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    Interest Section

    The office responsible for protecting the interests of the United States, housed in a third country embassy, in a country with which the United States has no formal diplomatic relations

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    International Law

    A body of rules established by custom or treaty and recognized by nations as binding in their relationships with one another

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    The policy of nonparticipation in contentious international matters. U.S. foreign policy centered around isolationism throughout the nineteenth century and the first half of the twentieth. The policy was abandoned after the attack on Pearl Harbor in December 1941, bringing the United States into World War II.

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    A person who revolts against civil authority or an established government

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    The practice of extending power and dominion by direct territorial acquisition or by gaining political and economic control of other areas

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    International Organizations

    An organization with an international membership, mission, or presence. There are two main types: International nongovernmental organizations (INGOs) are nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) that operate internationally, such as the International Olympic Committee or the International Committee of the Red Cross. Intergovernmental organizations, also known as international governmental organizations (IGOs), the type of organization most closely associated with the term "international organization" are organizations that are made up primarily of sovereign states (referred to as member states). Examples include the United Nations; NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization); OAS (Organization of American States); APEC (Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation); ASEAN (Association of South East Asian Nations); and the WTO (World Trade Organization).

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    Informal diplomacy

    Informal diplomacy includes Public Diplomacy which involves government-to-people diplomacy and reaching out to non-executive branch officials and the broader public, particularly opinion-shapers, in foreign countries, explaining both foreign policy and the national context out of which that policy arises. Public Diplomacy is carried out by both diplomats and, under their programs and auspices, non-officials such as academic scholars, journalists, experts in various fields, members of non-governmental organizations, public figures such as state and local government officials, and social activists.

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    Intellectual Property Protection

    The Office of International Intellectual Property Enforcement promotes American and global innovation by advocating for the effective protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights (IPR)…