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April 18, 2011 | Think Tank Analysis: The Elephant in the Room: Anticipatory Force and NATO Strategy

Jonathan Caskie Preece : This paper analyses the underlying notion of anticipatory force in NATO's evolving strategic doctrine. ...More

April 8, 2011 | Term Paper: Is the EU ill-prepared to meet new global security challenges?

James Cussen: This question is loaded with the baggage of a transatlantic divide on countering terrorism that pre-dates September 11th and at least extends back to the last days of the Clinton presidency. The inadequacies of the American portion of this discussion are challenged for lacking a pragmatic focus. ...More

April 1, 2011 | Conference Paper: Between Europe and America: Polish choices for the 21st Century

Jeremy Wysakowski-Walters: Polish strategic thinking can only be understood within a social-constructivist framework. This paper looks at Polish foreign policy, with especial regard to US/Polish relations. ...More

April 1, 2011 | Term Paper: Democratization in the South Caucuses

Anush Hayrapetyan: The process of democratization is still ongoing in the South Caucuses . This paper identifies obstacles, challenges and achievements so far. Moreover, solutions are offered as to how the region can move forward in the future. ...More

March 28, 2011 | Conference Paper: Pakistan and Israel: Religion, Politics and State

Malte Gaier: Religion, politics and the nation state are entwined in the foundations of both Israel and Pakistan. This paper examines how the basic characteristics of these states were formed and politically legitimized through a religious framework. ...More

March 20, 2011 | Think Tank Analysis: From Territorial Defence to Global Intervention?

Stephan Vormann: Germany’s Bundeswehr after universal conscription. Two decades after the end of the Cold War the transformation of the Bundeswehr remains a "work in progress". On January 3rd 2011 the - for the foreseeable future - last conscripts were drafted into the army. The suspension of universal conscription is however only a first step in what will most likely be a series of reforms in the Bundeswehr. The implications for Germany and its international role are yet unclear. ...More

March 15, 2011 | Term Paper: Nationalism and the European Union

Christian von Campe: European integration presents both a challenge and an opportunity for the concept of nationalism. Modernist theory is able to explain the problems involved but also offers a view on what a European identity could be. ...More

March 8, 2011 | MA Thesis: Energy Geopolitics: Turkey's Role as an Energy Hub

Ece Ozkan: The new "great game" is going to be about natural gas, and the players are already set. This study elaborates on the current debate surrounding the security of natural gas routes and the desire of European officials to find alternatives to Russian backed pipeline projects. ...More

March 7, 2011 | Term Paper: What Next for NATO?

Rachel J Emery: Many academics and journalists have put forth their own views on the future direction of NATO. However, what stills needs to be taken into account is that expansion of the Alliance's scope beyond the immediate Euro-Atlantic area is not necessary in the current post Cold War security environment ...More

February 28, 2011 | Term Paper: International Human Rights and State Sovereignty

Anush Hayrapetyan: This research focuses on human rights and state sovereignty issues which very often contradict one another in current international relations. Individual States need to pay attention to fulfil human rights duties in within their own borders for both to be considered equally. ...More


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