DA4820 Low Intensity Conflict Seminar: Africa

This course teaches students how to analyze the nature of conflict in sub-Saharan Africa – who is likely to fight, where, why, and when, with special attention paid to the significance of regional complexities and local particularities. Eight cases are presented with two aims: to present a history of post-colonial conflict and to achieve regional balance. Students are specifically taught how to compare and contrast among different sets of factors which tend to feed conflict in Africa. Students also learn about sources of information to which they can turn in the future should conflict flare up in places with which they are unfamiliar.


Student completed at least two quarters of instruction in the Defense Analysis Department or NSA or permission of instructor

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  • As Required