Examination of the role of the developing countries in international politics with particular focus on increased differentiation within these state with the emergence of NICs. The implications of the end of the Cold War for the future of South and North-South relations.
New forces in world politics and the evolution of the contemporary system. Case studies of selected problem areas in regional and global politics.
Theoretical implications of current developments in regional and global politics. Discussion of selected issues.
Examination of the role of the Balkans in international politics with special emphasis on the politics of the post-Cold War era.
Examination of nationalism, nation-building, the nation, state and the nation-state system. Special emphasis on ethnicity in the post-Cold War era.
Examination of nature and evolution of international law and organizations, with particular emphasis on the United Nations.
Study of the causes and consequences of international migration and refugee movements with particular emphasis on the role of government, IGOs, and NGOs in the management and resolution of problems associated with migration and refugees.
Examination of the Black Sea region and the problems and prospects for cooperation and stability in the area.
Examination of prospects for the former republics of the Soviet Union, with special emphasis on problems of transition to democracy, market economy, and their position in the emerging international system.