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Course Description

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.
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Section Title
What Good Is Grand Strategy?
Type
Online - Zoom
Days
Th
Time
11:00AM to 12:15PM
Dates
Feb 18, 2021 to Apr 22, 2021
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
12.5
Delivery Options
Virtual Classroom  
Course Fees
Instructors
Section Notes

Please note: There are two separate sections offered for this course. The first section is reserved for students who will engage in discussion with the instructor each week. They must commit to the weekly readings of approximately 20 pages in order to fully participate in the discussion. The second section is for observers who wish to listen and learn from the discussion (i.e., with microphones muted and video off). Students in this section should also read the weekly assignment. There are no prerequisites for this course.

Required reading: Hal Brands, What Good Is Grand Strategy? (9780801456732)

Section Title
What Good Is Grand Strategy? -Observers
Type
Online - Zoom
Days
Th
Time
11:00AM to 12:15PM
Dates
Feb 18, 2021 to Apr 22, 2021
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
12.5
Delivery Options
Virtual Classroom  
Course Fees
Instructors
Section Notes

Please note: There are two separate sections offered for this course. The first section is reserved for students who will engage in discussion with the instructor each week. They must commit to the weekly readings of approximately 20 pages in order to fully participate in the discussion. The second section is for observers who wish to listen and learn from the discussion (i.e., with microphones muted and video off). Students in this section should also read the weekly assignment. There are no prerequisites for this course.

Required reading: Hal Brands, What Good Is Grand Strategy? (9780801456732)