ENDURING CONFLICTS Sources, Causes and Solutions IN THIS SUBJECT : We have examined conflict as a source of historic change - The cultural and contextual roots of major conflicts - The immediate and longer term impact of these conflicts - How the modern world is shaped by its recent troubled past We have also largely focussed on international affairs and hostilities which has involved (and changed) the whole globe END OF THE COLD WAR "What we may be witnessing is not just the end of the Cold War, or the passing of a particular period of post- war history, but the end of history as such: that is, the end point of mankind's ideological evolution and the universalization of Western liberal democracy as the final form of human government." Francis Fukiyama, 1992, The End of History CONFLICTS REMAINS IN MOST PARTS OF THE GLOBE 1991-present – Gulf War 1991-early 2000s – the break-up of Yugoslavia 1991-present – collapse of the Soviet Union 2001- The War on Terror REGIONAL CONFLICTS What are the causes of these conflicts? How have these widened to be major problems in the international community and an influence on foreign policy? Why are they not resolved? ASSESSMENT Multimodal presentation – oral performance + artwork/dramatic presentation/report In-class essay using sources provided Don’t forget the blog!
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