Bush’s unilateralism, pre-emption and US primacy displayed a confrontational disposition while Clinton made more of an effort to engage with all corners of the world.
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Through the One Belt One Road initiative, China attempts to reassert itself as a powerful middle kingdom that is central to global trade and international relations.
The intractability of the Japanese army, coupled with defiance of Chinese nationalism, ultimately led to a devastating conflict that resulted in the deaths of millions.
The ambiguity of the Just War Theory in the case of NATO’s military intervention in Kosovo has resulted into divided and opposing interpretations.
The liberal assumption that high levels of trade and investment between two states like the US and China will make war unlikely, if not impossible, is overly simplistic.
The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is perpetuated by culturally and socially embedded discourses of victimhood that are existent in both countries’ narratives.
The Twenty Years’ Crisis by E.H. Carr and The Three Guineas by Woolf are considered seminal texts in the study of IR, yet their relevance to the present is in question.
Several thoughts and concepts from the dependency approach are still applicable for making sense of global inequalities in today’s globalized world.
The Falklands War of 1982 was the most obvious example of a dispute which had fluctuated since the 17th century, and pitched arguments of discovery against sovereignty.
Incidents such as territorial disputes and nationalist protests are but symptoms of deeper undercurrents at work in deteriorating Sino-Japanese relations.
The Kunarac case represented the international community’s willingness to recognise women’s vulnerability to mass atrocities.
Russian foreign policy is largely influenced by Putin’s desire to remain in power and the need to contain domestic restructurings through securing domestic support.