The USA and its Enemies: Revisionists, Rogues and Radicals

In December 2017, US President Donald Trump endorsed a new National Security Strategy, in which a number of current and potential threats to the USA were identified. The security document focuses upon three main sets of challengers: “the revisionist powers of China and Russia; the rogue states of Iran and North Korea, and transnational theat organizations, particularly jihadist terrorist groups…” In this course, we will survey the contents of the 2017 National Security Strategy, critically examine the arguments which underpin its threat assessment, and make use of International Relations theory to gain a better understanding of Trump’s foreign policy orientation.


DELIVERY MODE

  • This class will be delivered online via the online platform Zoom.
  • This course requires students to have an email, a reliable internet connection, a microphone/speakers and access to a tablet, smartphone or computer.


SUGGESTED READING


COURSE OUTLINE

  • US President Donald J. Trump and his ‘America First’ foreign policy.
  • Overview of the ‘National Security Strategy of the USA’ (December 2017).
  • Analysis and critique of the ‘National Security Strategy’ of the USA.


PLANNED LEARNING OUTCOMES
By the end of this course, students should be able to:

  1. Understand the basic structure of Trump’s ‘America First’ foreign policy.
  2. Comprehend the significance of the ‘National Security Strategy of the USA’.
  3. Appreciate some strengths and weaknesses of the ‘National Security Strategy of the USA’.
$22 Limited

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