After the end of the Cold War, Washington envisioned American leadership in Europe as a means for stability; both for the future of Europe and for the international system.
Did the Tea Party movement revitalise the Republicans? Or did its powerful vocal support from a relative minority of citizens force the Republican Party to move too far to the political right?
Despite the US’ claims of self-defence and terrorist eradication, it can be argued that the NATO invasion of Afghanistan in October 2001 was not legal under international law.
Chinese – US diplomacy in 1972 would have been impossible without Mao’s permission. The historical influences of the talks illuminate the importance of Mao on China’s decisions.
The New Zealand-China dairy trade does not pose a significant threat to the Chinese economy and it seems unlikely that China has any desire to limit dairy trade with New Zealand in the near future.
Since World War II, the United Kingdom and the United States have enjoyed an extremely close “special relationship” in the areas of military intervention, defense, and the economy.
US democracy promotion initiatives are often imbued with undertones of national interest, and are not necessarily the most effective means of promoting international peace and security.
While common to see security focus on the protection and integrity of a sovereign territory, this essay argues rather that securitisation creates a society of exclusions and insecurity.