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Crisis Diplomacy in East Asia

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J. Ko

Course Long Title

Crisis Diplomacy in East Asia

Cross Listed Courses


This course provides an overview of crisis diplomacy and conflict management among states, focusing on East Asia, exploring theories of the use of force and coercive diplomacy in international relations. How can states credibly signal their intention in diplomatic crises? When do diplomatic crises escalate into a militarized conflict? Students examine the processes and outcomes of major international crises that have taken place in East Asia, including crises among China and the United States in the Cross Strait, North Korean nuclear crises, and territorial crises between China and Japan. Recommended background: PLTC 171 and 218.

Writing Credit


Departmental Course Attributes - Major/Minor Requirements

(PLTC: Institutional Politics), (PLTC: Security,Conflict,Coop)

INDS Program Relationship

IDAS - ASIA Program

Class Restriction

Exclude First Years

Offering Frequency

Normally offered every other year