Study Questions

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

1. In your own words, describe the role of Congress in foreign policy issues since World War II. At what point(s) were there large-scale changes inside Congress and with the president on foreign policy?

2. What are the main roles that Congress plays in the foreign policy process? Which roles relate to formal and informal powers? Where are the majority of Congress’s successes?

3. What constraints does Congress face in foreign policy making?