This course explores two main sets of questions: when, why, and how are terrorist campaigns and civil wars fought? And, when, why, and how do international actors intervene in them, especially to end them? The first half of the course explores why groups use organized violence, while the second half examines what we know about international intervention in them. This course draws on different theoretical and empirical approaches to actively ask and answer these questions. It is designed to help you: (1) begin to understand the causes, strategies, and consequences of civil conflict and international intervention, (2) broaden your theoretical framework in international relations generally, (3) actively engage in the field through in-class exercises, assignments, and discussion in sections.