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CI Foreign Policy

Vocabulary from the foreign policy unit. Includes people and readings.

Felipe Calderon President of Mexico
Mahmoud Amadinejad President of Iran
Kim Jong Il Dictator of North Korea
Hamad Karzai President of Afghanistan
Hillary Rodham Clinton Secretary of State; United States of America
Asif Ali Zardari President of Pakistan
Manmohan Singh Prime Minister of India
Hu Jintao President of China
Hugo Chavez President of Venezuela
Kurds Non-Arabic group scattered throughout the Middle East
Al-Qaeda Terrorist group (that has attacked the U.S. numerous times) that resides mostly in Afghanistan and is scattered throughout the Middle East.
David Cameron Prime Minister of England
Nicolas Sarkozy President of France
Dimitri Medvedev President of Russia
Angela Merkel Chancellor of Germany
Muammar Gadhafi Former leader of Libya
Kashmir Territory between India and Pakistan that creates tension, an unsafe border, and is thought to be creating an arms race.
Khyber Pass Located on the border of Afghanistan and Pakistan; Supply route for U.S. forces and a gateway for terrorists.
Horn Of Africa Located on the middle North East of Africa; a place known for piracy and its tendency to harbor terrorists to and from the Middle East.
Darfur Located in Sudan; known for its genocide
Foreign Policy The course of action a nation chooses to pursue to protect its own interests while interacting with other countries.
Foreign Policy Goals What a country wants to protect (its interests).
Diplomacy The act of achieving foreign policy goals through peaceful and collective strategies.
Economic Tools Actions in the economic field that the government uses to get what they want from another nation.
Military Tools Actions that the government uses to get what they want from another nation. These methods include military aid, training, war, and the maintenance of military bases.
Tariff A tax that the government can put on foreign imports in order to persuade the affected nation to cooperate.
Sanction A ban on trade that the government uses to persuade countries to cooperate with our goals.
Embargo The refusal to buy or sell goods. (Economic Tool)
Freezing Assets When the U.S. government holds another nation/country's money so they can't get to it.
Trade Agreement A compromise made between countries to either make or break tariffs, embargoes, sanctions, or import quotas.
Foreign Aid When a country offers/gives technology, developmental loans,and food aid to an underdeveloped nation.
Sovereignty The ability of a nation to govern itself.
United Nations An organization made up of several countries to promote international peace and security.
UN Security Council Premiere section of the United Nations that establishes international sanctions and authorizes military action.
Conventional Warfare Use of weapons such as guns, tanks, and general ground troops.
Unconventional Warfare Use of weapons such as Special Forces, Covert activities and Drones.
Covert Activities Secretive missions conducted by the CIA and other elite undercover groups.
Cyberwar The use of weapons such as logic bombs and computer viruses to assault electronic communication networks.
Full War Strike and deploy; the use of conventional and unconventional weapons.
Show of Force Military term for an operation intended to warn the opponent that the operator will attack if provoked. (intimidation method)
Limted Use of Power Use of unconventional warfare (special forces and drones).
Unilateral A foreign policy action involving one country or nation.
Multilateral A foreign policy action involving two or more countries/nations.
Theocracy The belief in government by divine government (religion).
Plan Colombia A plan the U.S. aimed at curbing drug smuggling in Colombia.
European Union Formed after World War II to reduce trade barriers and to increase cooperation amongst its members.
ISAF NATO led security mission operating in Afghanistan since 2001. (International Security Assistance Force)
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