US Foreign Policy Sitemap - Page 1 2016-09-26

Newt Gingrich's Foreign Policy Positions - Foreign Policy Positions of Newt Gingrich
Former Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-GA). Page 7.

Bill Richardson's Foreign Policy Positions - Foreign Policy Positions of Bill Richardson
Governor Bill Richardson (D-NM). US Foreign Policy. Page 6.

Senator Chuck Hagel (R-NE)
Chuck Hagel's Foreign Policy Positions - Foreign Policy Positions of Senator Chuck Hagel (R-NE)

Hillary Clinton's Foreign Policy Positions - Foreign Policy Positions of Hillary Clinton
Senator Hillary Clinton (D-NY). US Foreign Policy.

John Edwards's Foreign Policy Positions - Foreign Policy Positions of John Edwards
Senator John Edwards (D-NC). US Foreign Policy. Page 3.

Rudy Giuliani's Foreign Policy Positions - Foreign Policy Positions of Rudy Giuliani
former Mayor Rudy Giuliani (R-NY). Page 4.

- By Category
An index of categories in the

Africa and U.S. Foreign Policy
The United States has long term national interests and vital engagements with many countries in Africa. This page includes key links and resources exploring those relationships as well as the role of U.S. foreign policy in trans-African issues and organizations including the African Union. These links cover official U.S. policy documents, descriptions and analysis of African issues, explanations of the U.S. role, and profiles of top officials.

Making Foreign Policy - How the US Makes Foreign Policy
The best resources on the Web for understanding how U.S. foreign policy is made and authorized - and for understanding the role U.S. foreign policy has played in important world events. The page includes links to articles, timelines, historical documents, analysis, and more.

Europe and U.S. Foreign Policy
The United States has long term national interests and vital engagements across Europe. This page includes key links and resources exploring those relationships as well as the role of U.S. foreign policy in various regional issues and organizations including the European Union, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, and more. These links cover official U.S. policy documents, descriptions and analysis of European issues, explanations of the U.S. role, and profiles of top officials.

Dennis Kucinich's Foreign Policy Positions - Foreign Policy Positions of Dennis Kucinich
Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH). Page 15.

Mike Gravel's Foreign Policy Positions - Foreign Policy Positions of Mike Gravel
former Senator Mike Gravel (D-NY). Page 14.

A classroom at Elementary School #2 in the Tadjoura region of Djibouti.
A classroom at Elementary School #2 in the Tadjoura region of Djibouti. Page 13.

Bags of food, donated by the United States, in a storeroom at Elementary School #2 near Tadjoura, Djibouti
Bags of food, donated by the United States, in a storeroom at Elementary School #2 near Tadjoura, Djibouti. Page 14.

Donkeys drink at a natural desert oasis in Djibouti
Donkeys drink at a natural desert oasis in Djibouti. Page 9.

A fruit seller at Djibouti's main market
A fruit seller at Djibouti's main market. Page 21.

Keith Porter, Kristin McHugh, and Malcolm Brown report from Djibouti for the radio documentary Beyond Fear: America's Role in an Uncertain World
Keith Porter, Kristin McHugh, and Malcolm Brown report from Camp Lemonier, Djibouti for the public radio documentary Beyond Fear: America's Role in an Uncertain World. Page 7.

Map of Africa with Djibouti
Map of Africa with Djibouti. US Foreign Policy.

Door to a tent at Camp Lemonier, Djibouti
Door to a tent at Camp Lemonier, Djibouti. Page 4.

U.S. military repairs a water well in Djibouti
U.S. military repairs a water well in Djibouti. Page 12.

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

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

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

Container Living Units (CLUs) at Camp Lemonier, Djibouti, Horn of Africa
Container Living Units (CLUs) at Camp Lemonier, Djibouti, Horn of Africa. Page 6.

A damaged well in Djibouti slated for repair by a U.S. Army National Guard team
A damaged well in Djibouti slated for repair by a U.S. Army National Guard team. Page 10.

Khat is a widely used drug in Djibouti
Khat is a widely used drug in Djibouti. Page 20.

