NS4000 Great Power Competition: Current Policy and Strategy

This course provides critical and timely information on the political and strategic challenges posed for the United States by the emergence of great power competition (GPC) with China and its re-emergence with Russia.  The course will begin with a brief overview of the core dynamics of GPC historically, then examine the political, economic, and military drivers behind current Chinese and Russian policies, next discuss Chinese and Russian efforts to extend their influence into critical regions and functional domains, and conclude with a discussion of possible U.S. (and allied) responses.



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Quarter Offered

  • As Required