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KINT 4595 - War and Peace in European neighbourhoods

Type d'enseignement : Seminar

Semester : Spring 2017-2018

Number of hours : 24

Language of tuition : English

Voir les plans de cours et bibliographies

Pre-requisite

None in particular.

Course Description

This course looks at the conflicts taking place in the European Union's neighbourhoods to the East and South, and how the international community – the EU included – have responded to solving or managing them.

Teachers

TARDY, Thierry (Conseiller)

Pedagogical format

The course will be delivered by three Analysts of the EU Institute for Security Studies (EUISS, www.iss.europa.eu). Each of them will make several presentations.

Course validation

The assessment of students' performance will be based on written assignments (70%) as well as oral participation (30%)

Workload

More details about occasional supplementary readings will be given in class.

Required reading

  • Carmela Lutmar and Benjamin Miller, Regional peacemaking and conflict management : a comparative approach, London ; New York : Routledge , 2016
  • Donald Horowitz: Ethnic Groups in Conflict, University of California Press, 1985
  • Geoffrey R. Watson, The Oslo Accords : international law and the Israeli-Palestinian peace agreements,
  • Christopher S. Chivvis, Toppling Qaddafi : Libya and the limits of liberal intervention, Cambridge : Cambridge University Press , 2014
  • Introduction of J. Koops, N. McQueen, T. Tardy and P. Williams (eds.), Oxford Handbook of UN Peacekeeping Operations, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2015, pp.1-9 and Introduction of Section 4, pp.607-616.

Additional required reading

  • A. Boutellis and N. Chowdhury Fink, ‘Waging Peace: UN Peace Operations confronting terrorism and violent extremism', IPI, New York, October 2016, https://www.ipinst.org/2016/10/un-peaceops-contronting-terrorism-extremism
  • Cedric de Coning, Linnéa Gelot and John Karlsrud, “Towards an African model of peace operations” (Introduction), and “African peace operations: trends and future scenarios, conclusions and recommendations” (Conclusion), in Cedric de Coning, Linnéa Gelot, and John Karlsrud (eds.), The Future of African Peace Operations. From the Janjaweed to Boko Haram, Zed Books, 2016.
  • Arthur Boutellis and Paul D. Williams, “Peace Operations, the African Union, and the United Nations: Toward More Effective Partnerships”, IPI? New York, 2013, https://www.ipinst.org/2013/04/peace-operations-the-african-union-and-the-united-nations-toward-more-effective-partnerships
  • T. Tardy, “CSDP in Action. What contribution to international security ? ”, Chaillot Paper 134, EUISS, Paris, 2015, 51 p. http://www.iss.europa.eu/publications/detail/article/csdp-in-action-what-contribution-to-international-security/
  • David A. Shlapak, Michael Johnson, “Reinforcing Deterrence on NATO's Eastern Flank. Wargaming the Defense of the Baltics”, RAND Corporation, 2016, http://www.rand.org/pubs/research_reports/RR1253.html

Plans de cours et bibliographies

Session 1: Introduction – Europe's Conflicts and their Management

  • Lecturer: Thierry Tardy
  • Required readings & Recommended readings: To be provided at a later stage

Session 2: The Balkan conflicts

  • Lecturer: Nicu Popescu
  • Required readings & Recommended readings: To be provided at a later stage

Session 3: The European Union's crisis management policy
Lecturer: Thierry Tardy
Required readings & Recommended readings: To be provided at a later stage
Session 4: The Libyan and Syrian Conflicts

  • Lecturer: Florence Gaub
  • Required readings & Recommended readings: To be provided at a later stage

Session 5: The Georgian Conflict

  • Lecturer: Nicu Popescu
  • Required readings & Recommended readings: To be provided at a later stage

Session 6: The Iraq Conflict

  • Lecturer: Florence Gaub
  • Required readings & Recommended readings: To be provided at a later stage

Session 7: The UN Conflict Management Role: From the Middle East to Mali

  • Lecturer: Thierry Tardy
  • Required readings & Recommended readings: To be provided at a later stage

Session 8: The Oslo Accords

  • Lecturer: Florence Gaub
  • Required readings & Recommended readings: To be provided at a later stage

Session 9: The Ukrainian Crisis

  • Lecturer: Nicu Popescu
  • Required readings & Recommended readings: To be provided at a later stage

Session 10: NATO and the Management of conflicts at the European periphery

  • Lecturer: Thierry Tardy
  • Required readings & Recommended readings: To be provided at a later stage

Session 11: The Chechnya War

  • Lecturer: Nicu Popescu
  • Required readings & Recommended readings: To be provided at a later stage

Session 12: Concluding session

  • Lecturer: Thierry Tardy and Nicu Popescu

Biographical Information

Dr Thierry Tardy, Dr Nicu Popescu, Dr Florence Gaub are Senior Analysts at the European Union Institute for Security Studies (EUISS), Paris.