Kristin McHugh and Malcolm Brown (center) record the English Discussion Group in Djibouti
Kristin McHugh and Malcolm Brown (center) record the English Discussion Group in Djibouti. Page 18.

Logo from Camp Lemonier, Djibouti
Logo from Camp Lemonier, Djibouti. Page 2.

The lunch room, renovated by the U.S. military, at Elementary School #2 near Tadjoura, Djibouti
The lunch room, renovated by the U.S. military, at Elementary School #2 near Tadjoura, Djibouti. Page 15.

Central area of Camp Lemonier, Djibouti, Horn of Africa
Central area of Camp Lemonier, Djibouti, Horn of Africa. Page 3.

The market in downtown Djibouti, Djibouti
The market in downtown Djibouti, Djibouti. Page 19.

Nomads wait near a desert oasis in Djibouti
Nomads wait near a desert oasis in Djibouti. Page 11.

Sixteen person tent at Camp Lemonier, Djibouti, Horn of Africa
Sixteen person tent at Camp Lemonier, Djibouti, Horn of Africa. Page 5.

U.S. military volunteers in Djibouti play basketball at an orphanage
U.S. military volunteers in Djibouti play basketball at an orphanage. Page 17.

This ancient trail is used by animals and nomads moving from Ethiopia through Djibouti
This ancient trail is used by animals and nomads moving from Ethiopia through Djibouti. Page 8.

2012 Presidential Election
The 2012 U.S. presidential election will either reaffirm Barack Obama's multilateral-based foreign policies, or put American international relations back in the hands of Republicans.

United States Allies and Enemeis - Who Are the Allies and Enemies of the United States?
On this page you will learn about the allies and enemies of the United states. Who are the US's foes and adversaries? What are the US's most important alliances?

Defense and National Security
The U.S. military and the American national security system are connected to U.S. foreign policy and U.S. relations with the world in undeniable yet diverse ways. These resources are the best on the Web for exploring and better understanding these connections. The page includes links to official U.S. Defense Department pages, descriptions of the national security apparatus, explanations of the policy process, and profiles of top officials.

Foreign Aid
Best resources for better understanding how and why the United States provides various forms of assistance to other countries.

Europe and U.S. Foreign Policy: News and Issues
Articles and resources on news events related to U.S. foreign policy in Europe.

U.S. State Department
The U.S. State Department is responsible for advising the president on U.S. relations with the rest of the world - and for carrying out America's foreign policy. These resources are the best on the Web for exploring and better understanding the work of the U.S. State Department. The page includes links to official U.S. foreign policy pages on a variety of countries and issues, explanations of the policy process, and profiles of top officials.

Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean
Content related to U.S. foreign policy with Mexico and countries in Central America and the Caribbean.

A Brief History of U.S.-Israeli-Palestinian Relations
The U.S., Israel and Palestine have a long history of rocky diplomatic relations.

United Nations
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.

What Can Citizen Groups Do About US Foreign Policy - Citizen Groups and United States Foreign Policy
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.

Timeline of US China Relations - United States and Chinese Relations
A look at the US-China relationship from 1844 to present, from Keith Porter--your About Guide to U.S. Foreign Policy

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

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

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

About U.S. Foreign Policy: News, Issues and Analysis
Get American foreign policy news, profiles of key international players and analysis of U.S. relations with countries around the world.

John Kerry Biography
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.

How US Foreign Aid is Used in Foreign Policy
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.

Scenes from Djibouti, Camp Lemonier, and the U.S. military's Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa
Scenes from Djibouti, Camp Lemonier, and the U.S. military's Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa

Scenes from Djibouti, Camp Lemonier, and the U.S. military's Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa
Scenes from Djibouti, Camp Lemonier, and the U.S. military's Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa

The History of the US and Cuba - Complex Relations
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 - Containing Communism
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.

Obama's Foreign Policy Platform
Obama's foreign policy platform for the 2012 election is a reflection of his past efforts.

FDI Between China and the U.S.
Chinese foreign direct investment in the United States is lower than many people think.

What Is Counterterrorism? - US Foreign Policy
This is an article explaining counterterrorism.

