POLT 403: The U.S. in World Affairs



Writing in POLT 403

Take-home Quiz

Take-home Essay I

Take-home Essay II

Take-home Exam I:

Essay III

Essay IV

Essay V

Essay VI

Take-home Essay VII

Take-home Exam II:

Essay VIII

Essay IX

Essay X

Take-home Exam III:

Essay XI

Essay XII

Essay XIII

Essay XIV

Take-home Exam IV:

Essay XV

Essay XVI

Essay XVII


Essay XIX


Ingram, vu-graph, "Your Orientation to Foreign Affairs"

Ingram, "Thinking with Bounded Rationality"

Ingram, vu-graph, “Policy”

Power Point Lesson 1a

Power Point Lesson 1

Ingram, vu-graph, "Political Culture and Political Socialization"

Jervis, an outline from Perception and Misperception in International Relations, Chapter 4, "Cognitive Consistency and the Interaction between Theory and Data," and Chapter 6, "How Decision-Makers Learn from History," pp. 3-5

Snyder, "One World, Rival Theories," Foreign Policy, Nov 2004

Ingram, "Considering Course Material"

Power Point Lesson 2

Ingram, vu-graph, "Global Players"

Ingram, vu-graph, "The State"

Ingram, vu-graph, "Nations and Nationalism"

Paul, "Nations and States," parts 1, 2, and 4

Ingram, vu-graph, "Why States Exist"

from Kenneth Waltz, from Man, the State and War

Ingram, vu-graph, "Sovereignty"

Ingram, vu-graph, "Anarchy"

Power Point Lesson 3

Ingram, "The Economic Instrument of Power"

The Map as History, "History of Decolonization and Independence in the 20th Century" (You cannot use the online access.)

Ingram, vu-graph, "Tiers"

Zoellick, "Fragile States: Securing Development"

Rotberg, "The New Nature of Nation-State Failure"

Ingram, vu-graph, "Indicators of Failed or Failing States"

The Fund for Peace, press release, 2015

The Fund for Peace, indicators

The Fund for Peace, rankings, 2015

Power Point Lesson 4

Ingram, "Bounded Rational Policy Analysis"

Ingram, vu-graph, “Policy”

Ingram, "A Useful Concept of National Interests and Goals"

Power Point Lesson 5

Ingram, "A Useful Concept of Power"

Power Point Lesson 6

Ingram, vu-graph, "Diplomacy"

Ingram, vu-graph, "The Functions of Diplomacy"

Ingram, vu-graph, "Dealing with Other States"

Ingram, vu-graph, "Negotiations"

Ingram, vu-graph, "Conflict Management"

Ingram, vu-graph, "Crisis Management"

Power Point Lesson 7

Ingram, Vu-graph, "Deterrence"

Ingram, Vu-graph, "Compellence"

"Nuclear Order of Battle, 1962"

Lebow, Chapter 6, We All Lost the Cold War

Schwarz, The Atlantic

Gavin, National Interest, "Lessons from the Cuban Misile Crisis," 26 Oct 2012

Power Point Lesson 8

Cox and Hurst, "George Bush and the diplomacy of German unification," Diplomacy and statecraft, Dec 2002

BBC - "Maps of Europe 1989-1991" (Click on map to see the sequence.)

Ingram, "Preemption and Prevention"

Power Point Lesson 9

Ingram, "A Useful Concept of Causation"

Ingram, vu-graph, "Why Did the Cold War End?"

Ingram, vu-graph, "Why Did the USSR Collapse?"

Power Point Lesson 10

Ingram, "Decision-making Models"

Ingram, "A Useful Description of Decision-Making"

Jordan, Chapter 4, "Presidential Leadership and the Executive Branch"

Power Point Lesson 11

Jordan, Chapter 5, "Congress"

The State Department

Jordan, Chapter 4, "Presidential Leadership and the Executive Branch," pp. 86-91

Power Point Lesson 12

Jordan, Chapter 6, "Homeland Security," pp. 124-141

Power Point Lesson 13 Homeland Security

Jordan, Chapter 4, "Presidential Leadership and the Executive Branch," pp. 93-95

Jordan, Chapter 7, "Intelligence and National Security"

Power Point Lesson 13 Intelligence

Jordan, Chapter 4, "Presidential Leadership and the Executive Branch," pp. 91-93

Enthoven and Smith

Jordan, Chapter 8, "Role of the Military in the Policy Process" pp. 178-183

Jordan, Chapter 4, "Presidential Leadership and the Executive Branch," pp. 81-86

Jordan, Chapter 10, "Putting the Piece Together" pp. 214-217 and 225-227

Power Point Lesson 14

Haass, “Where to go From Here: Rebooting American Foreign Policy,” Foreign Affairs, July/August 2017

Caldwell, Chapter 1, "The Meaning of Security Today"

Power Point Lesson 15

The Nuclear World (TBD)

Power Point (Nuclear World)

Cyberwar (TBD)

The Economist: "War in the fifth dimension"

Menashri, Cyber Attack

Power Point ( Cyberwar)

Ingram, "When Thinking about Military Intervention"

Jordan, Chapter 16, 'Irregular Challenges, Military Intervention, and Counterinsurgency"

vu-graphs, Hoffman's views on military interventions

Conry, Cato Institute Policy, "Analysis No. 209: The Futility of U.S. Intervention in Regional Conflicts," May 19, 1994

Power Point (Military Intervention)

Terrorists (TBD)

Jordan, Chapter 14, “Asymmetric Conflict, Terrorism, and Preemption,” pp. 297-303

The Economist, “ Al Qaeda: The other jihadist state,” 17 Sep 2016 Sep 17th 2016

Council on Foreign Relations, Laub, “Backgrounder: The Islamic State,” 10 Aug 2016

Power Point (Terrorists)

Europe (TBD)

Jordan, Chapter 23, "Europe," pp.493-497

Power Point (Europe)

Russia (TBD)

Power Point (Russia)

East Asia (TBD)

Power Point (East Asia)

Human Rights (TBD)

Power Point (Human Rights)

Morality in International Relations (TBD)

Ingram, "Morality and Ethical Reasoning in International Relations"

Roberta Cohen, "Integrating Human Rights in US Foreign Policy: the History, the Challenges, and the Criteria for an Effective Policy," Foreign Service Institute, 2008

Power Point (Morality in IR)

Human Development (TBD)

UN, "Human Development Indicators"

UN, "Summary, Human Development Report, 2013," pp. 1-8"

Zoellick, "Fragile States: Securing Development" The Keynote Address at the IISS Global Strategic Review, 9/2008

Power Point (Human Development)

Sustainble Development (TBD)

Tragedy of the Commons


Some Economic Concepts

Power Point (Suatainable Development)