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24 Sep 2010

Genocide prevention and the UN convention

Tutorials/exercises - 5 pages - International relations

The term genocide comes from the Greek word genos, which means race or tribe and the Latin word cide, which means killing . The word genocide only appeared in the indictment for Nuremberg trail, neither in its Charter nor its judgment. For this trial, the crime of genocide has actually...

24 Sep 2010

US/Chinese foreign relations, from Sino-Soviet split to Nixon's visit to Beijing

Tutorials/exercises - 11 pages - International relations

China, the world's most populous nation, came under communist rule in 1949. In the previous decades, the Chinese Empire had been racked by political turmoil. In 1911, the collapse of the imperial Manchu dynasty instigated the rise of regional warlords and of revolutionary and...

27 Jan 2009

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...

15 Jan 2009

How Convincing Are Neorealism & Neoliberal Institutionalism To Understand Environmental Cooperation?

Tutorials/exercises - 12 pages - International relations

International cooperation is a radically different prospect with regard to positivist theories of international relations. According to each approach, states live in a specific international system, are motivated by diverse factors and possess various resources. Each theory then offers a...

12 Jan 2009

Japan since 1945-left Asia to join the West?

Tutorials/exercises - 7 pages - International relations

In 1639, the rule of Tokugawa Iemitsu officially stated the edict of separation of Japan, establishing a long period of isolationism for the Nippon archipelago. During this period, every contact between Japan and the outside world was forbidden, and “every Japanese who would leave the...

07 Jul 2008

Amnesty International: An "Indie" Organization

Tutorials/exercises - 3 pages - International relations

“Everyone has the right to life, liberty, and security of person,” states the third article of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The General Assembly of the United Nations adopted this declaration in 1948. The members of the Non-Governmental organization, Amnesty...

09 Feb 2008

The case of Palestinian refugees in Lebanon

Tutorials/exercises - 6 pages - International relations

Refugee situations across the world have been characterized by three different outcomes: return to the country of origin, assimilation in the host country or resettlement into a third country. All of the above have proven unrealistic options for the Palestinian refugees in Lebanon. This less than...

09 Feb 2008

The nature of the Israeli/Palestinian Conflict: Distinguishing Myth from Reality

Tutorials/exercises - 4 pages - International relations

Historical narratives are often times fragile and subject to “mythification”. Especially vulnerable are the ones in which interests between two groups collide, violent disputes are common and the nature of the conflict is highly complex and distinctively unique. In those cases various...

19 Dec 2007

The CCR5-Delta 32 Genetic Mutation and Human Evolution

Tutorials/exercises - 2 pages - International relations

Genetic mutations are not uncommon. They can happen for a variety of reasons and have a variety of effects. Those with negative effects are weeded out by natural selection, and those with positive effects prevail and are accumulated due to natural selection. These...

19 Dec 2007

International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY)

Tutorials/exercises - 5 pages - International relations

This year, December 10, 2007 is a day of many important deadlines. Not only is it the day the independence of Kosovo is said to be decided, but it is also the date by which the handover of Ratko Mladic to the ICTY is supposed to occur. Both of these could prove to be fateful days...

01 Apr 2007

Vatican Diplomacy

Tutorials/exercises - 3 pages - International relations

The Pope, as a spiritual and temporal leader, wields a double sovereignty: over the City of the Vatican as Head of State, and over the Holy See (or Apostolic See) as Head of the Roman Catholic Church. This fundamental distinction, “perennialized” by the 1929 Latran accords, is at the...