The Geopolitics of the Iranian Plateau and South Asia

IWP 658
Four credits 

This course covers the most critical and dynamic region in the contemporary world.   It analyzes three states that pose major policy challenges for the United States: Iran, Afghanistan, and Pakistan, and one rising power that will have a central role in world affairs for the next century and beyond, India.  The course will provide the historical, geographical, cultural, and economic background of current events and analyze policy options in that context.

Semester Available


Spring Semester

Principal Professor


   Douglas E. Streusand
Professor, Marine Corps Command & Staff College {read more}