“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”
The above quote is often cited by policymakers and pundits to explain why history is important to the formulation of foreign policy. After
reading Analogies at War, and completing our section on individual cognition and foreign policy decision-making, complete an essay that
answers the following questions:
What is the role of analogical reasoning in the decision-making process? To what extent shouldhistory guide foreign policy? Analogies at
War is twenty years old. Have policymakers improved their use of history? Paying attention to the AE framework, describe how historical
analogy can be applied to foreign policy decision-making toward X (X = Afghanistan, Syria, Iraq, North Korea, Ukraine, China – choose one).
What are the strengths and shortcomings of the analogy that you have chosen?