Security Studies

Security Studies A discipline within international relations which concerns itself with international security issues including the study of measures taken by states to protect against all hostile acts as well as the condition that results from the establishment and maintenance of protective measures that ensure a state of inviolability from hostile acts or influences.

LtCol Scott McDonald - To Win Without Fighting

LtCol Scott McDonald examines conflict from the perspective of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and the Chinese strategic tradition to argue what the west is calling “grey zone” conflict is neither new nor novel. He then uses that understanding to examine war from the perspective of an information campaign, won in the cognitive domain.

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To Win Without Fighting (51:43)

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Dr. Christopher Snedden - Geopolitics of Russia and the Asia-Pacific Region

Dr. Christopher Snedden provides a geographic and historical perspective of Russia's people, culture and government to help us better understand Russia's security situation, and why Russia, as a State actor, behaves as it does in the modern security environment.

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Geopolitics of Russia and the Asia-Pacific Region (53:23)

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Dr. Lori Forman - Economic Sanctions and Statecraft

In this podcast, Dr. Lori Forman discusses the reasons that states use economic sanctions and the different types of sanctions they use.  Players involved in sanctions and the processes used are discussed, as well as analyzing the performance of the sanctions.  Dr. Forman then uses several case studies of sanctions against North Korea, Russia and Counterterrorism operations and finishes with an exercise to build a sanction.

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