Cultural Intelligence for Strategy and Analysis

IWP 640
Four credits

This course explores why and how culture matters in intelligence analysis and political decisionmaking, what types of cultural factors affect political life, and how the relative effect of such factors can be evaluated. There is considerable evidence that politics cannot be divorced from culture, from considerations of values that transcend the calculations of Realpolitik. This course is designed to help students understand the "otherness" of other cultures and offer an overview of major political and cultural indicators involved in assessing the policies of (primarily) non-Western states.

Semester Available

Spring Semester

Principal Professor

To be Announced