POLI 3508 New Cold War (Spring: 3 )
The end of the Cold War promised a new era of cooperation in world politics between Russia and the West. This course examines the policies, personalities and events that instead led to a “New” Cold War. It follows Russia's search to redefine its role and identity in the post-Cold War world, revealing the inherent conflict between global accommodation and great power autonomy. Course themes include: Geopolitics of Empire and Empire Lost; From Western ally to antagonist; Russia at War with its neighbors and with the West; Russia as an Energy Superpower in a Global Economy; and, the Domestic Sources of Russian Foreign and Security Policies.
Instructor(s): Gerald Easter
Last Updated: 05-Feb-16