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Published: Mon, 13 Mar 2017 12:45:22 +0000

 



How Did US Foreign Policy Change after 9/11?

2017-03-13T12:45:22Z

United States foreign policy changed in some very noticeable ways after September 11, 2001. In other ways, foreign policy after 9/11 has remained the same.



How Was US Foreign Policy Under John Adams?

2017-03-13T12:45:22Z

John Adams followed a cautious and paranoid foreign policy.



Soft Power in US Foreign Policy

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What Was George Washington's Foreign Policy?

2017-03-13T12:45:22Z

George Washington, America's first president, practiced a pragmatically cautious yet successful foreign policy in the first years of the United States.



What Are Relations Like Between the U.S. and...

2017-03-13T12:45:22Z

A profile of the long, sometimes tumultuous, relationship between the United States and Russia as it has developed over the last half-century.



How US Foreign Aid is Used in Foreign Policy

2017-03-13T12:45:22Z

US foreign aid is an essential part of American foreign policy. The U.S. extends it to developing nations and for military or disaster assistance.



What Was Thomas Jefferson's Foreign Policy Like?

2017-03-13T12:45:22Z

Thomas Jefferson conducted US foreign policy that began well but ended disastrously.



How Foreign Direct Investment Affects the Economy

2017-03-13T12:45:22Z

According to the World Bank, FDI is critical in developing the private sector. Learn more about foreign direct investment and what it means to the US.



The Relationship of the United States with China

2017-03-13T12:45:22Z

A profile of the relationship between the United States and China, from About Expert to U.S. Foreign Policy Keith Porter.



The Bush Doctrine

2017-03-13T12:45:22Z

The Bush Doctrine of US foreign policy combined elements of unilateralism with preventive warfare.



Globalization and Its Effects on the United...

2017-03-13T12:45:22Z

Globalization, for good or ill, is here to stay. But what is globalization? Take a closer look at the history and far-reaching impacts of global trade.



Why Woodrow Wilson's Fourteen Points Plan for...

2017-03-13T12:45:22Z

The Fourteen Points were Woodrow Wilson's ambitious plan for peace at the end of World War I.



The U.S. and Great Britain: The Special...

2017-03-13T12:45:22Z

A look at the. US Foreign Policy.



US and Great Britain Relationship: After World...

2017-03-13T12:45:22Z

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The Relationship of the United States with Japan

2017-03-13T12:45:22Z

A profile of the relationship between the United States and Japan, from About Guide to U.S. Foreign Policy Keith Porter.



How the US and Japan Went From Enemies to...

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Why Does US Foreign Policy Matter? A Short...

2017-03-13T12:45:22Z

What's the importance of foreign policy and why should Americans care? Our resident expert Keith Porter explains the significance and what can be done



Profile: The Iraq War

2017-03-13T12:45:22Z

Iraq War background and summary are provided in this issue profile from Keith Porter, About Guide to U.S. Foreign Policy. The summary covers the prelude to war, coalition building, invasion and occupation, costs and casualties, foreign policy implications, and paths forward from the Iraq War.



What Is Multilateralism?

2017-03-13T12:45:22Z

Multilateralism refers to cooperation among several nations, usually in economic or diplomatic affairs.



What Is Counterterrorism?

2017-03-13T12:45:22Z

This is an article explaining counterterrorism.



What Exactly Are Sanctions in International...

2017-03-13T12:45:22Z

This article discusses what sanctions are, describes different types of sanctions, gives examples of sanctions, and explains problems sanctions can cause.



Early U.S.-Palestinian Relations

2017-03-13T12:45:22Z

The U.S., Israel and Palestine have a long history of rocky diplomatic relations.



American Manifest Destiny

2017-03-13T12:45:22Z

While the term. US Foreign Policy.



The Relationship of the United States with the...

2017-03-13T12:45:22Z

A profile of the relationship between the United States and the United Kingdom, from About Guide to U.S. Foreign Policy Keith Porter.



What Were The Oslo Accords?

2017-03-13T12:45:22Z

The Oslo Accords, which Israel and Palestine signed in 1993, were supposed to end the decades-old fight between them. Hesitation on both sides, however, derailed the process, leaving the United States and other entities once again trying to mediate an end to the Middle East conflict.



What Happened Between the U.S. and Japan Before...

2017-03-13T12:45:22Z

On December 7, 1941, nearly 90 years of American-Japanese diplomatic relations spiraled into World War II in the Pacific. That descent is the story of how the foreign policies of the two nations backed each other into situations they could only solve with war.



