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29 Sep 2010
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How does Realism help us to understand international relations?

Essay - 4 pages - International relations

The study of International Relations regroups a large range of theorists who have different opinions about the way international politics are organised. Among these theorists, you can generally distinguish three main schools of thoughts, the liberals, the Marxists and the realists. They all help...

29 Sep 2010
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Short essay: Security Council Reform In The United Nations and Changing World Politics (Westview Press, 2007), the author argues that "a significant shake-up in the way the UN does business is essential" if the UN is to keep pace with changing world

Essay - 3 pages - International relations

The UN Secretary General, Kofi Annan, called in September 2003 for the reform of the UN Security Council (UNSC), in order to make it more effective and more representative, given the changed geopolitical realities. Diverse problems affect both the efficiency and the representative character of...

29 Sep 2010
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Humanitarian corridors

Essay - 5 pages - International relations

A humanitarian corridor aims at facilitating the transportation of charitable supplies like food, clothes, medicines, and hospital services such as ambulances that are directed to the local population in times of crisis in conflict zones. It is set on a specific route for a given time....

29 Sep 2010
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The Outbreak of an Ethnic - Conflict in Serbia

Essay - 3 pages - International relations

Like many other peoples throughout Europe, the Serbs form a community united by a common history and a common culture. Serbs feel specifically united by their historical sufferings, mainly the Ottoman rule until the 19th century and the persecution by the Croatian Usta'e during World War Two....

29 Sep 2010
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Partition or Consocialism?

Essay - 3 pages - International relations

Facing proliferating ethnic conflicts since the end of the Cold War (the most important ones being Rwanda and Yugoslavia)the international community needs to find new and efficient solutions to ensure peace between ethnic groups and give them political power in order to prevent new massacres and...

29 Sep 2010
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Mexico and the USA - A recent history framed by the North American Free Trade Agreement : the borderless economy in a "Neo-Monroeist" order ?

Essay - 7 pages - International relations

In 1994, the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) represented a turning point in the relationship between Mexico and the USA and was considered likely to resolve key bilateral issues. NAFTA was thus a sort of promising frame to achieve the benefits of interdependence in a globalizing...

29 Sep 2010
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Scotland and Independence

Essay - 12 pages - International relations

The issue of independence in Scotland has raised the crowd for many centuries. It has been advocated by many political movements that desire the secession of Scotland from the United Kingdom. I chose this topic as it has been hotly debated over the last few months in Scotland because of the...

29 Sep 2010
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An evaluation of constructivism as an approach to international relations theory

Essay - 11 pages - International relations

Before the 1980s, the focus of the international scholarship relations was on two main debates: on the one hand, opposing the neo-realists to the neo-liberal institutionalists; and on the other rationalism to critical theory. Whereas the former is a debate in which the two mainstream theories,...

29 Sep 2010
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Modern Maritime Piracy: Stakes and Prospects of a Transnational Organized Crime

Essay - 14 pages - International relations

Piracy is not a new phenomenon. Quite the reverse, it is as old as sea navigation and especially maritime trade. As early as in the Antiquity, the Roman Empire organized military campaigns to destroy pirate ships that were starving the Empire despite the fact that piracy was considered an...

29 Sep 2010
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Report on "Blood Diamonds"

Essay - 3 pages - International relations

Firstly, the main subject of this report will be based in the conflicting diamonds from the African countries. Indeed, this conflict had resulted in Civil Wars in many African countries like the Civil War in Sierra Leone or Angola. This problem has increased since the ninety's and still...

29 Sep 2010
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Are Michael Mann's Incoherent Empire's arguments still relevant four years later?

Essay - 10 pages - International relations

Michael Mann's Incoherent Empire is a revealing text which manages to address bold political accusations and provide concurrent evidence. His critique of the American empire is timely and arguably more pertinent today than it was when written, after various imperial failures have helped...

29 Sep 2010
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Is globalization good or bad?

Essay - 10 pages - International relations

I have chosen to focus my work on the subject of Globalization in order to understand this notion better and increase my knowledge in this domain. It is very important for me to understand it well because I want work in the field of marketing and event management. According to the university of...

29 Sep 2010
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Occidental intelligences facing Middle East's quest for nuclear weapons: the case of Israel Vs. the case of Iran

Essay - 10 pages - International relations

The nuclear bomb is much more than a common weapon, it can determine the balance of the powers, it is a crucial point for understanding the international strategic relations: the nuclear bomb represents the possibility for a country to be wiped off the map. Between 1950 and 1990, it is important...

29 Sep 2010
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The United States foreign policy orientation in the Middle East after September 11 in a neorealist perspective

Essay - 4 pages - International relations

September 11, 2001 brought changes to the rules of the international system established at the end of the Cold War. The collapse of the Soviet Union allowed the United States to reign at the top of the international area. It was able to dominate the world as the only superpower in possession of...

29 Sep 2010
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The Cuban case

Essay - 10 pages - International relations

In this document, we find answers to the questions: To what extent did the particular situation of Cuba in the post Second World War era influence the international relations theory? According to the current international relations theory, what are the perspectives for Cuba today? International...

29 Sep 2010
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How useful is the term "New terrorism" in distinguishing -9/11 post terrorism from the form that preceded it?

