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Pivotal Events in US Foreign Policy

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ClassGraphic Nothing so informs evaluation of US foreign policy and national security today as a close examination of the past. Six events in post-World War II US history have had longstanding consequences for foreign policy and domestic politics today: the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the Cuban Missile Crisis, the Iran-Contra Affair, the Iraq war and the nuclear and trade disputes with North Korea and China. We will explore the background to these events, the characteristics of decision making, the roles of various institutions of government, the viewpoints of different analysts and the tantalizing question of policy alternatives and might-have-beens.
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Class Details

6 Sessions
Weekly - Tue

FL Classroom - Florence Campus

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Please read:  Mel Gurtov is Professor Emeritus of Political Science at Portland State University. He is author of over 25 books on US foreign policy, China and international politics.

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Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
10/1/2019 - 11/5/2019 Weekly - Tue 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Florence, FL Classroom - Florence Campus  Map, Room: 130 Staff Staff