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Principles and Challenges in US National Security - Focus on China and Russia (SR)

Course number : ILR838   ID : 25451    Section Number : 1
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National security issues are a hot topic these days. This course is a basic introduction to the theory and practice of national security policy by the United States in the 21st century setting, drawing upon real-world situations that are widely discussed in the national media. The course will be comprised of the following topics: 1. Principles of national security including neo-conservative, humanitarian interventionist, neo-isolationist, and some historical American national security policies. 2. The role of the military in U.S. national security policy including NATO and Constitutional provisions of how the United States government “goes to war.” 3. The role of diplomacy in national security policy versus the use of military power. 4. The role of economic policy in shaping U.S. national security policy. This course will specifically focus on national security issues related to China and Russia.

Class Details

6 Session(s)
Weekly - Thu


Jeffrey Steinberg 



Please read:  This Structured Remote Course is entirely online. The course does meet as a real-time online session during the scheduled class time. This course is offered in an online format only. Students must be able to access the course from your own computer/tablet using a link that will be emailed at least one business day prior to the course start. FCC will not be able to provide individual technical support to students during the class sessions. Should you experience difficulties and not be able to access the course, please contact the program office. Only students who have paid the course fee and are officially on the class roster, may join the online class session.



Registration Closes On
Thursday, October 5, 2023 @ 11:59 PM



Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
10/5/2023 - 11/9/2023 Weekly - Thu 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Frederick, OFF CAMPUS  Map, Room: Off Campus Location Jeffrey Steinberg