Study Questions

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

1. What are the four main areas of foreign policy bureaucracy? Be sure to name the key agencies and actors within those areas.

2. In your own words, describe how the U.S. foreign policy bureaucracy can be both fragmented and centralized at the same time.

3. What advantages do bureaucratic actors have over Congress and the president in the foreign policy process? What are some constraints they face in achieving their missions? Use examples where appropriate.