Geopolitics and Grand Strategy MA

University of Sussex
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The world is undergoing significant strategic and geopolitical redefinition. Several major powers have been developing doctrines aligned with their wider strategic objectives in the 21st century.

You’ll investigate the relationships of the major states within the international system, with a focus on:

the historical evolution and current revival of the concept of geopolitics including energy security, the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, the war on terrorism, and democracy promotion

grand strategies including the foreign policy of the US, the re-emergence of Russia and the rise of China

key regional dynamics including the Middle East, European security, international security in South and East Asia, and geopolitical rivalries in Africa.

Why choose this course?

  • Benefit from our interdisciplinary approach, cutting-edge research, area studies expertise, international faculty and distinctive programme of events.
  • Study at the centre of theoretical innovation on international politics. We host the Sussex Centre for Conflict and Security Research, the Centre for Advanced International Theory and the Centre for Global Political Economy.
  • Network and make use of our strong working relationships with many alumni, collaborators and partner organisations around the world.

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