U.S. and Russia's Relations from 1922 Until Today

2017-03-13T12:45:22Z

A look at the US-Russian relationship from 1922 to present, from Keith Porter--your About Guide to U.S. Foreign Policy



Foreign Policy 101

2017-03-13T12:45:22Z

Who makes U.S. foreign policy (or American foreign policy) today? What is foreign policy? And what roles do the president and congress play? A description from Keith Porter - your About Guide to U.S. Foreign Policy



What Is the Role of Congress in US Foreign...

2017-03-13T12:45:22Z

Who shapes U.S. foreign policy today?, from Keith Porter - your About Guide to U.S. Foreign Policy



Foreign Policy Implications of the Iraq War

2017-03-13T12:45:22Z

The war in Iraq and its fallout have been at the center of U.S. foreign policy since 2002. The war and surrounding issues occupy the attention of nearly all those in leadership at the White House, State Department, and Pentagon. And the war has fueled anti-American sentiment around the world, making global diplomacy all the more difficult. Our relations with almost every country in the world are in some form colored by the war, from About Guide to U.S. Foreign Policy Keith Porter



Democracy Promotion As Foreign Policy

2017-03-13T12:45:22Z

A look at the U.S. policy of promoting democracy.



World Hot Spots

2017-03-13T12:45:22Z

America's interests - and reach - are global. Therefore, a crisis anywhere on the planet has a good chance of being on the agenda at the White House, State Department, and Pentagon as well. Here are the top hot spots consuming U.S. foreign policy efforts today.



A History Of U.S. Sanctions Against Iran

2017-03-13T12:45:22Z

While the United States has had some sort of sanction levied against Iran for most of 30 years, few of them have levered Iran into compliance with international rules regarding terrorism or nuclear energy. By early 2012, however, evidence appears to be mounting that sanctions -- both by the U.S. and its global allies -- are hurting Iran.



The Role of Think Tanks and NGOs

2017-03-13T12:45:22Z

Who shapes U.S. foreign policy today?, from Keith Porter - your About Guide to U.S. Foreign Policy



What Is A Doctrine?

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The United Nations

2017-03-13T12:45:22Z

A profile of the United Nations, the world's only universal membership inter-governmental organization, from About Guide to U.S. Foreign Policy Keith Porter.



The Persian Gulf

2017-03-13T12:45:22Z

A profile of the Persian Gulf, a region with great geo-strategic significance in U.S. foreign policy, from About Guide to U.S. Foreign Policy Keith Porter.



Timeline of U.S.-North Korean Relations

2017-03-13T12:45:22Z

A look at the US-North Korean relationship from 1950 to present, from Keith Porter--your About Guide to U.S. Foreign Policy



Emancipation Proclamation Was Also Foreign Policy

2017-03-13T12:45:22Z

Everyone knows that when Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863 he was freeing American slaves. But did you know the abolition of slavery was also a key element of Lincoln's foreign policy?



Have U.S. Presidents Abused the War Powers Act...

2017-03-13T12:45:22Z

A description of the War Powers Act of 1973, its function and intent.



The US-Syrian Relationship

2017-03-13T12:45:22Z

Background on the US-Syria Relationship from Keith Porter - your About Expert to US Foreign Policy.



US Isolationism Is An Antiquated Foreign Policy

2017-03-13T12:45:22Z

Isolationism was a pre-World War II US foreign policy that ended in 1945. This article is a brief history of the antiquated idea.



The US-South Korean Relationship

2017-03-13T12:45:22Z

Background on the US-South Korea Relationship from Keith Porter - your About Guide to US Foreign Policy



When The U.S. And France Were Really Enemies:...

2017-03-13T12:45:22Z

France is mad over alleged U.S. spying by the NSA, but they're not fighting mad. That wasn't always the case. Check out this two-part chronicle of when the U.S. and France were outright enemies.



Overview of United States Relations with France

2017-03-13T12:45:22Z

Overview of the milestones in diplomatic relations between the United States and France.



A Biography of John Kerry

2017-03-13T12:45:22Z

Sources report that President Barack Obama is about to nominate Massachusetts Senator John Kerry, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations committee, to replace Hillary Clinton as U.S. Secretary of State.



US and Cuba Have History of Complex Relations

2017-03-13T12:45:22Z

The US and Cuba have had a complex and hostile relationship for more than 50 years. Read more about the communism conflict and the modern repercussions.



The Truman Doctrine

2017-03-13T12:45:22Z

The Truman Doctrine, which President Harry S. Truman issued in March 1947, was the basis of American foreign policy toward the Soviet Union until 1991. It included both economic and military elements and advocated containing the spread of Communism. It symbolized the United States' post-World War II global leadership role.



The U.S. Defense Department

2017-03-13T12:45:22Z

A profile of the U.S. Defense Department, leaders of the United States military, from About Guide to U.S. Foreign Policy Keith Porter.



Amazing Growth of Pan-Arab Satellite Television...

