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Foreign Policy and International Affairs


Historic Documents

  • The Marshall Plan: Investment in Peace
    An overview of the U.S. program of assistance to the countries of Europe in the aftermath of World War II.

  • The Monroe Doctrine
    In Monroe's message to Congress on December 2, 1823 he delivered a doctrine which informed the powers of the Old World that the American continents were no longer open to European colonization.

  • The Truman Doctrine
    The delivery of this doctrine is often referenced as the start of the Cold War.

International Treaties and Agreements

International Trade

International Aid and Development

  • International Development Goals Moving Forward
    This journal provides a glance at some of the individual U.S. development projects throughout Africa, Asia, and Latin America that seek to address the key objectives of the Millennium Declaration: eradicating extreme poverty and hunger; achieving universal primary education; promoting gender equality and empowering women; reducing child mortality and improving maternal health; combating HIV/AIDS, malaria, and other diseases; ensuring environmental sustainability; and developing a global partnership for development.

  • Improving Lives: Military Humanitarian and Assistance Programs
    This report describes the historical evolution of military foreign assistance training and humanitarian assistance programs, and the purpose they play in fostering regional and national security while enhancing global relations.

  • Protecting Lives, Restoring Livelihoods: The U.S. Program To Remove Landmines
    This issue of U.S. Foreign Policy Agenda illustrates the challenges of global mine action, and highlights America's extensive record of cooperation, consensus-building, and leadership in the international effort to end the landmine tragedy.

  • Transforming the Culture of Corruption
    This issue of eJournal USA highlights the important roles that the public sector, private sector, and non-governmental organizations play in eradicating corruption worldwide.

  • Foreign Aid: An Introductory Overview of U.S. Programs and Policy
    This report provides an overview of the U.S. foreign aid program by addressing a number of the more frequently asked questions regarding the subject.

  • Foreign Commerce and Aid
    This report presents data on the flow of goods, services, and capital between the United States and other countries; changes in official reserve assets of the United States; international investments; and foreign assistance programs.

  • The Strategic Plan of the Department of State and the United States Agency for International Development
    This strategic plan sets forth the Secretary of State's direction and priorities for both the U.S. Department of State and the Agency for International Development (USAID). It supports the policy positions set forth by the President and presents how the Department of State and USAID will implement U.S. foreign policy and development assistance.

  • U.S. Overseas Loans and Grants: Obligations and Loan Authorizations
    The "U.S. Overseas Loans and Grants", informally known as the "Greenbook", contains summary data of the U.S. Government foreign assistance since 1945 and detailed annual data for the last four fiscal years. Foreign assistance is categorized as either economic assistance or military assistance. Non-concessional support is also presented.

  • Millennium Challenge Account: A New Compact for Global Development     
    Provides links to articles, commentary, facts and figures, and information resources regarding the Millenium Challenge Account. 

  • The Millennium Challenge Corporation
    A short description of the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) and its role to administer the money earmarked for the Millennium Challenge Account (MCA) - in which development assistance would be provided to those countries that rule justly, invest in their people, and encourage economic freedom.

  • Foreign Aid in the National Interest: Promoting Freedom, Security and Opportunity
    This report discusses foreign assistance as a key instrument of U.S. foreign policy. It addresses six issues of development assistance: promoting democratic governance, driving economic growth, improving people's health, mitigating conflict, providing humanitarian aid, and accounting for private foreign aid.

  • Responses to Human Trafficking
    The articles in this electronic journal explain the scope of human trafficking -- an estimated 800,000 to 900,000 people every year across the globe.

  • Ending Abusive Child Labor
    An electronic journal that describes the commitments being made by governments, nongovernmental organizations, and industry to eradicate the worst forms of child labor with a special emphasis on eliminating child labor in mining.

  • The Role of Think Tanks in U.S. Foreign Policy
    This issue of the electronic journal U.S. Foreign Policy Agenda examines the unique role played by public policy research organizations, or "think tanks," in the formulation of U.S. policy.

  • American Internationalism
    This electronic journal contains articles on the U.S.'s goal of promoting freedom, democracy, free trade and development throughout the world.


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