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Georgia Institute of Technology
International Affairs
INTA 1110
Tarun Chaudhary

Introduction of International Security 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 areas  Human Rights  Economics  Environmental War - 14,000 wars have been recorded in history o War leads to about 1,000 deaths per year o Conflicts are about 25-100 deaths per year - Shifting Trends: interstate  intrastate conflict o Wars between states have declined but wars within states have increased The Character of War - Clausewitz’s dictum o “War is the continuation of politics by other means.” o Realist POV - History of warfare – lines vs. columns o The column: men lined up and marched in columns  offensive o The Line: men lined up shoulder to shoulder facing the enemy  defensive o Evolution of offense and defense o Nature of war does not change, its character changes due to technology and innovation o Revolutions in Military Affairs (RMAs) Typologies - Hegemonic War
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