PUAF 724: Problems of Global Security

Publication Date: 
January 2007
Description: 

Syllabus

Project: 
The Advanced Methods of Cooperative Security Program
Document Type: 
Syllabi

The course will explore the international security implications of the process commonly known as globalization. It involves informed speculation in the sense that any forward projection does, but it will present serious reasons to believe that dramatically altered circumstances will eventually induce a major redesign of prevailing security arrangements. If so, then a significant shift in the organizing principles of security policy can be expected to occur accompanied by a transformation of the relationships among major governments. Even if not so, consideration of that possibility illuminates the character of existing policy from an unusual perspective and reveals dimensions of risk that have not been as prominently discussed as the traditionally conceived threats of deliberate aggression.