イギリス留学 at KCL

英国キングスカレッジロンドンの戦争学部修士課程に在籍する予定の者です。

KCL War Studiesの授業を幾つか紹介

今年の選択授業リストが公開されたのでここでシェアしようと思います。後半ではでは戦争学部を受験する上で知っておくべきことをいくつか列挙していこうと思います。

最後には特に面白いと思う授業をいくつか詳しく紹介します。

 

選択授業一覧

Full Year Modules (40 Credits)

 

7SSWM005 The Entente At War

7SSWM013 War And Insurgency In The Middle East Since 1945

7SSWM024 Transdisciplinary Approaches To (In-) Security (Running TERM 2 to TERM 3)

7SSWM049 International Law And War

7SSWM053 Homegrown Radicalisation & Counter-Radicalisation In Western Europe & North America

7SSWM082 Political Violence, Counterterrorism And Human Rights

7SSWM086 Dirty Wars      

7SSWM088 Understanding Political Islam: Theories, Thinkers And Movements

7SSWM109 Navies And Sea Power, 1793-2000

7SSWM110 East Asian Security

7SSWM111 Proliferation And International Security

7SSWM113 Russia And The World

7SSWM117 Contemporary Conflicts

7SSWM125 Diplomacy & Foreign Policy

7SSWM135 Past And Present Of British Intelligence

7SSWM171 Comparative Civil Wars

7SSWM191 International Politics Of The Middle East

7SSWM333 Migration, Social Justice And Community Organising

 

Term 1 Modules (20 Credits)

7SSWM077 Armchair Intelligence - Open Sources And Online Investigation

7SSWM130 Power-Sharing Agreements In Deeply Divided Societies

7SSWM131 The Politics Of Nuclear Weapons In The Middle East [OUTLINE TBC]

7SSWM132 Cybersecurity: Comparative Policy And Strategy

7SSWM163 Ethics In International Relations

 

Term 2 Modules (20 Credits)

7SSWM018 The Yugoslav War and Succession: Contested Issues and Debates [OUTLINE TBC]

7SSWM048 Social Dimensions Of Terrorism

7SSWM068 State Failure And Statebuilding

7SSWM121 Audience And Population Behaviour & Influence Only available for MA Strategic Communications Students

7SSWM122 Political Marketing In The Digital Age Only available for MA Strategic Communications Students

7SSWM134 Technology, Security And Global Politics

7SSWM223 Transitional Justice And International Criminal Law

7SSWM326 Hacking For Defence (Introductory Video available HERE)

Term 3 Modules (20 Credits)

7SSWM012 Propaganda TERM 3

7SSWM325 Understanding Deterrence In Theory And Practice TERM 3

 

上のリストに加えて各MAの必修授業があります。

総クレジットが120になる必要があります。Full Year(通年)の授業は40クレジット、半期の授業は20クレジットです。必修授業は通年授業であるため、それに加えて通年授業を2つとるか、通年授業1つと半期授業2つを選ぶ必要があります。

ちなみに半期授業4つという選択肢は出来ないです。これはただの決まりです。

 

 

 

以下僕の知っておきたかった事。

 

・戦争学部の他の修士課程の必修授業は取れない

これが一番のショックでした。例えばMA Intelligence and International Security(諜報と国際安全保障)というMAコースの必須授業はIntelligence in War and Peaceといってかなり面白そうです。しかしこれは戦争学部内の他のMAの学生は選択授業として選ぶことが出来ません。

 

他のMAコースの学生でもとる事の出来る授業は存在して、

MA History of WarMA National Security StudiesMA Science and International Securityの選択授業はWar Studies修士課程の学生なら誰でも選択可能です。

また、MA War Studiesの必須授業はMA History of Warの学生のみ選択可能です。

 

これは毎年そうなのか、コロナなどもありこれらのMAに学生があまり集まらなかったためスペースがある為にこうなっているのかは分かりません。ただ、基本的にはほかのMAの必修授業は取れないと考えた方がいいと思います。

 

という事なので、出願の時点でどの必修授業を選びたいが決める必要があります。自分の場合は取り敢えず一番オーソドックスなMA War Studiesを選んでおけば選択の幅が広くなるだろうと思っていたので少し計画が狂いました。ただ結局MA War Studiesの必修授業であるTheory and Practice of Warが他のMAコースの必修授業と比較しても一番興味があるのでこのコースを選んだのは間違いなかったと思っています。

