PSIA, Master in International Security
broad overview of how EU foreign policy ‘works'. It will then delve into key countries or regional security issues which are of a strategic relevance for the EU. Attention will be paid to the state of EU's interaction and security relations with the US and NATO, the UN and the AU, Russia and the post-Soviet space, the Middle East and North Africa as well as China and the Far East. Global migrations and EU policy responses to regional vectors will also be addressed. On this basis, four sessions will subsequently be devoted to students' presentations (collective or individual, depending on the topics and the number of students enrolled) under the supervision of the relevant experts who will comment on the presentations and give feedback, with a view also to the preparation of individual research papers. Required reading : The European Security Strategy, 2003 ; The EU Global Strategy, 2016 ; Towards an EU Global Strategy. Background, Process, References. Edited by A. Missiroli, EUISS, Paris, 2015 (www.iss.europa.eu).
different contexts, from corporate management to governmental reports. In the process, the concept of “strategy” has almost lost its original, military meaning. Even in the academic ﬁeld, strategic studies are but a sub-ﬁeld of international relations and international security. As a result, conﬂicts are analyzed with scant reference to the classics of strategy or indeed to strategy itself. By drawing on a rich body of literature, both ancient and recent, this course aims to provide students with the theoretical and historical background necessary to understand the classics of strategic thought, and to be able to apply their relevant teachings to the analysis of current conﬂicts. Required reading : Clausewitz, On War, Books I and II, translation by Michael Howard and Peter Paret ; Peter Paret, Makers of Modern Strategy from Machiavelli to the Nuclear Age ; Edward Luttwak, Strategy : the Logic of War and Peace ; Lawrence Freedman, The Evolution of Nuclear Stategy, third edition ; Gérard Chaliand, Guerrilla Strategies : An Historical Anthology from the Long March to Afghanistan.
FOUNDATIONS OF STRATEGIC THINKING
Semester : Autumn Number of hours : 24 Language of tuition : English
FROM PEACEKEEPING TO PEACE-BUILDING
Semester : Spring Number of hours : 24 Language of tuition : English
Opened to the exchange program
Teachers : Jennie COTTLE (Etudiante doctorante), Etienne DE DURAND (Directeur de recherche). Pedagogical format : Lecture alone Course validation : Mid-term “take-home exam” : students will have to choose between two texts and analyze one of them in 2,000+ words. Final paper : students will team up by 2 and deliver an 8-to-10-page paper (7,000 words maximum) on a subject chosen from a list of topics. They are expected not to rely solely on facts or events, whether historical or contemporary, but to make use of strategic theories, especially the authors and excerpts studied in class. Workload : Students are expected to do the readings, preferably prior to class, otherwise immediately thereafter. In addition to general attendance and readings, requirements include a mid-term “take-home exam” and a ﬁnal paper. Course Description : “Strategy” as a general notion has been in widespread use and in many
Teachers : Ronald HATTO (Chercheur CERI). Prerequisite : None. Pedagogical format : Lecture alone Course validation : 1) A mid-term take-home exam (50% of the grade) during week 6. You will receive the exam by email and have a few days to complete it. You will have to answer one question. 2) A ﬁnal exam (50% of the grade) during week 12. You will receive the exam by email and have a few days to complete it. You will have to answer one question. Course Description : The course is a 12-week lecture based on a theoretical analysis of some of the most important issues in UN peace operations and on case studies. The objective of the course is to examine the problems and possibilities of peace operations conducted by t