Many students are interested in the study of foreign policy and want to do research papers on this topic. The study of foreign policy is the study of how policy decisions about international relations are made. The broadest question you might ask in relation to this general topic is:

What factors affect foreign policy decision making?

There are a number of ways to narrow your approach to the study of foreign policy. One way to explore your options as you begin to focus your research on this topic is to think about how foreign policy research is framed within particular theoretical perspectives in IR.