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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.

Did the Founding Fathers Fail to Consider the Process of Policy Implementation?

Did the Founding Fathers Fail to Consider the Process of Policy Implementation?

The Constitution of the Founding Fathers does not neglect the implementation of policy as its flexible nature allows governmental power to be sufficiently restrained.

Jimmy Carter, Human Rights and the Cold War

Jimmy Carter, Human Rights and the Cold War

Carter’s focus on the Cold War and Containment meant that his human rights ideals could never be achieved due to the importance he placed on repelling Soviet influence.

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.

Australian, British, and US Approaches to Countering Islamic Extremists

Australian, British, and US Approaches to Countering Islamic Extremists

By comparing and analysing the counter-radicalisation strategies of the three countries, disparate approaches are revealed that all contain some degree of effectiveness.

How Understanding Emotions in IR Can Help Explain Anti-Americanism

How Understanding Emotions in IR Can Help Explain Anti-Americanism

Negative attitudes towards the United States are generally specific to foreign policy choices rather than a broader statement about American culture or society.

The Securitization of the Iraqi Regime Using the Three Levels of Analysis

The Securitization of the Iraqi Regime Using the Three Levels of Analysis

The three levels of analysis can explain why contention can emerge when political issues are securitized such as the securitization of the Iraqi regime and US invasion.

George W. Bush: A Neo-Conservative?

George W. Bush: A Neo-Conservative?

George W. Bush’s Presidency is often asserted as a Neo-Conservative one. If this was the case, however, fundamentally different policy objectives would have been pursued.

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

Jimmy Carter’s Cold War Transition from a ‘Lamb’ to a ‘Lion’

Jimmy Carter’s Cold War Transition from a ‘Lamb’ to a ‘Lion’

Carter’s fate was very much symbolic of the constraints that the Cold War had on US policymakers at a time when morals, ideals and optimism had little stock.

The Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Phenomenon in Canada

The Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Phenomenon in Canada

Aggressive misogyny and racism towards indigenous women in Canada is a ramification of over two centuries of segregating, degrading and dehumanizing colonial projects.

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Drones, Gender and Classical Realists

Drones offer little strategic value because they have the capacity to perpetuate the problem they are trying to solve, which is argued through two theoretical approaches.