HIS/INR 540: Contemporary International Relations

Instructor: TBD

This course uses a series of recent and continuing issues to explore the foundations of contemporary international relations. Issues to be examined includes (a) international law (sources, diplomatic agents, diplomatic recognition); (b) Modern Asia (Hinduism and its influence on Indian society, Sikhs and the Indian government, the Kashmiri problem between India and Pakistan, the assassinations of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi, the emergence of the Peoples Republic of China); (c) contemporary developments (Israel and the islamic world, Bosnia and sources of the Bosnian conflict, Quebec and separatism in Canada, Ireland and Britain and the Irish Question, China after Chairman Mao, contemporary Sino-American relations, contemporary Japanese-American relations, and Russia through the elections of 1996).