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15 Jan 2009

During the Cold War, what role did oil play in driving western intervention to the Middle East?

Essay - 5 pages - Modern history

After the Second World War in 1945, a new world order came up: Western Europe had to recover from the damages the war caused, and the US and the Soviet Union were competing against each other for power in a Cold War period. During this era, lasting up to the collapse of the Soviet Union in...

12 Jan 2009

US policy towards the Taliban since the end of the cold war

Thesis - 2 pages - International relations

The withdrawal of Soviet troops in 1989 did not provoke the fall of Najibullah's communist regime, but rather the beginning of Civil war between the different factions and ethnics. The US was officially not interested anymore in that part of the world and focused primarily in Europe. However, the...

14 Jul 2008

Foreign policies of Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan

Essay - 3 pages - Political science

James Earl “Jimmy” Carter was the thirty-ninth President of the United States from 1977 to 1981. Before becoming president, he was the Governor of Georgia, and served two terms at the senate. He was regarded as an outcast to traditional party politics. The start of his presidency was...

05 Nov 2008

In-depth Country-by-Country analysis of distance learning in the Middle East

Essay - 17 pages - Sociology

In this context, underdeveloped countries such as those in the Middle East (i.e. The Arab States, Israel, Palestine, Iran, Turkey, Sudan and Egypt) must increasingly turn to distance learning as a means of broadening access to education for their populations. In 1981, fourteen of UNESCO...

25 Mar 2010

Music and the generational divide within youth of the Middle East - published: 25/03/2010

Thesis - 2 pages - Social sciences

Western culture has infiltrated all corners of globe. Even in Iran, where government officials went to great lengths to preserve their cultural autonomy, pop music created for an Iranian audience is written in English. The identity of Muslim youth is repeatedly combated by examples of...

04 Nov 2008

Economic and political transition in Bahrain: Strong Rentier States and Strong Rentier Societies

Essay - 18 pages - Political science

Bahrain, often overlooked in both academic and media analyses of the Middle East, has a strategic importance hidden by its small size. As home of the American Fifth Fleet, Bahrain hosts a deterrent against Iran from blockading the Straits of Hormuz as it has recently threatened to do. As...

12 Aug 2010

Music and the generational divide within youth of the Middle East

Thesis - 3 pages - Social sciences

Western culture has infiltrated all corners of globe. Even in Iran, where government officials went to great lengths to preserve their cultural autonomy, pop music created for an Iranian audience is written in English. The identity of Muslim youth is repeatedly combated by examples of...

29 Feb 2016

Contemporary Business Management issues such as reducing the carbon footprint

Case study - 6 pages - Management

BP, which is popularly known as British Petroleum, is the world's third largest energy corporation. In 2010, BP, which has $272 billion worth of assets, registered $308 billion worth of profits. BP has more than 79,000 workers employed in different capacities in branches across the globe. The...

22 Feb 2013

Authoritarianism is a form of government

Case study - 3 pages - Political science

Authoritarianism is a form of government in which concentrated and highly concentrated in a small group of politicians. A political condition of authoritarianism exists when those in power leave little or no freedom of choice to those over whom they govern, either because they believe that the...

02 Sep 2014

History 9067/3: International History, 1945 - 1991

Case study - 5 pages - Modern history

On first reading, Source A agrees with the hypothesis that “The United Nations Secretary-General has never possessed any independent power.” For example, it says that “Trygve Lie had to operate in a UN which was still very much an ‘East-West structure.” - this seems to...

15 Jan 2009

Oil depletion and use of vehicles: what are the alternative energies?

Essay - 13 pages - Journalism

In our modern society, oil is omnipresent in our habits and plays a significant role. It has several stakes in economical, political and strategic fields. Indeed oil is considered as the best energy source because it is easily extracted, stocked and transformed. Moreover, its energy yield is very...

04 Jun 2009

The Mesopotamian civilization

Thesis - 12 pages - Ancient history

Mesopotamia or Bilad Al-Rafidayn, the Arabic terminology for "land between the rivers" is widely considered as the “cradle of civilization” on account of the flourishing urban communities that thrived in this land much before the rest of the world was inhabited.In a narrow sense,...

29 Sep 2010

What is the role of IO's - IGO's and NGO's - regarding hostage takings and kidnappings in the world?

Essay - 7 pages - Political science

Today hostage taking is considered as a crime or as a terrorist act. Indeed, hostage taking is one of the many ways of action of the terrorists because, by this way, they can put pressure on States and thus obtain an important media coverage. The hostage taking is one of the favourite ways of...

21 Jan 2009

Hedging international risk: Renault and risk management

Essay - 10 pages - Management

Renault is a French vehicle manufacturer producing cars, vans, buses, tractors, and trucks. The group is well known for its motor racing (through Renault Sport department), revolutionary designs (for example: Vel Satis, Avantime, Megane) and concepts (namely the Espace, the first monospace to be...

08 Oct 2015

The wellbeing of afghan refugees in Sweden

Dissertation - 65 pages - Psychology

It is traumatizing to become a refugee, not in the sense of insane, frantic or deranged, but in terms of feeling out of place, misplaced or a being cast off. The identity of refugee is narrowed to an Immigrant, delineated by the term category. The reality of a refugee is inverted the moment...

