- Code STST2001
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by Strategic and Defence Studies Centre
- ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
- Course subject Strategic Studies
- Academic career UGRD
- Dr Iain Henry
- Mode of delivery In Person
First Semester 2019
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When the Cold War ended three decades ago, some prominent commentators optimistically proclaimed that 'the end of history' had arrived and that international conflict was becoming obsolete. Yet the Cold War never really ended in the Asia-Pacific. Its legacy is still very much apparent in the form of the America-led bilateral network of security alliances and with the persistence of dangerous flashpoints on the Korean Peninsula and across the Taiwan Strait. Longstanding historical tensions persist between Japan and Korea, China and Japan and India and Pakistan, to name just a few.
In this course, students will learn about five security concepts and their relevance to security in the Asia-Pacific region. These concepts are order/hierarchy, alliances, polarity/balance of power, international reputation ("credibility"), and historical memory. We will explore these concepts through case studies such as the Korean War, the Taiwan Strait crises, the history (and future) of alliances in Asia, the Vietnam War, the Sino-U.S. rapprochement, the post-war order, and territorial disputes.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Demonstrate in-depth knowledge of a range of international security issues in the Asia-Pacific;
- Employ different security concepts to analyse and explain key international security issues in the Asia-Pacific, and reflect critically on the relative merits of those concepts;
- Conduct scholarly research, express ideas and construct evidence-based arguments in both written and oral form
- Tutorial participation (10) [LO 1,2,3]
- Short assignment (1000 words) (30) [LO 1,2,3]
- Major Essay (2,500 words) (40) [LO 1,2,3]
- Take home exam (~2000 words) (20) [LO 1,2,3]
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34 contact hours per semester.
A 2-hour lecture session per week for twelve weeks and a 1-hour tutorial per week for ten weeks of the semester.
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|2912||25 Feb 2019||04 Mar 2019||31 Mar 2019||31 May 2019||In Person||View|