2017-03-13T12:45:22Z

Hundreds of free pan-Arab satellite television stations are having a major impact on the Middle East. Governments, including the United States, have no choice but to respond. Keith Porter--your About Guide to U.S. Foreign Policy explains.



Munich Olympic Massacre Forces Changes In U.S....

2017-03-13T12:45:22Z

The murder of Israeli athletes at the 1972 Munich Olympics forced changes in the way the United States handles diplomatic security.



Georgia Conflict Highlights Rift in U.S.-Russia...

2017-03-13T12:45:22Z

The conflict in Georgia over South Ossetia reveals just how the deep the rift has become between the United States and Russia, from Keith Porter, the About Guide to US Foreign Policy



The Role of the Executive Branch

2017-03-13T12:45:22Z

Who shapes U.S. foreign policy today?, from Keith Porter - your About Guide to U.S. Foreign Policy



The US-Egyptian Relationship

2017-03-13T12:45:22Z

Historical background, and current status, of the relationship between the U.S. and Egypt from Keith Porter, your About.com Guide to U.S. Foreign Policy.



The Geneva Accords, 1954

2017-03-13T12:45:22Z

The Geneva Accords of 1954 were an attempt to end eight years of fighting between France and Vietnam. They did that, but they also set the stage for the American phase of fighting in Southeast Asia.



What Is Arms Control?

2017-03-13T12:45:22Z

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Evidence Of Chemical Weapons In Syria

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US and Great Britain Relationship: 19th Century

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The Relationship of the United States with Mexico

2017-03-13T12:45:22Z

A profile of the relationship between the United States and Mexico, from About Guide to U.S. Foreign Policy Keith Porter.



Ukraine: Back To The Brink?

2017-03-13T12:45:22Z

U.S., UN, and NATO officials fear that an escalation of tensions in eastern Ukraine might herald more Russian intervention.



Timeline of the Iraq War

2017-03-13T12:45:22Z

A timeline of the Iraq War from 2002 to present, from About Guide to U.S. Foreign Policy Keith Porter



Former U.S. Secretary of State James A. Baker

2017-03-13T12:45:22Z

James A. Baker was the 61st U.S. Secretary of State. Learn more about his background, education and experience, from About Guide to U.S. Foreign Policy Keith Porter.



Senate Foreign Relations Committee

2017-03-13T12:45:22Z

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee has oversight over the foreign policy agencies of the U.S. government, including the State Department, the U.S. Agency for International Development, the Millennium Challenge Corporation, and the Peace Corps. The Committee reviews and considers all diplomatic nominations and international treaties, as well as legislation relating to U.S. foreign policy.



U.S. Foreign Policy Institutions

2017-03-13T12:45:22Z

From Brookings to the United Nations, there are a number of institutions important to the creation and implementation of U.S. foreign policy. Here are a number of profiles from About U.S. Foreign Policy.



Putin's Op-Ed On Syria

2017-03-13T12:45:22Z

Russian President Vladimir Putin had strong words for the United States and President Barack Obama in an editorial piece September 12, 2013. Putin's op-ed regarded the possibility of American punitive military strikes against Syria for a chemical weapons attack August 21.



Profile: The Heritage Foundation

2017-03-13T12:45:22Z

A profile of the Heritage Foundation, an influential American group working on conservative approaches to a variety of issues including U.S. foreign policy, from About Guide to U.S. Foreign Policy Keith Porter.



The 1980s Battle Over Apartheid Sanctions

2017-03-13T12:45:22Z

The Reagan administration didn't necessarily like apartheid in the 1980s, but it was comfortable with it. Its foreign policy with South Africa reflected that.



Outposts of Tyranny

2017-03-13T12:45:22Z

Background on the Outposts of Tyranny, from Keith Porter - your About Guide to U.S. Foreign Policy



Timeline of U.S.-Chinese Relations

2017-03-13T12:45:22Z

A look at the US-China relationship from 1844 to present, from Keith Porter--your About Guide to U.S. Foreign Policy



The Franco-American Treaty, 1778

2017-03-13T12:45:22Z

The Battles of Saratoga lead to the Franco-American Alliance of 1778, the turning point of the American Revolution



The US-North Korean Relationship

2017-03-13T12:45:22Z

Background on the US-North Korea Relationship from Keith Porter - your About Guide to US Foreign Policy



U.S. and Russia, Civil War Allies?

2017-03-13T12:45:22Z

One hundred and fifty years before the 2014 Ukraine/Crimea Crisis, a strange event occurred in which the Russian navy gave the United States diplomatic leverage during its Civil War.



Profile: The Brookings Institution

2017-03-13T12:45:22Z

A profile of the Brookings Institution, one of America's influential groups devoted to U.S. foreign policy, from About Guide to U.S. Foreign Policy Keith Porter.



