American Free Trade Agreement. It is anagreement between Canada, the USA and Mexico that creates a tradingbloc between the 3 countries. NAFTA is the North American Free Trade Agreement. It is anagreement between Canada, the USA and Mexico that creates a tradingbloc between the 3 countries. NAFTA is the North American Free Trade Agreement. It is anagreement between Canada, the USA and Mexico that creates a tradingbloc between the 3 countries. NAFTA is the North American Free Trade Agreement. It is anagreement between Canada, the USA and Mexico that creates a tradingbloc between the 3 countries. NAFTA is the North American Free Trade Agreement. It is anagreement between Canada, the USA and Mexico that creates a tradingbloc between the 3 countries. NAFTA is the North American Free Trade Agreement. It is anagreement between Canada, the USA and Mexico that creates a tradingbloc between the 3 countries. NAFTA is the North American Free Trade Agreement. It is anagreement between Canada, the USA and Mexico that creates a tradingbloc between the 3 countries. NAFTA is the North American Free Trade Agreement. It is anagreement between Canada, the USA and Mexico that creates a tradingbloc between the 3 countries. NAFTA is the North American Free Trade Agreement. It is anagreement between Canada, the USA and Mexico that creates a tradingbloc between the 3 countries. (MORE)
The president has ultimate authority over foreign policy but the U.S. Secretary of State is analogous to the foreign minister of other nations and has official state-to-state diplomacy.
Isolationism was a policy practiced by the US primarily in the late 1800's and early 1900's. It is essentially the idea that the US would be stronger if it stayed out of the affairs of other countries. This is why it took so long for the US to join both world wars.