INAF-317 Trump's Foreign Policy
Spring for 2017-2018
The election of businessman Donald J. Trump may prove an historic election for the United States. It is difficult to predict the foreign policy agenda of any new president, but the challenge is particularly profound for Trump’s administration because he lacks a track record in government. Moreover, the campaign was bitter, and Trump ran against the Washington establishment and the liberal democratic order as well as against Secretary Hillary Clinton. Among many other pronouncements, Trump questioned U.S. trade policy, America’s acceptance of refugees (and immigrants in general), the importance of traditional alliances, and the effectiveness of U.S. counterterrorism policy.
This class seeks to understand the Trump administration’s foreign policy and its possible directions. Students will explore some of the determinants of foreign policy ranging from domestic politics to the specific challenges the administration is likely to face in the world today.
Other Georgetown experts will join Professors Byman to discuss aspects of the Trump presidency.
Because much of the Trump foreign policy agenda is undecided, the professor reserves the right to change the syllabus dramatically.
Readings will be filled in as administration policies become clearer. Expect reading levels to be comparable to the first class.
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