Foreign policy refers to relations carried on with other countries. There are various factors that influence foreign policy, such as economics. There are also various options a country can choose to deal with other countries such as war, as well as approaches to dealing with other countries such as isolationism. The current administration for the United States deals with all of these complex elements, plus it also deals with many issues in foreign affairs, including terrorism. The United States government currently has policies regarding all of these aspects of foreign policy. Many of these aspects which regard foreign policy had been implemented during Operation Desert Storm in the 90s.
A factor that relates to foreign policy in an influential way is economics. Economics plays a major role in foreign policy. Economics is the social science that analyzes the production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services. A prime example of economic policy being developed would have been during operation Desert Storm. This took place in 1991, shortly after the fall of the Soviet Union, which a few years earlier would have prevented action against its ally Iraq. With the fall from communism, the new nation Russia now desperately needed Western economic help and was in no position to object to U.S. action. Although economic factors did not determine U.S. policy toward Iraq, they did however effect relations with Russia. American arms trade had been involved, as well as a very large commitment of Russian troops aiding the United States during Operation Desert Storm in return of the economic aid. An aspect of dealing with a country is war. After the invasion of an allied country such as Kuwait, during the Gulf War period a decision had to be made. An aspect of Foreign policy was in use and a relation between the U.S. and Iraq was in effect. The aspect which influences this relation is war. War is the relation between