Was the foreign policy based on external or internal factors?

Some experts claim that a nation's foreign policy is determined by external events, namely the actions of other actors in the international system. Others claim it is internally driven, responding to domestic issues, constituencies and politics. Which do you think is most responsible for foreign policy... show more Some experts claim that a nation's foreign policy is determined by external events, namely the actions of other actors in the international system. Others claim it is internally driven, responding to domestic issues, constituencies and politics. Which do you think is most responsible for foreign policy decisions? Use a recent example of a US foreign policy decision to support your claim.
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