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The Impact of Nationalism on Chinese Foreign Policy Towards Japan

The Impact of Nationalism on Chinese Foreign Policy Towards Japan

In China, the CCP promotes the narrative of humiliation as part of a nationalist discourse, projecting opposition outwards and making the CCP a harbinger of stability.

Did the Founding Fathers Fail to Consider the Process of Policy Implementation?

Did the Founding Fathers Fail to Consider the Process of Policy Implementation?

The Constitution of the Founding Fathers does not neglect the implementation of policy as its flexible nature allows governmental power to be sufficiently restrained.

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Is Recent Asylum Migration Threatening Europe?

Asylum seekers in the collective unconscious are perceived as a threat as numerous social and political platforms may push nationalist and sometimes, racist sentiments.

Explaining South Korean Policy Toward the United States, 1987-2014

Explaining South Korean Policy Toward the United States, 1987-2014

Despite elements of disagreement in its policy outlook, Seoul has been eager to remain a valuable and contributing member in the US-led regional and global architecture.

Jimmy Carter, Human Rights and the Cold War

Jimmy Carter, Human Rights and the Cold War

Carter’s focus on the Cold War and Containment meant that his human rights ideals could never be achieved due to the importance he placed on repelling Soviet influence.

The Reagan Administration’s Strategic Defense Initiative during the Cold War

The Reagan Administration’s Strategic Defense Initiative during the Cold War

The decision to pursue the protracted, costly, and dubious SDI, the technology for which was not fully understood by US leadership, was ineffective and ultimately unwise.

Sergio de Queiroz Duarte, Under-Secretary-General for Disarmament Affairs, speaks at the opening of the exhibition "Against Nuclear Arms". The exhibition portrays the destruction caused by the A-bomb explosions in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan, as well as decades of nuclear arms testing in Kazakhstan.
10/Aug/2009. United Nations, New York. UN Photo/Paulo Filgueiras. www.un.org/av/photo/

On the Possibility of Nuclear Disarmament

While nuclear disarmament is a technical possibility, the deterrence logic behind such weapons makes their relinquishment a near impossibility.

Was British Decolonization after 1945 a Voluntary Process?

Was British Decolonization after 1945 a Voluntary Process?

Britain often had little choice but to concede that the constitutional independence of its dependencies was inescapable.

President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden, along with with members of the national security team, receive an update on the mission against Osama bin Laden in the Situation Room of the White House, May 1, 2011. Please note: a classified document seen in this photograph has been obscured. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

This official White House photograph is being made available only for publication by news organizations and/or for personal use printing by the subject(s) of the photograph. The photograph may not be manipulated in any way and may not be used in commercial or political materials, advertisements, emails, products, promotions that in any way suggests approval or endorsement of the President, the First Family, or the White House.

How has the US Intelligence Community Performed against Al-Qaeda since 1988?

Owing to its own misconceptions and those of successive executives, the US intelligence community has failed to perform to the extent of its abilities against al-Qaeda.

Friendship and International Relations

Friendship and International Relations

Although states can construct meaningful bonds between each other, these are better conceptualised as partnerships, not friendships. State relations are not friendships.

CAPE TOWN/SOUTH AFRICA, 10JUN2009 - Kofi Anann, Secretary-General, United Nations (1997 - 2006); Member of the Foundation Board of the World Economic Forum; Co-Chair of the World Economic Forum on Africa, at the Opening Plenary on Africa and the New Global Economy held During the World Economic Forum on Africa 2009 in Cape Town, South Africa, June 10, 2009

Copyright World Economic Forum www.weforum.org / Eric Miller emiller@iafrica.com

A Poststructuralist Perspective on R2P as a Response to Kofi Annan’s Question

Addressing Kofi Annan’s question in traditional Liberal terms is but one way, of many, to phrase the Responsibility to Protect debate.

Brian Friel at home.
Bobbie Hanvey, photographer.
Image bh015812, Bobbie Hanvey Photographic Archives, John J. Burns Library, Boston College.
This image is part of a series of images found at: hdl.handle.net/2345/3167

Mapping Postcolonial Ireland: The Political Geography of Friel’s ‘Translations’

Geographical knowledge can be politicized, such that maps are techniques of power, representing a manipulated and politically-charged discourse about the world.