We learn about foreign policy issues by joining the Great Decisions discussion group.
Great Decisions takes you beyond the headlines by providing a look at eight of the most significant and far-reaching challenges facing the world. The discussion group meets bi-monthly from February through May at the Oak Park Library, 9500 Bluejacket, Overland Park, KS. The discussion begins at 6:30 p.m. See calendar.
The Great Decisions Briefing Book features impartial, thought-provoking analyses on eight issues of concern to U.S. policy. To order the 2019 Briefing Book, contact the Kansas City International Relations Council (816-221-4204, or www.irckc.org). The $32 cost includes shipping.
The topics for 2019 are:
- Refugees and Global Migration
- The Middle East: Regional Disorder
- Nuclear Negotiations: Back to the Future
- The Rise of Populism in Europe
- Decoding U.S. Trade with China, India and its Neighbors
- Cyber Conflict and Geopolitics
- The United States and Mexico: Partnership Tested
- State of the State Department and Diplomacy
The 2018 topics were:
The waning of Pax Americana, Russia’s foreign policy, China’s economic power and geopolitics, Media and foreign policy, Turkey: A partner in crisis, U.S. defense budget, South Africa, and Global Health.