We are living in a rapidly changing and perilous world. International and U.S. policy concerns are also so interlaced and changing that they need to be constantly reviewed and reevaluated. Our study group will analyze specific problems and potential threats as well as opportunities that shape U.S. and global security. Our topics will cover the far-reaching ramifications of the security and the well-being of the United States, including the profound implications for world stability. We focus on the historical trends as well as the most current political, economic, and demographic concerns. We will explore and discuss many different viewpoints, using material from the best informed and most qualified sources, including pertinent foreign policy journals. We hope that you will join us as we explore many multifaceted approaches and strategies to many of these complex topics and concerns. We will read current articles from both online and printed sources. These articles will be distributed, along with discussion questions, via email a week prior to each class. Participation will include reading, home study/research, presentations, and discussion. No class on 11/27/20.