International Relation

International relation

International Relation Paper—1 (Marks-100)

I. Introduction
 The Definition and Scope of International Relations.
 The Nation-State System
 Evolution of International Society
II. Theories and Approaches
 The Classical Approaches-Realism and Idealism
 The Scientific Revolution-Behavioral Approach, System Approach,
 Neo-realism, Neo-liberalism.
 Post-modernism, Critical Theory, Feminism, Constructivism

III. International Political Security.
 Conceptualization of security in the Twenty-First century
 Power. Elements of National Power
 Balance of Power
 Foreign Policy: Determinants, Decision Making and Analysis
 Sovereignty
 National Interest
IV. Strategic Approach to International Relation.
 War: Causation of War, Total War, Limited War, Asymmetric Warfare, Civil War,
Guerilla Warfare
 Strategic Culture: Determinants of Pakistani Strategic Culture.
 Deterrence: Theory and practice with special reference to India and Pakistan
V. International Political Economy.
 Theories in IPE: Mercantilism, Economic Liberalism, and Neo- Marxism
 Theories of Imperialism, Dependence and Interdependence discourse

VI. International political community.
 Nationalism
 Internationalism
 Globalization
VII. Approaches to Peace
 Diplomacy
 International Law
 Arms Control /Disarmament and Nuclear Non proliferation Regime

VIII. International Political Institution
 United Nations
 International Monetary Fund (IMF)
 World Bank
 International Court of Justice

Paper- II (Marks-100)

I. International Relation between two Wars
 Russian Revolution, Fascism, League of Nations, Second World War
II. Cold War
 Decolonization in Asia and Africa.
 Rise of United States and Soviet Union,
 Era of Tight Bipolarity, Détente and Loose Bipolarity, Revival of Cold War
III. Post Cold War
 End of History, Clash of Civilizations, Terrorism, Globalization, Unipolarity (New
World Order) and Revival of Multi-Polarity

IV. International and Regional Organizations
 League of Nations, United Nations, Regional Organizations, EU, ASEAN,
 Reforms in the United Nations, World Bank and the IMF
V. Foreign Policy of Selected Countries
 USA, Russia, China, UK, India, Pakistan and EU

VI. South Asia
 Peace-making and Peace-Building in South Asia: Analytical overview of peace
processes between/among the states of South Asia especially between India and
 India and Pakistan: Overview of agreements and accords, Indus Water Treaty;
Composite Dialogue; Sir Creek & Siachen border, Visa and People to people
contact; Trade; and Role of civil society
 Afghanistan: Cold war theatre; Soviet Invasion and Mujahedeen; Geneva Accord;
Post Cold War situation—Rise of Taliban, AL-Qeada & 9/11; Operation Enduring
Freedom; The Bonn Process- Withdrawal

VII. Weapons of Mass Destruction
 Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons
 Nuclear Weapon States- Programs and Postures: Indian-Pakistan Nuclear
 Nuclear Non –Proliferation Regime: International Atomic Energy Agency, Nuclear
Non- Proliferation Treaty; Nuclear Supplier Group; Partial Test Ban Treaty;
Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty; Fissile Material Cut-off Treaty
 Challenges of Non-Proliferation, Cooperation for Nuclear Energy
 The Missile Defence Systems and their impact on global strategic environment
 Militarization and Weaponization of Space.
VIII. Contemporary Issues
 Euro-Atlantic Vs. Asia Pacific: Great Power Policies
 Kashmir Issue
 Palestine Issue


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