IR 38000 Geopolitics, Grand Strategy, and War

This course addresses how relationships amongst countries are shaped by both existing realities and policy decision-making. Geopolitics is the study of how geography, both physical and human, influences the global system. In making grand strategy, leaders attempt to harness the military, economic, diplomatic, and other assets available them to achieve their national objectives. The course will focus particularly on how the global security environment may develop in the twenty-first century and how the practice of warfare may change in this technologically and socially dynamic period of human history.




ENGL 17000; IR 10000.