Study Questions

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

1. Describe the formal and informal foreign policy powers of the president. Which are the most significant and why?

2. In your own words, describe the presidential foreign policy bureaucracy. What actors and agencies are involved? What types of models exist to manage these actors?

3. In your own words, describe the following paradox: the president remains the most powerful unitary actor in foreign policy but is not free from constraints on power.