Regional Security Cooperation is a graduate-level course at American Military University that addresses regional security cooperation. The course aims to answer the question: Will states cooperate to solve multilateral problems that cross international borders? The course asks students to apply theory to real-world examples of cooperation, starting with multiple national and homeland security theories, classic international relations theory, game theory, and behavioral theory. It includes case studies from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, the European Union, and the African Union. Topical issues include power, anarchy, security, and collective theory. 


Cynthia M. Nolan

Cynthia M. Nolan, Ph.D., is an American Military University Assistant Professor of National Security Studies. She holds a Ph.D. from American University. Upon completing her B.A. in international relations and economics from American University, Cynthia worked in the Directorate of Operations at the Central Intelligence Agency. Her research interests include intelligence oversight and cooperation, domestic sources of U.S. foreign policy, international relations theory, and national security policy.

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