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Christopher D Jones
JSIS 489
Seattle Campus

Special Topics

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Class description

COLLAPSE OF THE USSR 1989-1991, CREATION OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION, SECURITY POLICIES OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION VIS-A-VIS THE US, EUROPE, CHINA AND ZONES SOUTH OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION.

Student learning goals

OVERVIEW HISTORY OF THE CREATION AND DEVELOPMENT OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION ( texts: Yegor Gaidar, Russia: A Long View; Marshal Goldman: Petrostate

SOVIET MILITARY POLICY AND MILITARY INSTUTUTIONS IN THE POST SOVIET PERIOD (problems of military reform and military doctrine( Texts: Dmitri Trenin, Nikolas Gvoszdev&Christopher Marsh)

RUSSIAN-AMERICAN MILITARY/SECURITY RELATIONS AFTER 1991 (arms control,nuclear proliferation issues)

RUSSIAN-CHINESE MILITARY/SECURITY RELATIONS AFTER 1991 (North Korean issues, Central Asia)

RUSSIAN-EUROPEAN MILITARY/SECURITY RELATIONS AFTER 1991 D(missile defense, Middle East)

General method of instruction

CLASS DISCUSSIONS

WRITTEN BOOK REVIEWS AND CLASS DISCUSSIONS

Recommended preparation

INTEREST IN POST SOVIET HISTORY, 21ST CENTURY EURASIAN SECURITY ISSUES

Class assignments and grading

CLASS ASSIGNMENTS; ABOUT 200 PAGES OF READING A WEEK

Oriented toward writing three papers

FIRST BOOK REVIEW about 5 pages

SECOND BOOK REVIEW about 5 pages

FINAL ESSAY on broad topic about 10 pages

400 POINTS CONVERTED TO 4.00 SCALE

FIRST BOOK REVIEW 100 POINTS

SECOND BOOK REVIEW 100 POINTS

FINAL ESSAY 200 POINTS


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Last Update by Mark E Di Virgilio
Date: 01/22/2013