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Foreign Policy

What is Foreign Policy?

How a Country Relates to Other Countries


Non State Actors: Terrorists, MNCs, (IGOs)
Red Cross
Political, Social, Economic and Military
Position Another Country On An Issue
Diplomacy Drives Foreign Policy
Diplomacy = Means; Foreign Policy= Goals
Protects/Promotes National Interest

Foreign Policy: Issues

Bilateral Trade
International Economy
Immigration Policies
Law Enforcement
Nuclear Weapon Proliferation
Terrorism
Espionage
Territorial Disputes
Human Rights

Foreign Policy Determinants


Isolationism, Containment,
Disengagement
Human Rights
History
Economy
Geography
Ideology
Military
Demography

Foreign Policy Documents

Diplomatic Communiqus
Pious Policy Statements in the Press
Political Leaders Speeches
Diplomatic Agreements
Treaties
Books by Diplomats, Academics,
Journalists

Foreign Policy: Importance ?


Air Travel Smaller World
Interconnected
International Trade
Borderless World
Weapons of Mass Destruction
Breakdown of Diplomacy
When Diplomacy Ends: War Begins

Foreign Policy Milestones

Treaty of Versailles
League of Nations : 1918
United Nations Organization : 1945
Absence of Total War in Post WW II
Period
Partial Success: Nuclear Weapon
Proliferation

Father of Foreign Policy


Cardinal Richelieu, Statesman 17th
Century France
Consolidated French Power
France Fought Hapsburg Dynasty
Post-Richelieu : 400 years later
Henry Kissinger, Jawaharlal Nehru, Mao
Tse Tung
Indira Gandhi, IK Gujral