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POLI 3508 New Cold War (Spring: 3 )


Course Description

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.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Gerald Easter

Prerequisites: None

Cross listed with:

Comments: This course is restricted to juniors and seniors; no graduate students will be permitted to enroll in this class.


Last Updated: 05-Feb-16