An introduction to a conceptual, analytical, and, historical understanding of international, relations. Emphasis on the international system, and the opportunities and constraints it places on, state and nonstate behavior. Cooperation and, conflict, sovereignty, the rich-poor gap,, determinants of national power, interdependence,, the process of globalization, international, institutions, and the role of transnational, phenomena. Designed for students who have no, previous background in the study of international, relations.