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Discover the institutions and actors responsible for shaping the country's international agenda.

Why Does U.S. Foreign Policy Matter?

The United States has shaped the world with its military and economic might.

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What Roles Do Congress and the Executive Branch Play in U.S. Foreign Policy?

Explore how two branches of government protect and advance the country’s interests abroad.

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What Is the National Security Council?

Learn how the president’s advisors help with foreign policy decision-making and coordination across the executive branch.

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How Do Forces Outside Government Influence Policymaking?

The president is the primary architect of U.S. foreign policy, but they do not operate in a vacuum.

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What Is the Relationship Between Domestic and Foreign Policy?

The unequal distribution of COVID-19 vaccines poses a threat to everyone.

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How Do Treaties Get Made?

Explore Washington’s tug-of-war over treaty-making authority by diving into two international climate agreements.

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U.S. Foreign Policy Module Assessment

Questions to check your understanding.

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