Foreign Policy of the United States, Volume 1

Ernest Simone
Nova Publishers, 2000 - 211 páginas
Foreign policy of the United States is a complex mechanism defined both by constitutional law as well as by various instruments of public and private pressure. This book examines first of all the foreign policy roles of the President and Congress. History has shown control of foreign policy has shifted between the Executive Branch and Congress depending on public opinion, perceived strengths of various presidents, congressional interest levels and willingness of power congressmen to oppose the president. National interest as a foreign policy element is considered as well. Albeit a vague term that can and often is construed to mean whatever a particular president or congress is interested in the moment, there are several areas of general agreement; cheap oil for American consumers; halting nuclear proliferation; containment of Russia; following Israeli direction on Mid-East policy; trying to open Chinese markets for American companies; generally serving as an active agent of American business in global markets; maintaining and projecting American's military muscle throughout the world. The book also examines the government organisations involved in foreign policy, the laws related to various countries, foreign election monitoring, economic sanctions as instruments of foreign policy, international terrorism and the War Powers Resolution.

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Foreign Policy Roles of the President and Congress
National Interest and US Foreign Policy
Indispensable Leader of Hegemon?
Foreign Policy Agency Reorganization
MostFavoredNation NormalTradeRelations Policy of the United States
Terrorism The Future and US Foreign Policy
The Role of International Observers and General Guidelines for Observation
Discussion and Guide to Current Law
TwentyTwo Years of Experience
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Página 104 - The will of the people shall be the basis of the authority of government ; this will shall be expressed in periodic and genuine elections which shall be by universal and equal suffrage and shall be held by secret vote or by equivalent free voting procedures.
Página 85 - terrorism" means premeditated, politically motivated violence perpetrated against noncombatant targets by sub-national groups or clandestine agents, usually intended to influence an audience.
Página 96 - ... at least 45 days before the proposed rescission would take effect, a report justifying the rescission and certifying that...
Página 95 - Senate — (A) before the proposed rescission would take effect, a report certifying that — (i) there has been a fundamental change in the leadership and policies of the government of the country concerned...
Página 26 - To raise and support Armies, ....To provide and maintain a Navy;... To make Rules for the Government and Regulation of the land and naval Forces; To provide for calling forth the Militia to execute the Laws of the Union, suppress insurrections and repel invasions;....
Página 32 - ... engaged in frequent controversies, the causes of which are essentially foreign to our concerns. Hence, therefore, it must be unwise in us to implicate ourselves, by artificial ties, in the ordinary vicissitudes of her politics, or the ordinary combinations and collisions of her friendships or enmities. Our detached and distant situation invites and enables us to pursue a different course — Why forego the advantages of so peculiar a situation?
Página 170 - Acting under Chapter VII of the Charter of the United Nations, authorizes the Secretary-General and Member States cooperating to implement the offer referred to in paragraph 8 above to use all necessary means to establish as soon as possible a secure environment for humanitarian relief operations in Somalia; 11.

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