 

 

・南アジアの安全保障を扱う授業が一つも無い。

実は数年前まではMAコースでMA South Asia and Global Securityという面白そうなものがあったのですが消滅しました。KCLにはIndia Instituteというインド研究所があるのですが、この研究所が提供している授業を実は一つも取れません。数年前までは取れたようですが、このインド研究所とLau China InstituteAfrican Leadership Centreが新しく立ち上げたMSc Global Affairsなる修士課程のコースが設立されたのでここの学生がインド研究所の授業を取れるようになったようです。これはKCLWar Studies Department外にあります。この為インドや南アジアについて学びたいと考えている人はKCLWar Studies は向いていないと思います。

 

 

・直前までその年の選択授業が分からない。

このせいでKCLに進学するか他の大学院に進学するか決めるのが難しいです。

 

・事前にKCLの教員紹介ホームページで書いていなかった授業を担当している教授がいる。

David Betzという人がMA War Studiesの必修授業の後半を担当することになりました。ただ嬉しい誤算なのは、Navies and Sea Powerという授業を担当する教授がAndrew Lambertという大変有名な海軍史の教授だと判明したことです。これは自身のページにも書いておらず、他の誰かが教えるなら取るのは止めようと思っていたので大変嬉しいです。

 

 

 

今回の投稿では自分が取ろうか迷っているor面白そうだと思っている授業を少し詳しく解説します。

かなりの部分か先週から修士学生のみアクセスできるようなった各授業のページからのコピペなので英語なのは許してください。この量を訳すのは少し面倒なので。

 

 

今年の選択授業で今取ろうか悩んでいるのは以下の5つで、ここから2つに絞る必要があります。順に解説します。

Contemporary Conflicts(現代の戦争)

National Security Strategy(国家安全保障戦略

The Entente at War第一次大戦史)

Navies and Sea Power(海軍とシーパワー)

East Asian Security(東アジア安全保障)

 

 

 

Contemporary Conflict(現代の戦争)

これは英語のStrategy Bridgeというホームページで教授本人が詳細に解説してますのでそれを参照してください。“Teaching Practical Strategy: The Contemporary War and Warfare Course at King’s College London Simon Anglim”と検索して頂ければ一番上に出ます。

一番の特徴は「Theoryを教える授業ではない」ということでしょうか。これは本人が上で紹介したページで話しています。Theoryでは無くApplied面を学ぶ授業で。理論がどの様に現代の軍事作戦や戦争で計画、実行されるのかなどを学びます。授業名としては「How War Works」の方が適しているかもしれないと本人は書いています。

最後の4週はチームを組んで、実際の最近の事例、ウクライナ危機、ナゴルノカラバフ紛争、アフガン戦争、シリアの四つの事例を取り上げ、この授業で学んだ知識を総動員し自身のチームが政府の政策立案者としてどの様な戦略を提案するのかというプレゼンを行います。

MA War Studiesの必修授業で戦争や戦略学についての理論的面を深く一年間学ぶので、それの応用として、より実践的(?)知識を身に着けるという意味でこの授業が適していると思うのでとても興味があります。

少し気がかりなのは、現代の戦争全般を扱うと言いながらも扱う範囲が特殊部隊や対ゲリラ、アフガンやイラク、シリア、ドローン、ロシアのハイブリッド戦、テロとの戦争などが中心だとの印象を受ける点です。今後の安保の中心事項と思われる大国間競争は扱わず、海軍にも触れないようです。

これは英国軍の近年の活動範囲が中東やアフガンに偏っている為、実際の戦争を学ぶという授業の趣旨からは仕方のない事だと思います。さらに、担当教授のDr Simon Anglimさんの研究対象が1930年代から現在までの英国軍、特殊部隊の戦術、Unconventional Warfareなのも影響しています。

 

東アジアの安全保障を理解する為の授業ではないと思うのですが、中東やロシア周辺部、アフリカで盛んにおこなわれているUnconventional Warfareを理解するために役立つ授業かなと思います。

 

 

