The United States’ has long pursued a grand strategy in Asia premised on preventing regional threats and maintaining access to Asian markets, societies, and strategic waterways. Under President Trump, however, America’s regional role may be changing. This unit will explore the history and making of US strategy in Asia, including key turning points, strategic actors, and policy debates. Students will also examine contemporary challenges and flashpoints for America’s Asia policy, and how these may affect stability and relations with the region.
Taught in Semester 1, 2018
1 x 2 hour class per week
10% group presentation (700)
30% policy memo (1800 words)
40% research paper (3500 words)
10% class participation
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