Intro to Int Security.docx

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International Affairs
INTA 1110
Tarun Chaudhary

Intro to Int'l Security 11/8/2012 12:05:00 PM Scope and terms  National Security o Cold War—military security o Post Cold War  Economic issues  Environmental issues  Social and political issues o Securitization—the act of co-opting „security‟ as rational for action in traditionally non security arenas  Human rights  Economics  Environmental War  14,000 wars recorded in history o war=1,000 death/year o conflict=25-100 deaths/year  229 since 1815  Shifting trend: interstateintrastate conflict The Character of War  Clausewitz‟s dictum o “War is the continuation of politics by other means”  History of warfare—lines vs. columns o Evolution of the offense and the defense o Nature of war remains the same, its character changes due to technology and innovation o Revolutions in Military Affairs (RMAs) Typologies  Hegemonic War o Waged for control of the whole system o WWII was last one  Total War o A concept in which the industrial might of a country is brought to bear o last total war was WWII  Limited War o War with limited goals o War that will stop as soon as the goals are reached o A just war o Lawful war o Last limited war was Desert Storm  Civil War o Parties within the political boundaries of the nation fighting each other
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