There are plenty of differences between arms and other economic goods, but most of these differences are not fundamental: they are differences in degree, not in type.
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Increasing indebtedness and severe crises caused the Ottoman Empire to lose monetary sovereignty, culminating with the adoption of a limping gold standard.
Employing Waltz’s three images in ‘Man the State and War’ as a methodological framework helps guide analysis of the Syrian civil war, but fails to provide direct answers.
Explaining the occurrence of the Falklands War through diversionary theory, competing sovereignty claims and Fearon’s exploration of the contraction of bargaining ranges.
Analysing Libya & Tunisia reveals the important role of political culture in their democratic transitions & the pitfalls of applying ‘universal’ democratic institutions.
Because Rentier State Theory insufficiently explains the politics of the UAE, a marrying of Constructivism and RST are needed to best capture the politics of the UAE.
Afro-Latino communities in Brazil, Colombia, and Mexico are mobilising a diverse socio-political identity to challenge a deep-rooted history of discrimination.
EU’s major policy implementation problem is widely recognized, and should be combated through continuously combining plurilateral and hierarchical modes of EU governance.
Hasan al-Banna, founder of the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood, has played a significant role in the political ideologisation of Islam in the twentieth century.
Globalization tends to work to the detriment of developing states and has been a powerful tool employed by Northern states with a recent proliferation of modern players.
As states’ absolute power declines and shared threats rise, the NSS becomes more important for the transition to multipolarism and coordination between disparate powers.
The Benghazi attacks ultimately assisted in the ongoing destabilisation of post-Gaddafi Libya, and advanced multiple extremist Islamist causes.