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August 30, 2012 | MA Thesis: The EU Frontier: Policy Implications at the Spanish Border

Alice Pannier: Spain's illegal immigration policies, especially those towards boat people, indicate a re-imagination of its borders as the greater EU frontier. These policies underline a rhetorical gap in EU border discourse--a gap full with ethical and legal challenges that must be addressed before effective policies come about. ...More

TopicAugust 16, 2012 | Term Paper: China: Friend of Foe of the International Order?

Patrick Steiner: It is often believed the rise of a superpower threatens the existing world order. In light of China’s increasing superpower status and its recent veto on the Syria Resolution, can it be considered a threat to the international community? ...More

TopicAugust 8, 2012 | Term Paper: Vying for Sovereign Rights in the Central Arctic Ocean

Balazs Ujvari: In sharp contrast to media assertions, there is an international legal framework which is applicable to the Arctic Ocean, namely the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, which will be discussed in this paper, along with the practice of five Arctic coastal states. ...More

August 2, 2012 | Conference Paper: Climate Change: Central (Asian) Puzzle of the 21st Century

Bobur Nazarmuhamedov: The detrimental effects of climate change can be felt throughout the world. In Central Asia, which is especially prone to these externalities, climate change primarily interrupts the regions' ecological and socio-economic systems. The region’s leaders should devise a strong and targeted policy agenda. ...More

July 19, 2012 | Term Paper: Defense Budget Transparencies; Between Security and Accountability

Yasmine Ali Mohamed Ibrahim: The talk in Egypt about the "Selmi" constitutional memorandum has stirred public debate over the right of the Egyptian defense institutions to keep information from the public. What should be the limit to how much information security actors are allowed to hide from citizens? ...More

July 13, 2012 | Term Paper: Estonia and NATO: Cost and Benefit Analysis

Henri Erti: NATO membership for Estonia can be beneficial if future tangible opportunities and probabilities of external aggression are regarded as priorities. ...More

July 8, 2012 | Think Tank Analysis: The Politics of Pipeline Diplomacy and Energy Security

Ilqar Fuad Qurbanov: If you talk about energy security, it's inevitable that you will also discuss pipelines. The significance of the pipeline system can be noticed in the foreign energy policy of energy-rich countries such as Russia and has broader implications for regional relations. ...More

July 5, 2012 | MA Thesis: Russia vs the Western Powers: The Politics of Energy in Central Asia

Tabish Shah: The consequences of the Russian energy monopoly in Central Asia are not simply limited to the region or its energy supplies; they have the potential to impact upon the geo-strategic balance of the world. ...More

June 28, 2012 | Term Paper: Structural Adjustment Programs and Inequality

Sander Florian Tordoir: While IMF-World Bank Structural-Adjustment Programs are associated with higher inequality in the short-run, larger structural-adjustment seemingly decrease inequality in the long-run. Furthermore, growth during an SAP does not benefit the poor as much. ...More

June 21, 2012 | Term Paper: Describing the European Union's Power Potential

Amal Varghese: This paper examines the nature of the European Union's power potential at a theoretical level, engaging with Duchenne's 'civilian' power analysis, Manners'normative characterisation and Nye's soft power analysis of the EU's power potential. A reply to Chloe Gotterson's characterisation of the EU. ...More


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