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Since the end of the Cold War, a consensus agenda of engagement and the promotion of free trade and democracy has been the bedrock of U.S. foreign policy. One of the challenges of U.S. policymakers is to move beyond the bipolar Cold War era and further an agenda that encompasses the realities of today's world. The post-Cold War world has blurred the disctinction between domestic and international policy. Non-governmental actors now wield considerable power over foreign policy concerns. Global communications and the media have altered the timeframe for decisionmaking. Trade is often paired off against human rights. Environmental concerns and national security are being spoken of in the same breath. All told, however, the president remains the principle composer of United States foreign policy.

This month, CIAO examines U.S. foreign policy.

From CIAO's database:

US Foreign Policy: Long Cycles - What Might They Mean for World Long Cycles?

Foreign Policy and International Transitions: The Case for Foreign Policy Paradigms

Environment and Security Policy

Key Issues in Congressional Foreign Policy Making

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Council on Foreign Relations: Campaign 2000

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