The Making of United States Foreign Policy: Institutions and Processes


This course introduces you to the institutions and processes involved in making US foreign, defense and intelligence policy. the course provides a brief overview of the foreign and national security challenges facing the United States and focuses on the institutions, decision-making processes and politics of US foreign and national security policy-making. It covers the State and Defense departments, the intelligence community, the White House, interagency processes, the Congress, and outside participants in the policy process.

Required for the following concentrations at International Relations Online:

US Foreign Policy & National Security