PSC580.1 World Politics in the Post-Cold War Era

The aim of this course is to provide students with a better understanding of the major trends and issues that have taken place in contemporary world politics since the end of the Cold War. The topics that will be covered during the semester include the changing structure of the international system from unipolarity to multipolarity, the decline of American influence in the world following the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the rise of China as a major regional and global actor, the growing prominence of several regional powers (India, Brazil, Turkey), the resurgence of Russia under Putin, the impact of the Eurozone crisis on Europe’s role, the changing regional geopolitics of the Middle East in the aftermath of the Arab Spring, and the threat posed to world security by international terrorism. (GLA 5001)

Department: Political Science

Location: Istanbul

Credits: 3