Carnegie Mellon University

Remote Systems and the Cyber Domain in Conflict

Course Number: 84-387

This course analyzes the impact of remote systems and the cyber domain on national security. We will study the development of these technologies, how and why they have been used by state and non-state actors in conflict, their impact on the battlefield, and potential future developments. Some of the questions we will explore in this class include: Are drones revolutionizing warfare between states?  Does the use of drones by state actors increase or decrease terrorism, and how are terrorist groups utilizing drones to achieve their goals? How does support for retaliation and escalation in response to cyber attacks differ from more traditional, kinetic attacks? How have remote systems and cyber capabilities been utilized in the Russia-Ukraine War? 

Academic Year: 2023-2024
Semester(s): Spring
Required/Elective: Elective
Units: 9
Location(s): Pittsburgh

Spring 2024
Tuesday and Thursday
11:00 AM - 12:20 PM

Required course for the following CMIST degree:
Minor in Cybersecurity and International Conflict

Elective course for the following CMIST degrees:
BS in International Relations and Political Science
BS in Economics and Politics
Additional Major in International Relations and Political Science
Additional Major in Economics and Politics
Minor in International Relations and Political Science
Minor in Military Strategy and International Relations