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05 Mar 2009
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The Taliban in Pakistan: Before and after 9/11

Thesis - 6 pages - International relations

It is safe to say that in the years leading up to the September 11 attacks, the United States had little to no working relationship with Pakistan, especially when it came to stopping the Taliban. In fact, the United States contributed to the creation and rise of the Taliban: according to Prime...

27 Jan 2009
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The moral imperative of Western Civilization: White man's burden?

Essay - 6 pages - International relations

Throughout history, imperialism has been a fact of the international system. Only recently has the nomenclature changed, with military intervention, peacekeeping, and nation-building replacing the colonial era term. Whatever term is used for western intervention in the developing...

27 Jan 2009
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Israeli-Palestinian conflict: Resolution or dissolution

Tutorials/exercises - 4 pages - International relations

For the purposes of my paper, I will be researching and analyzing the causes and possible solutions of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. I will do this by first establishing an understanding of the history of the conflict and then analyzing the present day political and social ramifications. I...

27 Jan 2009
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Millennium development goals of the United Nations

Essay - 6 pages - International relations

In 2002, 191 United Nations member states signed the United Nations Millennium Declaration, unanimously agreeing to eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The momentum and inspiration behind this occasion was strong, heads of state were agreeing to a global dream that included a range...

20 Jan 2009
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The terrorist attacks of 11 September 2001 have led to a complete change in American foreign policy

Essay - 6 pages - International relations

When George W. Bush arrived in office as President in 2000, he was determined to limit the role of the United States in foreign affairs, although there was in his electorate a hope for a strong foreign policy. The new administration saw in the failure in Yugoslavia, “Clinton's war”...

19 Jan 2009
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The international intervention in Somalia 1992-1995

Essay - 31 pages - International relations

Somalia is traditionally a pastoral and nomadic society. Throughout the precolonial era, herders of camels, cattle and sheep lived in a world of “egalitarian anarchy” where the main preoccupation of the clan families was the well-being of the herd. The clan structure functioned...

16 Jan 2009
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Euroscepticism in Poland

Essay - 13 pages - International relations

Since the collapse of its communist regime in 1989-1990, Poland aimed at joining the European Economic Community/European Union (EU). In 1991, the Association Agreement was signed by the country and the international organization. Poland officially applied for membership in June 1994. The...

16 Jan 2009
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Explain and assess this statement: "It has been said that arguing against globalization is like arguing against the laws of gravity" Kofi Annan

Essay - 5 pages - International relations

Since 1995 and the establishment of the WTO, the quick spread of new technologies, and the increasing interdependence between countries, supporters and detractors of globalization have been arguing about whether globalization actually exists and if its effects are positives or negatives for the...

16 Jan 2009
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Theoretical explanations of the period of peace between Japan and the USA (from 1945 onwards)

Essay - 9 pages - International relations

On the 7th of December 1941, Japanese submarines and carrier-based planes attacked the U.S. Pacific fleet at Pearl Harbor, killing 3000 military personnel, and destroying a great part of the fleet. This led to a 4-years war culminating in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, a milestone in human history....

16 Jan 2009
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Assess hegemonic stability theory and how this relates to US foreign policy during the Clinton to G.W.Bush administrations

Essay - 7 pages - International relations

In 1970 Liberalism tried to create a revolution: international relations should be thought of using the study of economic interdependence, a key concept where states are affected by decisions taken by others. Robert Keohane and Joseph Nye insisted on economic facts of the early 1970s as...

16 Jan 2009
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Current Polish foreign policy towards Poland's eastern neighbour states: Russia, Belarus, Ukraine (October 2004 - February 2005)

Essay - 10 pages - International relations

Poland has always lied at the crossroads of Europe, as suggested by the title of one of Norman Davies' famous history books Heart of Europe. Intermediate between the West and the East; buffer state; ally or enemy of the main European powers, Poland was once a very powerful country whose territory...

16 Jan 2009
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From dust to steel? State building in Afghanistan

Essay - 15 pages - International relations

One month after the attacks of September 11, 2001, in October 2001, the United States decided to invade Afghanistan in order to capture AlQaeda mastermind Ossama Ben Laden and to withdraw the Taliban regime. The “operation enduring freedom” was led by the US, with a majority of forces...

16 Jan 2009
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Do U.S. policies towards Egypt and the Muslim Brothers' success affect the democratization process?

Essay - 10 pages - International relations

9.11 attacks and the U.S. reaction to launch a war on terror in Afghanistan and Iraq, aside with the perpetuating Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the U.S policies toward Egypt triggered an increased popularity of Islamists. In the context of the up coming Anti-terrorist law due to be presented...

15 Jan 2009
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The evolution of EU-American relationships: From obedience to independence?

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, of the World Trade Organization, and of the North-Atlantic Treaty Organisation... they forged the framework still used to regulate...

15 Jan 2009
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The Relations between the European Union and Latin America

Essay - 11 pages - International relations

Latin America is a huge geographical and cultural space that faces many serious difficulties in development because of high social inequalities, drug traffic and democracies that are often young and fragile. Because of these important issues, and as Latin America is a potentially important...

