Foreign Policy Choices Debate

You will sit in a group with at least one person serving as a proponent of each of the Four Futures.
Listen to your classmates explain their future and ask any questions necessary to complete this chart.
Fill in the following chart and turn it in at the end of class.

Future #
Hard Power or Soft Power?
Unilateralism or Multilateralism?
Effect on Joint Chiefs of Staff and CIA
Effect on State Department
Similarity to current US policy
Effect on Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan
#1 Lead the World to Democracy

#2 Protect U.S. Global Interests

#3 Build a More Cooperative World

#4 Protect the U.S. Homeland

Answer the following questions
  1. Which future is most like the US really is at the present?
  2. Which future is most like the US under president George W. Bush?
  3. In your opinion, which the the best future and why?
  4. In your opinion, which is the worst policy and why?
  5. In your opinion, is soft power or hard power a better way to achieve your foreign policy ends?

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