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foreign policy

n.
The diplomatic policy of a nation in its interactions with other nations.

for′eign pol′icy


n.
a policy pursued by a nation in its dealings with other nations, designed to achieve national objectives.
[1905–10]
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Noun1.foreign policy - a policy governing international relations
policy - a line of argument rationalizing the course of action of a government; "they debated the policy or impolicy of the proposed legislation"
brinkmanship - the policy of pushing a dangerous situation to the brink of disaster (to the limits of safety)
imperialism - a policy of extending your rule over foreign countries
interference, intervention - a policy of intervening in the affairs of other countries
noninterference, nonintervention - a foreign policy of staying out of other countries' disputes
nonaggression - a policy of not initiating hostilities; "they signed a nonaggression pact"
isolationism - a policy of nonparticipation in international economic and political relations
Monroe Doctrine - an American foreign policy opposing interference in the western hemisphere from outside powers
Truman doctrine - President Truman's policy of providing economic and military aid to any country threatened by communism or totalitarian ideology
neutralism - a policy of neutrality or nonalignment in international affairs
regionalism - a foreign policy that defines the international interests of a country in terms of particular geographic areas
national trading policy, trade policy - a government's policy controlling foreign trade
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