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07 Oct 2020

The Dayton Peace agreement

Essay - 9 pages - International relations

The Dayton Peace agreement, initiated in Dayton, Ohio in November 1995 and signed in Paris a month later, put an end to the worst conflict Europe had known since the Second World War. After three years of diplomatic shortcomings and blocked negotiations, US envoy Richard Hoolbrooke - the...

07 Oct 2020

Operation Serval's strategic considerations and Clausewitz

Essay - 10 pages - International relations

In February 2011, Geoff D. Porter commented on the increased activity of al-Qa'ida in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), whose 'kidnap and ransom threat' made a growing instability factor in the Saharan region. Establishing multiple groups on the cross-border zone of northern Mali, northern...

05 Aug 2017

Governance and organized crime

Essay - 3 pages - International relations

Organized crime has over the years developed into a global problem with law enforcement agencies and nongovernmental organizations taking the initiative to stop activities carried out by these organized crime groups. Nongovernmental have also intervened in reducing the involvement of society into...

22 Mar 2016

Refugee studies, humanitarian issues in International Politics

Essay - 6 pages - International relations

The concept of humanitarian protection encompasses the various activities that are aimed at achieving full respect for the rights of individuals in accordance with the letter and the spirit of the relevant law bodies. Moreover, the relevant bodies of humanitarian, human rights and refugee law...

13 Jan 2014

British Policy

Case study - 6 pages - International relations

Mixing Peter Oborne and “Controversial” in the same sentence is simply a pleonasm. If this statement can appear as particularly shocking, the author is used to attack politics or journalists directly and publicly, that's also why he has been nicknamed, sarcasticly, Peter “O'Bore'...

01 Aug 2013

Water: The real perpetrator of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?

Case study - 17 pages - International relations

The vast majority of literature around the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has been expressly focused on negotiating a peace treaty that satisfies the nationalistic urges of both parties in the conflict. Many prominent authors have simply designated the “right to exist” as an independent...

13 Nov 2012

Analyze what is meant by either 'international society' or 'international interdependence' and assess how significantly the concept challenges the idea of international anarchy

Case study - 4 pages - International relations

The English school of thought holds two contrasting visions when looking at the international society theory and how it challenges the concept of international anarchy. It was Hedley Bull whom firstly brought these two contrasts to light in 1962, which were the pluralist and the solidarist...

13 Nov 2012

Has globalization made soft power more important than hard power in the conduct of international affairs?

Case study - 4 pages - International relations

As Nye points out in his book ‘Soft Power ‘,Power is the capability to get things done, meaning that it has the ability to gain the outcomes one wants through affecting the behavior of others. In this essay I will explore whether globalization has made the emergence of soft...

05 Oct 2012

Canadian policy at the crossroads: Protecting Canada's independence in the age of globalization

Case study - 8 pages - International relations

The foreign relations of Canada are by nature, very much centered upon its southern neighbor, the United States. This is true for both trade and foreign policy considerations. In addition, Canadian governments have also had active relations with many other nations. These...

21 Sep 2012

Building strong civil societies in Eastern Europe after the fall of communism: Poland, Romania, and the importance of pre-existing social roots

Case study - 6 pages - International relations

Throughout Eastern Europe, embryonic civil societies have demonstrated in various ways but with the same result their crucial role in the advent of democracy in the early 1990s : within a few years, Eastern European communist governments were forced to cede power and undertake democratic...

10 Aug 2012

Impact of economic liberalization on the flow of private foreign investment

Case study - 15 pages - International relations

The impact of Economic liberalization on the flow of private foreign investment can have different impacts on specific regions. One common perspective is that economic liberation on the one hand can be beneficial for the developed countries but on the other hand it can actually harm the domestic...

10 Aug 2012

Foreign governments and the Arab spring: Case study, France

Case study - 15 pages - International relations

While citizens all over the Arab world struggled in order to topple their oppressive regimes, foreign governments remained somewhat skeptical on which side to intervene on. This hesitation can be extracted from both the case of Tunisia and in Egypt in which most foreign governments at the...

28 Jun 2012

Modernization and Globalization in Bangladesh: A Case Study

Essay - 8 pages - International relations

Many hailed the 2004 opening of Bashundhara City, a world-class shopping mall located in Bangladesh's capital city of Dhaka, as yet another indicator of the country's consistently expanding economy. This was the first Western-style mall to open in the country and accordingly it has created quite...

28 Jun 2012

Britain and France in Mandatory Palestine and Lebanon: Power, Division, and the Nation

Essay - 13 pages - International relations

Most scholars of the Middle East agree that many conflicts present in the Middle East today can be attributed to the borders drawn by Western powers during the crucial Mandate period beginning in 1919 and continuing through the outbreak of World War I. The cases of Palestine/Israel and Lebanon...

28 Jun 2012

Emmeline Lott: An Adventure into the Harems of Egypt

Essay - 17 pages - International relations

Throughout the 1800s, European academic was interested in the unfamiliar lands of the Middle East. various Egyptologists and Orientalist scholars brought lengthy descriptions of Eastern culture, history, and customs back to the Western world. The testament of Emmeline Lott, perhaps only an...

