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October 5, 2010 | Term Paper: A Dissection of the Globalized Middle East

What Middle Eastern countries need is a form of economic development that tackles the basic problems - poverty and unemployment - without leading to greater inequality. At the same time, it should promote human rights, democracy, and the proctection of the civil liberties of each citizen. ...More

September 27, 2010 | MA Thesis: Facing Immigration: A Comparative Evaluation of Integration Approaches

Eva Maria Krockow: European approaches towards the integration of immigrants have resulted in inter-cultural clashes. More flexible strategies based on mutual respect whilst upholding a national leading culture are necessary for successful integration. ...More

September 23, 2010 | Term Paper: Unrequited Love: The Anglo-American "Special Relationship"

Eoin Michael Heaney : Recent events including the Gulf oil spill and another confrontation between the UK and Argentina over the Falkland Islands have prompted the British press to lament the demise of the Special Relationship. But in fact, the success of the partnership is all down to personality and always has been. ...More

TopicSeptember 15, 2010 | Term Paper: A Critical Look at Western Perceptions of China's IP System

Brian Safran: Transatlantic corporations have channeled their energies into their respective Chambers of Commerce to complain about China’s lack of enforcement of IPR. However, evidence suggests that such firms are not availing themselves to the protections the Chinese system affords. ...More

September 6, 2010 | Think Tank Analysis: Democratizing States: Nuancing Mainstream State-Civil Society Relations

Brian Safran: The presence of an active, engaging civil society is a "precondition for effective governance." This international logic is premised on a "watchdog" angle to civil society. ...More

August 23, 2010 | Term Paper: The Transformation of NATO's Identity after the Cold War

Dzintars Kalnins: The events of September 11, 2001 changed NATO's identity by providing the Alliance with a new enemy image. The result provides a case study of how the terrorist challenge brought about an identity change in an international organization. ...More

August 19, 2010 | MA Thesis: The Sino-Russian Border: Anatomy of a Problem Region

Eoin Michael Heaney : The Sino-Russian frontier in the Far East is rife with tension as the Russian population continues to shrink and a booming Chinese economy sends capital and labour northwards. This study explores the economic, demographic, political, and social dimensions shaping this problematic region. ...More

August 9, 2010 | Think Tank Analysis: The EU and China in Africa: The Case of Kenya

Daniel Fiott: The West is troubled by Chinese business activities on the African continent, perceiving Chinese firms as satellites of the central state.This paper uses the case study of Kenya to compare the economic and developmental activities of the EU and China in order to address some common misperceptions. ...More

August 2, 2010 | Term Paper: Humanitarian Intervention and the Prohibition on the Use of Force

Maya Todorova Stanulova: Humanitarian intervention, although not yet an exception to the prohibition on the use of force in Article 2(4), is steadily transforming into such. ...More

TopicAugust 2, 2010 | Term Paper: Success Remains Possible in Afghanistan

Karsten M. Jung: If little substantial progress was made in Afghanistan under General McChrystal's command, then that is not primarily due to any significant conceptual shortcomings of the ‘comprehensive counterinsurgency campaign’, but to a lack of political commitment on the part of the Afghans and the coalition. ...More


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