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Nigeria’s “Resource Curse”: Oil as Impediment to True Federalism

Nigeria’s “Resource Curse”: Oil as Impediment to True Federalism

Whilst Nigeria’s history of colonialism can partly explain the difficulties of achieving a functioning federalism, its ‘resource course’ is also a significant hindrance.

Orientalism, Palestinian Nationalism, and Israeli Repression

Orientalism, Palestinian Nationalism, and Israeli Repression

The success of Palestinian nationalism in the context of the peace process is complicated by the variations in Orientalism which occur between different forms of Zionism.

Analysing the Lord’s Resistance Army Through Liberalism & Social Constructivism

Analysing the Lord’s Resistance Army Through Liberalism & Social Constructivism

Using the case study of the Lord’s Resistance Army in northern Uganda, liberalism’s approach to peacebuilding is inadequate compared to social constructivism’s.

Was the Communist Party of Yugoslavia a Leninist Party?

Was the Communist Party of Yugoslavia a Leninist Party?

The Communist Party of Yugoslavia was a thoroughly Leninist party. Even at those moments when it appeared to go against Lenin, its adherence to him was near complete.

Should we Rebuild ‘Failed States’ or ‘Let Them Fail’?

Should we Rebuild ‘Failed States’ or ‘Let Them Fail’?

The practice of rebuilding ‘failed’ or ‘failing’ states is ethically problematic. It overlooks human security and is too focused on Western institutional standards.

The Domestic and Ideational Sources of the European Defence Community’s Defeat

The Domestic and Ideational Sources of the European Defence Community’s Defeat

Rather than a realist explanation for France’s defeat of its own EDC proposal, we must delve into the constructivist realm of identity and historical determinism.

Why Is a Small State Like Georgia Important for the USA, the EU and Russia?

Why Is a Small State Like Georgia Important for the USA, the EU and Russia?

Newcomer Georgia became an arena of confrontation between the USA, the EU and Russia due to its geostrategic location, political developments and strategic orientation.

France’s Olive Branch Strategy and the 2011 Ivoirian Crisis

France’s Olive Branch Strategy and the 2011 Ivoirian Crisis

As Africa diversifies its external relations, France has acted under the abode of multilateral institutions in order to advance her geostrategic imperatives.

Iran 1978-1979: Reflections on Intelligence Failure

Iran 1978-1979: Reflections on Intelligence Failure

The failure of the US intelligence community to predict the Islamic Revolution in Iran offers lessons that remain relevant today in the aftermath of the ‘Arab Spring’.

A Tale of Two Partitions: The First Indo-Pakistani War and the Palestine War

A Tale of Two Partitions: The First Indo-Pakistani War and the Palestine War

The potentiality of statehood provided by partition filled the nation building fervor of Hindus, Muslims, Arabs, and Jews.

Uneven and Combined Development & World Systems Analysis: A Combined Approach

Uneven and Combined Development & World Systems Analysis: A Combined Approach

‘World-systems Analysis’ & ‘Uneven and Combined Development’ – when combined & further theorised – provide an illuminating approach to the global system’s functioning.

The 1967 and 1973 Arab-Israeli Wars: Causes of Triumphs and Failures

The 1967 and 1973 Arab-Israeli Wars: Causes of Triumphs and Failures

The different outcomes of the two wars was due to a combination of preparedness, initiative, superpower involvement, military capabilities, and intelligence failures.