PSIA, Master in International Security
better understand and analyze the contemporary issues and challenges of the “art of negotiation”. A senior career diplomat, Mr. Moratinos served as Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation (2004-2010) and Special Representative of the European Union for the Middle East (1996-2003). In his term at the head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, he held the presidency of the United Nations Security Council and the chairmanshipsin-ofﬁce of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), the Council of Europe and the Council of the European Union. Required reading : Berridge, Geoff. Diplomacy : Theory and Practice. Houndmills Basingstoke Hampshire, New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2005.
UNDERSTANDING THE USE OF FORCE IN WORLD POLITICS
Semester : Autumn Number of hours : 24 Language of tuition : English
notions like just wars or democratic peace.The course aims to guide students through a wideranging survey of theoretical and practical aspects of strategic studies. It will include sections on the uses of strategic theory, instruments of war - land, sea, and air power - and their evolution, nuclear strategy, limited war, small wars and counterinsurgency, arms control, and war termination. The course tries to strike a balance between theoretical works and case studies. The goal is thus to link the study of strategy with the realities of modern politics. The ultimate aim is to help students practice the skills that are critical to success in public service as well as the private sector—deep intellectual knowledge of the core issues of our time ; analytical thinking and effective writing skills. Students are also expected to engage the readings fully and actively participate in seminar discussions and debates in the limitsof the format of a lecture. Required reading : Course Reader (available on the Drive).
USE OF ARMED FORCE
Semester : Spring Number of hours : 24 Language of tuition : English
Opened to the exchange program
Teachers : Ronald HATTO (Chercheur CERI), Aurélie VITTOT (Doctorante - Science Politique). Prerequisite : A basic knowledge of world politics/international relations. Pedagogical format : Seminar Course validation : Mid-term take-home examination during week 6 (50%) ; ﬁnal take-home examination during week 12 (50%). Pedagogical method : Formal lecture with open interactions between the lecturer and the students. Course Description : The course examine the theories and concepts that form the basic of strategic studies as a distinct subﬁeld of international relations (IR). The course presents the key ideas and themes of strategic studies, which deals with the preparation and use of military power to serve the ends of politics but also what are the means to avoid the use of force. Please note that the course is NOT directly interested in ethical and normative problems linked to the use of force. To adopt Robert Cox's terminology, the lecture is much more Problem-Solving than Critical. That is why we do not really address
Teachers : Michel YAKOVLEFF (LieutenantGénéral (Army)). Prerequisite : It is useful to have some basic knowledge of international organisations that have a mandate in peace and security : the UN, NATO, OSCE, EU and AU. Some knowledge or understanding of military operations, for example, based on history such as World War II, recent conﬂicts, etc, will also help but are not requirements per se. Pedagogical format : Seminar Course validation : - Individual papers, one per 8 ﬁrst sessions, related to the main issue of each session. The form is a one or two-pager document. The six best marks will be considered. 60% of overall grading ; - Memoir, at the end of the course, related to the military-strategic documents mentioned above. 30% of overall grading ; - Participation : 10% of overall grading ; 1213