MSFS-709 International Security Issues: The Failure of Statecraft
Spring for 2007-2008
This course will examine the theory and practice of war and statecraft through the study of contemporary conflicts. The course explores current U.S. efforts to resolve national security concerns with specific countries such as Iran, North Korea, India, Pakistan, and China; with global issues such as terrorism and the occupation of Iraq. The course will also discuss the practical aspects of government foreign policy decision-making, including the role of Congress and domestic politics. These will be a heavy emphasis on learning the necessary skills of concise oral presentation and impact writing, such as the one-page government memo. Students will be expected to follow major diplomatic and regional developments in the daily and weekly media and specialized journals.
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Spring '08: Cirincione, J. (description, file download)
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