Our Courses

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

  1. What is international relation or International Security. History and evolution of international relations/ Security.
  2. Theories of international relations / Security.
  3. Key issues in international relation. The state, power, collective security and new security.
  4. Islam and International relations.
  5. Global governance. International organisations amid sovereignty. Just Wars. (Jus Ad Bellum and Jus in Bello)


2. Diplomacy.

  1. Diplomacy. A brief history..
  2. Diplomatic tools of foreign policy.
  3. Simulations and diplomatic role play.
  4. Somalia and diplomacy. A review from 1960 to the present.
  5. Vienna Convention of Diplomatic Relations.


3. Peace and Conflict.

  1. Definitions and causes of conflict.
  2. Conflict Analysis.
  3. Conflict Sensitive Development. The Do No Harm Principle.
  4. 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. 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.
  2. Role of Intelligence Agencies.
  3. The study and practice of intelligence.
  4. Intelligence Analysis.
  5. 5. Manufacturing Consent. Media and Intelligence.