The seemingly infertile soil for democracy in the Middle East can be better understood by primarily examining the hindering role of the coercive apparatus in the region.
Foreign Policy (students)
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Although oil is significant for Chinese economic development, the country’s ‘peaceful rise’ advocated as Chinese strategy of development should be called into question.
Introduction of combat soldiers reaffirms China’s commitment to support the fulfillment of UN peacekeeping mandates—mandates that China endorsed in the Security Council.
Challenging the academic consensus, the discussion and application of ripeness theory to concrete cases demonstrates the deficiency of notions of ‘ripe moments’.
With the Bush doctrine, neoconservatives sought to maintain American unipolar power, believing in the exceptionalism of the US and their benign role as global hegemon.
The Bush Administration’s national security doctrine after the September 11 attacks represents continuity with previous US foreign policy
In analyzing US foreign policies in 2003 Iraq and comparing them to the civil war in Syria, America’s foreign policy has experienced a shift but it was never unipolar.
9/11 didn’t change the world’s threats; it changed the perceptions of these threats, sparking a re-evaluation of U.S. national security policy.
The construction of the Berlin Wall was a product of the refugee crisis, challenges to the Khrushchev’s leadership, and the USSR’s failed diplomacy with the West.
The Chinese and Indian maritime strategies and their aspirations have disposed two powers into a collision course in the Indian Ocean Region (IOR).
The U.S.-Russian relationship remains a selective partnership, where Moscow and Washington cooperate on some issues, because of common interests, and disagree on others.
While Dutch occupation saw Indonesia divided and ruled, policy under Japan had a unifying effect on Indonesian society and stimulated its revolt.