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Resat Kasaba
JSIS 498
Seattle Campus

Readings in International Studies

Reading and discussion of selected works of major importance in interdisciplinary international studies. Restricted to majors in International Studies.

Class description

Ten years after the start of the war, we will read a selection of recent books written by journalists, policy makers, and eye witnesses describing the process that led to the U.S. attack on Iraq in March 2003. We will learn how a decision of this magnitude is taken by the executive branch, how it is carried out, and the different ways it is represented by some of the main players who look back at this process. We will assess the impact of the war on Iraq and on the US position in the world after the withdrawal of US forces in December 2011.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

Much reading; weekly discussions.

Recommended preparation

Class assignments and grading

Short papes and a longer bibliographic essay.


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Last Update by M Jane Meyerding
Date: 10/17/2012