Course Catalog - 2018-2019

     

GLBL 515 - CONTEMP. US FOREIGN POLICY

Long Title: ISSUES IN CONTEMPORARY U.S. FOREIGN POLICY
Department: Global Affairs
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 1.5
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Program(s):
Master of Arts Global Affairs
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Graduate
Description: U.S. foreign policy is in transition. This process began long before President Donald J. Trump assumed office. We have moved decisively into what could be called “the post-post-Cold War” era. The global struggle between the Soviet Union and the United States ended 25 years go. But so has the “unipolar moment” that followed the Cold War, when the United States possessed unrivalled power in world affairs. The rise of China, the resurgence of Russia, and continuing turmoil in the Middle East confront U.S. policy-makers with an array of complex challenges. This course focuses on these and other issues that are shaping U.S. foreign policy today. It will include discussions of topics “ripped from the news” whether we are talking about the Syrian Civil War, the ongoing low-intensity conflict in the Ukraine, or Chinese military actions in the South China Sea. Master of Global Affairs students only.