Essays

One of the best ways of developing your essay writing ability is to see how other students respond to similar questions. Reading other students’ essays can provide interesting insights and broaden your understanding of what is possible when answering a question.

Has the US Learned from Its Experience in the Vietnam War?

Has the US Learned from Its Experience in the Vietnam War?

Successive administrations have failed to draw lessons from US involvement in Vietnam. This has proved detrimental to recent international interventions.

Human Vulnerability to Climate Change

Human Vulnerability to Climate Change

Minimizing human vulnerability to climate change is largely determined by the extent to which societies develop and organize themselves to be resilient to these changes.

Hydropower in India: A Source of Heightened Risk and Inequality

Hydropower in India: A Source of Heightened Risk and Inequality

The Indian government’s recent ambitions in the realm of hydropower has created new issues and risks.

The Role of Global Governance in Curtailing Mexican Cartel Violence

The Role of Global Governance in Curtailing Mexican Cartel Violence

Global governance structures, primarily the UN Security Council, should be used to combat Mexican drug cartels.

(Washington, DC - EUA 19/03/2019) Presidente da República Jair Bolsonaro assina o livro de visitas da White House.
Foto: Alan Santos/PR

Two Nationalists and Their Differences – an Analysis of Trump and Bolsonaro

Neoclassical realism highlights the differences between the two leaders’ populist policies, namely Bolsonaro’s more open stance toward the global economy.

Misreading Clausewitz: The Enduring Relevance of On War

Misreading Clausewitz: The Enduring Relevance of On War

Criticism of Clausewitz is based on a fundamental misreading of Clausewitz’s theory of war and the philosophical framework in which it is set.

Europe’s Biggest Eurosceptics: Britain and Support for the European Union

Europe’s Biggest Eurosceptics: Britain and Support for the European Union

Euroscepticism remains higher in the United Kingdom in contrast to their continental peers, as reflected in its referendum to leave the European Union.

Two different light sources, E-PL3 chose the flourescent for white balance each try. Gives an interesting soft blue to the natural sunlight before twilight

Is Huntington’s “Clash of Civilizations” a Self-fulfilled Prophecy?

Huntington’s “Clash of Civilizations,” though fraught with polarizing opinions, still has relevance to contemporary policies and politics.

Dealing with Myanmar’s Past: A Call for a Truth Commission

Dealing with Myanmar’s Past: A Call for a Truth Commission

The creation of a truth commission in Myanmar will address the country’s past and help overcome the current democratic deadlock without sacrificing past progress.

Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Ms Nomaindiya Mfeketo meeting with her counterpart Chinese Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs Mr Chen Xiaodong, in Pretoria. 22/08/2017

To What Extent Has China’s Security Policy Evolved in Sub-saharan Africa?

China’s security policy toward Sub-Saharan Africa has grown more interventionist as its economic ties deepen and its desire to protect Chinese citizens abroad increases.

Reflexivity and Autobiography within International Relations Theory

Reflexivity and Autobiography within International Relations Theory

Autobiographical IR transcends an ontologically fixed subject and object, opting instead to deconstruct their nature and complicate their interactions with reflexivity.

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