Survey of major issues in the choice, execution, and assessment of public policy in international relations. Topics covered include the range, nature, actors, and stakeholders of particular types of policy organizations (state agencies, multi-state entities, nongovernmental organizations); issues connected with planning, the recommendation process, and, to a lesser degree, decision heuristics, and voting schemes); the implementation of policies and the command and control thereof (e.g., via personnel rules and/or budget allocations); and criteria (range of participation, costs, metrics of effectiveness) by which policies are assessed and either continued or recast. Emphasis on writing.