This course addresses a number of security policy related questions, including a) how national security decisions are made; b) strategic planning and implementation of security policies on the executive and legislative levels; c) implications of globalization and human rights on national security related issues; d) interdependence of foreign, defense, intelligence and security policies. The course will also reflect upon Armenia’s experience in national security policy planning and implementation. The course will be taught at 608M. The course is composed of lectures, discussions and presentations. Reading materials will be available both in electronic and hard-copy versions.