International Relations

Dr. Nancy Snow

Pax Mundi Professor of Public Diplomacy

Kyoto University of Foreign Studies

READINGS

Essentials of International Relations (7th Edition, W.W. Norton)

Written Assignment:

  • Based on what you know so far, who has the better argument about whether our world is more peaceful todayDempsey or Pinker? What kind of evidence would strengthen each of their arguments? (400 words; due November 16; email response to nsnow@fullerton.edu or persuaderinchief@gmail.com)

Japan’s Information War (2016, CreateSpace)

  1. The Obama Doctrine (on Syria and Foreign Policy)
  2. Can the ultimate marketing campaign sell peace? The Japan Times
  3. Beggar diplomacy, editorial, The Korea Times
  4. Abe confirms Japan not considering apology letters for ‘comfort women’ The Japan Times
  5. Pop songs effective in learning English, The Korea Times
  6. Life devoid of happiness, The Korea Times
  7. South Korea, Japan’s Unenviable Neighbor, Nippon
  8. NK exploitation of slave labor estimated at $975m a year: report, The Korea Herald
  9. President Clinton to trigger more wars, (opinion), The Korea Times
  10. Hoping Clinton changes her mind on TPP, editorial, The Seattle Times
  11. What is globalization? State University of New York Levin Institute
  12. World hit by anti-globalization wave, Agence France-Presse (AFP)
  13. Life expectancy has jumped by a decade since 1980 worldwide, AFP
  14. Hungary’s hubris: Rejecting migrant obligations is ahistorical, editorial, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
  15. Disney’s next Mulan will face challenges in casting, China Daily
  16. Nankai train conductor reprimanded after apologizing for foreign passengers, The Japan Times
  17. Japan’s Xenophobia Problem, The Diplomat
  18. Chinese Public Sees More Powerful Role in World, Names U.S. as Top Threat, Pew Research Center
  19. War Goes Viral: How social media is being weaponized across the world The Atlantic
  20. Foreign Journalists on 2016: ‘Is this the demise of objective journalism?’ CJR
  21. Japan slides to 111th in WEF gender equality rankings Japan Times
  22. Japan Gets Schooled Foreign Affairs
  23. Two-thirds of the world’s internet users live under government censorship: report
  24. JFK and Groupthink: Lessons in Decision Making
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