Course Description

ONLINE: This discussion format course will examine the history, current status and possible futures of America's military alliances. Apart from its alliance with France during and immediately after the Revolutionary War, the U.S. had no military alliances until World War II. Today it has more formal allies than any other country. In this course, we will discuss the rationales for these alliances, the ways in which they increase and restrain American power, their evolution since the end of the Cold War and the challenges they face both domestically and internationally in a world of growing great power competition. This course's required reading is Mira Rapp-Hooper's "Shields of the Republic: The Triumph and Peril of America's Alliances." Students are expected to read approximately 20 pages each week and actively engage in discussions. | Facilitated discussion.

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America's Military Alliances
Online - Zoom
11:00AM to 12:15PM
Feb 02, 2023 to Apr 06, 2023
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Required reading:
Mira Rapp-Hooper, "Shields of the Republic: The Triumph and Peril of America's Alliances" (9780674982956)

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