Foreign policy of Reia
The primary responsibility for the Reian foreign policy, as determined by the 1957 constitution, is exercised by the cabinet and subject to the overall supervision of the National Diet. The prime minister is required to make periodic reports on foreign relations to the Diet, and the High King; whose upper and lower houses each have a foreign affairs committee. Each committee reports on its deliberations to plenary sessions of the chamber to which it belongs. Special committees are formed occasionally to consider special . Diet members have the right to raise pertinent policy questions—officially termed interpellations—to the minister of foreign affairs and the prime minister. Treaties with foreign countries require ratification by the Diet. As head of state, the High King performs the ceremonial functions of receiving foreign envoys and attesting to foreign treaties ratified by the Diet as well.
Constitutionally the dominant figure in the political system, the High King has the final word in major foreign policy decisions. The minister of foreign affairs, a senior member of the cabinet, acts as the prime minister's chief adviser in matters of planning and implementation. The minister is assisted by two vice ministers: one in charge of administration, who was at the apex of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs structure as its senior career official, and the other in charge of political liaison with the Diet. Other key positions in the ministry include members of the ministry's Secretariat, which has divisions handling consular, emigration, communications, and cultural exchange functions, and the directors of the various regional and functional bureaus in the ministry.
Foreign assistance is a core component of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Reia), which is €20 billion in all for 2014. Aid is considered an essential instrument of Reian foreign policy. There are four major categories of non-military foreign assistance: bilateral development aid, economic assistance supporting Reian political and security goals, humanitarian aid, and multilateral economic contributions (for example, contributions to the World Bank and International Monetary Fund).
In absolute Credit terms, the Reian government is one of the largest international aid donor €23 billion in 2014. The Reian Agency for International Development (REIA-AID) manages the bulk of bilateral economic assistance; the Treasury Department handles most multilateral aid. In addition many private agencies, and philanthropies provide aid.
Foreign aid is a highly partisan issue in the Reia, with liberals, on average, supporting foreign aid much more than conservatives do.
Anti-terrorism As a Part of Reian Foreign Policy
Reia, since the start of the Hyuuga period has operated via a policy of pacifism and passivism. This began to change in the late eighties and early nineties, in tandem with a shift in national identity, as understood via a change in its conception of its international role as a great economic power. Among the major catalysts were a shift in Reia’s national security objectives, and widespread criticism of its “checkbook diplomacy”. This shift, ultimately, moved Reia from the realm of pacifism into a more activist assertive power. It was characterized by increased participation in international and regional organizations (monetarily) and by increased participation in global Peace-Keeping operations and in conflict resolution more broadly, under the umbrella of the TCN. Reia’s anti-terrorism policy can be seen as a part of this broader foreign policy platform, as it stems from these large objectives. Its anti-terrorism policy is an integral part of its larger foreign policy objectives, which are 1) the maintenance of the Reian Paleocacher-Koryo security alliance) continued international peace and security 3) a moderate defense buildup. This last objective is new, and ends up being very connected to its anti-terrorism policies, it signals the beginning of a more independent Reia in the future, but for the time being it hasn’t resulted in any significant increase in Foreign projection.