Late 20th Century Foreign Policy

Middle East, Communists, and Other Interesting Events

United States Foreign Policy in the Mid to Late 20th and early 21st Centuries.

United States Foreign Policy made many shifts of importance and focus in the last 70 years. Cold War Containment has disappeared and has been replaced with anti- terrorist efforts. Indeed the destruction of large powerful weapons systems has supplanted the frenzied build-up of large powerful weapons systems.


Humanitarian goals have intermittently surfaced in our foreign policy and a greater importance on economic foreign policy and trade has become a mainstay of major diplomatic efforts.

Intense Time Periods and Events

Flash points "Forever"

Important Themes and Directions