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INR 3102: Real Policy World

Course Description for Real Policy World

INR3102: Real Policy World

Description: The course is designed to provide an in-depth study of today’s foreign policy challenges and the American policy-making process. Regarding the policy-making process, the course will cover: how government works, with a focus on the National Security Council; an overview of today’s foreign policy debate; how to write a paper and a memo to the president; and how to write an op-ed. Topics will include: the “wars” (Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, terrorism, cyber), nonproliferation (nuclear issues, Iran, North Korea), Big emerging powers (China, India, Turkey, Brazil, South Africa), Africa’s other key countries (Sudans, Congo, Nigeria, others), Environment (climate, water, food crisis), Trade, Illiberal democracies, the Middle East, including the Arab Spring/Winter and the Israeli- Palestinian conflict, and Latin America.