Name Instructor Course Date The US Foreign Policy Implementation The United States holds one of the most robust foreign policy structures in the world. Notably the US government maintains embassies and missions across almost all the nations in the world making it one of the most visible authorities in the world. Correspondingly the US is able to deliberate on critical global issues more effectively than most other nations following the effective foreign policy structures it has developed over the years. The efficiency and effectiveness of the US foreign policy structures and systems is all down to the balance of power between the two institutions that have roles to play in implementing foreign policy in the US. For this reason this essay seeks to analyze the balance of power between the two institutions and consider whether there ought to be any adjustments to ensure the current structures of foreign policy US foreign policy has attained immense success in the recent years. The US has used its foreign policy and programs to push for a successful and appealing global agenda which has made the country a global leader in the global geopolitical arena. However the US foreign policy has certain inherent weaknesses that have to be addressed if it is to attain its intended levels of success. Therefore it is imperative to acknowledge the key roles that the president and the Congress play in shaping the US foreign policy including the efforts that can be regarded to enhance the current state of the balance of power between them. Works Cited Johnson Toni. "Congress and U.S. Foreign Policy". Council on Foreign Relations 2013 https://www.cfr.org/backgrounder/congress-and-us-foreign-policy. Accessed 7 Mar 2018. The European Parliament Think Thank. "How Congress And President Shape US Foreign Policy - Think Tank". Europarl.Europa.Eu 2017 http://www.europarl.europa.eu/thinktank/en/document.html?reference=EPRS_BRI(2017)599381. Accessed 7 Mar 2018. [...]
Instructions: The Constitution divides foreign policy powers between the President and the Congress. The President has command over the armed forces, nominates U.S. diplomats, recognizes foreign countries, negotiates and signs treaties, and has a cadre of hand-selected executive branch advisors available to provide expert opinions. Congress, on the other hand, appropriates funds for foreign policy, confirms the President’s advisors, ratifies treaties, and has the authority to declare war. What is the existing balance of power between Congress and the President? Is this balance appropriate for the contemporary international environment? Should Congress or the President be given additional powers? Take a position, developing a persuasive argument to support your position that includes examples from modern politics. Be sure to justify your response.