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History of the Earliest States

History of the Earliest States

A foundational question underlying state formation is how we (Homo sapiens sapiens) came to live amid the unprecedented concentrations of domesticated plants, animals, and people that characterize states. From this ...
How Terrorist Groups End

How Terrorist Groups End

All terrorist groups eventually end. But how? Most modern groups have ended because they joined the political process or local police and intelligence agencies arrested key members. This has significant ...
Funeral Games of Alexander the Great

Funeral Games of Alexander the Great

Beginning with the year 323 BCE, this course chronicles the disintegration of Alexander the Great’s empire following his death in Babylon at age thirty-two. When Alexander the Great bequeathed his ...
Strategic Political Communication

Strategic Political Communication

The goal of this class is to teach students to be effective observers of political communicators in the public sphere. By analyzing the relationship between political actors, communication channels, and ...
The Khans (Mongol Empire)

The Khans (Mongol Empire)

With an unmatched level of strategic genius, Chinggis Khan would move against both Northern China and the Eastern Islamic world. Leaving both civilizations stunned and millions slaughtered. In one of ...
Darius the Great, Kings of Kings II

Darius the Great, Kings of Kings II

Although often relegated to the role of slavish cannon fodder for Sparta’s spears, the Achaemenid Persian empire had a glorious heritage. Under a single king, they created the greatest empire ...