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International Security in 21st Century Lecture and Reading Notes

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Nuclear strategies International relations Nuclear warfare International security Security Military strategy International relations theory Deterrence theory Security dilemma Nuclear weapon Mutual assured destruction Pre-emptive nuclear strike
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Nuclear strategies International relations Nuclear warfare International security Security Military strategy International relations theory Deterrence theory Security dilemma Nuclear weapon Mutual assured destruction Pre-emptive nuclear strike
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What makes the Middle East stable compared to 30 years ago Syria – deterrence failed (Obama said don’t use chemical weapons – they did) Deterrence with nuclear weapons We have today more and more automated technology on the battle field (UAV, UGV, Ect..) Paradigms – • They are the very foundations of any fields. • Security studies has two main one: o Us – the academic studies. o Decision makers • Drilling oil in Alaska – Capitalist’s Vs. Environmentalists • The paradigms serve both the academic community and the decision makers. Each side aids the other. • Example: the invasion of Iraq over “WMD’s”. o The academic community rejected the idea of Bush invading Iraq over inconclusive data. o Decision makers saw it as a way to establish democracy in the middle east and prove America’s power as ‘world police’ • T...
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