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Does the European Union Lead in the Combat of Climate Change?

anon • Sep 4 2012 • Essays
The extent to which the EU can be accurately labelled as the world leader in combating climate change has increased, despite elements still appearing relatively fragile.

Conflict in the Post-Soviet Caucasus

anon • Aug 19 2012 • Essays
Examining Soviet ethno-federalism, economic factors, a tradition of governance, and the role of religion, what was the nature of violence and conflict in Georgia?

Post 9/11 US Foreign Policy: Continuation of ‘New Imperialist’ Ambitions?

anon • Aug 14 2012 • Essays
The terrorist attacks of 9/11 acted as catalysts for the U.S. to increase its imperialist foreign policy, by which the pre-existing imperialist nature of U.S. foreign policy has become more apparent.

Problems with Anglo-American Centered International Theory

anon • Aug 7 2012 • Essays
There is a need to expose the relationship between IR's roots and whom it currently favours in its interpretation. Only then can we work towards a truly ‘international’ theory.

Can Gazprom be a Reliable Central Asian Gas Supplier to Europe?

anon • Jul 5 2012 • Essays
The EU's interests in Central Asia are best served through cooperation with Gazprom rather than competition.

The Israel Lobby and the U.S. National Interest

anon • Sep 21 2011 • Essays
Mearsheimer and Walt’s illustration of the Israel lobby has led to a wide debate on the the domestic influences on foreign policy. Their thesis exaggerates the ability of interest groups to divert foreign policy, and their notion of national interest can be criticised as not in line with those who make foreign policy.

How can one best explain the Rwandan genocide?

anon • Aug 24 2011 • Essays
Whilst historical legacies and existing prejudices are important, they are not an explanation in and of themselves for the Rwandan genocide. A more accurate way to explain the genocide is to look at why ethnic tensions were maintained, and how historical events were manipulated.

The US invasion of Iraq: failings and consequences

anon • Aug 1 2011 • Essays
The United States’ decision to launch a preventive attack on Iraq in 2003 resulted in significant international resentment, plummeting approval ratings of the Bush administration and domestic disenchantment which manifested itself with subsequent election results. This was exacerbated by failure to find weapons of mass destruction, the mistreatment of prisoners in the Abu Ghraib prison, and the problematic occupation.

The Concept of Sustainable Development

anon • Jul 27 2011 • Essays
Sustainable Development is a concept that at its core is revolutionary, yet difficult to pragmatically define. The history behind sustainable development is one that does not stretch far. Tensions that can be found within this idea are numerous, ranging from its ambiguous and vague definition, to the failure of attaining a universal pragmatic and operational framework.

The Functions of Diplomacy

anon • Jul 20 2011 • Essays
Throughout the course of history diplomacy has been a paramount element in the upkeep of peace and in the creation of positive change. Without diplomacy much of the world’s affairs, and organizations, would not exist. There are many examples of how diplomacy has affected countries, and even individual citizens.

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