06 Apr 2009

Death penalty administration: Racially biased?

Thesis - 9 pages - Civil law

More than 350 people have been executed in the USA since 1990. The U.S.A. has the highest known death row population on earth at over 3, 300. In 1997 the USA carried out 74 executions--the highest number for the last four decades. Only China, Saudi Arabia and Iran were known to have...

18 May 2009

More than they bargained for

Thesis - 5 pages - Literature

The process of maturation from childhood to adulthood, or “coming-of-age,” is a unique experience that often shapes the way that an adult will conduct his or her life in the future. In literature, a Bildungsroman outlines the transformational experiences of a young person as they...

11 Feb 2011

The introduction of Islamic banking in France: A research on the potential market for retail Islamic banking

Dissertation - 37 pages - Finance

This study provides an assessment on the current problems and progresses made in France for the introduction of Islamic banking into its economy and contains an evaluation and an analysis of the potential market for Islamic retail banks in France. The research is divided into two distinct...

29 Sep 2010

UN Security Council Resolution 1559 and US multilateralism

Essay - 6 pages - Political science

The United Nations Security Council Resolution of 1559 was adopted by the Security Council on September 2, 2004 by a vote of 9 in favor (Angola, Benin, Chile, France, Germany, Romania, Spain, United Kingdom, United States), to none against, with 6 abstentions (Algeria, Brazil, China, Pakistan,...

28 May 2009

The Indus valley civilization

Thesis - 11 pages - Ancient history

The Indus Valley Civilization, also known as the Ghaggar-Hakra civilization or the Harappan Civilization was one of the most ancient of world civilizations, a contemporary of the ancient Mesopotamian and Egyptian civilization. This civilization flourished between 2600 B.C.E. and 1900 B.C.E. in...

12 Mar 2007

Kenneth Waltz's on nuclear weapons

Essay - 3 pages - International relations

Do you agree with Waltz's recommendation to spread nuclear weapons? On Sunday, April 9, 2006, the Washington Post announced that “the Bush administration is studying options for military strikes against Iran as part of a broader strategy of coercive diplomacy to pressure Tehran to...

30 May 2008

I Will Survive: How a Disco Hit Defined the Year 1979

Essay - 3 pages - Modern history

The oil crisis continued, unemployment remained high, Jimmy Carter's presidency suffered blow after demoralizing blow, disco was the popular music, movies were breaking new ground and television continued remained the number one form of entertainment and relaxation. America was faced with...

12 Jan 2009

Children and conflict: Afghan children and post conflict processes

Essay - 5 pages - Social sciences

Historically, the processes of securing peace, reconciliation and reconstructing a country have neglected the specific needs and rights of children. However, the approach to the role of children in post conflict societies is slowly changing. To ensure the long-term peace, security and development...

15 Jan 2009

Fundamentalist Islamist terrorism and counter terrorism

Essay - 3 pages - Journalism

In the past few weeks, Mr Straw, leader of the House of Commons, argued that the niqab dress, a black long costume covering the whole of the body - including the face - and required by Muslim fundamentalists in Iran, is an unhelpful symbol of separateness. Since 09/11, there is a mutual...

16 Jan 2009

The international executive across cultures - France and India

Essay - 12 pages - Management

India's official name is the Republic of India and its capital is New Delhi. It measures over 3 million square kilometers for a population of around 1.1 billion inhabitants. India is located on the Indian sub-continent and can be divided into 4 topographical regions: the Himalayan region, the...

30 May 2009

The impact of Al Qaeda's attacks on the financial sector

Thesis - 5 pages - Economy general

“Five-and-a-half years ago, 19 terrorists hijacked four airplanes and changed the course of history. Just as we underestimated Al Qaeda then, we risk repeating the same mistake now.” (Hoffman 2007, 44). First, the question itself merits a two or so sentences - it is interesting by...

29 Sep 2010

The rebranding of BP

Case study - 10 pages - Management

Founded in 1908 as the Anglo-Persian Oil Company, BP has transformed itself from the humble beginning of a local oil company into a global energy group. Its operations are well established in six continents, with the sale of its products in over 100 countries (Christiansen). Upstream, BP is...

10 Jan 2011

International relations from 1944 to 1946

Thesis - 3 pages - Modern history

In 1944, the world entered its sixth year of conflict. Thus, the desire for peace and reconstruction could be felt increasingly in international relations. And so, the leaders of major powers in this period of history, such as the United States and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR),...

27 Jan 2011

Evolution of tourism in Turkey

Case study - 10 pages - Services marketing

This work focuses on the tourism development in Turkey. It is a country that is "friendly, handsome, with a rich culture and not at all expensive". It is a country that is modern enough to be comfortable but still traditional, and therefore interesting to analyze. As part of this analysis, the...

23 Aug 2012

Logistical process of Heineken beer

Case study - 8 pages - Business strategy

In this paper we are discussing about Heineken beer from a logistical aspect. In the first section we deal about beer in general: history, ingredients, brewing and varieties of beer. Then we continue with describing the supply chain of beer which is followed by the comparison of two countries,...