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Spring 2019
Jun 18, 2019
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MSFS 631 - Diplomacy&Force in Intl Crises
 Uses of Diplomacy and Force in International Crises (1992-Present): The course will explore the decision-making process and political choices confronted by U.S. policy-makers when dealing with major international and regional crises. The course will pay particular attention to the relationship – and constant tension -- between diplomacy and force, including the use of economic sanctions, when making critical decisions. The class will look at several case studies covering humanitarian interventions, wars of choice, and acts of self-defense over the past 25 years, starting with the collapse of Yugoslavia in the 1990’s, followed by the Afghanistan and Iraq wars of the 2000’s, and concluding with the Libya and Syria conflicts of the 2010’s . Students will hear from and discuss reading materials with former top government officials involved with the case studies. The instructor for the course, a State Department Senior Fellow in the Institute for the Study of Diplomacy, is a three-time Chief of Mission and former Assistant Secretary of State for Intelligence and Research. 

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: MN or MC Graduate
Schedule Types: Seminar

MS in Foreign Service Department

Must be enrolled in one of the following Majors:     
      Arab Studies
      Asian Studies
      Eurasian, Russian, E Euro Stud
      German and European Studies
      Global Human Development
      Latin American Studies
      Law/Arab Studies
      Law/Foreign Service
      Law/Security Studies
      Security Studies

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