Study Questions

These short-answer review questions cover key themes and learning objectives within each chapter.

1. In your own words, describe the central paradox of U.S. foreign policy. What challenges exist for U.S. foreign policy?

2. In what areas of policy is the United States a world leader? How does this influence future policy decisions?

3. The text focus on the institutions of power inside and outside of the U.S. government. In your own words, explain why you think these institutions are becoming more complex as the scope of U.S. foreign policy broadens.