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RES10 Foreign Policy Analysis Colloquium 5 op
Organised by
MDP in Russian and European Studies
International Relations
Person in charge
Prof. Dmitry Lanko (St. Petersburg State University)

Learning outcomes

The students will acquaint themselves with basic foreign policy decision-making models; learn to apply this knowledge to the composition of foreign policy recommendations, and familiarise themselves with foreign policy decision-making by means of participating in a simulation game.


Foreign policy as a research focus, comparative policy approaches to foreign policy decision-making, practical background of foreign policy analysis, practical background of foreign policy decision-making, case studies, future scenarios.

Teaching language


Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Open University Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Lectures + exam  Participation in course work 
In English

Open for all RES students (international relations students have primacy), course is held in connection to the autumn school in Tampere (2013), spring school in Petrozavodsk (2014).

Evaluation and evaluation criteria

Numeric 1-5.
mastery of concepts and theories, and independent thinking and discussion as evinced in classroom work and exam

Study materials

- Allison, Graham & Philip Zelikow (1999). Essence of Decision: Explaining the Cuban Missile Crisis. New York: Longman.

- Hybel, Alex (1990). How Leaders Reason: U.S. Intervention in the Caribbean Basin and Latin America. Cambridge, Mass.: Basil Blackwell.

- Technical assignments for policy recommendations composition, rules of simulation game to be distributed to students via e-mail

Belongs to following study modules

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