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28 Jul 2010
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Conflict in China, Tibet and Taiwan

Thesis - 2 pages - International relations

The conflicts between China, Tibet, and Taiwan have a long history, though the most recent issues between the areas stem from the effects of the Cultural Revolution and the expulsion of the nationalists from the country. When the communists came to power under the leadership of Mao, the...

13 Jul 2010
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Power equations in South East Asia

Thesis - 5 pages - International relations

This article deals with the major power equations that have a strong bearing on Southeast Asia's international relations. Although the interactions between the major powers have a significant impact on the region, it must not be assumed that the region is merely a passive onlooker. The South East...

12 Jul 2010
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Conflicts between India and Pakistan: Nuclear weapon possession- a major cause of conflict in the region

Thesis - 7 pages - International relations

The two nuclear powers of the Indian subcontinent, India and Pakistan have a serious dispute which dates back to the time of their independence from the British Empire in 1947. A difference of opinion at the time of independence led to the partition of the subcontinent and the creation of the...

12 Jul 2010
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The analysis of international relations and its different theories

Thesis - 7 pages - International relations

The realists claim to consider that the human and social relations (political) do not conform to an ideal as we would like them to. Their first concern is to understand the constraints to change and view the progress through an objective observation of reality. For realistic thinkers, the...

12 Jul 2010
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Geopolitics of Iran

Thesis - 3 pages - International relations

Geopolitics can be defined as the art and practice of using political power over territories. Initially the term only applied to the primary aspect of political geography, but its usage evolved over the past century encompassing a wider significance. It is important to understand the geopolitical...

29 Jun 2010
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Bilingualism and product policy in Canada

Thesis - 8 pages - International relations

During my two-month internship in Canada, I had the opportunity to work for the company Yantama Services. It is an international transport and consulting company. The company is located specifically in Hamilton, Ontario, in which I had attempted to adapt and commercialize an innovative product on...

28 Jun 2010
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Policies and analysis of the liberalization of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF)

Thesis - 7 pages - International relations

The International Monetary Fund and World Bank were both formed at an international conference held in Bretton Woods, New Hampshire (USA) in June 1944. The conference participants were keen to establish a framework for cooperation and economic development that would lay the groundwork for...

21 Jun 2010
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The revival of the idea of Europe (1945-1950)

Thesis - 7 pages - International relations

There is a remedy which, if it were generally and spontaneously adopted by a great majority of people in many lands, would as by a miracle transform the whole scene and would in a few years make all Europe, or the greater part of it, as free and happy as Switzerland is today. This is an...

25 May 2010
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Arab-Israeli conflict: From Copenhagen to Beijing and Washington to Jerusalem: American-Israeli relations cooling off

Thesis - 12 pages - International relations

Since the dawn of the industrial revolution there have been two consistent interlocking themes behind Middle Eastern-Great Power interactions. First, Great Powers have a tendency to view the Middle East as a strategic commodity, because of its geographic location and vital natural resources....

08 Apr 2010
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Interpreting Washington's plans of African Americans in society and the political system post-slavery: The flaw of Du Bois' argument on Washington's program

Essay - 3 pages - International relations

In his autobiography, Up from Slavery (1901), Booker T. Washington, a renowned African American leader in the late nineteenth century, describes his influential life experiences and his hypotheses for black reconstruction. Washington provides detail about his childhood, his education at the...

26 Mar 2010
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International organizations and the protection of human rights

Thesis - 3 pages - International relations

This is the perception that certain behavior is required by law; a duty that is legally obliged. Customary law that is drawn from the practice of States accompanied by the opinion juris, is therefore a conviction that law requires the practice set. The performance of opinio juris...

26 Mar 2010
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An evaluation comparing and contrasting the international covenant of economic, social and cultural rights with the international covenant on civil and political rights

Thesis - 5 pages - International relations

The central purposes of the International Covenant on Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights and the International Covenant for Civil and Political Rights have many things in common as they work together to form the backbone of the International Bill of Rights. The two Covenants were...

26 Mar 2010
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Closed door meeting of North Atlantic Council: NATO-Russia relations

Thesis - 3 pages - International relations

Vladimir Putin's Russia is no longer the towering superpower it had been twenty years ago, and its influence and military might are considerably less of a force in global politics. But, thanks to a huge and poorly maintained nuclear arms force, the growing instability in the Caucasus, Central...

24 Feb 2010
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Joseph Stalin's iron grip

Thesis - 3 pages - International relations

With World War II beginning to affect the entire globe, the Soviet Union has found itself within the center of attention. Going all the way back to January of 1933 when Hitler comes into power in Germany, a theme of discontent begins with his actions of re-armoring the nation: ultimately an...

15 Feb 2010
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The importance of international trade and foreign direct investment to lift the global economy out of the downturn

Thesis - 7 pages - International relations

The current global economic crisis has been labeled by economists as the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression and the domino effect of the crisis has culminated in the decline of consumer spending, demise of established businesses in key industry sectors and heightened government...

15 Feb 2010
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To what extent was the air campaign in operation Iraqi freedom a military success but a public relations failure?

