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International Security

2021/2022
Academic Year
ENG
Instruction in English
4
ECTS credits
Course type:
Elective course
When:
4 year, 3 module

Instructor

Course Syllabus

Abstract

The primary goal of the class is to provide students with an overview of the major contemporary issues in international security as well as with expanded knowledge in the field of “security studies”, including definitions, theories and concepts of the National, Regional and Global Security. By the end of the course, students will be familiar with a number of security-related topics, including nuclear proliferation, arms control, terrorism, cyber warfare, regional security patterns, etc. Class will also cover how policy-makers and scholars of IR approach most critical challenges and threats to global, regional and domestic security, and how they are addressed in different regions of the world.
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • The primary goal of this class is to provide students with an overview of the major contemporary issues in international security as well as an understanding of the field of “security studies”.
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • Student is able to work in team
  • Able to conduct professional activities internationally
  • Able to solve professional problems based on synthesis and analysis
  • Able to outline the need for resources and plan its using for solving professional problems
  • Capable to analyze the political phenomena and political processes by using political science methods and in support of practical decision-making process
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • Introducing the contemporary security issues
  • International security organizations. International armed humanitarian interventions and peacekeeping
  • Weapons of mass destruction: nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons. Nuclear deterrence
  • Arms race, control and disarmament in modern world. Space security. Revolution in Military Affairs. Comprehensive military deterrence.
  • American and European patterns of global and regional security.
  • Russian and Chinese patterns of global and regional security
  • Students’ group presentations on case-studies in traditional security
  • Terrorism and Nationalism as a universal danger
  • Key non-traditional security threats (climate change, medical pandemics, energy and food shortage)
  • Key non-traditional security threats (IT and Cyber security, energy and food shortage, climate change, medical pandemics, etc.)
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking Participation in class discussion
  • non-blocking Group PPT-based in-class presentation
  • non-blocking The essay
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • 2021/2022 3rd module
    0.3 * Group PPT-based in-class presentation + 0.4 * Participation in class discussion + 0.3 * The essay
Bibliography

Bibliography

Recommended Core Bibliography

  • Buzan, B., & Hansen, L. (2009). The Evolution of International Security Studies. Cambridge University Press.
  • The handbook of global security policy ed. by Mary Kaldor . (2014).
  • The Oxford handbook of international security edited by Alexandra Gheciu and William C. Wohlforth. (2018).

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • Behnke, A. aut. (2013). NATO’s security discourse after the Cold War representing the West Andreas Behnke.
  • Chevrier, M. I. (2012). Arms Control Policy: A Guide to the Issues : A Guide to the Issues. Praeger.
  • Cygankov, A. P. . (DE-588)124065627, (DE-627)085614912, (DE-576)185330452, aut. (2013). Russia’s foreign policy change and continuity in national identity Andrei P. Tsygankov.
  • Eichler, J. (2016). War, Peace and International Security : From Sarajevo to Crimea. [Place of publication not identified]: Palgrave Macmillan. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1436736
  • Friedberg, A. L. (2012). The Next Phase of the “Contest for Supremacy” in Asia. Asia Policy, 14, 31–35.
  • Gill, B. (DE-588)17157107X, (DE-627)061787302, (DE-576)177065095, aut. (2007). Rising star China’s new security diplomacy Bates Gill.
  • Goswami, N. (2021). The Proliferation of Space Weapons Among Asia-Pacific Nations. Global Asia, 16(2), 60–65.
  • Miles Pomper, & Richard Pilch. (2021). Asia-Pacific Perspective on Biological Weapons and Nuclear Deterrence in the Pandemic Era. Journal for Peace and Nuclear Disarmament, 4(S1), 342–367. https://doi.org/10.1080/25751654.2021.1880787
  • Oliver Meier, & Christopher Daase. (2013). Arms Control in the 21st Century : Between Coercion and Cooperation. Routledge.
  • Power in the 21st century international security and international political economy in a changing world Enrico Fels ... eds. (2012).
  • Schreier, F. (2009). WMD Proliferation: Vol. 1st ed. Potomac Books.
  • Topychkanov, P. (2021). Myriad Risks: Nuclear Doctrines in the Asia-Pacific. Global Asia, 16(2), 22–25.