採点方法は50%が4000字エッセイ、残り50%が上で書いたグループによる近年の戦争における政策立案。

エッセイの内容は以下から一つ自分で選びます。どの様な内容を学ぶのかの具体的に分かると思います。

  • Why is the distinction between war and warfare relevant? What are the practical implications for today?
  • What is the ‘utility of force’ in the 21st century?
  • To what extent is strategy a function of leadership?
  • Have Western powers lost the art of strategy?
  • How have the challenges facing senior military commanders changed since the end of the Cold War?
  • Why has airpower become a favourite instrument of choice for modern political leaders despite its apparent lack of decisiveness?
  • Are so-called ‘Special Forces’ capable of achieving strategic effect on their own?
  • What are the problems and issues arising from ‘remote warfare’?
  • What are the central civil-military challenges facing a certain country?  (You choose which country)
  • To what extent have the media and/or social media shaped the conduct of a contemporary conflict? (You choose which conflict)
  • Winston Churchill once argued that the only thing worse than going to war with allies is going to war without them.  To what extent is that true today?
  • What are critical policy and strategy traps as external powers deal with host nations?  OR What are critical traps host nations should consider when asking for external support?
  • How has the nature and role of military intelligence changed in the 21st century?
  • Is there anything really ‘new’ about the post 9/11 ‘War on Terror?’
  • Why have the Taliban not been defeated in Afghanistan?
  • To what extent are modern military operations ‘intelligence driven’?
  • To what extent is the distinction between enemy-centric and population-centric operations useful?
  • How successful were British military operations in Helmand from 2006-2009?
  • Does the Russian intervention in Crimea since 2014 demonstrate a ‘new way in war’?
  • Why were ISIS defeated in Iraq?
  • Assess the critical strengths and limitations of U.K., U.S., or one other nation or actor’s decision-making process. (You choose which)
  • In what ways, if any, can behavioural economics and psychology help an analyst influence the decision-making process?

 

 

残りの詳しい内容は上のページ“Teaching Practical Strategy: The Contemporary War and Warfare Course at King’s College London”に任せるとして、ここでは全21週の週ごとのテーマを羅列しましょう。数字は週を示し、担当教授のDr Simon Anglim以外の名前はゲスト講師の事です。

 

1. Key Terms and Concepts: War v. Warfare, Policy, Strategy, Operations – Dr Simon Anglim – w/b 28 September 2020

 

2. Strategic Leadership – Dr Simon Anglim – w/b 5 October 2020             Seminar Question: What are the most dangerous conflicts in the world today?

 

3. Technology, culture and war: the rise of the RMA – Dr Ofer Fridman w/b 12 October 2020     Seminar Question: Are there any such things as ‘revolutions in military affairs’?

 

4. America’s War on Terror from Bush to Trump – Professor Peter Neumann – w/b 19 October     Seminar Question: Is it possible to wage war on a tactic?

 

5. Civil-military relations and strategy – Brigadier Ben Barry – w/b 26 October 2020     Seminar Question: How far should political leaders be involved in the conduct of war?

 

6. Command in war – Lt General Jonathon Riley – w/b 2 November 2020    Seminar: Major Sean Cronin-Nowakowski on Company Command in Afghanistan (TBC)

 

7. Why have airpower and special forces become the politician’s instruments of choice? - Dr Simon Anglim – w/b 9 November 2020     Seminar Question: Is ‘remote warfare’ really such a cheap and easy strategic option?

 

8. Alliances and coalition warfare – Lt General Jonathon Riley – w/b 16 November 2020    Seminar Question: What are the major issues arising from working with allies?

 

9. Media and war – Dr Simon Anglim – w/b 23 November 2020     Seminar Question: How important is narrative in modern war?     10.  Black Swans and Thinking the Unthinkable - Nik Gowing (TBC) – w/b 30 November 2020     Seminar Question: How can governments deal with the unexpected and unprecedented?

 

11. Intelligence in Modern Military Operations, with special reference to NATO – HQ Allied Rapid Reaction Corps Speaker TBC – w/b 7 December 2020       Seminar Question – What are the main issues relating to military intelligence in the 21st century?

 

12. Insurgency, counter-insurgency and armed rebellion, myths v historical realities – Dr Simon Anglim – w/b 18 January      Seminar Question: Policy Recommendation Briefing with Dr Anglim and Captain Giles Moon (latter TBC)

 

13 Special Forces in the 21st century – Dr Simon Anglim – w/b 25 January       Seminar Question: Can Special Forces achieve strategic effect on their own?

