Deterrence in Southern Asia: Complete Edition


Description
"Deterrence in Southern Asia" is an online course produced by the Stimson Center South Asia Program's Strategic Learning initiative. "Deterrence in Southern Asia" goes beyond the India-Pakistan dyad to study deterrence relationships in the context of a larger strategic chain that includes China and the United States. It covers deterrence theory, deterrence relationships among nuclear-armed states, and case studies from the Cold War and Southern Asia through video interviews with more than 60 leading scholars and practitioners from India, Pakistan, China, the United States, and beyond.

Upon completion of "Deterrence in Southern Asia: Complete Edition," students will earn a certificate from the Stimson Center. Only students enrolled in the Complete Edition are eligible to earn a certificate.

Content
  • INTRO SURVEY
  • Intro Survey
  • CHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION TO DETERRENCE IN SOUTHERN ASIA
  • Lesson 1.1: Course Introduction
  • Lesson 1.2: Course Resources
  • Chapter 1 Recommended Readings
  • CHAPTER TWO: THEORIES OF COERCION
  • Lesson 2.1: All About Coercion
  • Lesson 2.2: All About Deterrence
  • Lesson 2.3: All About Compellence
  • Lesson 2.4: Analytical Challenges
  • Chapter 2 Recommended Readings
  • CHAPTER THREE: THE IMPACT OF NUCLEAR WEAPONS
  • Lesson 3.1: The Dawn of the Nuclear Age
  • Lesson 3.2: The Theory of the Nuclear Revolution
  • Lesson 3.3: Debates About the Theory of the Nuclear Revolution
  • Lesson 3.4: Nuclear Deterrence and Compellence
  • Chapter 3 Recommended Readings
  • CHAPTER FOUR: DETERRENCE STRATEGIES AND NUCLEAR DANGERS
  • Lesson 4.1: Credible Threats
  • Lesson 4.2: The Role of Nuclear Doctrine and Posture
  • Lesson 4.3: Nuclear Deterrence and Crisis Stability/Instability
  • Chapter 4 Recommended Readings
  • CHAPTER FIVE: COMPLICATING AND ENHANCING DETERRENCE
  • Lesson 5.1: The Role of Norms and Taboos
  • Lesson 5.2: Deterrence, Arms Control, and Disarmament
  • Lesson 5.3: The Role of Public Opinion, the Media, and Nationalism
  • Chapter 5 Recommended Readings
  • CHAPTER SIX: DETERRENCE IN THE COLD WAR
  • Lesson 6.1: Key Features of Deterrence in the Cold War
  • Lesson 6.2: Cold War Nuclear Powers
  • Cold War Case Studies (Mandatory)
  • Chapter 6 Recommended Readings
  • CHAPTER SEVEN: DETERRENCE IN SOUTHERN ASIA
  • Lesson 7.1: Key Features of Deterrence in Southern Asia
  • Lesson 7.2: Southern Asia Nuclear Powers
  • Southern Asia Case Studies (Mandatory)
  • Chapter 7 Recommended Readings
  • CHAPTER EIGHT: CONCLUSION
  • Lesson 8.1: Course Takeaways
  • EXIT SURVEY AND STATEMENT OF ACADEMIC INTEGRITY
  • Exit Survey
  • Statement of Academic Integrity
  • OPTIONAL CONTENT
  • Cold War Case Studies (Optional)
  • Southern Asia Case Studies (Optional)
  • Optional Essay Resource
Completion rules
  • You must complete the units "Intro Survey, Lesson 1.1: Course Introduction, Lesson 2.1: All About Coercion, Lesson 2.2: All About Deterrence, Lesson 2.3: All About Compellence, Lesson 2.4: Analytical Challenges, Lesson 3.1: The Dawn of the Nuclear Age, Lesson 3.2: The Theory of the Nuclear Revolution, Lesson 3.3: Debates About the Theory of the Nuclear Revolution, Lesson 3.4: Nuclear Deterrence and Compellence, Lesson 4.1: Credible Threats, Lesson 4.2: The Role of Nuclear Doctrine and Posture, Lesson 4.3: Nuclear Deterrence and Crisis Stability/Instability, Lesson 5.1: The Role of Norms and Taboos, Lesson 5.2: Deterrence, Arms Control, and Disarmament, Lesson 5.3: The Role of Public Opinion, the Media, and Nationalism, Lesson 6.1: Key Features of Deterrence in the Cold War, Lesson 6.2: Cold War Nuclear Powers, Cold War Case Studies (Mandatory), Lesson 7.1: Key Features of Deterrence in Southern Asia, Lesson 7.2: Southern Asia Nuclear Powers, Southern Asia Case Studies (Mandatory), Lesson 8.1: Course Takeaways, Exit Survey, Statement of Academic Integrity"
  • Leads to a certification with a duration: Forever