8200 Diplomacy and Statecraft
The Diplomacy and Statecraft (DS) course explores the “D” in DIME, albeit with a heavy focus on political-military and security issues. The course is chiefly aimed at competition with great power rivals. The DS course also includes study of nuclear issues, such as the Nuclear Posture Review, the modernization of the US nuclear triad, nuclear weapons strategy, deterrence strategy, and arms control. Historical case studies illuminate (and pair with) a brief look at theoretical and methodological approaches to diplomatic and security policy. These “foundational” seminars foster the development of analytical techniques that will be applied during the rest of the year, and perhaps in future jobs.