Document Type

Syllabus

Date

Fall 2018

School

Diplomacy

Course Number

DIPL 2120

Course Description

This course focuses on the international politics of security in which conflict and cooperation dynamics are center-stage. International security is a field that looks at the threat and uses of force by state and non-state actors for political ends. We will discuss the origins of major power wars, the nuclear revolution, strategies of peace and violence, and asymmetric conflicts from a perspective that is not US-centric. Some of the questions we will address are: Why do states go to war? Under what circumstances have peaceful dispute resolutions taken place? Does humanitarian intervention exist? What are the current trends pertaining to political violence?

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