 

14. Drone Strikes and Targeted Killings – Dr Jack McDonald – w/b 1 February       Seminar Question: How valid are targeted killings as a strategy?

 

15.  Russian strategy and the rise of ‘hybrid war’ – Dr Ofer Fridman – w/b 8 February       Seminar Question: Do ISIS have a strategy?  If so, what is it?

 

16.  Afghanistan I: airpower and allies, 2001-02 – Dr Simon Anglim – w/b 15 February       Seminar Question: Why, despite its initial success, did the 2003 US-led invasion of Iraq lead to insurgency and civil war?

 

17. Afghanistan and Iraq, 2001-2014 Brigadier Ben Barry – w/b 22 February       Seminar Question: Why have the Taliban proven so hard to beat?

 

18. Policy Recommendation Session I – Afghanistan, October 2001 – w/b 1 March

 

19. Policy Recommendation Session II – Nagorno-Karabakh, September 2020 – w/b 8 March

 

20. Policy Recommendation Session III – Syria, September 2020 – w/b 15 March

 

21. Policy Recommendation Session IV – Russia versus the West, September 2020 – w/b 22 March

 

 

 

National Security Studies(国家安全保障戦略):

英国や米国、ロシアが策定する文書、国家安全保障戦略National Security Strategy)の役割、黒海安全保障局(National Security Council)の成り立ちや役割、、政府内の意思決定や政策実行等を学ぶとても実務的な授業です。

教える教授3人のうち一人はProfessor John Gearsonといって、Fuculty of Social Scienceの副学部長兼、Centre of Defence Studiesの所長です。この人プロフィールに書いてありますが、議会でTthe principal defence policy adviser to the Defence Select Committeeとかの役について、イラク戦争、英国の防衛政策について様々な仕事をしていたそうです。あとthe 2010 UK Strategic Defence and Security Reviewという米国でいうNational Defense Strategyの英国版の作成にも関わっているようです。という事で実務家としてまさしくこの分野を担当された方で大変経験豊富です。

もう一人の担当教授はDr Joseph Devanny。専門は国家安全保障戦略国家安全保障局National Security Council)とこれらに与えるインテリジェンス分析の役割。これもまさに自身の専門の授業を担当しています。

最後の一人はDr Nina Musgraveさんでカウンターテロリズムの専門家。9/11以後は英国のNSCは対テロが主軸となったのでこの授業の内その部分を担当されるようです。

 

以下説明文のコピペ。

 

Overview

The Department of War Studies’ ‘M’ level module for 2020/21 on National Security Studies (NSS) is a twenty-week programme of teaching which builds on a long heritage of courses delivered by the Centre for Defence Studies (CDS) at King’s College London. It has been designed for students and practitioners who wish to develop knowledge of national security strategy, decision-making, policy implementation, systems of accountability and oversight. 

 

The programme runs across the first and second semesters. Its starting point is an introduction to the historical, conceptual and practical dimensions of the UK’s development of a comprehensive ‘national security approach’, providing the basis for understanding the contemporary practice of national security strategy in the UK. The programme then develops both a thematic and an international comparative perspective, introducing national security case studies that focus on specific national security topics or practices from other countries. Over the course of twenty weeks, participants will hear a range of perspectives on the strategic and operational aspects of national security strategy and decision-making. The module will be delivered by the course convenors, Professor John Gearson and Dr Joe Devanny, and the Course Tutor, Dr Nina Musgrave. In addition, the course benefits from a series of guest lectures from a range of leading current and former national security policy specialists and practitioners, from the UK and overseas.

 

The UK Government’s structures and mechanisms for cross-government working in the national security field have evolved significantly since the 11 September 2001 terrorist attacks. The module will establish the development of the UK’s contemporary approach to national security and introduce participants to the conceptual history of policy-making within this area. Many new innovations have been initiated, including: the development of the UK’s counterterrorism strategy (CONTEST); the publication of the country’s first National Security Strategy in 2008; and the establishment of the National Security Council in 2010. There has been increasing recognition that the UK government should coordinate its national security activities more coherently and effectively, for example through the ‘fusion doctrine’ first announced in 2018. This module enables participants to understand and engage in contemporary debates about what constitutes an effective national security strategy.