Nixon Goes To China
President Richard Nixon went to China in 1972, paving the way for normalized relations between the two countries.

Timeline of US German Relations - US Germany Timeline of Relations
A look at the US-German relationship from 1608 to present, from Keith Porter--your About Guide to U.S. Foreign Policy

Foreign Policy Basis - Introduction US Foreign Policy
Creating a foreign policy is an incredibly complex and uncertain endeavor. In order to understand how the US pursues its national goals abroad, it's first necessary to understand the basics of foreign policy.

Middle East and U.S. Foreign Policy
The United States has long term national interests and vital engagements across the Arab World and with Israel and Iran. This page includes key links and resources exploring those Middle Eastern relationships as well as the role of U.S. foreign policy in various regional issues and organizations including the Arab League, Organization of Islamic States, Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, and more. These links cover official U.S. policy documents, descriptions and analysis of pan-Arab and Middle Eastern issues, explanations of the U.S. role, and profiles of top officials.

North & South America and U.S. Foreign Policy
The United States has long term national interests and vital engagements with all countries in the Western Hemisphere. This page includes key links and resources exploring those relationships as well as the role of U.S. foreign policy in pan-American issues and organizations including the Organization of American States, the North American Free Trade Agreement and the Central American Free Trade Agreement. These links cover official U.S. policy documents, descriptions and analysis of Western Hemisphere issues, explanations of the U.S. role, and profiles of top officials.

Asia and U.S. Foreign Policy
The United States has long term national interests and vital engagements with many countries in Asia, the sub-continent, and the Pacific Rim. This page includes key links and resources exploring those relationships as well as the role of U.S. foreign policy in various regional issues and organizations including the Association of South East Asian Nations, the Asia Pacific Economic Council, and more. These links cover official U.S. policy documents, descriptions and analysis of Asian issues, explanations of the U.S. role, and profiles of top officials.

US and Kosovo - How the US is Responding to Kosovo
Kosovo has been the focus of extreme violence and international controversy. Find out how U.S. Foreign Policy is responding to the ongoing situation in Kosovo

Middle East and U.S. Foreign Policy: News and Issues
Articles and resources on news events related to U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East.

Irar War Resources - Resources on the Iraq War
The Iraq War has had a dramatic impact on U.S. relations with the world. Here find a brief profile of the U.S.-led war, a timeline of American involvement in Iraq, a list of top political casualties from the war, and an overview of potential exit strategies from Iraq.

Obama Administration's Foreign Policy - How the Obama Administration Approachs US Foreign Policy
The Obama administration faces numerous foreign policy challenges, from Iran and Pakistan, to Mexico and Russia. How does the Obama adminsitration's approach foreign policy? What does the Obama hope to achieve abroad? How is it pursuing its foreign policy objectives?

2008 Presidential Candidates and U.S. Foreign Policy
Coverage of the 2008 race to be

Profiles of African Countries
Profiles of African countries and their relationship with the United States.

North and South America and U.S. Foreign Policy: News and Issues
Articles and resources on news events related to U.S. foreign policy in North and South America.

Asia and U.S. Foreign Policy: News and Issues
Articles and resources on news events related to U.S. foreign policy in Asia.

Africa and U.S. Foreign Policy: News and Issues
Articles and resources on news events related to U.S. foreign policy in Africa.

Public Opinion on U.S. Foreign Policy
Articles and resources on public opinion polls covering U.S. foreign policy. These materials cover polls in the United States and abroad.

Bush Administration's Foreign Policy - How the Bush Administration Approaches US Foreign Policy
The two terms of President George W. Bush brought significant, even radical changes to US foreign policy. How did the George W. Bush administration approach foreign policy? What was the administrations objectives abroad? What is the administration's legacy.

Trade
The best resources on America's commercial relations with the world including globalization, offshoring, outsourcing, free trade deals, and more.

Court Cases US Foreign Policy
Articles and content explaining US Supreme Court and International Court of Justice decisions that effect US Foreign Policy.

