Great Power Competition: Current Policy and Strategy

Course #NS4000

Starts: Winter, Summer

Program Area: Global Security and Strategic Competition

POC: Academic Associate


This course provides critical and timely information on the political and strategic challenges posed for the United States by the emergence of great power competition (GPC) with China and its re-emergence with Russia.  The course will begin with a brief overview of the core dynamics of GPC historically, then examine the political, economic, and military drivers behind current Chinese and Russian policies, next discuss Chinese and Russian efforts to extend their influence into critical regions and functional domains, and conclude with a discussion of possible U.S. (and allied) responses.

Included in degrees & certificates

  • 255


The following are eligible for this offering:

  • Naval Officers
  • Naval Enlisted
  • Non-Naval Officers
  • Non-Naval Enlisted
  • DON Civilians
  • DOD Civilians
  • Non-DOD Federal Employees
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Academic Calendar

  •  27 Mar 2023

    Spring quarter instruction begins

  •  29 May 2023

    Memorial Day

  •  06 Jun 2023

    Spring quarter pre-graduation awards ceremony