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POL322 Foreign Policy of the Major Powers

[3–0, 3 cr.]

A survey and analysis of the policies of the great powers in the post-cold war period. Changing patterns of ties between the great powers in light of the USSR’s disintegration and Russia’s revival; the continuing strength of the U.S.; the end of the cold war; Japan’s and Germany’s rise as economic giants; China’s economic growth; European integration and the U.N.’s revival. Domestic and international influences on great power decision-making, notably security and economic matters, are also included.

Prerequisite: POL201 Introduction to Political Science