United Nations and Related International Organizations
The foreign policy of all nations is played out on the United Nations' stage. And the United States is the single most dominant player. These resources are the best on the Web for exploring and better understanding the connection between global intergovernmental bodies and U.S. foreign policy. The page includes links to official United Nations and U.S. State Department pages, descriptions and analysis of U.N. effectiveness, explanations of the U.S. role, and profiles of top officials.

Can State Governments Influence U.S. Foreign Policy?
Who shapes U.S. foreign policy today? And what role can state and local governments play in supporting or changing it?

Soft Power in US Foreign Policy


US and Great Britain Relationship: 19th Century
A look at 19th Century events in the diplomatic

US and Great Britain Relationship: After World War II
Diplomatic events in the

Kennedy and Khrushchev
In June 1961, Soviet premier Nikita Khrushchev trounced President John F. Kennedy at a meeting in Vienna, setting the stage for more U.S. foreign policy obstacles.

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

U.S. and North Korea After Kim Jong Il
Is Korean denuclearization more or less likely after the death of Kim Jong Il?

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The United States and the G-20
This article discusses why the G-20 has become more important than the G-8 as an international economic summit and what it means to the US. The topics include which countries belong to the G-20, how it differs from the G-8 and the Obama Administration's viewpoint on the increasing importance of the G-20.

What Is Foreign Direct Investment? (Definition)
An explanation of what foreign direct investment is and what it means to the US.

What Is Globalization?
Globalization, for good or ill, is here to stay. But what is globalization? At its base, globalization is an attempt to abolish barriers -- whether in trade, communication, or cultural exchange. In fact, globalization has been around longer than you might think.

Foreign Policy Under George Washington
George Washington practiced a cautious, yet successful foreign policy.

The Role of the Congress in U.S Foreign Policy
Who shapes U.S. foreign policy today?, from Keith Porter - your About Guide to U.S. Foreign Policy

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

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

The Oslo Accords: Background and Derailment
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.

US Foreign Policy After 9/11 - Changes and Similarities
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.

U.S.-Japanese Foreign Policies Before World War II
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.

The United States and Japan After World War II
After suffering devastating casualties at each others' hands during World War II, the U.S. and Japan were able to forge a strong diplomatic alliance. The U.S. State Department still refers to the American-Japanese relationship as

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

What Are Sanctions? Types and Examples
This article discusses what sanctions are, describes different types of sanctions, gives examples of sanctions, and explains problems sanctions can cause.

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

Foreign Policy Under John Adams
John Adams followed a cautious and paranoid foreign policy.

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

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

Who Makes United States Foreign Policy
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 Iraq War: Background and History
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.

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

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

The Importance of Foreign Policy, and Why You Should Care
Why should average Americans care about U.S. foreign policy, from Keith Porter - your About Guide to U.S. Foreign Policy

U.S. Foreign Policy: Who Cares? (page 2)
Why should average Americans care about U.S. foreign policy, from Keith Porter - your About Guide to U.S. Foreign Policy. Page 2.

Cuba and United States Foreign Policy Relations
Background on the US-Cuban Relationship from Keith Porter - your About Guide to US Foreign Policy

Profile of Former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell
A A brief profile of former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell, from About Guide to U.S. Foreign Policy Keith Porter.

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

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

Brazil's Relationship With the US
A profile of the relationship between the United States and Brazil, from About Guide to U.S. Foreign Policy Keith Porter.

Profile of US - Israeli Relations
Background on the US-Israel Relationship from Keith Porter - your About Guide to US Foreign Policy

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

Is Globalization Good or Bad?
Is globalization a plus or a minus for the world?, from Keith Porter--your guide to U.S. Foreign Policy.

The U.S. And Great Britain During the Two World Wars
A look at the. US Foreign Policy.

Why the U.S Boycotted 1980 Summer Olympics
The 1980 Olympics became enmeshed in American foreign policy as the U.S. boycotted the games to protest the Soviet Union's invasion of Afghanistan.

US Strategy for Combating Terrorism
This is an article on the elements of a counterterrorism strategy.

US Foreign Policy: Global Power
The third epoch of US foreign policy saw America become a global power -- whether it liked it or not.

