Ostrich foreign policy: Stick my head in the sand. If I cannot see and I pay no attention no matter what happens it cannot be my fault and that is most crucial.
Star Wars foreign policy: The Prime Directive is a very complex principle of the Star Wars policy. It goes like this, interference in the affairs of the internal development of an alien planet is strictly prohibited, whether or not the planet's inhabitants have knowledge of warp-speed travel or not.
The basic reasoning behind the Prime Directive, summed up by a Star Trek spin-off captains, Jean-Luc Picard, is that “history has proven again and again that whenever mankind interferes with a less developed civilization, no matter how well intentioned that interference may be, the results are invariably disastrous."
There is only one exception that permits interference: when the mysterious and galactically catastrophic Omega molecules are detected. These particles are hugely unstable, and the careless and unplanned destruction of a single molecule can nullify subspace for many light-years around it, rendering faster-than-the-speed-of-light travel impossible.
If that happens, well ... there goes the show! So the Prime Directive is superseded only by General Order 0 -- the Omega Directive -- which permits Starfleet commanders to intervene when Omega particles are detected.
If you understood the Star Wars policy, you understand Obama’s foreign policy. We the real world is paying the price for Obama’s head being in the clouds or his head being in the sand. Either way it is a disaster even though we were just told the world has never been safer, which proves my point of head in the clouds or the sand.