ASN 501

This course discusses the contemporary international relations of East and South Asia. First, the history of politics, and the repercussions of this history on contemporary political, economic and security relations of the region are discussed. Second, the course deals with the foreign policies of major Asian powers in the context of regional and global world politics by relying on major debates of International Relations theories. The major discussion subjects in the course are impact of the Cold War and its aftermath, the contention over regional identity, ASEAN, the domestic and regional instability, and international/regional conflict and cooperation in East and South Asia. The course is also analyze the place of Asia in the context prevailing energy policies executed worldwide today.