Questions tagged [foreign-policy]

A country's foreign policy, consists of self-interest strategies chosen by the state to safeguard its national interests and to achieve goals within its international relations milieu.

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Is there any evidence that different length terms-of-office would be more effective for a President w.r.t. global policy?

The establishment of a 4 year term has been long established as the de facto precedent for term limits for a state/global influencer. It's cultural, and (perhaps a globally) integrated mindset. That ...
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Are there any countries which daesh does not consider a target?

Terrorism and sexual assault cast shadow over Japanese travelers by the Japan Times mentions that Japan is regarded as a target by daesh: In the same issue, Isao Itabashi, a specialist in terrorism ...
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What is the Trump's Foreign Policy position regarding professional immigrants from Latin America?

Disclaimer: My question is not regarding the actual facts, since they don't happen yet. My question is regarding Trump's rethorics regarding immigration. My step-bro is moving to USA with his wife ...
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Are 00 agents really a thing?

Politically, are there actually equivalents to 00 agents, as per James Bond? That is, not just people who work for an intelligence agency, but people who are sent on missions behind enemy lines with ...
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How do democracies make sure products from foreign nations will meet the national security/health/environmental protection standards?

A democratic state (e.g. the USA) trades of course products from foreign nations (e.g. China). Furthermore those democratic states have of course security/health/environment protection standards, ...
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What is the European Union's policy on migration?

In the past few years, the number of people entering Europe illegally has increased significantly. Does the EU have a common policy on migration? Or does each country do as it wishes? Has the EU ...
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What's the difference between a peace treaty and a non-aggression pact?

The questions says it all. What's the difference between a peace treaty and a non-aggression pact?
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Is there a way to solve the problem of the U.S. military's dependence upon Chinese Rare Earth Materials? [closed]

Right now, our military is in the hands of China. They hold 97% of the world's rare earth supply and they control our military and economy with this supply. Rare earths are in every sort of ...
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How do American politicians refer to Palestine?

I saw an interesting question over at the film & TV site: Why do [the fictional American politicians in the US version of House of Cards] refer to Palestine as a country? In the "Jordan ...
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What are the potential benefits of a successfully implemented Islamic State? [closed]

Hypothetically, what positive aspects could come out of the next 50 years of Middle Eastern-US policy if ISIS is successfully able to create and defend territory between Iraq and Syria?
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what is the difference between comprehensive partnership and comprehensive strategic partnership

I found these phrases on the Internet. "comprehensive strategic partnership" and "comprehensive strategic partnership" what is the difference between them? thanks in advance..
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UN policy towards the Education in funded countries?

I came to know that Pakistan presents the history to their students differently than India, leading to a misguidance about the countries rivalry. I don't know whether it's true or not. But **suppose ...
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Why is nobody worried about Pakistan's nuclear program?

I'm asking about what seems to me to be a double standard in the level of concern, in the media and among world leaders, regarding the nuclear capability of two states in the Greater Middle East. The ...
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How much aid does Palestine receive from the US?

How much aid does Palestine receive every year from the US? I'm looking for unbiased sources, because a pro-Israel source will likely overstate it and a pro-Palestine source will likely understate it.
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What programs has the US implemented since 2008 to help education in Nigeria?

I'm writing a research paper for a class on foreign assistance, and am focusing specifically on what the US has done to help education in Nigeria. Even more specifically, I'm looking at how what we've ...
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Why is the U.S. foreign ministry called the “State Department”?

What is the reasoning behind the somewhat odd and awkward naming of the U.S. Foreign Ministry as "State Department"? I get the department being the American equivalent of ministry but in what way ...
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When allies have leaders of the same ideological orientation in power at the same time - does it improve their foreign relations?

When allied countries, let's say amongst the Five Eyes for brevity, have compatible political parties in power at the same time - does it improve concrete foreign policy and trade objectives? For ...
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What implications would the use of foreign embassies as asylum points entail?

In light of recently prolific cases (An individual sentenced to death on the basis of refusing to convert faith, as well as numerous "honor killings" that occur each year) and the waves of ...
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Why do people consider Israel to be an “apartheid” country?

The so-called "Israeli Apartheid Week" has been gaining much momentum recently. This "week" is hosted annually in numerous universities and other institutions here in the U.S., and also all over the ...
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Do individual countries control transit zone law?

I have a question about transit zones and their laws. Do individual countries control transit zone law? Or are they covered by international law, since they are international zones?
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Why these countries have no diplomatic relations with Chile?

I am now an exchange student in Chile. I was reading this list about visa requirements to get into Chile and something made me quite amused: Out of the countries that are listed, more than 10 of them ...
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What is the difference between a treaty and an executive agreement in American Foreign Policy?

So a treaty requires the consent of the United States Senate to come into effect while an executive agreement does not. However, beyond that, what are the differences between the two? Are there ...
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Why does the US government fail to declare the recent Morsi coup of Egypt as a Coup?

It is clear from many media outlets and the ground facts that the overthrow of the democratically elected leader of Egypt was indeed a coup. But, the USA is hesitant to declare it as a coup. What are ...
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US Foreign Aid Accountability

When the United States gives money to foreign countries for some stated purpose, who checks to see that the money we give them actually goes to where it was intended? Also does this supposed audit of ...
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What effect would leaving the UN have on a country?

If a major MEDC (More Economically Developed Country) was to leave the UN: What effect would this have with other countries in regards to foreign relations? Would there be less trade with this ...
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What would it take for the U.S. to ratify the Convention on the Rights of the Child?

Together with Somalia and South Sudan, the U.S. has not ratified the Convention on the Rights of the Child. I think the reasons for Somalia and South Sudan are quite clear — Somalia has not had a ...
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Is there any functional difference between “Middle East” and “Near East”?

Commonly in foreign policy debates, the countries in and around Israel are referred to as the "Middle East". I heard an expert on the topic speak as a representative of a think tank that used the term ...