A cross national analysis of the concepts of sovereignty, power, security, economic development and national interests in the formulation of foreign policy; the respective roles of the United Nations and the European Union within the context of the growth of Intergovernmental Organizations and Non- governmental actors such as legislatures and interest groups. Study of the utilization of those concepts on policy of both leading nations and the emerging states with emphasis on both conflictual issues related to both tangible and intangible causes as well as the cooperative aspects of a more globalized and interdependent economic system. INR2002 is a writing credit course. Students must earn a minimum grade of C to meet the requirements of the Gordon Rule for writing. INR2002 meets the International/Intercultural competency requirement.