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25 Mar 2011
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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...

27 Jan 2011
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The Iranian nuclear issue

Essay - 8 pages - International relations

Iran, a country regarded as a major red herring by Western powers, has been at the center of all debates on the international stage following the acceleration of its uranium enrichment program. The Iranian issue is presented now as "The central political issue of our time" mixing all the new...

27 Jan 2011
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The region of 'African Great Lakes'

Essay - 4 pages - International relations

The term 'African Great Lakes' represents 4 countries of Central Africa: Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo (formerly called as Zaire), Uganda and Rwanda. This region was characterized by the presence of multitude of lakes which were forming the natural border between the countries...

27 Jan 2011
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Conflicts in Africa

Essay - 9 pages - International relations

Ever since 50 years Africa is the continent with highest concentration of conflicts in its territory. Marginalized within the international system because of its small economic size, Africa still remains a subject of interest to study International Relations. At a time when maOver the past 50...

27 Jan 2011
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The intervention of the World Trade Organization in regulating international trade

Essay - 4 pages - International relations

The 'classic' body of rules of GATT, which form the basis of the WTO, is based on a project of progressive liberalization. Successive rounds served the goal of gradually reducing trade barriers, more generally to facilitate access to domestic markets. Once the bulk of this objective is...

27 Jan 2011
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The uncertainties in the fight against terrorism and the United Nations (UN)

Dissertation - 26 pages - International relations

The United Nations has mobilized all the means necessary to make the fight against terrorism a major concern of all States. The media coverage of the September 11 attacks on U.S. soil with Security Council resolution- 1373 has raised awareness that terrorism can strike at any time. However, at...

27 Jan 2011
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The rise of power of China and its opportunities facing the American superpower

Essay - 8 pages - International relations

The People's Republic of China today plays an increasingly important role at the regional and international levels.In recent history it is rare that a country has maintained its hegemony for over a century. One may therefore question whether the U.S. can extend their supremacy for...

20 Dec 2010
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Israeli Arabs between Israel and Palestine: Israelis by right, Palestinians by heart

Thesis - 6 pages - International relations

There are more than 1 million 400 thousand Israeli Arabs among a population of nearly 7 million Israelis. They are the descendants of 160,000 Palestinians who remained on their land after the creation of the Jewish state in 1948. For 60 years, the ambivalence of identity has been palpable. They...

15 Dec 2010
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The situation of the United States concerning the Kyoto Protocol

Thesis - 17 pages - International relations

Understanding and predicting climate issues have become important because of disturbances caused by human activities and population pressure and economic development. The scientists were the first to draw the attention of policymakers on the risk of climate change...

15 Dec 2010
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The UN and France in the Ivorian crisis

Thesis - 20 pages - International relations

The “oldest daughter” of France did sink in the chaos following the events which have occurred in the night from September 18 to September 19, 2002 simultaneously in Bouake and Abidjan. We need to understand such a complex conflict where there is not enough retreat to seize all the...

03 Dec 2010
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The status of Caspian 15 years after the fall of the USSR

Thesis - 27 pages - International relations

Until 1991, when the Soviet Union ended, the Caspian was controlled by two States, the USSR and, to a more limited extent, Iran. The dissolution of the USSR and the emergence of three new coastal states have changed this balance. The Caspian Sea is now acquiring an international dimension....

02 Dec 2010
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Should Turkey Be welcomed in the EU?

Essay - 11 pages - International relations

Since October 2005, the accession of negotiations has been opened between the European Union and Turkey. However, the debate is still raging on Turkey's inclusion or rejection. In this presentation, we have examined whether Turkey should or should not be welcomed in the HAVE segment. This...

07 Nov 2010
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French foreign Policy in the Middle East during the 5th Republic

Thesis - 5 pages - International relations

The roots of the conflict in the Middle East started around 1950 when the British mandate in Palestine was given to the United Nations which decided then to create the state of Israel on the Palestinian lands. Some migratory waves of Jewish settlement had already started to come to Israel in the...

04 Oct 2010
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What is the role of culture in international business?

Thesis - 3 pages - International relations

Since the introduction of the widely accepted cultural model by Hofstede (1980:475), which introduced the dimensions paradigm, there has been a vast amount of cultural research, some of which has been based on this paradigm. However, what do we know about culture in the context of...

04 Oct 2010
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How can a western company setting up business in Japan learn from cultural behavior theory?

Thesis - 3 pages - International relations

Entering the Asian market can be particularly difficult for British and American companies, due to the various cultural differences. This paper will show how various cultural models can aid a British company to overcome cultural problems when establishing a business unit in Japan. Before looking...

29 Sep 2010
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The Darfur Crisis

Essay - 12 pages - International relations

Since February 2003, Sudan's western province of Darfur has been the site of an extremely violent conflict between the province's nomadic Arab tribes, supported by the government in Khartoum, and the native African settled peasant tribes. Fighting among various factions has killed...

29 Sep 2010
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Analysis of the creation United States of Africa

Essay - 24 pages - International relations

The United States of Africa is a project that has been raising issues for decades. Indeed, many international actors, activists groups, countries and other companies are concerned about the unity of an African people formed as a strong and powerful continent. It is true that many key topics are...

29 Sep 2010
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Africa in the International system by Christopher - A review

Book review - 4 pages - International relations

During the cold war, Africa was probably the smallest concern of both the superpowers. The Afro-superpowers relationship has often been reduced to the sterile formula of African independence versus superpower imperialism. Actually, African leaders often had a certain freedom of action as they...

29 Sep 2010
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Can conflict be avoided in human societies ?

Essay - 6 pages - International relations

In each society, people have to face struggles and fights as soon as the day begins. They have to scramble just in order to reach and to creep into a subway. Others must cover a long walk just to bring back some water. Everyone has a daily struggle against the time, or against the crowd, or...

29 Sep 2010
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"After colonialism. The cultural consequences of globalization ", Arjun Appadurai (1996)

Book review - 1 pages - International relations

Arjun Appadurai (born 1949 in Bombay) earned his Bachelor of Arts and Sciences and his Master of Arts from Brandeis University. He is a Doctor of Philosophy since 1976. He currently focuses his studies on ethnic violence in the context of globalization. He also leads a project on the cultural...

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....