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Week 10 - Lecture Introduction to International Politics

by: Caroline Jok

Week 10 - Lecture Introduction to International Politics PSC 1003

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Caroline Jok
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Introduction to International Politics
Farrell, H

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Professor Henry Farrell
Introduction to International Politics
Farrell, H
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gwu, Intro to international politics, political science, international affairs
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Date Created: 11/17/15
Introduction to International politics Professor Henry Farrell 10 November 2015 Deterrence Theory began in the cold war as a result of the development of nuclear weapons tried to turn the deployment of weapon systems into a form of communication 0 in order to ensure security 0 nuclear weapons have a stabilizing impact 0 make sure that accidents dont happen by using communication of threat counterthreat bluffing 0 also pressing other side to back down in order to gain more power 0 communication game in which credibility is necessary 0 nuclear weapons have stabilizing capabilities if states are rational o if there are more nuclear powers there are less rash actions 0 you wont attack somewhere that could hurt you with nuclear weapons 0 direct attacks are much less likely 0 Scott Sagan as counterargument 0 making bad assumptions such as states dont make mistakes 0 civilian governments are more worried about constraint than military governments dictatorships might not CARE about nuclear weapons and might fight anyways Iran 0 risk of proliferation 0 possible for non nuclear states to maintain nuclear weapons I Uranium Plutonium 0 has well developed nuclear program but has been lying about it 0 Iran built centrifuges to hide their nuclear weapons and to provide their own security 0 olympic games program 0 infiltrates computer virus into irans systems spun centrifuges too fast made sure the iranians couldnt make nukes o iran also built heavy water reactor in iraq Lenora Ashmore Blackiston Sara Turner White Mary Sommerville Sparks Hendrick Julia Gardener Tyler Wilson National President Alison Argersinger VP Susan Stockton VP Membership Karen Fesmire VP Collegians Barb Stacy VP Alumnae tricia ruma spence VP Finance Jodi Shurenbrand NPC Delegate Julie Langren Johnson 12 November 2015 Global Warming 0 Climate Scientists with very few exceptions agree 0 that global warming is real 0 that it is being accelerated by human activity 0 that it Will have substantial and perhaps catastrophic consequences for human societies increasing sea level more extreme weather events Political Consequences large cross border migration leading to greater international instability o more Withincountry migration leading to greater domestic instability o possibility of increased war over resources 0 greater exposure to disease 0 possible opening up of antarctica States Will have different interests over global warming 0 worst off states in ght global south 0 tend to be more vulnerable and already have fewer resources 0 specific problems for China and India 0 less affected advanced industrialized democracies o in more temperate climates also have more resources to adapt better off under some scenarios Russia 0 Siberia and Arctic may open up unsurprising that states differ Paying for Global Warming clashes of interest over Whether to do something how much are reinforced by Who should pay richest countries are those least affected by it ethical arguments over Whether rich countries Which benefitted from growth should pay more 0 but often trumped by national interest


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