Restoring Deterrence: Complete Edition


Description
Restoring Deterrence: Coercion and Crises in Southern Asia is a 3-hour adaptation of Deterrence in Southern Asia, intended for audiences of all vantage points. This course goes beyond academic theory and policy jargon to offer students the analytical tools necessary to assess the roles that coercion and deterrence play in Southern Asia. It covers deterrence relationships in the context of the “strategic chain” in Southern Asia, including China, India, and Pakistan, and explores deterrence concepts, crisis risks among nuclear-armed states, and key crisis case studies.

Upon completion of the Complete Edition of Restoring Deterrence, 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
  • COURSE INTRODUCTION
  • Introduction
  • Resources
  • CHAPTER 1: COERCION IN THE CUBAN MISSILE CRISIS
  • Lesson 1.1: All About Coercion
  • Lesson 1.2: All About Deterrence
  • Lesson 1.3: All About Compellence
  • CHAPTER 2: THE ROLE OF NUCLEAR WEAPONS
  • Lesson 2.1: The Uniqueness of Nuclear Weapons
  • Lesson 2.2: The Impact of Nuclear Weapons
  • CHAPTER 3: CRISIS RISKS
  • Lesson 3.1: Coercion in Crises
  • Lesson 3.2: Escalation Risks
  • Lesson 3.3: Crisis Management and Resolution
  • CHAPTER 4: CONTEMPORARY SOUTHERN ASIA
  • Lesson 4.1: The Cold War vs. Contemporary Southern Asia
  • Lesson 4.2: Southern Asian Nuclear Powers
  • CHAPTER 5: CRISIS CASE STUDIES
  • Lesson 5.1: The Pulwama-Balakot Crisis and India-Pakistan Deterrence
  • Lesson 5.2: The Ladakh Crisis and India-China Deterrence
  • COURSE CONCLUSION
  • Conclusion
  • EXIT SURVEY & STATEMENT OF ACADEMIC INTEGRITY
  • Exit Survey
  • Statement of Academic Integrity
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed
  • Leads to a certification with a duration: Forever