17.478 | Fall 2013 | Graduate
Great Power Military Intervention

Calendar

The following topics were discussed during this seminar.

WEEK # TOPICS
1 Background and Big Picture
2

Key Interveners and Their Policy Preferences

United States and Grand Strategy after the Cold War

United States

Europe

Security Arguments

Pro-Intervention

Anti-Intervention

3

Theories of Internal Conflicts: Origins, Nature, and Extent

Extent of Internal Conflicts

Origin of Internal Conflicts

  • Identity
  • Rotten Elites
  • Anarchy and the Security Dilemma
4

Setting the Agenda: Doctors, Lawyers, and Journalists

Early Wanting and Preventive Diplomacy

The Role Of The Media

The Role of Non-Government Organizations (NGOs)

International Law

Ethics, Morals, and Norms

5

External Intervention and the Use of Force?

Deterrence and Coercion

Delusions?

Tactics

Sanctions

6

Political Strategy and Intervention

Theories For Success

7 Northern Iraq and Somalia
8 Rwanda and Darfur
9 Balkans
10 Iraq
11 Libya
12 and 13 Student presentations
Course Info
Departments
As Taught In
Fall 2013
Level
Learning Resource Types
assignment Written Assignments
co_present Instructor Insights