International Relations

A World Free of Nuclear Weapons (English – PDF 2.0MB)

Since the first atomic bombs exploded in 1945, some have tried to rid the world of nuclear weapons. President Obama has embraced this goal with new vigor. This issue of eJournal USA examines the challenges to achieving nuclear disarmament.

Responses to Human Trafficking (English – PDF 1.1MB)

In our 21st century world, where freedom and democracy are spreading to every continent, it is appalling and morally unacceptable that hundreds of thousands of men, women, and children are exploited, abused, and enslaved by peddlers in human misery.

Significant Events in U.S. Foreign Relations 1900 – 2001 (English – PDF 453KB)

Focusing on a number of seminal world events, this issue of eJournal USA: Foreign Policy Agenda offers a framework for examining how U.S. foreign relations have evolved over the past century.

The Global Financial System (English – PDF 328KB)

Experts describe the mechanics of the global financial system presenting their views concerning the cyclical nature of markets, the interdependence of global trade relationships, and the role of regulation.

The Role of Think Tanks in U.S. Foreign Policy (English – PDF 2.5MB)

This issue of U.S. Foreign Policy Agenda examines the unique role played by public policy research and analysis organizations, or “think tanks,” in the formulation of U.S. foreign policy. A leading State Department official outlines the principal benefits that think tanks offer to U.S. policy-makers.

The State Department at Work in the 21st Century : Global Actions (English – PDF 3.3MB) (Korean – 7.5MB)

This edition of eJournal USA presents descriptions of how several State Department offices and bureaus work together to accomplish the department’s mission—”to create a more secure, democratic, and prosperous world for the benefit of the American people and the international community.”

Today’s Nuclear Equation (English – PDF 1.2MB) (Korean – PDF 1.6MB)

While that Cold War threat of nuclear annihilation has receded, this edition of Foreign Policy Agenda examines the elements in today’s nuclear equation. Instead of superpowers facing off, we encounter rogue states, stateless terrorist organizations bent on acquiring the means of mass murder, and black-market networks of renegade suppliers (like Pakistani nuclear scientist A.Q. Khan pictured on the cover)

U.S. Foreign Policy in the 21st Century : Regional Issues (English – PDF 2.6MB)

Introduced by Secretary Rice, this electronic journal features essays by each regional bureau Assistant Secretary outlining U.S. policy in that region. Each essay also explains the Assistant Secretary’s personal vision for that region, and outlines how the Secretary “transformational diplomacy” will help our international partners build and sustain democratic, well-governed states.