The seminar will review trends in contemporary armed conflict and examine the responses of the international community. Particular attention will be given to arms control and disarmament as mechanisms for conflict prevention and for supporting intra- and international stability. With the focus on instruments and agreements developed by the international community, the readings are in turn focused on the relevant primary documents. Students will prepare class presentations to deepen the understanding of international mechanisms and to bring contemporary scholarship and analysis to bear on assessments of their effectiveness.
New Course: GS435 Passed Senate May 10, 2007 and effective Sept 1, 2007.