Of all the students of the social sciences taught in universities, those concerned with IR probably encounter the greatest degree of misunderstanding and ignorance, and engage in more ground-clearing, conceptual, factual and ethical, than any other.’ Halliday, F. Rethinking international relations. (London: MacMillan, 1994) p.5.
1. International Relations
- What is international relation or International Security. History and evolution of international relations/ Security.
- Theories of international relations / Security.
- Key issues in international relation. The state, power, collective security and new security.
- Islam and International relations.
- Global governance. International organisations amid sovereignty. Just Wars. (Jus Ad Bellum and Jus in Bello)
- Diplomacy. A brief history..
- Diplomatic tools of foreign policy.
- Simulations and diplomatic role play.
- Somalia and diplomacy. A review from 1960 to the present.
- Vienna Convention of Diplomatic Relations.
3. Peace and Conflict.
- Definitions and causes of conflict.
- Conflict Analysis.
- Conflict Sensitive Development. The Do No Harm Principle.
- Conflict Management.
4. Strategy and Intelligence.
The module explores key ideas and debates in the study of war, strategy and intelligence The lecture programme is divided into five thematic sections;
- 1. Types of Wars. Conventional and Asymmetric Warfare, 4G warfare. The Ethiopian – Somali War of 1964 and 1977. C. The Future of War. Introduction to Strategy. National Security Plans. Future of Strategy.
- Role of Intelligence Agencies.
- The study and practice of intelligence.
- Intelligence Analysis.
- 5. Manufacturing Consent. Media and Intelligence.