U.S. Foreign Policy

Readings Schedule

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January 8: Theory and Explantion

January 10: Strategic Choice

January 12: The Puzzle of War

January 15: NO CLASS (Martin Luther King Jr. Day)

January 17: Explanations for War: Mutual Optimism

January 19: Explanations for War: Credible Commitment

January 22: Explanations for War: Costly Peace

January 24: Prisoner's Dilemma vs Stag Hunt

January 26: Deterrence and Compellence, Part I

January 29: Deterrence and Compellence, Part II

January 31: Origins of the Cold War

February 2: Key Events of the Cold War, I: Turkey and Iran

February 5: Key Events of the Cold War, II: Eastern Europe

February 7: End of the Cold War

February 9: MIDTERM EXAMINATION

February 12: The First Gulf War (Background)

February 14: The First Gulf War (Crisis and Fighting)

February 16: America's Grand Strategy

February 19: NO CLASS (President's Day)

February 21: U.S. Foreign Policy Process

February 23: U.S. Defense Community

February 26: Democratic Enlargement

February 28: Band-Aid Diplomacy

March 2: Yugoslavia, 1918–91

March 5: The Breakup of Yugoslavia, 1991–99

March 7: GUEST LECTURE BY TIM ROEMER

March 9: Rise of Radical Islam: Egyptian Roots

March 12: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11

March 14: The Global War on Terror

March 16: The Return of Great Power Politics (Russia and China)

March 23: FINAL EXAMINATION (8:00a – 11:00a)