Foreign Policy Analysis (PSIR305)
The course defines and explains the conduct of various forms and factors that are taken into consideration in the orientation and organization of foreign policy. The first part of the course will analyze the conduct of foreign relations from the past as well as the present with an emphasis on how foreign policy is formulated. The second part of the course will focus on such topics as foreign policy and the use of power, the instruments of policy, diplomacy and the art of negotiation and the relationship between security and foreign policy. The third part of the course will offer case studies dealing with significant policy decisions made by the United States, Soviet Union/Russia, Israel and Syria.