21 May 2012

What do we mean by the Value of a Statistical Life (VOSL)? What valuation techniques exist to estimate the VOSL? Is it defensible that studies have estimated lower VOSL's in developing countries than in developed countries?

Case study - 4 pages - International relations

In this essay I will outline what is meant by the Value of a Statistical Life (VOSL) and explain four valuation techniques used to estimate the VOSL, noting possible problems in each. I will then explain the arguments for and against the motion: ‘Is it defensible that studies have estimated...

18 May 2012

Congress bills and how the process of legislating bills work in the US Congress

Case study - 2 pages - International relations

This paper will discuss Congress bills and how the process of legislating bills work in the US Congress. To do so, it will look at a very recent bill presented in the Congress, discuss the issues surrounding the bill, its presentation and submission in the American congress and any future...

08 May 2012

Turkish membership to the European Union: what stakes?

Case study - 4 pages - International relations

In the aftermath of the enlargement of the EU and the adoption of the Lisbon treaty, Turkey's adhesion to the European Union is a question which has often arisen since the formal accession negotiations began in 2005. Turkey first applied for associate membership of the European Economic Community...

20 Apr 2012

The persistence of the National Front in French politics: It's impact beyond the 2002 presidential elections

Case study - 12 pages - International relations

Spring 2002, after living through the empowerment of the far right party FPPO led by Jorg Haider in Austria, the European community sees the first important action of the extremist right wing in a big European country, France. It is on the 21st of April that Jean-Marie Le Pen, leader of the...

02 Apr 2012

Is the US still the world's only superpower or is the US no longer so significant in world affairs?

Essay - 5 pages - International relations

A superpower has been defined as “a country that has the capacity to project dominating power and influence anywhere in the world and so may plausibly attain the status of global hegemony. The basic components of superpower stature may be measured along the four axes of power: military,...

29 Jun 2011

The Effects of the Soviet Union's Foreign Policy on the United States

Essay - 6 pages - International relations

Relations with the Soviet Union have been a large concern for the United States since the end of World War II and the emergence of the Cold War. The Soviet Union and its foreign policy during that time prompted otherwise avoidable animosity and conflict for the United States, namely with the...

28 Jun 2011

Zimbabwe: An International affairs perspective analysis

Essay - 5 pages - International relations

Since the beginning of the twenty first century, the country of Zimbabwe has been either ejected from table conversation or is seen—in most circles, anyway— as a basket case. This is because common perception holds that over the course of this past decade Zimbabwe has more or less...

25 Mar 2011

US entry into foreign wars in 1898 and 1914: Realistic or idealistic reasons?

Dissertation - 4 pages - International relations

On examining US presence in foreign wars during the years 1898 and 1917, can we say that the decisions were based on “idealistic” or “realist” reasons? Or would some other term or category better describe the most important considerations? On April 25, 1898, following...

22 Feb 2011

Contrasting and comparing the ethics of the healthcare system in the Netherlands, Denmark and the United States of America by means of the different moral philosophies

Essay - 7 pages - International relations

I'll be going over 3 different health care systems in 3 different countries; the Netherlands, Denmark and the United States of America. For each country I will give a brief explanation of the current health care system and then I will go over the advantages and disadvantages keeping the following...

03 Feb 2011

Implications of the war in Iraq

Essay - 14 pages - International relations

The war in Iraq, called the third Gulf war follows the conflict between Iraq and Kuwait which lasted from August 1990 to February 1991. It is difficult to date the beginning, because the United States and the United Kingdom had begun to bomb Iraq in 1992, bringing with them by force of "no-fly...

03 Feb 2011

The anti-globalization: another logical organization of global space

Essay - 7 pages - International relations

The process of universalization is essential for all, whether it is appreciated or not, whether one thinks to be profited by it or as a victim of it. But the globalization of the economy is not enough to summarize the world of ours: however, other processes coexist thus making this issue more...

03 Feb 2011

Chinese Presence in Africa, and its Economic Impact

Essay - 16 pages - International relations

The African continent is the second largest continent in the world, and is the second most populous continent. This continent has abundant natural resources like gold, diamonds, oil etc. and has been the bone of contention between the super powers of the world for a long time now. China has...

27 Jan 2011

Is the political and cultural organization of Lebanon an inherited process of decolonization?

Essay - 6 pages - International relations

At the end of the First World War, the breakup of the Ottoman Empire left the Middle East disrupted, destabilized, and therefore potentially dangerous, especially in the view of Western powers. After the horror of this war, the desire for a lasting and definitive peace was stronger than ever, and...

27 Jan 2011

The co-operation between Euro-Morrocan relations of bilateralism and regionalism

Dissertation - 39 pages - International relations

The Euro-Mediterranean cooperation has been developed through various Community policies since the 1960s. These policies have resulted in various cooperative programs. There is both a regional scope for all Mediterranean partners who comprised: Algeria, Palestinian Authority, Cyprus, Egypt,...

27 Jan 2011

How are competences between the EU and the Member States with the Treaty of Lisbon controlled?

Essay - 4 pages - International relations

The European Union (EU), as we know it today, is the result of decade-long integration efforts, and officially came into being with the Schuman Declaration on 9 May 1950. The process of the European construction has been a lengthy one; the primary goal behind a European entity was to prevent the...

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