IR 544 – Conflict and Peace Strategies
IR 544 Conflict and Peace Strategies (3) Prerequisites: Graduate standing. Examines conflict from ancient times to the era of total war, with emphasis on the theoretical concepts of warfare, from classical to current strategic thought. The nuclear age and mutually assured destruction are also studied, along with superpower confrontation and the strategic situation in the post Cold War era. Specific studies of proliferation, technology and computer warfare, as well as limited struggle and civil breakdown. Examination of peace strategies in an unstable political environment, both internationally and within the state.