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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.

Current Space Law Limitations and Its Implications on Outer Space Conflicts

Current Space Law Limitations and Its Implications on Outer Space Conflicts

This is an exciting time for the entirety of human civilization, it is important for all parties in the planning of the forthcoming human expansion into outer space.

Development and Good Governance in Egypt

Development and Good Governance in Egypt

Since the end of the Cold War, development in Egypt, meant to promote sustainability and good governance, instead created a society based on political and economic gain.

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)

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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.

UNSC Resolution 1325: A Building Block for Gender Equity?

UNSC Resolution 1325: A Building Block for Gender Equity?

UN Resolution 1325, although not yet a complete success, can and should be used as a starting point to work for gender equity and towards a violence-free world.

The Eclipse of Pan-Arab Nationalism

The Eclipse of Pan-Arab Nationalism

Both ideological and internal and external geopolitical forces have led to the emergence, decline and subsequent failure of Pan-Arab Nationalism in the Middle East.

The Russo–Georgian War and the War in Donbas: Is History Repeating Itself?

The Russo–Georgian War and the War in Donbas: Is History Repeating Itself?

Georgia and Ukraine wars of 2008 and 2014 bear a resemblance because each was triggered primarily by Russian strategic concerns—often relating to the Black Sea.

How Effective Was US Involvement in Covert Coups in Containing the USSR?

How Effective Was US Involvement in Covert Coups in Containing the USSR?

Coups were often effective in the short term, but their weakness lies in their long term effects – most notably via deep bitterness from states involved and blowback

Image by Kosala Bandara

200 Years After the Congress of Vienna

It can be concluded that the European society of states after the Congress of Vienna was one of increasingly intermeshing inter-state relationships and commitments.