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V. Week 5 (September 29): Security challenges and U.S. and Russian policy in the Euro-Atlantic versus Asia-Pacific

Course Outline

I. Week 1 (September 1): The shifting international order

A. Core challenges of a post-Cold War international order

B. The rise of Asia-Pacific

C. Shifting polarity

D. Globalization

E. The evolving security agenda



Charles A. Kupchan, The Turn, No ones World: The West, the Rising Rest, and the Coming Global Turn, (Oxford University Press, 2012), Chapter 1, pp. 1-12.

G John Ikenberry, The Rise of China and the Future of Liberal World Order, The C. Douglas Dillon Lecture, Chatham House, May 7, 2014, 9 pp.

Fareed Zakaria, The Future of American Power: How America Can Survive the Rise of the Rest, Foreign Affairs (May-June 2008), pp.

II. Week 2 (September 8): A New Russia-West Cold War?

A. Assessing the current U.S.-Russian relationship

B. Explaining the deterioration

C. Alternative futures. in U.S.-Russian relations



Dmitry Trenin, The Ukraine Crisis and the Resumption of Great Power Rivalry, The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, (July 2014), 28 pp. at: http://carnegieendowment.org/files/ukraine_great_power_rivalry2014.pdf

Robert Legvold, Managing the New Cold War: What Moscow and Washington Can Learn from the Last One, Foreign Affairs, Vol. 93, No. 4 (July-August 2014), pp. 74-84. Also available as: , , (- 2014)

III. Week 3 (September 15): The United States and Russia in the Euro-Atlantic Region

A. The shadow of the Cold War

B. Key trends within the region

C. Obstacles to a Euro-Atlantic security community



Zbigniew Brzezinski, Balancing the East, Upgrading the West, Foreign Affairs, Vol. 91, No. 1 (January/February 2012), pp. 97=104.

Nicu Popescu and Andrew Wilson, The Limits of Enlargement-lite: European and Russian Power in the Troubled Neighbourhood, European Council on Foreign Relations, June 2009.

Christopher S. Browning and Pertti Joenniemi, Geostrategies of the European Neighborhood Policy, European Journal of International Relations, Vol. 14, No. 3 (2008), pp. 519-551.

Irina Bolgova, Russian and EU Politics in the Post-Soviet Space: A Competitive Neighborhood, Post-Soviet States // Analysis, Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC), July 17, 2013), available at: http://russiancouncil.ru/en/autor_profile/?author_id_4=44

Desmond Browne, Wolfgang Ischinger, Igor Ivanov, and Same Nunn, Building Mutual Security in the Euro-Atlantic Region, Nuclear Threat Initiative (2013), available at: http://russiancouncil.ru/common/upload/BMS_Long%20Report_FINAL_EN.pdf

Dmitry Danilov, Russia-NATO: Strategic Partnership Dilemmas, International Security // Analysis, Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC), July 9, 2013, available at: http://russiancouncil.ru/en/inner/?id_4=2088#top

IV. Week 4 (September 22): The United States and Russia in the Asia-Pacific

A. Dealing with the rise of China

B. Key dynamics within the region

C. Role of the BRICS


Alastair Iain Johnston, How New and Assertive is Chinas New Assertiveness? International Security, Vol. 37, No.4 (Spring 2013), pp. 7-48.

Aaron L. Friedberg, Bucking Beijing, Foreign Affairs, Vol. 91, No. 5 (September/October 2012), pp. 48-58.

Igor Zevelev, A New Realism for the 21st Century: U.S.-China Relations and Russias Choice, Russia in Global Affairs, No. 4 (October/December 2012).

Ruchir Sharma, Broken BRICS, Foreign Affairs, Vol. 91, No. 6 (November/December 2012), pp. 2-7.

Victor Larin, External Threat as a Driving Force for Exploring and Developing the Russian Pacific Region, Carnegie Moscow Center (May 2013), available at: http://carnegieendowment.org/files/CP_Larin_Eng.pdf

Michael Wesley, Asias New Age of Instability, The National Interest (November/December 2012), pp. 21-29.

Bobo Lo, Russias Eastern Direction Distinguishing the Real from the Virtual, Russie.Nie. Reports, No. 1, IFRI (January 2014), 32 pp.

V. Week 5 (September 29): Security challenges and U.S. and Russian policy in the Euro-Atlantic versus Asia-Pacific

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