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11 Jan 2013

Mass media and the war in Iraq

Case study - 3 pages - Political science

The song entitled "Boom!", by the band System of a Down (S.O.A.D), appears off their third studio album Steal This Album! Released in 2002, the album failed to meet the success of S.O.A.D's previous album Toxicity. The album was created mainly because unfinished songs were leaked onto the...

29 Oct 2012

The invasion of Iraq: An example of liberal imperialism

Case study - 6 pages - Political science

On March 19, 2003, the United States, under the leadership of former President George W. Bush launched the invasion of Iraq1. For many people, this was a vital strategy in the United States' “war against terror.” The terrorist attack in New York City on the morning of September 11,...

03 Feb 2011

Implications of the war in Iraq

Essay - 14 pages - International relations

The war in Iraq, called the third Gulf war follows the conflict between Iraq and Kuwait which lasted from August 1990 to February 1991. It is difficult to date the beginning, because the United States and the United Kingdom had begun to bomb Iraq in 1992, bringing with them...

29 Sep 2010

The Iraq war: an International Relations Theory Analysis

Case study - 16 pages - Political science

On the nineteenth of March 2003 America and its allies started their invasion of Iraq. This intervention had the official goal of the struggle against a terrorism-friendly country, to avoid the expansion of mass destruction weapons and establish a democratic breakthrough in the Middle...

15 Feb 2010

To what extent was the air campaign in operation Iraqi freedom a military success but a public relations failure?

Thesis - 15 pages - International relations

The relationship between the US and Iraq in the post-Cold War era has been marked by a shift in US foreign policy, which has culminated in two wars, namely Operation Desert Storm and Operation Iraqi Freedom. The focus of this paper is to critically evaluate the tactical position of the USA...

15 Mar 2010

Vietnam and Iraq - A study in comparison/contrast

Thesis - 2 pages - Social, moral & civic education

Aside from the short-lived Desert Storm conflict in the early 90's, the United States has been involved in two prolonged wars in the past fifty years, wars which bear striking resemblances. One has to wonder if our governmental leaders, with all of their touted experience, simply choose to...

29 Sep 2010

Cook's resignation from the English government due to his rejection of the policy lead by downing street on the subject of the war on Iraq

Essay - 1 pages - Political science

On March 18th 2003, Robin Cook resigned from government because he did want to go to war in Iraq without a strong international coalition and a UN resolution backing it. To him, the British government went to war not because of British reasons but for the reasons that US had along with...

29 Sep 2010

"On anniversary, Bush and Cheney see Iraq success: a caution from Rumsfeld" The New York Times

Book review - 2 pages - Journalism

The media industry is a business that plain and simple. When analyzing news content it is important to always keep this in mind, since it is only logical that any given article will be presented with a certain "spin" that not only aims to grab the reader's interest, but often aims to recite...

21 Dec 2010

Where is the "rebuilding" of Iraq?

Thesis - 6 pages - Political science

The invasion of Iraq in March 2003 by the United States was launched on the basis of motivation. However, one of the major motivations which animated the United States and its allies of the “coalition” was the creation of a “stable and democratic” Iraq by hoping...

29 Sep 2010

Describe the major differences in interests and perspectives of the member states of the European Union on Iraq and the US policy

Essay - 15 pages - International relations

The Iraq conflict uncovers difficulties for the member states of the European Union to find a common position in the context of the Common Foreign and Security Policy. This essay describes the major differences in the interest and perspectives of the member governments on Iraq, and...

13 Nov 2009

China National Petroleum Corporation and the Iraqi government: A Marxist view

Thesis - 4 pages - Journalism

The China National Petroleum Corporation signed a deal with the Iraqi government, allowing the large oil company to drill for oil in a poor, rural area of Iraq. While the relationship between the oil company and the Iraqi government has gone well, the deal has sparked a great deal of...

13 Jan 2009

Has Blair government's constructive European engagement been undermined by the Iraq war?

Thesis - 6 pages - Journalism

Britain's relationship with the European Union (EU) has been one of the most divisive issues of British politics over the last 50 years. Yet, the election of the Blair government in May 1997 intended to change this situation and marked a significant shift in the UK's European policies. Unlike his...

05 Feb 2009

The White House Iraq Group (WHIG): The high powered White House organization behind the marketing of the war in Iraq and at the heart of the Valerie Plame affair

Essay - 5 pages - Sociology & social sciences

The White House Iraq Group (WHIG) is a high powered and controversial group comprised of some of the most powerful and influential people in the White House in the time leading up to the 2003 invasion of Iraq. WHIG originates from a White House task force set up in August 2002 by...

05 Feb 2009

Iraq: Failure and victory

Essay - 11 pages - Political science

In this paper I will point out a few of the failures the Bush administration made prior to and during the current war in Iraq. I will also make recommendations for how things should have been done and how things need to be done in the current state of the war. I will also explain how past...

18 Dec 2008

Morality study: Iraqi refugees under American policies

Essay - 9 pages - International relations

Political theorists have debated for centuries the responsibility of countries to protect the victims of humanitarian crises. Sine the earliest days of international law, Grotius, Kant and Vattel have attempted to strike a balance between realist interests and the duty to help those most in...

