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foreign policy

The diplomatic policy of a nation in its interactions with other nations.
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for′eign pol′icy

a policy pursued by a nation in its dealings with other nations, designed to achieve national objectives.
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Noun1.foreign policy - a policy governing international relations
policy - a line of argument rationalizing the course of action of a government; "they debated the policy or impolicy of the proposed legislation"
brinkmanship - the policy of pushing a dangerous situation to the brink of disaster (to the limits of safety)
imperialism - a policy of extending your rule over foreign countries
interference, intervention - a policy of intervening in the affairs of other countries
noninterference, nonintervention - a foreign policy of staying out of other countries' disputes
nonaggression - a policy of not initiating hostilities; "they signed a nonaggression pact"
isolationism - a policy of nonparticipation in international economic and political relations
Monroe Doctrine - an American foreign policy opposing interference in the western hemisphere from outside powers
Truman doctrine - President Truman's policy of providing economic and military aid to any country threatened by communism or totalitarian ideology
neutralism - a policy of neutrality or nonalignment in international affairs
regionalism - a foreign policy that defines the international interests of a country in terms of particular geographic areas
national trading policy, trade policy - a government's policy controlling foreign trade
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But besides considerations of foreign policy, the attention of Russian society was at that time keenly directed on the internal changes that were being undertaken in all the departments of government.
The old America had only one foreign policy, and that was to hold inviolate the Monroe doctrine.
But the permanent interest of his thirty years of political life consists chiefly in his share in the three great questions, roughly successive in time, of what may be called England's foreign policy, namely the treatment of the English colonies in America, the treatment of the native population of the English empire in India, and the attitude of England toward the French Revolution.
that the little island in the silver seas was at the end of its immunity, that nowhere in the world any more was there a place left where a Smallways might lift his head proudly and vote for war and a spirited foreign policy, and go secure from such horrible things.
'My secretary would have to make himself master of the foreign policy of the world, as it is mirrored in the newspapers; to run his eye over all accounts of public meetings, all leading articles, and accounts of the proceedings of public bodies; and to make notes of anything which it appeared to him might be made a point of, in any little speech upon the question of some petition lying on the table, or anything of that kind.
Besides, constitutionally speaking, three ministries will agree better than seven; and, in the restricted number there is less chance for mistaken choice; moreover, it might be that the kingdom would some day escape from those perpetual ministerial oscillations which interfered with all plans of foreign policy and prevented all ameliorations of home rule.
KARACHI -- Pasban Democratic Party (PDP) Vice Chairman party policies Dr Abu-Bakr Sheikh has said that Pakistan must not compromise on the principles and it should urgently revise its foreign policy after recent shattered dreams, making it more objective and realistic, keeping in view the fast changing regional and international foreign relations scenarios.
In a statement here Wednesday, he said Pakistan should not abandon its target of an independent foreign policy. He said there is a trade war between the US and China and Pakistan cannot remain unaffected from it.
He said one should not expect that Pakistan would link its foreign policy to a certain country forever.
Is there any confusion on Nepali foreign policy since the nation has adopted a non-aligned foreign policy, considering the country's geographical location like being a yam between two huge boulders, it cannot be said!
Azerbaijan pursues an independent foreign policy, Hikmet Hajiyev, Head of the Department of Foreign Policy Affairs of the Azerbaijani Presidential Administration, said during an event dedicated to Azerbaijan's foreign policy held at the Atlantic Council in Washington, DC, USA on June 11,Trendreports.
SNS voters show most support.Most Slovaks favour the official Euro-Atlantic foreign policy of Slovakia the latest poll for private broadcaster TV Markiza, conducted by the Focus polling agency, suggests.

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