POLI457 Week 4 Discussion (dq1+dq2) (September 2019)

POLI 457 International Relations

Week 4 Discussion

DQ1 FOREIGN POLICY, NATIONAL INTEREST, AND INTEREST GROUPS

In Chapter 5, the author mentions the many roles that interest groups play in affecting foreign policy and national interest. How might interest groups involve themselves in a debate in which the United States considers establishing diplomatic relations with Gaza, a territory adjacent to Israel and home to Palestinian Arabs?

DQ2 THE FOREIGN POLICY PROCESS

In many respects, American foreign policy is the domain of the executive branch. But the process of making foreign policy tells us other actors can become involved. Where would the legislative and judicial branches factor into an executive branch decision to attack Iran?