Middle East (students)

How Has the Human Rights Regime Been Affected by 9/11 and the ‘War on Terror’?

How Has the Human Rights Regime Been Affected by 9/11 and the ‘War on Terror’?

No evidence continues to exist that states’ prioritization of security interests over international norms has disrupted the institutions of the human rights regime.

US–Iran “Special” Relations Between 2001 and 2003: Friends or Foes?

US–Iran “Special” Relations Between 2001 and 2003: Friends or Foes?

The US and Iran’s past has greatly affected the nature of their relationship as each country insisted on viewing the other side from different and opposing perspectives.

The Iraq War as More Divisive in Transatlantic Relations than the War on Terror

The Iraq War as More Divisive in Transatlantic Relations than the War on Terror

Though the Iraq War seems to be much more divisive than the global “war on terror”, the transatlantic relationship continues to exist and cooperate.

Counterinsurgency and Female Engagement Teams in the War in Afghanistan

Counterinsurgency and Female Engagement Teams in the War in Afghanistan

Female Engagement Teams are the most resourceful way to engage with the female population of a host nation with dissimilar gender norms.

International Society in Theory and Practice

International Society in Theory and Practice

The humanitarian intervention taking place in Iraq/Syria is demonstrative of a cosmopolitan understanding of human rights and norms within the international community.

Unknown Knowns:  A Groupthink Model on the U.S. Decision to go to War In Iraq

Unknown Knowns: A Groupthink Model on the U.S. Decision to go to War In Iraq

There are clear indications that the decision making process in the buildup to the War in Iraq was influenced by groupthink, which ultimately led to a poor outcome.

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.

The Responsibility to Protect and the Importance of International Consensus

The Responsibility to Protect and the Importance of International Consensus

A constructive debate between the proponents and the sceptics of R2P will lead to establishing a greater consensus around the concept.

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.

Why Doesn’t Iran Want the Bomb?

Why Doesn’t Iran Want the Bomb?

When adding up the potential benefits and impediments, Iran will unlikely upgrade its current civilian nuclear programme to a military nuclear weapons programme.

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.

International Negotiations: Atomic Energy and Iran

International Negotiations: Atomic Energy and Iran

It is possible that nuclear negotiations with Iran will continue to prove fruitless and will continue on for an indefinite time.