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Issues in Contemporary Security and Policymaking

Course number: U8500

This course examines central issues in contemporary international security policy (American hegemony, multilateralism, civil and ethnic conflict, nuclear proliferation, globalization and failed states, state-building, democratization and violence, the war in Iraq, etc.) and key concepts in the academic study of international relations (e.g., realist and liberal approaches; traditional and nontraditional security concepts, ranging from the threat or use of force to environmental challenges).