United States Foreign policy, Council on Foreign Relations


United States Foreign policy has generally followed common themes since the nation's birth. Ideally, in a democratic society, the prevailing views of the mass of people create the policies guiding the government both domestically and abroad. It is in this vein that former Secretary of State Dean Rusk spoke when defining foreign policy as constant. Foreign policy ought not change according to political climate, but rather take its basis from the values the people ostensibly hold sacred.