US Foreign Policy: Early Federal Period
The First Epoch of American Foreign Policy -- the isolationist Early Federal Period.

Nuclear Weapons Non-Proliferation Treaty
The Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, first opened for signing in 1968, was the first major international treaty aimed at curbing the development of nuclear weapons.

Brookings Institution Profile - Profile of Brookings Institution
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.

Munich Olympic Massacre And Changes in U.S. Foreign Policy
The murder of Israeli athletes at the 1972 Munich Olympics forced changes in the way the United States handles diplomatic security.

American Manifest Destiny Definition and Effects
While the term. US Foreign Policy.

History of Multilateralism in Foreign Policy
Multilateralism refers to cooperation among several nations, usually in economic or diplomatic affairs.

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

The History of the US-Egyptian Relationship
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.

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

Is Brinkmanship Back?
In Vladimir Putin, old style foreign policy

Implications of the Iraq War on US Foreign Policy - US Foreign Policy and the Iraq War
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

World Hot Spots for U.S. Foreign Policy - U.S. Foreign Policy Hot Spots
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.

U.S. Foreign Policy People
An index of foreign policy people on the About U.S. Foreign Policy site.

10 Things President Bush Has Done Right
Passport, the blog of Foreign Policy magazine, used the occasion of George W. Bush's 61st birthday (7/6/07) to print a list of things his Administration has done right in U.S. foreign policy. As they wrote,

US Interests In Ukraine
Is the US instrumental in helping solve the Ukraine crisis, or is it irrelevant?

US Stands Back In Ukraine Crisis
US stands back as EU brokers tentative deal to end violence in Ukraine.

Kennedy, Cuba, And The Bay Of Pigs
With the American-sponsored invasion of the Bay of Pigs in Cuba, in April 1961, John F. Kennedy faced his first major foreign policy crisis.

John F. Kennedy's Inaugural Address
John F. Kennedy's inaugural address was dominated by foreign policy, from maintaining containment to lessening the fear of atomic warfare.

Kennedy And Vietnam
John F. Kennedy made a series of cautious decisions in Vietnam that set the stage for the longest, most divisive war in American history.

The Cuban Missile Crisis
The release of Robert F. Kennedy documents coincides with the fiftieth anniversary of the Cuban Missile Crisis.

U.S. And Egypt: Coup Or No Coup?
The July 3, 2013, ouster of Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi causes complications in U.S. foreign relations with Egypt.

Democracy Promotion: Pros And Cons
A look at the U.S. policy of promoting democracy.

The United States and FDI -- Foreign Direct Investment
A look at the United States and foreign direct investment (FDI), what it is, where it comes from, and where it goes.

1936 Berlin Olympics
The 1936 Olympic games, held in Nazi Germany, were among the most controversial of the modern Olympic Games. They sparked debate in American foreign policy whether the U.S. should boycott the event.

U.S.-Russia Trade Barriers
President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin were expected to discuss trade at a bilateral meeting as part of the G20 2012 economic summit.

Who Makes U.S. Foreign Policy?
A basic look at the different people and agencies that help craft United States foreign policy.

North Korea Conducts Third Nuclear Test
On February 12, 2013, North Korea conducted its third nuclear test, angering the U.S., U.N. and other members of the international community.

U.S. and Vietnam Today
Nearly forty years after the end of the Vietnam War, the United States and Vietnam are enjoying a period of diplomatic and economic good will.

Policy Origins Of The Vietnam War
A brief look at the American policies and ideologies that plunged the U.S. into the Vietnam War.

Reagan Doctrine, Pt.2: NSDD 75
National Security Decision Directive 75 was the lynchpin of Ronald Reagan's policy to rollback the Soviet Union.

The Geneva Accords, 1954
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.

U.S. and Mexico: The Good Neighbor Policy
The Good Neighbor policies of Herbert Hoover and Franklin D. Roosevelt did much to counter a century of bad relations between the U.S. and Mexico.

SALT I
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.

The Christmas Bombing
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.