 

Students will be provided with an intellectual framework for understanding the contested concept of ‘national security’, and develop knowledge about key areas of national security, such as counterterrorism, cyber strategy, resilience, and the integration of global health security into national security strategy. The programme considers other key areas of national security, including the effectiveness of legislative oversight arrangements and the state’s growing engagement with the private sector in pursuing its national security objectives.

 

 

採点方法は4000字のエッセイを2本で各40%、プレゼンが20%です。

エッセイのタイトルはもう判明しており、以下の20個から二つ選んで前期と後期の半ばに提出します。これらはどの様な内容を学べるのか、どのような事を理解できるようになるのかの指標になると思います。

  1. What is ‘national security’? Explain the concept and what you think should and should not be included in it from a strategic perspective.
  2. Is international relations theory useful for the analysis of national security strategy? Discuss with reference to at least one country case.
  3. Should the 2010 creation of a UK national security council be regarded as a successful innovation?
  4. Was the 2015 UK national security strategy (NSS)/strategic defence and security review (SDSR) an improvement on the 2010 NSS and SDSR?
  5. Is legislative oversight of national security in the UK sufficiently robust and effective?
  6. Is foreign investment in critical national infrastructure a national security issue?
  7. To what extent has UK counterterrorism strategy since 11 September 2001 evolved? Is it an effective strategy?
  8. Both the UK and US governments use a national security council system. Which of these systems provides a better platform for effective national security strategy?
  9. Should other states emulate the US cyber strategy of ‘persistent engagement’?
  10. Is cyber deterrence possible?
  11. Is the importance of a rules-based international order a tenet of national security strategy for Great Powers? Illustrate your answer with reference to at least two Great Power states.
  12. Do small states face unique challenges in national security strategy? Support your answer with critical analysis of at least one country case.
  13. To what extent does the UK approach to national security strategy successfully integrate Air and Space Power?
  14. Critically assess China’s national security strategy. Does it make China safer?
  15. Is there a ‘Trump Doctrine’ in US national security strategy?
  16. Did the 2019 general election represent a critical juncture for UK national security strategy?
  17. Is there a narco-terror nexus and how should states address it if there is?
  18. Critically assess the process of the 2020 UK integrated review of foreign policy, defence, security and international development. Will it improve the effectiveness of UK national security strategy?
  19. Will the net effect of ‘Brexit’ be positive or negative for UK national security?
  20. What are the implications of the coronavirus pandemic emergency for national security strategy?

 

 

そして以下が毎週ごとに扱うテーマです。数字は週を示します。()内の人名は担当講師。結構な数のゲスト講師が来ることが分かりますね。

  1. Introduction to the national security approach (Prof Gearson)
  2. Introduction to the module (Dr Devanny & Dr Musgrave) [pre-recorded]
  3. National Security and International Relations Theory (Dr Joe Devanny) [pre-recorded]
  4. The creation of the national security council (Prof Lord Ricketts) 
  5. Intelligence and National Security (Prof Lord Evans)
  6. The 2015 National Security Strategy (Prof Sir Mark Lyall Grant)
  7. READING WEEK (no classes)
  8. US National Security Strategy (Dr Kori Schake)
  9. Afghanistan Strategy (Prof Tim Willasey-Wilsey & Dr Philip Berry)
  10. National Security risk management (Prof Sir David Omand)
  11. National Security Simulation (Lady Moira Andrews)
  12. Strategy and Pandemic Emergencies (Prof Sir Lawrence Freedman)
  13. Strategy for Small States (Dr Hilary Briffa)
  14. Defence, Strategy and Decision-making (Margaret Aldred)
  15. Strategic Defence and Security Reviews (Prof Will Jessett)
  16. China's national security strategy (Prof Kerry Brown)
  17. READING WEEK (no classes)
  18. Foreign Policy and Intervention (Prof Sir John Sawers)
  19. Air and Space Power & National Strategy (Dr David Jordan)
  20. National Cyber Power (Dr Joe Devanny)
  21. CSSF and adaptive strategy (Dr Liane Saunders)
  22. Policy Briefing Event

 

 

Entente at War

Ententeとは第一次世界大戦三国協商の事です。講師のWilliam Philpott教授は第一次世界大戦の特に英仏が専門なのでこの二国に特に焦点を当てた授業です。

一年間ずっと第一次世界大戦の外交と軍事を学ぶものなのでかなり掘り下げられると思います。

 