Essay - 7 pages - International relations

The purpose of this paper is to discuss the usefulness of the term "New Terrorism" in distinguishing -9/11 terrorism from the form that preceded it. Firstly, we will try to find a suitable definition of "New Terrorism" and then we will see how it is difficult to find a definition of "Terrorism"....

29 Sep 2010
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The Conference on Security and Co-operation in Europe (CSCE) in the post cold-war Europe

Essay - 5 pages - International relations

The CSCE (Conference on Security and Co-operation in Europe) was born with the Helsinki final act in 1975, as the territorial statu quo seemed definitely taken for granted by both the communist block and western countries. On the 1st of August 1975, 35 heads of states from Europe, the US and...

29 Sep 2010
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The role of NATO in Afghanistan

Essay - 11 pages - International relations

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) has been in Afghanistan since August 2003 to command the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), which was created on December 20, 2001, by Security Council Resolution 1386 of the United Nations, in accordance with the Bonn Agreement. ISAF has...

29 Sep 2010
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The 'levels of analysis' device is often employed in order to better understand and explain outcomes in international politics. Evaluate the different levels of analysis used by Classical and Neo-Realist

Essay - 10 pages - International relations

'Man is by nature a political animal'. For every realist, Aristotle could be a respectable ancestry more than Machiavelli, who was closer to the classical realist theory. The Realist family is not the oldest, but maybe the simplest one, and the first one to formulate a real answer, and a...

29 Sep 2010
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The Global War on terrorism and the effects in the Euro-american relations: Causes, consequences, solutions

Essay - 11 pages - International relations

Terrorism has become the most important threat regarding international stability in the 21st century. Though the Euro Atlantic community considers that it is of the utmost importance to eradicate it, it is not able to set up a common strategy. Since the war in Iraq, the Bush administration has...

29 Sep 2010
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Transitions in South East Europe - Case Study : Serbia, Road to Democratization

Essay - 31 pages - International relations

All post-communist countries experienced public dissatisfaction over the economic dislocation of transition to a democratic market economy as well as to the access to pure democratic values. As a result, few anticommunist reformers have won consecutive elections everywhere in Eastern Europe....

29 Sep 2010
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The origins of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict

Essay - 6 pages - International relations

The origins of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has been the subject of numerous debates. The complexity of their development over centuries has led historians to consider events as early as the biblical enmity between Abraham's two sons, Isaac and Ishmael to be an appropriate starting point....

29 Sep 2010
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The relations between India and Pakistan since 1947

Essay - 4 pages - International relations

In this essay, we will focus on the evolutions of the relations between Pakistan and India from 1947 to current. From the previous times when both countries locked horns and were rivals on the brink of war in 1947-1948, 1965, 1971 and 1999, to comparison of the current situation, we can argue...

29 Sep 2010
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European union and regulation of the peace process in the Middle East since 1991

Essay - 10 pages - International relations

Launched with the Madrid Conference in 1991, the israeli-Palestinian peace process led to the historical handshake between Yasser Arafat and Shimon Peres at the White House in Washington. American president Clinton, thus sealed the signature of a statement of principles, and reaffirmed the...

29 Sep 2010
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China in Africa: Political or Economic Interest?

Essay - 4 pages - International relations

China's growing involvement in Africa has been actively commented upon over the last few months. In 1996, President Jiang Zemin stated he wanted 'a new relationship' with Africa, based on five points: reliable friendship, sovereignty equality, non-intervention, mutual beneficial...

29 Sep 2010
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The term globalization used in relation to a host of social, economic, cultural and political processes

Essay - 12 pages - International relations

Globalization is easier to describe than to define. This is because, in its present form and usage, it is a new, complex, dynamic, multidimensional, and worldwide phenomenon, which means different things to different people and different things to the same groups across time and space. It evokes...

29 Sep 2010
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Discuss the view that globalization is increasingly rendering the state meaningless

Essay - 5 pages - International relations

Most of the theories pertaining to International Relations highlight the centrality of the state on the international scene. The Nation-state has been characterized by the principle of sovereignty since the Westphalia Treaty in 1648. A good definition of sovereignty can be found in the book on...

29 Sep 2010
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The evolution of EU-American relationships: From obedience to independence? - published: 29/09/2010

Essay - 6 pages - International relations

The EU-US relations were the basis upon which global institutions were built at the end of World War II, they permitted the creation of the United Nations, the World Trade Organization, and the North-Atlantic Treaty Organization. They were responsible for forging the framework still used to...

29 Sep 2010
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What are the main milestones in the emergence of the Palestinian problem and the Arab-Israeli conflict?

Essay - 8 pages - International relations

In January 2006, the Islamic militant group Hamas won the Palestinian Parliamentary elections, with 42,2% of the votes. The election in Palestine of a group that remains committed to an armed struggle, the destruction of Israel and retaliatory attacks on Israeli civilians shows that nearly sixty...

29 Sep 2010
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Britain is widely regarded as the ' awkward partner ' in Europe. How accurate is this assessment? - published: 29/09/2010

Essay - 4 pages - International relations

“We have our own dreams and our own tasks. We are in Europe, but not part of it. We are linked, but not combined. We are interested and associated, but not integrated.” Winston Churchill's famous quote aptly describes Britain's approach to European integration since the...