(Formerly IPS 244) This course offers a case-study approach to an examination of contemporary U.S. policy towards Japan, Korea, and China. It will look at the historical evolution of U.S. foreign policy and the dynamics and drivers of US policy in Northeast Asia. It will examine selected dimensions of US-China relations, US-Japan relations, and relations and policy toward South and North Korea. It will also discuss US relations with Russia and Taiwan. The class will focus on the cases of US security policy in the region, economic and trade policy, and human rights and democracy policy. Each week the class will combine lectures with student presentations in a seminar-style setting. Grades will be based on oral presentations, and on midterm and final take-home exams.