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17.40 American Foreign Policy: Past, Present, and Future, Fall 2004

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Show simple item record Van Evera, Stephen en_US
dc.coverage.temporal Fall 2004 en_US 2004-12
dc.identifier 17.40-Fall2004
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dc.description.abstract The mission for this course is to explain and evaluate past and present United States policies. What caused the United States' past involvement in foreign wars and interventions? Were the results of U.S. policies good or bad? Would other policies have better served the U.S. and/or the wider world? Were the beliefs that guided U.S. policy true or false? If false, what explains these misperceptions? General theories that bear on the causes and consequences of American policy will be applied to explain and evaluate past and present policies. The history of United States foreign policy in the 20th century is covered in detail. Functional topics are also covered: U.S. military policy, U.S. foreign economic policy, and U.S. policy on human rights and democracy overseas. Finally, we will predict and prescribe for the future. What policies should the U.S. adopt toward current problems and crises? These problems include the war against Al Qaeda and the wider war on terror; Iraq and Saddam Hussein; the Taiwan Straits; the Central African conflicts; and more. What should be the U.S. stance on global environmental and human rights questions? en_US
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dc.subject American Foreign Policy en_US
dc.subject wars en_US
dc.subject interventions en_US
dc.subject Cold War en_US
dc.subject Korean War en_US
dc.subject Vietnam war en_US
dc.subject Cuban missile crisis en_US
dc.subject CIA en_US
dc.subject Iran en_US
dc.subject Guatemala en_US
dc.subject Iraq en_US
dc.subject Afghanistan en_US
dc.subject China en_US
dc.subject human rights en_US
dc.subject environment en_US
dc.subject foreign economic policy en_US
dc.subject military policy en_US
dc.title 17.40 American Foreign Policy: Past, Present, and Future, Fall 2004 en_US
dc.title.alternative American Foreign Policy: Past, Present, and Future en_US

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