What Is A Doctrine?
The word

Hurricane of 1814
A hurricane that hit Wasghington D.C. in 1814 drove away British troops that had occupied the capital, helping set the United States on its path to becoming a diplomatic power.

Secretary of State's Duties
A look at the origin of the U.S. secretary of state's job, and his traditional duties.

Obama Invokes Teddy Roosevelt's Big Stick Diplomacy
President Barack Obama invokes Teddy Roosevelt's

Sports Diplomacy -- A Muscular Foreign Policy
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.

Ludlow Amendment
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.

U.S.-Taiwan Relations
A brief look at foreign relations between the U.S. and Taiwan and how those relations have effected the relationship between the U.S. and China.

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

The Emancipation Proclamation Was Also Foreign Policy
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?

U.S. Foreign Policy in the Yom Kippur War, 1973
The Yom Kippur War of 1973 caused the U.S. and Secretary of State Henry Kissinger to begin shuttle diplomacy to bring peace to the Middle East.

U.S. Virtual Iranian Embassy
The United States opened a

The Treaty of Ghent, 1814
The Treaty of Ghent, signed on Christmas Eve, 1814, ended the War of 1812 and established a new foreign policy dynamic between the United States and Great Britain.

A History Of U.S. Sanctions Against Iran
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.

Profiles of North and South American Countries
Profiles of North and South American countries and their relationship with the United States.

Cuban President Fidel Castro - President Fidel Castro of Cuba
Keith Porter--your About Guide to U.S. Foreign Policy--offers a brief overview of the life of Fidel Castro.

Senate Foreign Relations Committee - commitee on foreign relations - US Senate
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.

International Strategy for Cyberspace
Just as the realm of U.S. foreign policy reaches around the globe, it also reaches into cyberspace. In an effort to keep the Internet free, open, and secure, the Obama administration introduced the International Strategy for Cyberspace in May 2011.

Henry Kissinger and U.S. Foreign Policy - Profile of Henry Kissinger and U.S. Foreign Policy
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.

U.S. State Department
A profile of the U.S. State Department, the

Al Jazeera Changes Region - Arab Media and Al Jazeera
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 Persian Gulf
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.

The Role of Think Tanks and NGOs
Who shapes U.S. foreign policy today?, from Keith Porter - your About Guide to U.S. Foreign Policy

Dennis Ross - Biography of Dennis Ross
A biography of Dennis Ross, National Security Advisor and Special Assistant to President Obama

The Role of the Executive Branch
Who shapes U.S. foreign policy today?, from Keith Porter - your About Guide to U.S. Foreign Policy

Heritage Foundation Profile - Profile of Heritage Foundation
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.

U.S. Relations With Somalia
While the US has never formally severed relations with Somalia, that country's lack of any official government prevents real diplomacy. The US, however, continues to support foreign aid projects to help famine-stricken, impoverished Somalis.

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

Timeline of US Israel Relations
A look at the US-Israeli relationship from 1922 to present, from Keith Porter--your About Guide to U.S. Foreign Policy

What Is Smart Power - Smart Power Commission
Foreign policy uses

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

What Is Arms Control?
The meaning of the term

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

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

Timeline of US Iranian Relations
A look at the US-Iranian relationship from 1953 to present, from Keith Porter--your About Guide to U.S. Foreign Policy

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

Construction in Gjakova, Kosovo July 2008
Construction in Gjakova, Kosovo July 2008. Page 3.

Garbage in Peje, Kosovo
Garbage in Peje, Kosovo. US Foreign Policy. Page 2.

Graffiti in downtown Pristina, Kosovo says "Go f**k Russia."
Graffiti in downtown Pristina, Kosovo says

The "Newborn" sign in downtown Pristina has become the most visible icon of Kosovo's independence celebration
The

Official Portrait of Vice President Joseph Biden
This is the official portrait of Vice President Joseph Biden. Page 2.

Official Portrait of Secretary of Defense Robert Gates
This is the official portrait of Secretary of Defense Robert Gates. Page 5.

Photo of National Security Advisor, General James Jones, USMC (Ret.)
Photo of National Security Advisor, General James Jones, USMC (Ret.). Page 7.

