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Published: Sat, 25 Feb 2017 12:32:28 +0000

 



How Was US Foreign Policy Under John Adams?

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John Adams followed a cautious and paranoid foreign policy.



What Was George Washington's Foreign Policy?

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



The Relationship of the United States with China

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



What Was Thomas Jefferson's Foreign Policy Like?

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



How Did US Foreign Policy Change after 9/11?

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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.



What Exactly Are Sanctions in International...

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



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

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



The Bush Doctrine

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



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

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



How Foreign Direct Investment Affects the Economy

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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.



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

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



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

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A look at the. US Foreign Policy.



How US Foreign Aid is Used in Foreign Policy

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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.



Soft Power in US Foreign Policy

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

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What Is Counterterrorism?

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This is an article explaining counterterrorism.



A History Of U.S. Sanctions Against Iran

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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.



What Is Multilateralism?

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



Globalization and Its Effects on the United...

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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.



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

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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

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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



The Relationship of the United States with the...

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



The Relationship of the United States with Japan

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



Early U.S.-Palestinian Relations

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



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

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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



What Were The Oslo Accords?

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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.



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

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



US and Great Britain Relationship: After World...

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Overview of United States Relations with France

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



American Manifest Destiny

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While the term. US Foreign Policy.



Democracy Promotion As Foreign Policy

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



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

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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.



Profile: The Iraq War

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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.



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

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



US and Cuba Have History of Complex Relations

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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.



Developing an Integrated Foreign Policy

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Can State and Local Governments Influence U.S....

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Who shapes U.S. foreign policy today? And what role can state and local governments play in supporting or changing it?



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

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



The Christmas Bombing

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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.



The Relationship of the United States with...

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



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

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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.



The Truman Doctrine

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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 Geneva Accords, 1954

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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.



The US-Syrian Relationship

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



What Is Arms Control?

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Timeline of U.S.-North Korean Relations

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



The United Nations

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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 US-South Korean Relationship

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



The US-Egyptian Relationship

2017-02-25T12:32:28Z

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.



US Isolationism Is An Antiquated Foreign Policy

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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 Role of Think Tanks and NGOs

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



Timeline of U.S.-Chinese Relations

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



Emancipation Proclamation Was Also Foreign Policy

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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?



Foreign Policy Implications of the Iraq War

2017-02-25T12:32:28Z

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



Timeline of U.S.-Cuban Relations

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A look at the US-Cuban relationship from 1898 to present, from Keith Porter--your About Guide to U.S. Foreign Policy



World Hot Spots

2017-02-25T12:32:28Z

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.



What is NATO Article 5?

2017-02-25T12:32:28Z

President Obama has mentioned NATO Article 5 several times during the Ukraine Crisis. What is Article 5? Check here.



The Relationship of the United States with Mexico

2017-02-25T12:32:28Z

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



US and Great Britain Relationship: 19th Century

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The Role of the Executive Branch

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



A Biography of John Kerry

2017-02-25T12:32:28Z

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.



The Ludlow Amendment

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Unlike 2013, when Congress was eager to debate an American military strike against Syria, 75 years earlier Congress nearly gave away its right to debate and declare war. It never actually happened, but it came close in the days of American isolationism something called the Ludlow Amendment.



Fortieth Anniversary of SALT I

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May 2012 marks the 40th anniversary of the SALT I treaty, in which the U.S. and Soviet Union took a major step toward limiting nuclear weapons.



Evidence Of Chemical Weapons In Syria

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NATO

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A profile of NATO, the world's largest military alliance, from About Guide to U.S. Foreign Policy Keith Porter.



Putin's Op-Ed On Syria

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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.



John Quincy Adams

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



The U.S. Defense Department

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



US Foreign Policy: Imperialism

2017-02-25T12:32:28Z

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



The Persian Gulf

2017-02-25T12:32:28Z

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.



Denuclearization After Kim Jong Il

2017-02-25T12:32:28Z

Is Korean denuclearization more or less likely after the death of Kim Jong Il?



Obama, Bibi At Odds Over Iran Nuke Deal

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US Bans "Terrorist" Ambassadors

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



The First Matthew Perry and Japan

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



U.S. and Russia, Civil War Allies?

2017-02-25T12:32:28Z

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 Heritage Foundation

2017-02-25T12:32:28Z

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.



Staying Tough In China's Backyard

2017-02-25T12:32:28Z

In his April 2014 Asia-Pacific trip, US President Barack Obama reaffirmed America's mutual defense obligations with Japan, including backing its claims to the Senkaku Islands against China.



What Is A Doctrine?

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The Franco-American Treaty, 1778

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



Boko Haram Kidnappings

2017-02-25T12:32:28Z

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



Pentagon Trims Down

2017-02-25T12:32:28Z

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



Does Obama Practice Realpolitik?

2017-02-25T12:32:28Z

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



Best Foreign Policy Blogs

2017-02-25T12:32:28Z

The blogosphere is full of high quality writing by leading experts on U.S. foreign policy. Keith Porter - your About Guide to U.S. Foreign Policy - recommends the best foreign policy blogs.



Citizens Groups Making a Difference in U.S....

2017-02-25T12:32:28Z

A number of citizens groups are out there making a difference in U.S. Foreign Policy. Keith Porter--your About Guide to U.S. Foreign Policy--explains.



Russian Troops Worry NATO, US

2017-02-25T12:32:28Z

At the NATO Brussels Forum March 21, 2014, NATO leaders expressed resolve against further Russian aggression, even as they worried more might be imminent.



Ukraine: Deal Or No Deal?

2017-02-25T12:32:28Z

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



Ukraine Crisis Hits ISS

2017-02-25T12:32:28Z

Ukraine crisis hits ISS as Russia reacts to US sanctions.



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

2017-02-25T12:32:28Z

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



Spy plane near end of mission

2017-02-25T12:32:28Z

Recon drones appear ready to replace venerable U-2 spy plane as Pentagon budget cuts loom.



Military Advisers: Rehabbing An Image

2017-02-25T12:32:28Z

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



Ukraine: Back To The Brink?

2017-02-25T12:32:28Z

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



Learn About International Volunteers Day

2017-02-25T12:32:28Z

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



Amazing Growth of Pan-Arab Satellite Television...

2017-02-25T12:32:28Z

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.



The US-North Korean Relationship

2017-02-25T12:32:28Z

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



The U.N. and Syria

2017-02-25T12:32:28Z

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.



Overshadowing Obama's Trip

2017-02-25T12:32:28Z

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



U.S. Opens Virtual Iranian Embassy

2017-02-25T12:32:28Z

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

2017-02-25T12:32:28Z

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.



U.S. Foreign Policy Institutions

2017-02-25T12:32:28Z

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.



Profile: The Brookings Institution

2017-02-25T12:32:28Z

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.