University of Portland Bulletin 2016-2017

POL 450 Frontline of Global War: South Asia Since 1979

This course covers the political and military history of South Asia with a focus on Afghanistan and Pakistan since 1979. Students will understand and analyze the recent security challenges facing those two countries--insurgency and counter-insurgency, terrorism,political Islamism, militarized international peace building and reconstruction, and externally-supported democratization.