Extract from syllabus:
Mr. President, it is not only possible, it is essential. That is the whole idea of this machine, you know. Deterrence is the art of producing in the mind of the enemy ... the FEAR to attack. And so, because of the automated and irrevocable decision-making process which rules out human meddling, the Doomsday machine is terrifying and simple to understand ... and completely credible and convincing. -- Dr. Strangelove to President Merkin Muffley on the logic of the Doomsday machine.
Course description: Strategy and coercion introduces students to contemporary theories of international politics and examines and compares key works that inform the study and practice of deterrence, compellence, and coopeation.
If theories of international politics and associated concerns with the philosophy of science are unfamiliar to you, read the syllabus carefully. We are on a journey, one that you will find rewarding but challenging.