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Pols 103 - Global Political Issues
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PS 103 Global Political Issues Study Guide October 2014 This is a list of the terms and concepts that I found particularly important I am drawing from the lecture material if we didn t talk about it in class it seems unfair to me to test students about it You should understand the terms concepts but also be able to link them up and down the list to other terms concepts and understand how they relate to each other This is as best I can manage in the order we discussed them Russia Ukraine Not a war but clearly violent Role of ethnic groups in conflict Effect of Russian history on Russian perceptions Ukrainian revolution US s interests and goals Sanctions Lots of effects EU global gas oil prices Syria Iran etc long list Pakistan Nuclear weapons Struggle for democracy civil military affairs Difficult relationship with the USA Syria Iraq ISIS we talked about them at least twice I m lumping all of that together here in the study guide Many different actors have interests Iraq Syria USA Russia Turkey Saudi Arabia Israel Jordan Lebanon ethnic groups in a variety of states Iraq and Syria to start with but also in Turkey Saudi Arabia and the refugees in Lebanon Turkey and Jordan note interlinked nature of Iraq and Syria s issues ISIS history present threat and future threat political not military problem USA Response al Qaeda active in other places franchise Hong Kong Democracy and China s governance Detroit s water commission Water as a human right note link to creative destruction which we did later Japanese Economy In trouble note link to globalization Wage Stagflation Wages flat for most everyone for several years Chinese shadow banks Again mostly as a precursor to globalization stuff Scotland History United Kingdom Nationalism Economics issues of size globalization fix versus floating exchange rates Hegemons Great Power Politics rise and fall what does this mean for the future of the USA Polarity uni bi multi polar link to Realism offensive vs defensive realism Russia



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