Foreign Policy Analysis (FPA) is the study of decision-making in international relations. It looks at how international, domestic and individual pressures shape the decisions leaders make and the actions states take. In the first half of the course we will discuss conceptual matters, gradually building a toolkit of approaches that together help us explain and understand how and why states and individuals behave the way they do. In the second half we work through a series of detailed case studies, covering foreign policy decision-making and outcomes in Russia, the United States, the United Kingdom and China