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This is an introductory course to the geopolitics of trade and development. This course provides a critical examination of the interconnectedness of geographical, historical, political, economic, social, and cultural factors that affect, and are affected by, international business. By focusing on globalization and the links between the “global” and the “local,” the course provides in-depth geopolitical analyses of business opportunities and challenges deriving from such factors as regional trade agreements, global and national security, and the interdependence of national economies. Finally, this course explores the strategic implications for global businesses of current geopolitical issues, including emerging markets and the rise of new economic powers, terrorism, civil unrest, and conflict resolution.