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Fall 2020 Reading Group

Why Our Failure to Confront Hard Legal and Policy Questions Makes Us Less Safe

Prerequisites: None

Exam Type: No Exam

After the Cold War, America failed to develop a new foreign and national security strategy for the century ahead. Our hubris, complacency and inability to imagine a multipolar world in which some nations and rogue actors reject our political values and economic model have cost us dearly. We over-corrected after the attacks of 9/11 by militarizing our response. Riven by toxic partisanship, Congress has failed to address the hard legal issues, and our legal frameworks are outdated and inadequate. The result is that the United States is less safe.

Note: This course will meet for four 3-hour sessions on the following dates: 9/17 and 9/24, 10/1 and 10/8

Drop Deadline: September 18, 2020 by 11:59 pm EST