15 Jan 2009
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Solving the Iraninan nuclear crisis: Regime change versus diplomatic track

Essay - 10 pages - International relations

According to the International Atomic Energy Agency, the hidden Iranian nuclear program starts in 1987. In December 2002, the United States accuses Iran to seek to develop a Weapons of Mass Destruction program and in June 2003, the IAEA reports after inspection of suspect sites that Iran...

15 Jan 2009
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Britain is widely regarded as the 'awkward partner' in Europe: How accurate is this assessment?

Essay - 5 pages - International relations

The Second World War gave impetus to the idea of European unity. A view developed that only by the creation of some form of European federation would Europe enjoys a permanent peace. After WW2, European states focussed on national reconstruction, whereas Britain had a globalist perspective. This...

15 Jan 2009
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(Re)Constructing Afghanistan: After the Bonn agreement

Essay - 17 pages - International relations

The 5th of December 2001, the Bonn agreement was the first text attempting to build a basis for a new start of the Afghan nation after the American invasion. It was set by international actors as different as the UN, who supervised the conference, the US, the EU, Saudi Arabia and the World Bank....

15 Jan 2009
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The Chinese Japanese relationship: Room for improvement in a troublesome relationship

Essay - 8 pages - International relations

I understand that the issue of the Chinese Japanese relationship may prove to be quite a sensitive issue in both countries, and I hope I will not offend anyone in any way, with this presentation. I tried to present the facts and analysis as objectively as possible to highlight the problems and...

15 Jan 2009
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Outline de Gaulle's vision of France's international role and discuss the ways in which his foreign policy sought to realise this vision

Essay - 13 pages - International relations

The immediate cause of Charles de Gaulle's resumption of power (1958-1969) was the Algerian War, which had brought France to the brink of civil war and destroyed the Fourth Republic. By ending the war, de Gaulle had the chance to resurrect his proposal, first elaborated at Bayeux in 1946, of a...

15 Jan 2009
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How do the international conferences participate in resisting the globalization movement?

Essay - 5 pages - International relations

Globalization is a phenomenon that appeared in the early 20th century. It refers to an increase in the interdependence of the economies, societies, cultures and politics. Globalization has disrupted the face of the World since its apparition. Indeed, international relations are now dominated by...

15 Jan 2009
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The liberal and neo-liberal theories applied to the Kosovo crisis in 1998-1999

Essay - 4 pages - International relations

Kosovo is mostly known as a region in the former Yugoslavia where, in 1998 and 1999, there was growing violence between the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA), which sought independence from Serbia, and the Serbian army and police, which were randomly attacking the province of the indigenous Albanian...

15 Jan 2009
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Problems in multilateral diplomacy: Iran's nuclear program

Essay - 5 pages - International relations

“Iran now lies at the center of the Middle East's major problems”: civil wars in Iraq and Lebanon, development and security challenges in Afghanistan and in the Gulf, oil crisis, etc. But the main issue concerning the Islamic Republic of Iran for the international community...

15 Jan 2009
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Should the US help India and Pakistan normalize their relations? If so, what role should it play? Mediation, facilitation or hands off?

Essay - 4 pages - International relations

Although a full historical of the disputes between India and Pakistan and the problem of Kashmir is not necessary, it is important to remember that in the last years, the situation has greatly evolved with for instance, the nuclear tests of 1998, the Kargil War of 1999, the US-led war on terror...

15 Jan 2009
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Afghanistan: Threats and opportunities for the Transatlantic relation

Essay - 10 pages - International relations

Afghanistan represents undoubtedly one of the greatest challenges for the Western democracies. The reversal of the Taliban by the international coalition led by the United States after the 9/11 terrorist attacks was seen as a symbol of hope. This war was considered as legitimate, because of the...

15 Jan 2009
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China and the USSR in the 1950's: Has China been a satellite-State of the Soviet Union?

Essay - 6 pages - International relations

Stalin used to say: “Sincere diplomacy is no more possible than dry water or wooden iron”: this quote can perfectly apply to the relations that the People's Republic of China and the Soviet Union have fostered during the first years of the creation of the People's Republic of China....

15 Jan 2009
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Was there ever any realistic chance of an accommodation between the United States and the People's Republic of China in 1949/50?

Essay - 6 pages - International relations

In early 1949, China was a nationalist country, ruled by Chiang Kai-shek and sustained by the United States. At the same time, the Chinese Communists were rebelling and ruling large parts of the country, and were constantly progressing. It was obvious that they were soon going to rule the...

15 Jan 2009
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Vienna Convention on consular relations

Essay - 12 pages - International relations

THE HAGUE, 10 March 2005. Today the International Court of Justice, the principal judicial organ of the United Nations, delivered its Judgment in the case concerning Vienna Convention on Consular Relations (Paraguay v. United States of America). On 3 April 1998, the Republic of...

15 Jan 2009
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China & Japan

Essay - 8 pages - International relations

Sino-Japanese relationships are very complex. Historically, both countries have known a kind of “Golden Age” when they dominated the Pacific region. Before the arrival of the Europeans, China was dominant. Then Japan modernized a lot during the Meiji Era (1868) and became superior. Even...

15 Jan 2009
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The Iranian Issue: The emergence of a main potential threat for the international security

Essay - 6 pages - International relations

The Iranian regime appears to be one of the main present sources of threat for the international order and security. The nuclear programme that has been undertaken by its president Ahmadinezhad is raising strong tensions between this country and the main part of the rest of the world, even though...