21st Century American Foreign Policy

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What is American foreign policy? Who makes it? Why is it the way it is? How does it affect the rest of the world? Professor Bruce Jentleson has taught the subject for over 30 years, written one of the leading books on it, and has served in numerous U.S. foreign policy positions.
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8/10 starsTaking Now
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5 years, 9 months ago
Good syllabus - starting with (development of) foreign relations policy within the US, then going through each of the major geographical regions in turn. The professor explains the material in a clear and organized manner. I've just finished week 2 (Asia, my home region) and can say that the material and the analysis is relevant and pretty much spot-on. I am looking forward to the subsequent weeks and will update this review when i've completed the course.
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5 years, 8 months ago
Interesting, fair-minded and somewhat breezy overview at the current state American foreign policy and how history has shaped it. The most enlightening and helpful bit of the course was when Prof. Jentleson taught us to analyze specific policies through four core principles - Power, Peace, Prosperity and Principles. As such, one comes away with an understanding of the many contradictions or opposing forces that are at play in foreign policy making. Predictably, some of the discussion threads were very lively. In the final week, the prof. truncated the section on Africa in order to devote some time impressing us on the crucial issue of global warming and how that relates to foreign policy.
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4/10 starsCompleted
5 years, 8 months ago
I've been studying U.S. history, economics, world history, philosophy, and military strategy for a long time. I was hoping to get a fresh, new perspective on U.S. Foreign Policy, but I got mostly a belly full of left wing agenda.
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