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12 May 2009
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To what extent does realism naturalize war?

Market study - 5 pages - International relations

In 1991 a US-led coalition launched, with the agreement of UN, a wide military operation against the rogue regime of Saddam Hussein that had attempted to invade Kuwait in order to take over its staggering oil resources. George Herbert Bush, at the head of the coalition that was to rescue Kuwait,...

12 May 2009
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Has the 'war on terror' influenced Latin America and its relationship with the U.S.? What are the implications of this process for the region?

Thesis - 6 pages - International relations

War on Terror was launched by the George Bush administration in respond to the attacks on September 11, 2001 on the US soil. The official term used by the US military, Global war on Terrorism refers to the various military, political, and legal action taken to curb the spread of terrorism. So, to...

12 May 2009
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Why does a solution to the conflict in Darfur seem so intractable?

Thesis - 6 pages - International relations

In September 2004, one year after the beginning of the civil war in Sudan, Colin Powell said it was ''genocide''. Since the beginning of the war, many associations were created in order to 'Save Darfur'. Darfur has recently been one of the most publicized wars in Africa, however, the...

09 May 2009
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Outline and assess the extent to which the WTO agreements have legal effects before EU and member states' courts, creating rights for individuals and the possibility of testing the compatibility of EU secondary legislation with these agreements. - published: 09/05/2009

Thesis - 10 pages - International relations

Because its creation was not a simple extension of the GATT, literature has shown a lively curiosity for the reception of WTO law within the Community legal order. Some concrete facts justify this infatuation. Unlike its predecessor, the WTO is a permanent institution with its own secretariat...

09 May 2009
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Business of war and terrorism

Thesis - 7 pages - International relations

Towards Post Cold War conflicts, the English army became the heir of a strong strategic culture. Indeed, the geo-politic and military story of England has been made mainly by maritime army power, in order to avoid any insurrections from other countries. However, in today's absence of any...

07 May 2009
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Importance of GATT and WTO for international trade

Thesis - 5 pages - International relations

The World Trade Organization (WTO) h?s become the organization of excellence for dealing with international trade. The transformation of the Gener?l ?greement on T?riffs ?nd Tr?de (G?TT) to WTO w?s ? n?tur?l phenomenon th?t led to ch?nges in the intern?tion?l economic scene. The WTO is, without...

07 May 2009
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Communist systems of the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe

Thesis - 2 pages - International relations

During the XXth century, the communist system, an alternative political system to capitalism, emerged in Russia after the October Revolution. The features of this system are the important ideologies, the role of the communist party, the central planned economy and also the terror that took place...

07 May 2009
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Cuban immigration in the United States

Thesis - 3 pages - International relations

The United States of America has always been an immigration Land. 301 Million Whites, Blacks, Latinos and Asians, subdivided in different ethnic groups are living together. Because of the all-known complicated relationship between Cuba and America, one of the most interesting immigration is the...

05 May 2009
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Border control for the US: "Legitimate threat"

Thesis - 10 pages - International relations

The attacks on September 11, 2001 forced a change in the national security policy of the United States. Eight years later, debate still surrounds the issue on how best to defend against terrorism. The question of how large of a national security threat do current border policies pose to the...

30 Apr 2009
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Responses to World War I in European culture: "A very long engagement"

Thesis - 7 pages - International relations

War and love could be said to be polar opposites. However, in the film “A Very Long Engagement (2004) by French director Jean-Pierre Jeunet, the two intertwine, as the main character, Mathilde, a young woman with polio, begins a search for her lost love, a French soldier who was sent into...

27 Apr 2009
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Narratives of nation and division - Post colonial theory and the partition of India

Thesis - 9 pages - International relations

This paper will explore the partition of India into India and Pakistan at the end of the era of British colonialism as a narrative story of the imaginary. (Bhabha, 1992). In order to discuss the rift between the two nations, which can be understood as exacerbated communal and ethnic tensions...

27 Apr 2009
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Success in developmental states of Taiwan and Korea after Japanese colonization

Thesis - 6 pages - International relations

As Taiwan and Korea, both being former colonies of Japan, began to develop over time, their growth exemplified the characteristics of what we term “developmental states”. These two particular states have exhibited rapid, sustained, export-led growth over a long period of time, with...

14 Apr 2009
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Rapprochement and Co-operation between China and the United States

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 1972 was...

30 Mar 2009
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How Korea impacted American foreign policy throughout the second half of the twentieth century

Thesis - 9 pages - International relations

“It is part of the general pattern of misguided policy that our country is now geared to an arms economy which was bred in an artificially induced psychosis of war hysteria and nurtured upon an incessant propaganda of fear ” proclaimed General Douglas MacArthur on May 15, 1951 in a...

12 Mar 2009
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The effectiveness of the UN as a multilateral institution

Thesis - 6 pages - International relations

The concept of globalization continues to be a hot issue in the arena of political discourse. Globalism, or interdependence, has been, and continues to be a critical force in world politics that affects nearly every aspect of global economic, political, diplomatic and military behaviour. It...

05 Mar 2009
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The "Kurdish Problem" in Turkey

Thesis - 5 pages - International relations

The “Kurdish issue” is Turkey's most difficult and painful problem, one that presents a vast moral dilemma for the country. The issue feeds Turkey's continuing inflation and is the major source of human rights violations and the biggest irritant in Turkey's relations with the European...

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 world, the...

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 of...

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 the...

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...