Course description

This course examines the impact of the conflict in Ukraine on the security of Europe and North America. The course explores the various security challenges faced by the transatlantic community, including Russian aggression, the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, terrorism, cyber attacks, and energy security. The course also examines the role of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and the European Union (EU) in addressing these challenges and maintaining stability in the region. The course begins with an overview of the causes and consequences of the Ukraine war, including the annexation of Crimea and the ongoing conflict in eastern Ukraine. It then explores the various diplomatic and military responses to the conflict, including sanctions, military exercises, and the deployment of NATO troops to eastern Europe. The course also examines the political and economic implications of the conflict, including the impact on NATO and the EU, the rise of nationalist movements in Europe, and the emergence of new alliances and partnerships. The course also covers the challenges posed by Russian aggression, including its military intervention in Ukraine, its support for separatist movements in the region, and its efforts to undermine Western democracies. The course examines the various strategies adopted by the transatlantic community to counter these challenges, including sanctions, military exercises, and diplomatic initiatives. The course also delves into the issue of energy security in the region, exploring the role of natural gas and oil in shaping the transatlantic security landscape. The course examines the implications of Europe's dependence on Russian energy, the impact of the shale gas revolution on the energy market, and the role of alternative energy sources in promoting energy security. The course concludes with a discussion of the future of transatlantic security, including the prospects for conflict resolution in Ukraine, the future of NATO and the EU, and the role of new actors such as China and India in shaping the security landscape. The course emphasizes the importance of transatlantic cooperation in addressing the security challenges faced by the region and the need for a comprehensive approach that combines diplomatic, military, and economic tools.

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