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POLI 2418 U.S.-European Foreign Policy Cooperation (Spring: 3 )


Course Description

The transatlantic alliance is increasingly challenged by new geopolitical configurations and divergent assessments of what constitutes the most urgent threats to national security: a steady energy supply, democratization, or fighting terrorism? What are the inherent links, tensions and tradeoffs when pursuing one objective at the cost of another? Students will be challenged to identify the defining traits of the transatlantic partnership as nations redefine themselves and their foreign policy goals in the wake of massive population shifts and changing economic circumstances. What binds the U.S. and Europe: geography, institutions, regime types, shared values, or something else?


Instructor(s): Jonathan Laurence

Prerequisites: Previous coursework in European politics or international relations is required.

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Last Updated: 07-Dec-13