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Survey of diplomacy and national security policy of the United States from founding of the republic to the present. Examination of various theoretical approaches (defensive realism, offensive realism, and liberal peace theory) to understanding the sources, goals, and tools of U.S. foreign policy. Topics include the U.S. rise to great power status; World Wars I and II; the origins, conduct, and end of the cold war; and U.S. foreign policy in the post-cold war world. Recommendations: PS 0061 Introduction to International Relations, or a similar course.

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