Study Questions

  1. Explain the kinds of activities that make up foreign policy.
  2. Describe the developments and strategies of U.S. defense policy following WWII, including the terms “deterrence” and “Cold War.”
  3. List and explain the roles of the agencies involved in the U.S. government foreign policy.
  4. Describe the function and goals of the UN, NATO, World Bank, IMF, and WTO.
  5. What criticisms of U.S. foreign policy were leveled following the 2001 terrorist attacks, and what changes did the 9/11 Commission Report bring about?
  6. Define foreign aid, the role of USAID, and how President Obama’s stance on foreign aid differs from that of his predecessors.