International Security Policy
Provides conceptual foundations and practical policy analysis of political violence, conflict management, defense policy, military strategy, negotiation, terrorism, peacekeeping, intelligence, arms control, and related issues.
The International Security Policy (ISP) concentration promotes an understanding of fundamental issues, debates, and sources of ideas about causes of political conflict and solutions to them, and provides students with a more specific grasp of particular policy problems and strategies in regional security and major power defense policies.
The International Security Policy (ISP) concentration requires 15 points, consisting of 5 three-point courses: three points in a foundations course; three points in course related to General Problems in International Security and Conflict Management course; three points in a course related to Use of Force; and six points of elective credit (preferably including a course on security issues in a particular country or region).
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