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Spring 2019 International Affairs U6398 section 001
UNCONVENTIONAL WARRIORS

Call Number 62848
Day & Time
Location
M 6:10pm-8:00pm
1302 International Affairs Building
Points 3
Approvals Required None
Instructor Dipali Mukhopadhyay
Type SEMINAR
Course Description In this course in international security policy, students will take a closer look at a host of non-state armed actors whose origins can be traced back to pre-statal politics and international relations but whose presence can be felt very tangibly in 21st century geopolitics. Violence has always been a principal currency of sociopolitical interaction. We tend to associate unconventional forms of war-making with the post-September 11th era of geopolitics; in fact, a number of unconventional warriors have wielded violence before and, then, alongside states for centuries. A great deal of today's attention, both scholarly and policy-oriented, tends to focus in particular on terrorists and insurgents; but a host of other non-state armed actors (from bandits, mercenaries, and mafia to druglords, warlords, and militias) also operate as what Vadim Volkov called ?entrepreneurs? in the field of violence. Their methods, motivations, and interests have evolved over time. Many of the factors that led to their emergence historically have ceased to exist, but these actors have adapted and transformed in ways that keep them relevant to this day.
Web Site Vergil
Department International and Public Affairs
Enrollment 0 students (25 max) as of 12:12AM Friday, December 14, 2018
Subject International Affairs
Number U6398
Section 001
Division School of International and Public Affairs
Open To International and Public Affairs
Campus Morningside
Section key 20191INAF6398U001

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