What is foreign policy?
There are many different definitions and ideas of what foreign policy can be. Very broadly, we at CFFP agree that foreign policy is a collection of strategies which guide a country's or government's interaction with other state and non-state actors. Relying on political influence, which manifests in a variety of ways, the end game is to persuade other political bodies to act in a manner which protects national interests. This process inevitably creates inequality within international relationships, which we seek to examine further.
The Centre for Feminist Foreign Policy values an intersectional and postcolonial feminism, meaning:
- We do not presume the authority to speak on behalf of others
- We seek to connect the global with the local
- We encourage questioning of policy which is otherwise assumed to be objective
- We challenge the Western dominant, realism-focused approach to foreign policy