PSIA, Master in International Security
Sea, hybrid warfare, for example) and are responding by adapting their policies and capacities. The current EU debates on an evolving security situation and the evolution of NATO, starting from the results of the Warsaw Summit meeting (8-9 July 2016), will be at the center of the discussions, taking into account the orientations of the coming new American administration as well as European diverse views of the future of the relationship with Russia. The consequences of the various options for a Brexit outcome will be examined. The EU and NATO policies debate on new threats and challenges (eg. terrorism, cyber vulnerability, hybrid warfare, emigration, renationalization of foreign policies, etc.) will be studied, including their consequences on the new perceived continuum between external and homeland security and its implications on EU and NATO. Required reading : NATO Warsaw Summit (4-5 September 2014) Declaration and ﬁnal communiqué (www.nato.int/csp/en/natohq...) ; The Obama national security legacy : “The Obama Doctrine”, interview by Jeffrey Goldberg, The Atlantic, April 2016 : www theatlantic.com/magazine/ archive/2016/04 ; EU Global Stategy 2016 site EU (europa.eu). ; Putin : Inside the Bear. A Special Report on Russia by the Economist, Oct. 22, 2016 ; UK National Security Strategy and Strategic Defence and Security Review 2015 (www. gov.uk/.../national-security-and defence review).
Paper assignment : (around 3,000 words, including references) offering the opportunity to explore a topic of interest to each student (individual or teamwork). This assignment represents 55% of the ﬁnal grade. Workload : Preparation time is around 3 hours per week. Pedagogical method : The course is organized in a seminar format, with close student interaction in order to enhance participation and collaboration. Course Description : Russia's exercise of power in world politics is a major issue in the strategic debate. Policy-makers and practitioners from Europe and US measure the extent of the new challenges posed by Russia to international security. At a time when assessing Russia's assertiveness and aggression requires accurate criteria and should not be reduced to compare the current situation to a new "Cold War", this course offers the opportunity to share a comprehensive analysis of Russia's new combination of hard and soft power. The seminar pursue three main objectives : provide a better understanding of Russia's power resources through an in-depth analysis of new forms of hard power mostly in the military and security sector ; analyze mechanisms mobilized by the Kremlin for information warfare and inﬂuence strategy abroad ; assess Russia's strategy and its instrumental maneuver from the perspective of European strategic and security interests. The course covers both theoretical and practical approaches. Required reading : NYE, J. (2011) The Future of Power, New York : Public Affairs, 3-109 ; WESSLAU, F., WILSON, A. (2016) Russia 2030 : A Story of Great-Power Dreams and Small Victorious Wars. Policy Brief. European Council on Foreign Relations. http://www.ecfr.eu/publications/ summary/russia_2030_a_story_of_great_power_ dreams_and_small_victorious_wars.
NEW COMBINATION OF HARD AND SOFT POWER : CASE STUDY OF CONTEMPORARY RUSSIA
Semester : Autumn Number of hours : 24 Language of tuition : English
Teachers : Carina STACHETTI (Consultante). Prerequisite : None. Pedagogical format : Seminar Course validation : Class participation : attendance, contribution to discussions, representing 10% of the ﬁnal grade. Book review (around 1,500 words) : 35% of the ﬁnal grade ;
PAKISTAN AT THE CROSSROADS : ONCE AGAIN
Semester : Spring Number of hours : 42 Language of tuition : English
Opened to the exchange program
Teachers : Virginie DUTOYA (Chargée de recherches), Asma FAIZ (Etudiante doctorante), 1203