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November 16, 2011 | MA Thesis: China's Power Play in Sino-Australian Trade

Estephanie Henaro: China's economic outgrowth is about more than commercial relationships. It has used its influence on the Australian economy, traditionally a cornerstone of US-led regional stability, to consolidate its access to key energy supplies and assert its own hegemonic structure in the Pacific. ...More

November 2, 2011 | MA Thesis: The UK and the Uncertainties of Energy Security

Christian von Campe: Energy security is a key issue for nearly every industrialized state, and the United Kingdom is no exception. This paper examines energy policy in the UK from a threat perspective, and proposes solutions for ensuring the heavy dependence on a sufficient and secure energy supply is not an Achilles heel. ...More

October 24, 2011 | Term Paper: Rumors of NATO's Demise Have Been Greatly Exaggerated

Jason Naselli: Arguments that NATO is outdated or reaching its end are flawed because they incorrectly view it as a conventional military alliance, say a number of new books. Recent scholarship instead has looked at NATO as an international institution, and predicts a much brighter future. ...More

October 12, 2011 | Term Paper: Russia: The Knight at the Crossroads

Maxim Miroshnikov: Russia finds itself at a crossroads facing a set of opportunities and challenges in regards to its demographic situation, military, economy and governance. Despite undergoing dramatic economic improvement, Russia remains a great power in name only. ...More

October 6, 2011 | Term Paper: Where Does Europe's Power Come From?

Chloe Gotterson: European politicians describe the EU as a normative power, but it is better described as a civilian power? This essay contends that it is, and that Europe’s leaders emphasize the normative aspects as a strategic and diplomatic maneuver to increase the soft power of Europe. ...More

September 30, 2011 | Think Tank Analysis: Re-Engineering the Transatlantic Security and Defence Relationship

Stanley R. Sloan: As NATO leaders prepare for the May 2012 summit in Chicago, the allies should review their security priorities, redefine defense spending quotas, reaffirm their commitment to global partnerships, reinforce links with Turkey, and find ways to make better use of non-military resources. ...More

September 16, 2011 | Think Tank Analysis: NATO Partnerships: Shaking Hands or Shaking the System

Vivien Pertusot: Are NATO’s partnerships simply a form of public diplomacy intended to improve the Alliance’s image, or are they projects with real strategic potential? NATO now faces three choices: continue with business as usual, allow the partnerships to die, or invigorate them with renewed commitment. ...More

September 15, 2011 | Other: Favelas on Fire: Rio's Urban Civil War

Regina Joseph: With the opportunity to substantiate Brazil’s emergence as a global leader, Rio and Brazil must get their security situation under control, not only are lives of its citizens at stake, but so is Brazil’s standing as a competent and reliable actor in world affairs. ...More

September 8, 2011 | Journal Article: The EU's Policy Response to China's Resource Diplomacy in Africa

Anna Katharina Stahl: Due to its growing demand for raw materials, China is actively seeking to extract African natural resources. Instead of being perceived as rivals in the region, both China and the EU should seek to increase cooperation for their mutual benefit. ...More

August 2, 2011 | MA Thesis: Nixon and European Security, 1969-1971

Andrew Haworth: This thesis argues that the Nixon administration between 1969 and 1971 used delay tactics at home and abroad to satisfy its aim of postponing the Conference on European Security (CSCE) and Mutual Balance Force Reductions (MBFR). ...More


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