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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...

15 Jan 2009
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French citizenship is relatively open to immigrants while German citizenship is relatively closed. Discuss with reference to post-war immigration to France and Germany

Essay - 3 pages - International relations

Mobs recently occurred in France in dozens of poor districts in reaction to the death of two young men. As most of the population of these districts is made up of immigrants or descendants of immigrants, the emphasis has been put by some of the most prominent members of the government such as...

15 Jan 2009
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"Britain for and against Europe", by David Baker & David Seawright

Essay - 5 pages - International relations

This study, by a group of important political thinkers, provides an analysis of the often problematic relationship between Britain and the European Union. The book opens with a general review of the history of this relationship since 1950. This is followed by ten chapters by other researchers,...

15 Jan 2009
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Churchill & Roosevelt during the Second World War: The Special Relationship

Essay - 9 pages - International relations

The 7 December 1941, Japan attacked the American fleet in Pearl Harbor. From then on, the war is no more only European but officially global. The next day, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, president of the United States, declared war on Japan. With the coming into play of the American giant, the...

15 Jan 2009
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Russian and east European politics

Essay - 3 pages - International relations

Full democratization does not necessarily follow regime change. Hybrid or ‘grey democracies' have also emerged after 1989. Choose two countries from the former Soviet bloc, one from the countries recently admitted to the European Union and one such as Ukraine, Belarus, or Moldova and...

15 Jan 2009
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Explain and Illustrate the concept of "limited war" in the context of the cold war

Essay - 6 pages - International relations

After 1945, the parallel rises of US and USSR, emerged two superpowers in competition at all levels, fighting for hegemony on the post war world. Characterized by the possession of the nuclear weapon, obtained and used in 1945 by the United States and developed in USSR in 1949, this new conflict...

15 Jan 2009
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To what degree does the evidence of contemporary cross-strait relations support the view that Taiwan and Mainland China are experiencing not only economic but also political convergence?

Essay - 5 pages - International relations

In 1949, after having lost the Chinese Civil War against the CPC, the Kuomintang retreated from Mainland China and established a government in Taipei, the largest city of the Taiwan Island, while continuing to claim its sovereignty over the whole China. At the same time, the People's Republic of...

15 Jan 2009
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Australia, Britain and the EU

Essay - 4 pages - International relations

The relationship between Australia and the European Union does not seem to attract much attention. Few books had been written on it, and the general impression is that this relationship is not put forward by neither Australia nor the EU. While many scholars focus today on the importance of Asia...

15 Jan 2009
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How does Fox News cover Africa?

Essay - 3 pages - International relations

Fox News is the top rated channel in the United States (U.S.) but it is also broadcasted internationally in 40 countries. It can stand for an American point of view about news but also for a more global one. Fox News has an obvious impact on Americans. That is why, in order to monitor the way...

15 Jan 2009
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"Why has the common foreign and security policy been so much more difficult to organise than economic cooperation?"

Essay - 5 pages - International relations

One of the most important discussions in the modern-day European Union concerns the lack of effectiveness of common foreign and security policy. As the Union moves towards integration, creating such a policy has become one of its most pressing concerns. I shall consider this question in...