Africa is a paradox: a region with frequent coups and multiple, active terrorist groups, but also the fastest growing, youngest population in the world and the second fastest growing economic region. How will the continent navigate such a complex environment? This course considers the critical security challenges facing the African continent, with a particular focus on military coups, terrorism, and the predicament of fragile states. Students will engage with detailed case studies to understand the root causes, implications, and regional dynamics of instability, as well as the suite of tools available for responses. By examining the intricate interplay between internal vulnerabilities and external pressures, the course aims to provide insights into the complex security landscape of Africa.

2:00pm-3:50pm on Tuesday (Sep 3, 2024 to Dec 13, 2024)
Middlebury Institute, CA Campus: ONLINE (Online Course)