Leadership in International Relations

RUSSIAN 401

Course analyzes the impact political leaders have on interna- tional relations by examining case studies of specific decisions dealing with events of international importance over the past 3 decades, including end of the Cold War; the Falklands War; the unification of Germany; the Gulf War; the Soviet Union collapse; restoring Russian power, the decision to invade Iraq. Considers styles of leadership by American and Russian presidents and provides a basis for comparing the styles of other leaders analyzed. Considers such questions as similarities/differences in qualities of leadership in different societies, extent to which leaders are victims of circumstance, and degree to which decisions can change things. 

Explore the culture and customs of these countries: 
Iraq, Kuwait, Germany, Russian Federation, Falkland Islands (Malvinas), United States of America
Faculty: 

Ambassador Jack F. Matlock

Crosslisting Numbers: 
PUBPOL 409
Areas of Knowledge: 
SS
Modes of Inquiry: 
CCI
Film, Visual & Performing Arts?
No
Literature in Translation?
No