GOVT 335

Military Force in International Relations

Prerequisite: GOVT 109. Why and how do states use military force? What factors best explain the origins of war? What are the alternatives to the use of force and when are they effective? This course examines critical issues in international security studies, striking a balance between the theory and history of war by examining case studies on the origins of war, up to the current war in Iraq. This course cannot be taken on a P/CR/NC grading option. V.7

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