Foreign Policy (students)

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Mandate Disclosure in EU Trade Negotiations: The Case of TiSA

Mandate Disclosure in EU Trade Negotiations: The Case of TiSA

The publication of TiSA’s negotiating mandate represents an effort to increase transparency, used by negotiators as a stepping stone towards expanding the EU’s win-set.

A Comparative Historical Study of the Development of a European Army

A Comparative Historical Study of the Development of a European Army

The historical context, political landscape, and security environments have advanced/constrained the development of a EU defense policy and potential EU army.

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Saudi Arabia and the Regionalization of Yemen’s Conflict

Saudi Arabia’s military intervention in Yemen has led to the regionalization of Yemen’s war resulting in significant implications for the region as a whole.

The Legality of Russian Airstrikes in Syria and ‘Intervention by Invitation’

The Legality of Russian Airstrikes in Syria and ‘Intervention by Invitation’

Examining the legality of Russia’s claim of ‘intervention by invitation’ & the validity of such a principle when a country fails to respect norms of international law.

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Discrete Diplomacy: Oman and the Iran Nuclear Deal

Exploring Oman’s mediating role in facilitating the initial US-Iranian talks reveals how it can aid the US’s strategic goals in the Persian Gulf and the Middle East.

Allison’s Slow “Waltz” with Structure in Foreign Policy Analysis

Allison’s Slow “Waltz” with Structure in Foreign Policy Analysis

Graham Allison’s Bureaucratic Politics model suggests that structure also operates within the framework of a sub-unit system, thus diminishing levels of agency.

The Shadows of Tiananmen: Chinese Foreign Policy and Human Rights

The Shadows of Tiananmen: Chinese Foreign Policy and Human Rights

Since Tiananmen Square 1989, China’s understanding of the significant yet contingent power of human rights discourse has guided much of its foreign policy on the subject.

The Significance of the US War on Terror Policy for the Japan-US Relationship

The Significance of the US War on Terror Policy for the Japan-US Relationship

Japan’s participation in the War on Terror might have played an important role in making the Japan-U.S. relationship a global alliance.

To What Extent Does International Law Reflect the Sovereign Will of States?

To What Extent Does International Law Reflect the Sovereign Will of States?

Although international law reflects the sovereign will of Western states to a large extent, it significantly fails to reflect the will of post-colonial nations.

Arms Control and Cooperative Security: A Regional Perspective

Arms Control and Cooperative Security: A Regional Perspective

Cooperative security is a feasible concept in a regional and even a global context, but its success is in varying degrees of progress and is still in ambiguous standing.

A Reassessment of the Munich Agreement

A Reassessment of the Munich Agreement

The significance today of reassessing the 1938 Munich Agreement lies in the frequent uses of the terms Munich and Appeasemen” with regard to the Iranian nuclear program.

Are Military Interventions Inevitably Doomed to Backfire?

Are Military Interventions Inevitably Doomed to Backfire?

Military interventions are always liable to backfire and cause unintended harm to an intervening state on various grounds, such as ideological, political, and economic.

Cooperation or Competition? External Support and Interrebel Dynamics

Cooperation or Competition? External Support and Interrebel Dynamics

Non-state armed groups who receive fungible resources, such as funding or weapons, are more likely to experience interrebel fighting and less likely to be in an alliance.

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