Photo of US Trade Representative Ron Kirk
Photo of US Trade Representative Ron Kirk. Page 10.

Portrait of Deputy Secretary of Defense William Lynn
Portrait of Deputy Secretary of Defense William Lynn. Page 6.

Portrait of Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Admiral Michael Mullen
Portrait of Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Admiral Michael Mullen. Page 8.

Portrait of Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice
Portrait of Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice. Page 9.

Presidential Retreat, Camp David, Maryland
This is a photo of Camp David. US Foreign Policy. Page 3.

US Capitol
This is a picture of the US Capitol. Page 7.

NATO HQ
This is a photo of NATO HQ in Brussels. Page 8.

Reagan in the Oval Office
This is a photo of President Reagan in the Oval Office. Page 2.

The Pentagon
This is a photo of The Pentagon. Page 6.

State Department
This is a photo of the State Department. Page 5.

UN Building
This is a photo of the United Nations. Page 9.

A computer lab for training teachers across the Tadjoura region of Djibouti. Equipment donated by the U.S. Agency for International Development.
A computer lab for training teachers across the Tadjoura region of Djibouti. The equipment was donated by the U.S. Agency for International Development. Page 16.

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Zalmay Khalilzad
U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Zalmay Khalilzad speaks at a United Nations Security Council meeting on the situation in Myanmar (October 5, 2007) in New York City. United Nations special envoy to Myanmar Ibrahim Gambari briefed the Security Council on his visit to Myanmar. Page 6.

Lounge Area Inside the United Nations General Assembly Building
A man sits on couches looking out onto the north end of the General Assembly building of the United Nations (May 12, 2006) at the United Nations headquarters in New York. The United Nations headquarters, completed in 1952 and largely unchanged since, is widely considered to be a landmark achievement of the International Style of architecture, a style that reached a massive climax with the construction of the World Trade Center 20 years later. Page 4.

The United Nations General Assembly
The U.N. General Assembly has 192 member-states. The Assembly Hall features a green marble podium, large video screens, and a domed ceiling. Page 3.

United Nations Peacekeeping Forces
The United Nations is the only organization encompassing every government on Earth. Each country is referred to as a

Policy Makers
The U.S. president sets the direction and tone of U.S. foreign policy; his secretary of state, other cabinet members, and American organizations carry out that foreign policy. Events and issues can also force the creation of new policies or changes in old one. Here is a look at U.S. foreign policy makers.

Foreign Policy 101
Fundamental background on the history, creation, and implementation of U.S. foreign policy. Topics covered include, who makes U.S. foreign policy, the role of the president, the role of the U.S. State Department, and the role of Congress.

A cemetery outside Gjakova, Kosovo July 2008
A cemetery outside Gjakova, Kosovo July 2008

A poster in Kosovo shows an all American Eagle delivering freedom to Kosovo
A poster in Kosovo shows an all American Eagle delivering freedom to Kosovo

United Nations Headquarters
The United Nations Building sits along First Avenue (between 42nd and 45th street) in New York City. The building opened in 1952 and is considered a striking example of the International Style of architecture. The tall glass covered structure houses the U.N. Secretariat. The lower, swooping building with a central dome is home to the United Nations General Assembly.

President Barack Obama
This is the official portrait of President Barack Obama,

The White House
This is a photo of the White House

Obama's Foreign Policy Platform
President Barack Obama's foreign policy has been a mixture of multilateralism and bold action.

Profiles of Middle Eastern Countries
Profiles of Middle Eastern countries and their relationship with the United States.

Profiles of European Countries
Profiles of European countries and their relationship with the United States.

Profiles of Asian countries and their relationship with the United States.
Profiles of Asian countries and their relationship with the United States.

The Making of U.S. Foreign Policy
Articles and resources describing the mechanics of U.S. foreign policy. These materials describe the role of the president, congress, courts, and more in making foreign policy.

Iraq War Policy - US Foreign Policy and the Iraq War
The Iraq War has consumed American foreign policy since it was launched by President George W. Bush. Learn about how US administrations have responded to Iraq since the invasion.