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17 Jun 2008
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Critically Examination of US policy toward the Middle East in the twentieth century

Essay - 6 pages - International relations

Throughout the course of its history, the United States has utilized its foreign policy objectives for the purposes of pursuing its own needs. Although the United States has, in rare instances, pursued foreign policy objectives for the purposes of altruistically improving outcomes for citizens in...

17 Jun 2008
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Is US primacy actually a stimulus to war, or a means of achieving international order?

Essay - 5 pages - International relations

Over the course of the last two centuries, the United States has established itself as an economic, political and military leader in the international community. Although it is quite evident that the US has been the dominant world power throughout the course of the twentieth century, like many...

17 Jun 2008
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Examining how reducing America's presence in the international community could benefit the process of globalization and the domestic development of the United States

Essay - 4 pages - International relations

The process of globalization is one that has carried with it a high price for the United States. While the US has been able to extend its overall reach into the international community, not all countries in the international community have been receptive of America's presence. The United...

15 Jun 2008
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The role of social identity in shaping clearly defined identities for Palestinians and Israelis

Essay - 3 pages - International relations

Introduction The Second Intifada (also known as the Al Aqsa Intifada) which took place between Palestine and Israel between 2000 and 2004 marks the end of the Intifada movement in this region. While the events leading up to the Intifada provide a clear understanding of why this event...

15 Jun 2008
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Evaluation of the decision to go to war in Iraq

Essay - 5 pages - International relations

When President Bush instigated a preemptive strike against the country of Iraq, voices of protests erupted from all sides of the globe. A preemptive strike against a sovereign nation had never been undertaken since the inception of the United Nations after World War II. Despite this, however,...

15 Jun 2008
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Analysis of the U.S and foreign media of the abu ghraib scandal

Essay - 6 pages - International relations

In April of 2004, shocking pictures from the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq began to surface in the American media. The pictures depicted members of the 372nd Military Police Company engaged in acts of torture against Iraqi prisoners. Although allegations of abuse at the Abu Ghraib prison began in...

15 Jun 2008
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The Political and Economic Policies of Russia and China

Essay - 6 pages - International relations

Introduction At the end of World War II, the international community became notably divided upon political and economic lines. While many countries in the West chose a capitalist democracy many in the East had chosen communism/Marxism as the central means for social development. Although...

03 Jun 2008
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US Ratification of UNCRC

Essay - 7 pages - International relations

You and all the Americans who voted for you were once children. Keep this simple fact in mind as you read this memo, because as adults, we sometimes forget the uniquely vulnerable role of children in society. This was certainly the spirit of Madeleine Albright, then Secretary of State, when she...

03 Jun 2008
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SAARC and the Environment

Essay - 5 pages - International relations

The Indian Subcontinent, though mired in poverty and overpopulation, contains one of the world's richest natural resource bases. As political and economic forces push the region to development, the future of the South Asian environment remains unclear. The countries of the region still face the...

03 Jun 2008
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The Urban Organic: Ecocities in Global Perspective

Essay - 11 pages - International relations

At every turn, the global city is faced with a set of challenges. How to compete cooperatively, how to expand stably, how to modernize peacefully—these and other contradictions check the unbridled enthusiasm of neoliberal planners, who have transformed Saskia Sassen's global city model from...

03 Jun 2008
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On our own: American Identity and the New Crisis of Independence

Essay - 11 pages - International relations

In this analysis, I use government documents, presidential statements, and opinion polls to chart how American goals of independence moved in and out of different contexts, and the ways this movement reflected structural as well as domestic conditions. Part one takes a broad look at...

02 Jun 2008
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Human Trafficking

Essay - 7 pages - International relations

Approximately 800,000 men, women, and children are smuggled across international borders daily. These numbers do not even include labor and sexual exploitation, and internally displaced persons within each state. Those smuggled have different experiences and motivations such as political...

02 Jun 2008
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The Black And White Revolution

Essay - 11 pages - International relations

“My heart is with our village people, and as I think of their future I believe I see a magnificent vista lying ahead.” Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, Mission For My Country (1960) In the twenty years leading up to Islamic Revolution, the landscape of Iran underwent significant change. This...

21 May 2008
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Of what do international relations consist? In what ways does it affect the behaviour of states?

Essay - 3 pages - International relations

International law has always been a significant subject of debate, but in the past hundred years this debate has intensified. Not only has the debate posed questions like ‘Of what does international law consist?' but also it has further questioned the authenticity, legitimacy, and sheer...

21 May 2008
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How has globalization affected power relations among states?

Essay - 2 pages - International relations

Globalization has affected the political world system. Power relations amongst states have been altered due to a number of social, economic and political developments. “Contemporary globalization is associated with a transformation of state power as the roles and functions of states are...

