This course widens the discourse on North South and South South Cooperation with a focus on security cooperative arrangements at sub-regional level.
It considers how fourth tier states like those of the Caribbean Basin can maneuvre effectively amidst contestations driven by rising extra-regional hegemons and amidst historical power diffusion. It proposes how the principles and practices of reciprocity, accommodation, collaboration and restraint can be effectively deployed to buttress time-honored multidimensional security arrangements.
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Serena Joseph-Harris is an Inter-American expert, scholar, and practitioner in geopolitics, geostrategy, defense, and national security. She has lectured at the Royal United Services Institute London, United Kingdom; the Royal Military College (RMC), Kingston Ontario; and the William J. Perry Centre for Hemispheric Defense Studies, National Defence University, Washington D.C. She formerly served as Trinidad and Tobago’s High Commissioner to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and as Governmental Representative and Chairperson on various Inter-American and bi-regional expert groups on drug control policy and transnational organized crime. Her most recent book, The Twilight of America’s Omnipresence - China’s Aggrandizement in a New Era of Multipolarity (2015), anatomizes the P.R.C.’s stunning inroads across hemispheres and its impact on power distribution, interdependence, and state security.