The International Politics of Rogue Banking

The International Politics of Rogue Banking

Rogue Banking practices are subtle but highly consequential fiscal transactions that have tangible affects on the global economic and political landscape.

Community Based NGOs in Grassroots Peacebuilding and Reconciliation in Northern Ireland

Community Based NGOs in Grassroots Peacebuilding and Reconciliation in Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland has a long way to come before it can be labelled peaceful. The fragmented nature of its society indicates that we cannot speak of two monolithic communities at all. They are divided within themselves along attitudinal, class, and educational lines, while different experiences of the Troubles have shaped their needs.

Understanding Russia’s Post-Cold War Foreign Policy Towards the EU and USA

Since the end of the Cold War, the policies followed by Russia towards the United States and the European Union have defied simple analysis. In the decade and a half since the fall of the Soviet Union, Russia has at times appeared an ally and at times has been much more hostile.

How the Structure of Syrian Insurgent Groups Restrains Greater American Support

How the Structure of Syrian Insurgent Groups Restrains Greater American Support

The typology of Syrian rebel groups illuminates the obstacles to cooperative action, but also highlights the difficulties that might dominate the post-war Syrian state.

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.

Ukraine Conflict: The Final Push For Peace

Ukraine Conflict: The Final Push For Peace

The Minsk Protocols have gradually paved the road toward peace, but serious problems remain both in the formulation and implementation of the agreement.

Ukraine Conflict: An Inflection Point of International Security

Ukraine Conflict: An Inflection Point of International Security

The global level of analysis represents a useful framework to examine a key dimension of the Ukraine conflict: the interstate proxy struggle between Russia and the West.

The European Union’s Newest State: Iceland?

The European Union’s Newest State: Iceland?

The origins of the Icelandic bid for EU membership lie in a national crisis never before experienced and the purpose of membership remains a hotly disputed topic in the nation of just over 300,000.

Securitisation of the Arctic Circle

Securitisation of the Arctic Circle

In this essay I will be looking at the political causes for the increase of tension regarding relations for the states that border the Arctic Circle. I will be examining the relations between all eight countries, trying to establish through policy, press releases and other formats of documentation how a group of ‘Westernised’ countries are working to oppose the actions of Russia within the Arctic Circle.

An assessment of Gaddis’ suggestion that MAD secured a ‘long peace’

An assessment of Gaddis’ suggestion that MAD secured a ‘long peace’

This essay argues that whilst the destructive power of the atom bomb is significant, its contribution to stability in the latter half of the twentieth century is not. Indeed, it seems more likely that the contribution of nuclear weapons was to make a “long peace” seem less inevitable than it in fact was.

Stopping the Islamic Terrorist Financing Machine

Stopping the Islamic Terrorist Financing Machine

A lack of cooperation between agencies, ignorance in dealing with the methods of fund-gathering and fund-moving measures, and the implementation of contradictory policies have resulted in a system in which the West cannot find a comprehensive strategy to curb the financing of Islamic terrorism.

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