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PUBLIC POLICY
a government plan of action to solve a social problem.
REDISTRIBUTIVE POLICY
a policy that shifts resources from the "haves" to the "have nots".
DISTRIBUTIVE POLICY
a policy funded by the whole taxpayer base that addresses the needs of particular groups.
REGULATORY POLICY
a policy designed to restrict or change the behavior of certain groups or individuals.
FOREIGN POLICY
a country's official positions, practices, and procedures for dealing with actors outside its borders.
ISOLATION
a foreign policy view that nations should stay out of international political alliances and activities and focus instead on domestic matters.
INTERGOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATION
a body such as the United Nations whose members are countries.
NONGOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS
an organization comprising individuals or interest groups from around the world focused on a special issue.
MULTINATIONAL CORPORATION
a large company that does business in multiple countries.
COLD WAR
the half century of competition and conflict after WWII between the United States and the Soviet Union (and their allies).
CONTAINMENT
the U.S. Cold War policy of preventing the spread of communism.
CRISIS POLICY
foreign policy, usually made quickly and secretly, that responds to an emergency threat.
STRATEGIC POLICY
foreign policy that lays out a country's basic stance towards international actors or problems.
STRUCTURAL DEFENSE POLICY
foreign policy dealing with defense spending, military bases and weapons procurement.
NATIONAL SECURITY COUNCIL
organization within the Executive Office of the President that provides foreign policy advice to the president.
DEPARTMENT OF STATE
the executive department charged with managing foreign affairs.
DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE
the executive department charged with managing the country's military personnel, equipment, and operations.
JOINT CHIEFS OF STAFF
the senior military officers from the four branches of the U.S. armed forces.
INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY
the agencies and bureaus responsible for obtaining and interpreting information for the government.
CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY
the government organization that oversees foreign intelligence-gathering and related classified activities.