Foreign and Defense Policy. As previously mentioned, there is no dividing line


Foreign and Defense Policy. As previously mentioned, there is no dividing line between domestic and international politics; they are mutually influencing hence the importance of studying the topic.
President Washington while leaving office warned, “beware of foreign entangelments.” In the same vain, America is often accused of trying to be the world police. Through those lens, lets look at the questions for this week.
Question 1. What are the two schools of thought/IR theory (define, compare and contrast), and how would you define American foreign policy between these two schools of thought?
Question 2. What are the tools of foreign policy, describe in detail each, and give examples of how America employs them in pursuit of foreign policy goals.
Question 3. The United States is part of the international community. In addition to nation states, what other players or non state actors have had an impact on the conduct of international relations?
Question 4. In a previous chapter we looked at the powers of the president. What power does the president have in the conduct of foreign policy, and what check and balance exist on the president’s power in foreign policy?
Question 4. In a previous chapter we looked at the powers of the president. What power does the president have in the conduct of foreign policy, and what check and balance exist on the president’s power in foreign policy?


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