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foreign affairs


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Affairs concerning international relations and national interests in foreign countries.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Policy of a government in dealing with other countries or with activities overseas.
  • n. A government office or department charged with handling relations with other countries.


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  • In February, at the prodding of James Duane, Congress at long last abandoned the committee system, voting to place the departments of war, marine, treasury, and foreign affairs under individual executives.

    Robert Morris

  • A nobleman and minister of foreign affairs to Augustus III of Saxony, von Bruhl had managed to build his own private art collection in parallel with that of the king.

    The Dragon’s Trail

  • Nonetheless, Johnson and Rostow maintained the three core elements of the Kennedy-Bundy innovations: the adviser handling the presidents day-to-day foreign affairs business; the staff recruited to serve the current administration; and the communications and information system centered in the Situation Room.

    In the Shadow of the Oval Office

  • MEASURING THE IRAQ WAR IN “FRIEDMAN UNITS”“New York Times foreign affairs columnist Tom Friedman is considered by many of his media colleagues to be one of the wisest observers of international affairs,” noted Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting FAIR, the national media watchdog group, in an article posted on its website on May 16, 2006.

    Mission Accomplished! Or How We Won the War in Iraq

  • Within days of his nomination as secretary of state, rumors were flying around the capital that Baker might not only involve himself in foreign affairs but also domestic and economic policyareas he had run as Reagans chief of staff and Treasury secretary in the preceding eight years.

    In the Shadow of the Oval Office

  • With the new post secretary for foreign affairs yet unfilled—Congress was divided over the candidacies of Robert Livingston of New York and Arthur Lee—the management of these relations naturally devolved to Morris and the Office of Finance.

    Robert Morris

  • As they passed a joint, the weighty girl made up a story imagining the future wedding of the college-bound girl: After graduating Georgetown with a degree in foreign affairs, beloved sister-girl would marry her high school sweetheart, he who was truthfully only partially beloved and this girl would marry him mostly because she was used to him—but she could conduct foreign affairs secretly to keep her entertained if she so desired.

    You Know Where to Find Me

  • Of all the senior foreign affairs advisers in the government, he was closestboth personally and ideologicallyto President Carter.

    In the Shadow of the Oval Office

  • At around one-thirty I go to the House of Friendship café, an exclusive place with waitresses and a printed menu, which is open for lunch for employees and members of the select public involved in foreign affairs and which stays open on those nights when there is an art or culture festival in the ballroom on the second floor.

    A Mountain of Crumbs

  • He was fond of seeing me and of conversing with me upon the affairs of Italy, and the follies of M. de Montaigu, of whom he of himself knew many anecdotes, by means of his acquaintance in the office for foreign affairs in which he was much connected.

    The Confessions of J J Rousseau


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