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Contemporary Issues in American Foreign Policy

MPP 675

(3 units)

This course will address some of the fundamental choices and range of alternatives the United States faces in world politics: its relationships with Europe, American foreign policy in the Far and Middle East, and divergent perspectives on how to address the rise of China. The course also will investigate contending perspectives on the proper role in American foreign policy for international organization and the rule of law. Finally, the course will consider the ethical dimensions of American foreign policy, particularly contending perspectives on how best to strike a balance between ideals and self-interest.