Classes

PUAF 798M: Readings in Public Policy: Arms Control and Non-Proliferation Policy

Semester: 

Fall

Offered: 

2012

The central dilemma of the nuclear age has been how to obtain the benefits but avoid the risks of an extraordinarily powerful technology when no state can control its spread nor protect itself unilaterally against hostile or reckless misuse. PUAF 720 covered choices made about nuclear weapons during the Cold War and its immediate aftermath. PUAF 798M considers how powerful trends associated with globalization affect long-standing issues on the arms control and nonproliferation agenda.

PUAF 720: International Security Policy

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2012

Reviews the principal features of international security as currently practiced. Traces the evolution of contemporary policy beginning with  the initiation of nuclear weapons programs during World War II. Particular  emphasis is given to experience of the United States and Russia, since the historical interaction between these two countries has disproportionately affected the international security conditions that all other countries now experience.