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The aim of this course is to explore the political structure and the dynamics of foreign policy making process in United States.
Second World War. The beginning of the Cold War. The Truman Doctrine and the Marshall Plan. The Cold War and Containment. The Korea War. The Eisenhower Doctrine. Kennedy and the New Frontiers. The Vietnam War. The United States and / in the Middle East: The Carter Doctrine. Ronald Reagan and the Evil Empire. The Bushes’ - Father and Son. Clinton and Obama – Same story?
Upon succesful completion of this course, a student will be able to
1. Describe the political structure and dynamics of foreign policy making in the United States
2. Depict the distribution of power among the political institutions
3. Explain the political parties and the election system
4. Investigate the role of ethnic, religious and class based lobbies in the domestic as well as foreign policy making process
5. Recite the main characteristics of the major global institutions designed by the leadership of the United States after the Second World War
6. Discuss the major features of the Cold War era and the United States’ role within