Course Description for Contemporary American Foreign and Security Policy

INR6330: Contemporary American Foreign and Security Policy

Description: Students in this course will first examine the principles that are the basis of contemporary American foreign and security policy. This examination will then lead to an analysis of recent successes and failures in the application of these policies. From this point, students will apply lessons learned to the articulation of American interests and goals in its relations with other countries, international organizations and actors on today’s global scene. Students will identify important challenges that America faces as it works to achieve its political and economic goals, and the threats against America and its allies that require attention.