Asia/Pacific (students)

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.

NATO’s Comprehensive Approach in Afghanistan: Origins, Development, and Outcome

NATO’s Comprehensive Approach in Afghanistan: Origins, Development, and Outcome

The peace operations of the 1990s, Danish initiative-taking, several NATO summits, and Obama’s election were all factors that led to the adoption of the CA by NATO.

The Spratly Islands Dispute – A Discourse Analysis

The Spratly Islands Dispute – A Discourse Analysis

A constructivist approach through discourse analysis as described by Lene Hansen highlights essential and previously neglected dynamics of the Spratly Islands dispute.

The Doha Development Round and Challenges to Multilateral Trade Negotiations

The Doha Development Round and Challenges to Multilateral Trade Negotiations

While some view the Bali Package as a much needed life-line for the WTO, critics note that the agreement papers over the tough issues that the WTO will face later on.

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.

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.

Ukraine Conflict: The Final Push For Peace

Ukraine Conflict: The Final Push For Peace

The Minsk Protocols have gradually paved the road toward peace, but serious problems remain both in the formulation and implementation of the agreement.

What Accounts for the Sino-Russian Alliance?

What Accounts for the Sino-Russian Alliance?

Sino–Russian relations are better today than at any point throughout their troubled history, due to the structure of the inter-state system and domestic factors.

Discursively Constructing a Space Threat: ‘China Threat’ & U.S. Security

Discursively Constructing a Space Threat: ‘China Threat’ & U.S. Security

China’s rise in space power, and the United States’ interpretations of that rise, force us to reflect on how threats are constructed and perceived.

Europe as a Normative Power on Climate Change? The EU’s Engagement with China

Europe as a Normative Power on Climate Change? The EU’s Engagement with China

By examining the European Union’s engagement with China on climate change, the EU could arguably be a credible normative power on climate change policy.

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.

The European Union’s Neighbourhood Policy in Morocco and Azerbaijan

The European Union’s Neighbourhood Policy in Morocco and Azerbaijan

The democratisation strategy of the EU in Morocco and Azerbaijan favours the stability of existing power structures and has therefore been largely ineffective.