採点方法はエッセイ提出を3回。全て3000字。以下のSection A B Cから一つずつ選ぶ必要があります。

 

Section A: Strategy and Policy

 

  1. Does the distinction between ‘Westerners’ and ‘Easterners’ have any value as a framework for understanding allied strategic policy in the First World War?
  2. ‘Germany was defeated on the battlefield, not the home front.’ Would you agree?
  3. Was there any realistic strategic alternative to concentrating allied military effort on the western front in 1916 and 1917?
  4. When and why did a strategy of attrition prevail in allied policy? Was there any realistic alternative for defeating the Central Powers in the First World War? 
  5. Why did the Salonika campaign cause so much tension in alliance relations?
  6. Analyse the problems of co-ordinating coalition war and the effectiveness of the solutions adopted.
  7. How well did the Entente manage industrial and economic effort?
  8. ‘It is better to have one inferior plan that all agree on than frequently to change plan.’ (Briand). Was this a valid principle for conducting coalition strategy and was it achievable?
  9. Maritime power did not decide the war, but the war could not have been won without it.’ Do you agree?
  10. ‘On its own, maritime blockade was not a war-winning strategy.’ Do you agree?
  11. ‘The strategy of a coalition will always consist to a large extent in badly synchronised compromises.’ (CRMF Crutwell). Is this an appropriate summary of the Entente’s way of making war?

 

Section B: National Strategy in Coalition War

 

  1. Analyse French strategic policy and its effectiveness in coalition war. 
  2. Why did Britain reject a ‘blue water’ strategy in favour of a ‘continental commitment’, and what impact did this have at home and abroad?
  3. Was Russia the ‘strong man’ or ‘sick man’ of the Entente?
  4. Was Italian policy compatible with that of her allies? 
  5. How compatible were the allies’ strategic objectives in the Mediterranean in 1915?   
  6. Analyse the impact of Italy’s defeat at Caporetto in 1917 on the alliance.
  7. Assess the impact of 1917’s Russian revolutions on allied strategy and policy. 
  8. ‘America won the war, even though Americans did little to win it.’ Do you agree? 
  9. Did domestic concerns or international ambitions count for more in strategic policy? Discuss with reference to one member of the allied coalition. 

 

Section C: Personalities and Strategy

 

  1. ‘Kitchener’s strategy was sound, but the circumstances of close alliance made it impractical.’ Discuss.
  2. To what extent should the Tsar and his generals be blamed for Russia’s military failure in the First World War? 
  3. Analyse Joffre’s effectivnesss as a coaltion leader, 1914–16.
  4. Did Italy’s leaders miscalculate when they joined the war?
  5. Did President Poincaré (or anyone else) provide effective political leadership in France before 1918?
  6. ‘Foch was able to lead the allied armies to victory in 1918 because he had learned how to manage coalition war.’ Do you agree?
  7. What impact did Woodrow Wilson’s ‘peace strategy’ (as encapsulated in his ‘fourteen points’) have on the objectives and strategic policy of the Entente?
  8. Analyse the relationship between one of the following pairs (or a pairing of your choice), and its impact on allied strategy: Churchill and Fisher; Kitchener and Joffre; Haig and Nivelle; Robertson and Lloyd George; Clemenceau and Foch.
  9. Did Lloyd George’s strategic policy do more harm than good after 1916?

 

 

 

 

Navies and Sea Power(海軍とシーパワー)

ナポレオン戦争から現代までの海軍史を扱いとても歴史重視です。これはKCLWar Studies では珍しいです。講師のAndrew Lambert教授は大変有名な方です。シーパワーをここまで深く扱う授業というのは珍しく貴重な機会だと思います。

最初に四つのテーマSeapower as culture and identity; Naval History and Strategic Thought; Contemporary Relevance; Seapower, naval power and the nature of naviesを学んだあとは以下の16個のテーマについてのセミナーで構成されます。

 

