In this discussion course, we will read and assess "What Good Is Grand Strategy?" by Hal Brands. After considering how to define grand strategy, we will closely examine the foreign policies of the Harry Truman, Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan, and George W. Bush administrations. Did any of them have grand strategies? If so, what were their goals? Their means? Their appropriateness? How successfully were they implemented? We will conclude by asking if contemporary American foreign policy makers can achieve sufficient vision and coherence to protect US vital interests and accomplish the country's most important objectives. | Facilitated discussion.