The civil war in the DRC is one of the biggest headaches of the international community. Historical and sociological approaches help explain the persistence and character of the on-going violence.
Broad development remains elusive because it fails to challenge the rules of the ‘game’ enforced by neoliberal interests which cannot accommodate more adequate definitions of poverty.
Compared to the Cultural Revolution, had there been increased foreign support, the New Life Movement could have been a defining doctrine of Modern China, not a blip on the history books.
Despite a few alleviative and still fewer success cases, globalization tends to accelerate ethnic conflicts on economic and cultural fronts, on top of pre-existent ancient hatreds.
Corporate Social Responsibility is a farce: a lack of transparency, increased competition, poor international regulation, and corruption cause corporate violations of human rights law.
There are numerous conflicts between the FRA and our common intuition. Consequent objections against the FRA may be plausible, but do not provide sufficient moral justification to reject the FRA.
Shaping foreign energy policy at the state level and international energy relations at the international, interpretation of energy resources grounds an energy policy’s political logic.
Though ‘failed states’ continue to pose significant transnational security problems, the emergence of informal actors challenges the assumption of a complete absence of governance.