PROGRAM DETAILS

US-Russian Relations: Implications for World Stability

Instructor
Robert G. Rabil
Category
International Relations / Current Events
S241

Course Description

This series examines American-Russian relations since the collapse of the Soviet Union. Selected lectures will focus on the role of the Russian Federation and the United States in World Politics; internal and external factors that influenced their political decision-making and behavior at the global and regional levels; and the ramifications of American-Russian disagreements and problems for World Politics. Dr. Rabil will raise important questions about how the two superpowers view each other on matters of their national security, with a view of finding out the sources of their misunderstanding and misperception.

Lectures

1. NATO-Russian Relations: Security, Energy and Terrorism.
2. US-Russian Relations: Ukraine and Crimean Crises.
3. US-Russian Relations: Libya, Syria, and North Korea.
4. US-Russian Relations: Iran and the Arab States.

About the Instructor

  • Dr. Robert G. Rabil is an internationally renowned scholar. His books have been highly commended and reviewed by major academic journals. He is considered one of the leading experts on Salafism, radical Islam, and US-Arab-Israeli relations. He holds a PhD in Near Eastern and Judaic Studies from Brandeis University. In May 2012, he was conferred with an honorary PhD in humanities from the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts. He is a Professor of Political Science at Florida Atlantic University.

    Lifelong Learning Professorship of Current Affairs, 2018-2019
    Lifelong Learning Professorship of Current Affairs, 2012-2013
    Recipient of the 2008 Excellence in Teaching Award