Components of National Power

The course covers significant components in how nations interact in global security. These include the components of national power (military, political, economic, etc.), foreign policy and national security, homeland security, global security risks and challenges. Specifically, the course will examine how foreign policy is implemented through departments such as foreign affairs, defense, treasury, commerce, etc., and measures to implement it such as diplomacy, military/defense, intelligence, foreign aid, economic trade, sanctions, global environmental policy, etc. Assessing measures of effectiveness in the components of national power will be discussed, as well. Case studies will be used to illustrate the course’s topics.

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