Foreign Affairs is a leading magazine for in-depth analysis and debate of foreign policy, geopolitics and international affairs, with articles by academics, policy experts, and government officials. Each class session will focus on three to five articles from one of the 6 bimonthly issues of this journal from the past year, with the Course Leader summarizing key points from one of the assigned articles and then leading a discussion of that article.. The articles selected for each class session, all drawn from one bi-monthly installment of the magazine, will address at least two different issues. Among the issues that may covered in the course are: the rise of China, the future of the Middle East, Russia and the War in Ukraine, the adequacy of U.S. military strength, lessons from the war in Iraq and from the Cuban missile crisis, the future of Israel, and the decline of democracy. Weekly prep time would be 1 ½ to 2 hours. Since this is a discussion class, it is essential that participants read the assigned articles for each class and come prepared to discuss them.
Please note that this is a six-week course, from October 25 to December 6, and will have the last meeting during the make-up week.