In this course we will examine the history, current condition and prospective future of US-European relations, focusing primarily on transatlantic security aspects but with reference to political and economic contexts and bilateral ties. The learning process will include lectures, class discussions, guest speakers, a role-playing exercise, and a final policy options paper. Issues covered include: persistent and changing aspects of the “transatlantic bargain;” the Ukraine crisis and relations with Russia; NATO enlargement issues; impact of 9/11 and the Iraq crisis; NATO’s role in Afghanistan; US-European relations under the Obama administration; relations between NATO, the European Union and the UN; alternative futures for transatlantic relations. (This course counts as an elective towards the major in Political Science). (International Relations and Foreign Policy).