Essays

One of the best ways of developing your essay writing ability is to see how other students respond to similar questions. Reading other students’ essays can provide interesting insights and broaden your understanding of what is possible when answering a question.

Oppressing Islamists and Domestic Insecurity in Egypt and Tajikistan

Oppressing Islamists and Domestic Insecurity in Egypt and Tajikistan

Is the oppression of Islamists a mobilizing factor for mass mobilization against the state? The case studies of Egypt and Tajikistan provide interesting insights.

Terrorists or Freedom Fighters: A Case Study of ETA

Terrorists or Freedom Fighters: A Case Study of ETA

The ETA’s armed struggle was a necessary component of retaliating against the Spanish government’s Basque oppression, and therefore, they are freedom fighters.

The Impact of China’s OBOR Initiative on Australia’s Geopolitical Realities

The Impact of China’s OBOR Initiative on Australia’s Geopolitical Realities

The IPE analytical model demonstrates that China’s OBOR initiative is a sophisticated strategy that potentially solves several of China’s economic and political dilemmas.

( Brazil Jose Rubens De La Rosa, Russia Sergey Katryrin, SA Patrice Motespe, India Onkar Kanwar, China MA Zehua ) Chairmen of the BRICS countries during the media briefing at the first meeting of the BRICS Business Council held at the Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg. 20/08/2013

“The Turn of the Screw”: The Impact of Globalisation on Global Governance

Globalisation has strained the present system of global governance due to the influence of emerging economic powers and a deficit in legitimacy.

Promoting Democracy in Serbia — The Limits of EU Conditionality

Promoting Democracy in Serbia — The Limits of EU Conditionality

Despite the EU’s use of conditionality, Serbia remains far from constituting a consolidated democracy, and recent trends suggest it may be backsliding.

Assessing the Merits of Post-Fordism from a Gendered IPE Approach

Assessing the Merits of Post-Fordism from a Gendered IPE Approach

The introduction of women into the labour force tackled society’s subservient ideologies seen in the Fordist placement of women solely within domestic and reproductive spheres.

Unmasking the Colombian Peace Accord: FARC Strategy in a Never-Ending Conflict

Unmasking the Colombian Peace Accord: FARC Strategy in a Never-Ending Conflict

The recent peace agreement between the Columbian government and FARC guerrillas is unlikely to end the conflict as it comes directly from the FARC strategy.

The International Legal View of Espionage

The International Legal View of Espionage

Does espionage operate on a legal-until-caught basis? This depends on how states – and international law – conceptualise state sovereignty.

Diglossia and Politics in Arabic

Diglossia and Politics in Arabic

Political actors in the Middle East use the diglossic features of Arabic to match their language to the political context, as speeches made during the Arab Spring show.

Identity and Turkish Foreign Policy in the AK Parti Era

Identity and Turkish Foreign Policy in the AK Parti Era

Turkish foreign policy and identity need to be understood across time whilst taking into consideration the AKP’s domestic power via the Kemalist military establishment.

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