d150588 Asia in International Relations

CEVRO University
spring 2022
Extent and Intensity
24/0/0. 6 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
PhDr. Ing. Radka Havlová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
PhDr. Ing. Radka Havlová, Ph.D.
Department of Economics – Departments – President – CEVRO University
Mon 9:30–10:50 Učebna 203
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is offered to students of any study field.
Course objectives
The aim is to inform students about developments in South, Southeast, Northeast and Central Asia, and key issues of domestic development in selected countries and their foreign policy, including regional cooperation and tensions in the region. Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to - analyze specifics of various regions of Asia and summarize the current problems of Asia in the context of international relations; - identify and analyze determinants influencing the position of selected countries of Asia in international relations; - assess interests of key players (US, Russia, China, EU) in Asia; - explain the causes of security issues and conflicts in the region (such as the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, impacts of the Arab Spring, Sunni-Shia disputes in Yemen, Syria, Iraq, US-Iran relations, India, China and Japan in international relations, conflict in South China sea etc.)
Syllabus (in Czech)
  • 1. Introduction to Asia in international relations.
    2. Middle East in international relations. Arab spring. Turkey and the Gulf states in international relations.
    3. Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
    4. Failed states in Asia: Yemen, Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan in international relations. Iran in international relations.
    5. Central Asia in international relations.
    6. India in international relations.
    7. China in international relations.
    8. Japan in international relations.
    9. Korean peninsula in international relations and security problems of the Korean peninsula.
    10. Southeast Asia in international relations -- general information, Indonesia in international relations. South China sea dispute.
    11. Southeast Asia in international relations -- Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Laos, Malaysia and other smaller states of Southeast Asia.
    12. Asia and the Great Powers (USA, Russia, EU). International organizations in Asia. Asia and Africa. Asia and Latin America.
Assessment methods (in Czech)
Active participation in seminars (10%) Class presentation or seminar paper (30%) Final oral exam (60%)
Language of instruction
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course can also be completed outside the examination period.
The course is also listed under the following terms fall 2019, spring 2020, summer 2020, fall 2020.
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