16 May 2008
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Afghanistan as a Just War

Essay - 4 pages - International relations

Following the terror attacks of September 11, 2001 which left American devastated, United States of America President declared that these actions needed to be viewed as an act of war. This concept of an attack on American soil was, prior to September 11th, something completely foreign to...

23 Apr 2008
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When a Nation Misbehaves A Look as U.S./Iranian Relations

Essay - 3 pages - International relations

Political philosophers have been offering different ideologies regarding human nature and the development of governments for thousands of years. Some have claimed that humans are naturally good and compassionate whereas others have argued their selfish and brutish nature. Civilizations have...

19 Apr 2008
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The History of Abolition: A Global Interplay of Events

Essay - 7 pages - International relations

Historical phenomena such as the abolition of slavery cannot be explained by isolating them from the larger global context that created the conditions for their existence. In his chapter titled Whose Abolition? Popular Pressure and the Ending of the British Slave Trade, Seymor Drescher states:...

19 Apr 2008
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Conflict in West Africa: The cases of Sierra Leone and Liberia

Essay - 8 pages - International relations

Overview After the Cold War the majority of wars in Africa were "societal" while conflict between states was considerably rare. The inter-state wars were further prolonged and worsened by foreign support. Military assistance on part of Western and Socialist countries is one of the common...

18 Apr 2008
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Globalization and its effect on Western Civilization

Essay - 3 pages - International relations

Western Civilization has been shaped by the many people and events that have witnessed its transformation from the dawn of the early modern period in 1500 up to the present day. The present word view has been formed by many events including the Renaissance, the Industrial...

09 Feb 2008
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How does the "English School" of international relations differ from American approaches?

Essay - 3 pages - International relations

According to Stephen Hawking in A Brief History of Time, "a theory is a good theory if it satisfies two requirements: It must accurately describe a large class of observations on the basis of a model which contains only a few arbitrary elements, and it must make definite predictions about the...

03 May 2007
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A Just Cause

Essay - 3 pages - International relations

As Michael Walzer frequently states, “war is hell”; however, that has not stopped people from engaging in it for thousands of years. There are a variety of reasons nations have entered war, among them are: territorial expansion, the spread of democracy, self-defense, and...

25 Apr 2007
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Is the United Nations an effective organisation?

Essay - 3 pages - International relations

The United Nations is not the first international organisation to be established to help settle conflict peacefully and to prevent future conflicts from arising. In 1899, the Hague Convention for the Settlement of International Disputes was established. “The conference was...

12 Mar 2007
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Kenneth Waltz's on nuclear weapons

Essay - 3 pages - International relations

Do you agree with Waltz's recommendation to spread nuclear weapons? On Sunday, April 9, 2006, the Washington Post announced that “the Bush administration is studying options for military strikes against Iran as part of a broader strategy of coercive diplomacy to...

01 Mar 2007
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The Progressive Era, the New Deal, and the Great Society: a comparative study

Essay - 4 pages - International relations

The Jeffersonian idea that liberty and equality would be best achieved by everyman pursuing his own interest and a federal government with greatly constrained powers is often seen as America's traditional political philosophy. During the 20th century, three periods of government activism...

25 Jan 2007
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The United States and international religious freedom

Essay - 4 pages - International relations

In 1998, the International Religious Freedom Act (IRFA) created both the International Religious Freedom Office in the Department of State and the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF). Since this date, a report has been produced every year within the United States,...

15 Jan 2007
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The causes of resurgence of Islamism

Essay - 4 pages - International relations

Since the terrorist attacks of 9/11 in 2001, Islamism is perceived as the major international threat of our time. The subject is broadly under studies, in universities as well as in the media, which often provide a biased vision of the phenomenon. Islamism can be defined by the use of the...

15 Jan 2007
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Is the environment an international security issue?

Essay - 4 pages - International relations

The last half of the 20th Century has been exclusively dominated by the Cold war conflict. There was little space in the analysis of the scholars in International relations for other minor issues of “low politics”, while the questions of the nuclear war and balance of terror...

20 Dec 2006
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What explains the disintegration of Yugoslavia?

Essay - 8 pages - International relations

The Second Yugoslavia created in 1943, under the name of Democratic Federation of Yugoslavia, was a federal state consisting of six republics -Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia- and two autonomous provinces - Kosovo and Vojvodina. It became the Federal...

14 Dec 2006
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Psychological approaches to International Politics. The case of Cyprus

Essay - 11 pages - International relations

Located at a strategic position in the eastern Mediterranean sea, Cyprus, in the course of its history has frequently switched hands in-between powers which maintained an interest in the region. The list of its successive rulers includes the Egyptians, the Greeks, the Phoenicians, the Byzantines,...