US Foreign Policy: Imperialism

2017-03-13T12:45:22Z

After early concentration on domestic issues, the United States embarked on an abortive attempt at imperialism.



The Christmas Bombing

2017-03-13T12:45:22Z

The Christmas season of 1972 brought a brutal American air campaign over North Vietnam. Known as the Christmas Bombing, it was President Richard Nixon's practice of foreign policy by force.



U.S. Sanctions Against Syria Have Not Stopped...

2017-03-13T12:45:22Z

Recent U.S. sanctions against Syria have not stopped Syria's civil war, nor have they forced Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad from power. Syria and the U.S. are now on a collision course.



Pentagon Trims Down

2017-03-13T12:45:22Z

The Pentagon wants deep budget cuts for 2015 and beyond. Will that hurt US foreign policy?



Ukraine: Deal Or No Deal?

2017-03-13T12:45:22Z

US Secretary of State John Kerry announces a deal to de-escalate tension in Ukraine, but US President Barack Obama is skeptical.



Overshadowing Obama's Trip

2017-03-13T12:45:22Z

Tragedies and threats overshadowed Barack Obama's 2014 Asia-Pacific trip.



Military Advisers: Rehabbing An Image

2017-03-13T12:45:22Z

Under Obama, US military advisers are getting a reprieve from the specter of Vietnam.



Why Is the US-Iran Relationship So Filled with...

2017-03-13T12:45:22Z

Background on the US-Iran Relationship from Keith Porter - your About Guide to US Foreign Policy



John Quincy Adams

2017-03-13T12:45:22Z

Through a life of public and diplomatic service, John Quincy Adams was probably the United States' best secretary of state.



The Relationship of the United States with...

2017-03-13T12:45:22Z

Different waves of German immigration to the U.S. resulted in German immigrants becoming one of the largest ethnic groups in the US.



Does Obama Practice Realpolitik?

2017-03-13T12:45:22Z

With Russia and Ukraine, Realpolitik is back. What is it, and can the US practice it as well?



US and Russia: Flying High in '75

2017-03-13T12:45:22Z

The Apollo-Soyuz mission in July 1975 ushered in a new era in US-Russian foreign policy and set the stage for decades of successful cooperation in space.



The U.S. State Department

2017-03-13T12:45:22Z

What Is It?: The U.S. State Department is the lead government agency for developing and implementing



Sports Diplomacy

2017-03-13T12:45:22Z

The U.S. State Department sponsors Sports United, a program that sends American athletes on public diplomacy efforts to foreign countries, and which welcomes foreign athletes to the United States.



Ukraine Crisis Hits ISS

2017-03-13T12:45:22Z

Ukraine crisis hits ISS as Russia reacts to US sanctions.



Learn About International Volunteers Day

2017-03-13T12:45:22Z

Learn the history and purpose behind International Volunteers Day, observed on December 5th.



What is the Budapest Memorandum

2017-03-13T12:45:22Z

The Budapest Memorandum figures greatly in western opposition to Russia's annexation of Crimea. But what exactly is it? Find out here.



The First Matthew Perry and Japan

2017-03-13T12:45:22Z

Commodore Matthew Perry opens trade with Japan and sets the stage for 160 years of US-Japanese foreign policy.



Boko Haram Kidnappings

2017-03-13T12:45:22Z

US military and FBI personnel have joined the search for Nigeria's missing girls, kidnapped by Boko Haram on April 14, 2014.



Missile Defense and Diplomacy

2017-03-13T12:45:22Z

The U.S. plans to strengthen its missile defenses against North Korean threats in a move that may also reassure Russia about Eastern European missile defense plans.



Obama, Bibi At Odds Over Iran Nuke Deal

2017-03-13T12:45:22Z

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US Troops Go To Chad

2017-03-13T12:45:22Z

Obama sends US troops to Chad searching for kidnapped girls, a move totally in line with his administration's foreign policy.



U.S. Opens Virtual Iranian Embassy

2017-03-13T12:45:22Z

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The U.N. and Syria

2017-03-13T12:45:22Z

Kofi Annan declares that U.N. plan for peace in Syria is not working, and he blames Syrian president Bashar Al-Assad for its failure. Still, he has not given up on a peace plan for Syria.



US Bans "Terrorist" Ambassadors

2017-03-13T12:45:22Z

President Obama signed a bill banning UN ambassadors with ties to terrorism from entering the US, but he retained discretionary power for the presidency.



Profile: Former U.S. Secretary of State Henry...

2017-03-13T12:45:22Z

Henry Kissinger was U.S. secretary of state and national security adviser for presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford. Learn more about his background, education, experience, and sweeping influence on U.S. foreign policy, from About Guide to U.S. Foreign Policy Keith Porter.



Developing an Integrated Foreign Policy

2017-03-13T12:45:22Z

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