REES-484-01 Diplomacy in Practice: Security in the South Caucasus
Spring for 2015-2016
The South Caucasus region (Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia) has played a major role connecting Asia and Europe and as a zone of competition and intersection of major empires, Russian, Persian and Ottoman. The course aims to provide students with in-depth knowledge of political , economic and security developments in the region and the role of major outside powers. Central attention will be paid to US foreign policy goals, policy making and diplomatic tools in the region. Readings of books and articles will be extensive and the course will also seek to develop skills in negotiation, diplomatic writing and teamwork through simulation and drafting exercises. The format will be interactive with extensive student participation expected.
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