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Intervening in Bhutan

Intervening in Bhutan

This activity, “Intervening in Bhutan,” simulates the foreign policy-making process, highlighting the sometimes extensive and sometimes limited powers of the US presidency. You will assume the role of the National Security Advisor to the US president as she responds to a major crisis where civilians and Americans are being killed indiscriminately in Bhutan. In this capacity, you will

  1. gather the National Security Council to advise President Harding as she develops a response to the immediate crisis
  2. help the president work with Congress to fund a longer-term intervention to push back the RMH,
  3. use this policy opportunity window to push for one of the president’s pet projects: ratification of Protocol I of the Geneva Conventions.

Activity 4 Quiz (Intervening in Bhutan)

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