Thesis - 15 pages - International relations

The relationship between the US and Iraq in the post-Cold War era has been marked by a shift in US foreign policy, which has culminated in two wars, namely Operation Desert Storm and Operation Iraqi Freedom. The focus of this paper is to critically evaluate the tactical position of the USA in...

05 Jan 2010
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The Dayton peace agreement and its consequences in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Thesis - 7 pages - International relations

In the early 1990s the unraveling of Yugoslavia was well under way, and by the time war reached Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), Yugoslavia was almost nonexistent. Croatia, Slovenia, and Macedonia had already proclaimed independence with relatively little military conflict. When the...

05 Jan 2010
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Bosnia and Herzegovina: Research and documentation center Sarajevo

Thesis - 9 pages - International relations

The second half of the twentieth century saw a growing trend toward democratization, or countries moving from repressive regimes to democratic governments. In Europe, this came largely at the end of the Second World War, with the fall of Nazi Germany, and more recently in Eastern Europe,...

27 Dec 2009
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Reviewing laws after September 11th

Thesis - 11 pages - International relations

After 9/11 attacks the law making bodies all over the world observed a tremendous alter in their playback, these changes mostly affected the legal documents for those who took down the laws imposed by the legislative bodies. In another way you can say that these changes made the local governments...

30 Nov 2009
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How US domestic policy influenced the Cuban missile crisis?

Thesis - 6 pages - International relations

It is a well known fact that United States and Soviet Union came close to nuclear war due to the Cuban Missile Crisis. President John Kennedy's diplomatic efforts helped to resolve the crisis in the peaceful manner for which he received international acclaim. President Kennedy's popularity soared...

29 Nov 2009
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An analysis of United States foreign policy towards Cuba

Thesis - 5 pages - International relations

The United State's initial stance on Cuba was one of tolerance towards the Castro regime in order to provide this government a chance to establish a reasonable relationship with the U.S. While the radical and anti-American background of the Castro family was well documented, such as their...

29 Nov 2009
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Constructivism and intervention: The case of Kosovo

Thesis - 5 pages - International relations

Constructivism is one of the “newer” theories of International Relations (IR) that attempts to build bridges between the existing theories of IR, most notably neo-realism and neo-liberalism. Constructivism has its roots in the pre-World War II (WWII) Utopian era, which then...

24 Nov 2009
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Threats and opportunities for Russia after the establishment of WTO

Thesis - 6 pages - International relations

As Russia was the heart of Soviet Union and it used to have economic relations only inside USSR, this isolation from the rest of the world has weakened the economy of Russia and other member countries of USSR. Today Russia is an independent country, but it still does not have many contacts with...

24 Nov 2009
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The review of WTO in free trade

Thesis - 4 pages - International relations

Many people would argue that there is no doubt that the GATT/WTO has been relatively successful to an extent in creating global free trade. The figures over their existence have shown a massive movement towards the globalization of markets and thus free trade. Between the introduction of...

23 Nov 2009
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A critical evaluation of the World Bank's policy towards developing nations

Thesis - 3 pages - International relations

The World Bank was first established during World War II at Bretton Woods, New Hampshire. The emphasis in the early stages of the World Banks development was during the time of post war rebuilding. The first loan provided by the World Bank was to France in 1947 for $250 million to help it recover...

29 Sep 2009
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Conditions of the labor market that encourage foreign investments in Central and Eastern Europe

Thesis - 9 pages - International relations

Today, a well known economic phenomenon is that the foreign investments in the Central and Eastern Europe have been flooded, since 1989. Amongst many other economic data, we could include that in 2003, 29 billions dollars were invested by foreign companies. This figure is not easy to achieve,...

14 Sep 2009
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The United Nations since 1945 until today

Thesis - 5 pages - International relations

Shortly after the Second World War, it appears necessary to the Allies to equip the world with an international organization able to regulate the conflicts peacefully occurring between the various States. This ambition proceeds of a long reflexion, born in 1941 with the Charter of the Atlantic....

30 Jul 2009
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Soviet and Chinese influence in the Vietnam conflict

Thesis - 4 pages - International relations

The American invasion of Vietnam on March 8 1965 and the developments occurring in its aftermath wielded a serious impact on global geopolitical events in an era of ideological bi-polarity. Indeed, the war waged in Indochina throughout the 1960's captured the planets attention as it became...

14 Jul 2009
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Rapprochement and cooperation between China and the United States: The revolutionary breakthrough which changed the balance of power forever

Thesis - 7 pages - International relations

The establishment of relations between the United States of America and the People's Republic of China (China) was in every sense a watershed in the history of foreign policy, and permanently altered the international system. U. S. President Richard M. Nixon's trip to China in February...

17 May 2009
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The foreign policy of Théophile Delcassé and the construction of a French alliance network

Thesis - 7 pages - International relations

In the beginning of the 20th century, France appeared to be a great and a powerful nation in Europe. She had two main preoccupations concerning her foreign policy: on one hand France wanted to reinforce and expand her colonial Empire; on the other hand she had the will to maintain and strengthen...