Weapons of Mass Destruction and Global Security - ZHSS8452

Faculty: UNSW Canberra at ADFA

School: School of Humanities and Social Sciences @ UNSW Canberra at ADFA

Course Outline: ZHSS8452 Course Outline

Campus: UNSW Canberra at ADFA

Career: Postgraduate

Units of Credit: 6

EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)

Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 10

CSS Contribution Charge: 1 (more info)

Tuition Fee: See Tuition Fee Schedule

Further Information: See Class Timetable

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As events in Syria, the Ukraine, Japan, Pakistan and India over the last two decades have shown, nuclear, chemical and biological weapons remain high-level global security concerns. They are also strategically complex policy challenges, both for states and global governance. Using a mix of the best academic and policy writing, this course provides an overview of the history of weapons of mass destruction, the major control and disarmament regimes, strategic debates and doctrine, and new perspectives on the past and future of WMDs and global security.

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