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The civil war in the DRC is one of the biggest headaches of the international community. Historical and sociological approaches help explain the persistence and character of the on-going violence.
After the end of the Cold War, Washington envisioned American leadership in Europe as a means for stability; both for the future of Europe and for the international system.
The apparent threat from continued proliferation both within and outside the NPT framework remains a widely shared concern among all actors—from states to non-state actors.
Although, at first sight, it may appear otherwise – the EU’s Lisbon Treaty has made a huge step towards a more sophisticated and improved security of fundamental rights.
If the international community maintains a positive, critical role and domestic pushes for human rights are legitimised by international law, human rights have the potential to be universal.
The intentions of biological weapons are to cause damage to the social and economic order of society. Infectious disease also causes damage to this order and thus constitutes a security threat.
Did the Tea Party movement revitalise the Republicans? Or did its powerful vocal support from a relative minority of citizens force the Republican Party to move too far to the political right?
Broad development remains elusive because it fails to challenge the rules of the ‘game’ enforced by neoliberal interests which cannot accommodate more adequate definitions of poverty.