A state's foreign policy is its objectives and activities in relation to its interactions with other states, whether bilaterally or through multilateral platforms. The Encyclopedia Britannica notes that a country's foreign policy may be influenced by "domestic considerations, the policies or behaviour of other states, or plans to advance specific geopolitical designs."
Notes and references
- Christopher Hill, The Changing Politics of Foreign Policy, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2003.
- Jean-Frédéric Morin and Jonathan Paquin, Foreign Policy Analysis: A Toolbox, Palgrave, 2018.
- Steve Smith, Amelia Hadley and Tim Dunne (eds), Foreign Policy: Theories, Actors, Cases, 1st ed., Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008.
- The definition of foreign policy, according to the Encyclopædia Britannica, here in the video