17 Nov 2008

Films on the ongoing war in Iraq

Essay - 14 pages - Film studies

Since the start of the U.S. war in Iraq in early 2003, the citizens of the world have been bombarded with news coverage the likes of which has never before been seen in the history of armed conflict. Likewise, the world of cinema has embraced the conflict in Iraq in many varied...

15 Jun 2008

Evaluation of the decision to go to war in Iraq

Essay - 5 pages - International relations

When President Bush instigated a preemptive strike against the country of Iraq, voices of protests erupted from all sides of the globe. A preemptive strike against a sovereign nation had never been undertaken since the inception of the United Nations after World War II. Despite this,...

04 Aug 2022

US Foreign Policy since 2001: President Bush's first term

Course material - 11 pages - Political science

The period since 2001 has been a highly active one for the US: they waged a war in Afghanistan, another in Iraq and they may be preparing another one against Iran. The official rational in Washington, at least initially, for that activity, under the motto of "the war against terror", was...

01 Aug 2022

The United States and the World: Bush's Second Term and Current Trends in the US Foreign Policy Establishment

Course material - 9 pages - Political life and election

After Bush's re-election in November 2004, there were some doubts about the kind of policy he would now follow, after the occupation of Iraq had revealed itself as a much more difficult undertaking than what the Administration had contemplated. Many felt at the time the President would...

08 Aug 2022

The United States and the end of the Cold War (1989-1990)

Course material - 4 pages - Modern history

President George H. Bush was elected in November 1988. He had to steer the end of the Cold War, 1989-1990. His team was different from Reagan's, although he had been his vice-president: there were no neo-conservatives; the new Administration was more adept of Kissinger's prudent line....

23 Nov 2022

Geopolitics of the Iranian Country

Course material - 16 pages - Political science

Islam became more militant after the fall of the caliphate. From the beginning of the 1920s, the Syrian Rashid Rida (1865-1935) was the first to refer to the notion of the Islamic State (al-dawla islamiyya), but without proposing a systematic political program. The return to Islamic Law...

08 Aug 2022

The United States and the World: A New World Order?

Course material - 7 pages - Political science

We remember George Bush's optimism in 1990: he had announced "A New World Order", resting on the promotion of liberal democracy and free enterprise everywhere, resting on the UN (at last again effective due to the end of the Cold War) and on American benevolent hegemony. One could have the...

31 Jul 2022

The Possible Geopolitical Consequences of Further Enlargements of the EU

Course material - 6 pages - Political science

The big enlargement of the EU in 2004 and the last one in 2007 to Bulgaria and Romania have been greeted with skepticism or even hostile reactions in large sectors of European public opinion. This situation, which probably contributed to the failure of the Constitutional Treaty in France and the...

01 Aug 2022

The United States and the World - Russia and China

Course material - 7 pages - Modern history

At the beginning of his first term, President Bush neglected Russia and considered China as the next major geopolitical adversary. At the same time, American analysts were quite confident that Washington would be able to manage the "Geostrategic Triad" between Washington, Moscow and Beijing to...

09 Aug 2022

How was the perception of Arab Spring and pan-Arabism by local and western approaches?

Essay - 7 pages - Modern history

If the Arab Spring has been largely diffused as an unprecedented wave of revolutionary moves into the Arabic world, its connections to a wider global history have often been limited to the tricky issue of pan-Arabism and its underlying questions about nationalism. It all started on December 17,...

08 Dec 2023

Is America in decline? - The Economist (2021) - How has the American superpower evolved since the beginning of the twentieth century?

Artwork commentary - 2 pages - Economic politics

The video we are introducing today is a video from the economist entitled "Is America in decline?" posted on YouTube on September 7, 2021. It is an interview led by an editor, John Prudeau, who is interacting with 2 guests: a Washington bureau chief, James Astill, and an American senior editor...

08 Oct 2015

Economic and policy issues from the spill : Gulf war oil spill of 1991

Essay - 3 pages - Ecology & environment

In any oil spill, looking at the economic issues that are raised, the first parameter that is used is the number of gallons of oils that were spilt to measure the loss that was suffered in monetary terms. In the case of the gulf war oil spill of 1991, it caused the loss of millions of gallons of...

15 Aug 2022

What Makes a Belief an Extremist Belief?

Essay - 4 pages - Culture, religion & civilization

Extremism or holding extreme beliefs is associated with terrorist atrocities and a rapid increase in hate crimes. Extremist beliefs are those beliefs that a group or individual holds closely that are outside the mainstream of society. Extremist beliefs can either be political or religious. Those...

30 Jan 2017

U.S. history: America before and after 9/11

Essay - 2 pages - Modern history

In 2001 after a controversial election, the U.S. had a new President, George W. Bush. Bush had lost the popular vote to Al Gore but had won the election due to the electoral college. But even in the case of the electoral college, he only won because of Florida, which he had only narrowly won by...

11 Aug 2010

War on terrorism

Thesis - 6 pages - Social, moral & civic education

The wars in Afghanistan and Iraq are different in many ways, however they both are based upon a “war on terrorism”. Following the attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon on September 11th, 2001, the United States declared a war upon terrorism. Following this declaration,...