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July 7, 2011 | Journal Article: Special Forces - Strategic Asset

Simon James Anglim: The study of Special Forces has largely been neglected in academic literature, but they remain among the most effective military tools available. Modern armies should continue investing in Special Forces to carry out tactical missions that conventional military units are ill-suited to perform. ...More

July 6, 2011 | Term Paper: Eastern European Post-Communist Generation: Disconnected and Disaffected

Dawn Turek: What are the dynamics and implications of the Czech Republic’s post-communist generation, disconnected from previous generations and disaffected by the European Union? ...More

TopicJune 29, 2011 | MA Thesis: Right to Development and Rights-Based Approach to Development

Anush Hayrapetyan: This Master thesis explores the interrelationship between the right to development and rights-based approaches as mutually reinforcing concepts to the implementation of international development. ...More

June 28, 2011 | MA Thesis: How and Why Has Belarusian Foreign Policy Been Constrained 1991-2009?

Helen Turek: Following almost two decades of isolation, this paper sets out to examine why Belarus has traditionally had such a limited range of foreign policy options, and what has changed in the last two years, causing Belarusian President Aliaksandr Lukashenka to try and appeal as a partner to the West. ...More

June 27, 2011 | Think Tank Analysis: The Geopolitics of Abkhazia's Sovereignty

Vasco Martins: This article proposes four interlinked hypothesis to explain the immense geopolitical benefits of recognizing Abkhazia, while understanding that certain ‘hard-line’ factions within the Russian government might have planned the outcome of the conflict. ...More

June 4, 2011 | MA Thesis: Turkey's Real Significance for the EU

Fintan Hastings: Ankara has a key role to play both now and in the near future in the military and regional security of the European Union. This comes down to Brussels' shortcomings in both crisis management and peacekeeping abilities, which can be complimented by its eastern neighbor. ...More

May 20, 2011 | BA Thesis: The EU's Eastern Partnership Program and Belarus

Alex Rubin: Despite twenty years of Belarusian independence and shared borders, the EU has thus far failed to make a lasting impact on the Belarusian regime or its population. This study examines the EU's failed approach to Minsk and contextualizes the issue by including additional factors such as Russian influence and domestic politics. ...More

May 20, 2011 | MA Thesis: Division of Labor Between the EU and NATO

Stanislav Kulich: The concept of "Division of Labor" has been at the forefront of the EU-NATO debate over effective and mutually acceptable security role-sharing. However, due to the concept's short-sightedness and inflexibility, cooperation has not gone smoothly. Regretfully as a result, transatlantic rivalry has escalated. ...More

TopicMay 2, 2011 | Term Paper: Growth, the Rural Gap and Legitimacy in China

Franziska Petersen: This paper analyzes how the rural gap and the environmental question may stifle the legitimacy of the Chinese regime and thus the continuation of the process of accumulation and growth in China. ...More

April 20, 2011 | MA Thesis: The Naxalite Movement in India

Cody William Punter: This paper traces the development of the Naxalite movement in India from independence until the present, where it is now considered India's single largest security threat. ...More


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