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April 5, 2012 | Journal Article: The Forgotten Victims of Bio-Chemical Warfare

Veronika Valdova: According to a 2002 symposium, the number of people killed by the Imperial Japanese Army during World War II in germ warfare and human experiments is about 580,000. After the war, US representatives refused to deal with the atrocities and force the perpetrators to face trial. Instead, they were granted immunity in exchange for data and cooperation. ...More

March 29, 2012 | MA Thesis: Cyber-Security and Critical Infrastructure Protection: The Case of Iceland

Jón Kristinn Ragnarsson: A thesis on cyber-security and critical infrastructure protection. Iceland provides the case study for the options of a small state. These are examined in terms of aiding the fight against cyber-threats. ...More

March 22, 2012 | MA Thesis: International Conferences on Afghanistan: From Bonn '01 to Bonn '11

Javeed Ahwar: This thesis highlights the untouched aspects of Afghanistan that were not discussed or integrated into the process of the Bonn conferences 2001 to 2011. In particular, it discusses the agendas of these conferences in terms of what they meant on paper and in practice. ...More

March 15, 2012 | Journal Article: Multinational Conflict Management

Dave Roddenberry: Sovereignty is a multi-use concept with a seemingly unending supply of definitions. It is also in an apparent logical conflict with the idea of interstate cooperation. Yet, for centuries states have sought to collaborate across a number of fields, though perhaps none more so than that of security. ...More

March 8, 2012 | Journal Article: At the Crossroad: The Atlantic Order and the Pacific Oriented Economy

Valentin Naumescu: While the definitive decline of the post-war Atlantic order remains to be seen, there is definitely a gravity shift taking place in world economic and geopolitical activity. But to what extent the potential of emerging regions like the Asia-Pacific can be translated into real influence remains to be seen. ...More

March 1, 2012 | Term Paper: Benefits and Uses of EU Development Aid

Ravi Sodha: This paper examines the question of who benefits from development aid and what the philanthropic act means within a neo-liberal framework. It will look specifically at EuropeAid and explore whether this policy could be used to pursue different objectives. ...More

February 23, 2012 | Term Paper: Flawed Agents of the Contemporary Global Economic Governance

Balazs Ujvari: The world economy is currently looking more precarious, more unequal and less governed than it has been in previous decades. This is in part because governance (particularly the IMF, WTO, and the World Bank) within the global economy has not kept up with globalization and growth. ...More

February 16, 2012 | BA Thesis: Responsibility to Protect: Far From a Neo-colonial Project

Amal Varghese: This paper will oppose the arguments put forward by Mahmood Mamdani and others that the "Responsibility to Protect" is a western project forced upon Africans. On the contrary, this paper will demonstrate that the principles of RtoP and international justice are at the heart of Africa's vision. ...More

TopicFebruary 9, 2012 | Term Paper: Ethnic Conflict and Language Rights

Mohammad Saber: The Afghan conflict has ethnic and language roots. A long term resolution of the conflict requires recognition of the rights of minorities to their human right of speaking, educating and promoting their language and culture. ...More

February 9, 2012 | MA Thesis: The Yemeni Question

Dave Roddenberry: As Yemen continues its downward trajectory, its strategic position means a multinational intervention must be considered. Though this would be a heavy undertaking, if Western nations learn from previous interventions and peace-keeping operations, they could turn Yemen from a liability into an ally. ...More


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