  1. How did Nelson use the Battle of the Nile, 1798, to secure the strategic objectives of the Campaign?
  2. Was sea power decisive in winning the Napoleonic wars (1803-1815)?
  3. Was Mahan’s Seapower in its Relation to the War of 1812 strategic argument or academic history?; OR Turner, Trafalgar and the Temeraire: How did British artists re-shape the national identity in the age of Nelson.
  4. What was the purpose of the Russian Navy between 1815 and 1854?
  5. Could the Confederacy have made better use of its naval assets between 1861 and 1865
  6. How did navies exploit the opportunities provided by new technology between 1815 and 1870?
  7. What were Mahan and Mackinder trying to do when they wrote The Problem of Asia and 'The Geographical Pivot of History' in 1900 and 1904?  Begin by reading Paul Kennedy’s chapter.
  8. Examine the proposition that modern naval history was created in the period 1880-1914 to serve the needs of contemporary navies, by referring to the career of one writer.  Chose one author, Mahan, Laughton, Colomb, Corbett or Richmond and assess the impact of their work?
  9. Arms Races and Strategy: What political and strategic objectives did Alfred Tirpitz set for his battlefleet.
  10. What opportunities were open to the Royal Navy for offensive operations in the North Sea after Jutland ? You should consider the overall strategy of the war, the submarine threat, economic warfare, minelaying and the Baltic ?
  11. How do you account for the different patterns of naval aviation development in Britain, Japan and the United States in the interwar period?
  12. Where there any strategic objectives behind Stalin’s naval revivals EITHER before OR after the Second World War ?
  13. Why did the allies win the Battle of the Atlantic in the spring of 1943?
  14. Why did the United States Navy win the Battle of Midway?
  15. The Post-Soviet Period: Division and Decay: What has happened to the former Soviet Navy since 1991?
  16. Chinese Sea Power: Myth or Reality?

 

 

 

East Asian Security

説明不要だと思うのですが、一応書いていきます。

講師は二人いて、一人目は日本のメディアでも結構見かけるアレッシオ・パタラーノさんです。日本と東アジアの安全保障が専門です。もう一人はDr Nicola LeveringhausNicolaさんと言う、中国外交と中国の核戦略が専門の方です。この授業は東アジアの特に中国と日本を中心に扱う様です。

日本の安全保障環境を理解するためにはこの授業が一番良いと考えているので取る予定です。

 

内容は以下の様になってます。

 

Term 1

 

Section 1: Theories & Debates

Week 1: Introduction to Strategies and Theories in the study of East Asia (NL and AP)

Week 2: The history problem in East Asia (NL)

Week 3: Regionalism and Regionalisation in East Asia: should there be an Asian NATO? (NL) Week 4: Can economic interdependence keep Asia safe?  (NL) Week 5: Beyond the land: maritime drivers of EA Security (AP) Week 6: Reading Week

 

Section 2: Issues & Dynamics

Week 7: Contending visions: Are the Indo-Pacific and Belt and Road concepts incompatible?(AP)

8: The ‘hub and spokes’ system: Why do alliances matter in EA? (NL)

Week 9: Nuclear weapons: Does deterrence work in EA? (NL)

Week 10: Naval capabilities: Do maritime disputes drive competition in EA? (AP)

Week 11: Communicating military power (Group student-led presentations, seminar style online) (NL)

 

Term 2

 

Section 3: Contemporary Strategic Issues

Week 12: Chinese Grand Strategy (NL)

Week 13: Economics of power: Chinese defence spending and economic statecraft (NL)

Week 14: Japan Grand Strategy (AP)

Week 15: Beyond Great Powers: South Korea’s Middle Power politics (Guest lecturer: Dr Ramon Pacheco Pardo)

Week 16: Non-traditional security in East Asia (AP)

Week 17: Reading Week

 

 

Section 4: Case Studies in EA security

 

Week 18: Nuclear Armed North Korea: How unstable is the Peninsula? (NL)

Week 19: Sino-Indian rivalry: Is there an arms race in EA? (NL)

Week 20: Cross Straits security: What is the potential for conflict? (NL)

Week 21: Europe and EA security: How should the UK be an EA security actor? (AP)

Week 22: Thinking about the future: Is US-China conflict inevitable? (NL)

 

 

 

 

日本の安保を考えるならば東アジア安全保障とシーパワーの授業で決まりかなと思っているのですが、KCLでしか学べないようなものも取ってみたいと考えると逆にそれ以外の授業を採る価値があるように思えてきます。これらの素晴らしい授業がそろっており、この中から二つか選べないというのは本当に残念です。

 

シラバスとか送ってほしい、実際に授業を受けてる人に話を聞きたいから紹介してほしい等ある場合は個別に言っていただければ対応します。