Essays

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China’s Naval Modernization: A Fundamental Change in its National Security Strategy?

China’s Naval Modernization: A Fundamental Change in its National Security Strategy?

China has more than quadrupled its expenditure on naval spending as part of a policy of sharply increasing defence spending since the early 2000s.

Roosevelt’s Path to the Second World War: Interventionist or Isolationist?

Roosevelt’s Path to the Second World War: Interventionist or Isolationist?

Stuck with an isolationist Congress and public, Roosevelt pursued a policy of appeasement while always entertaining the need for entry into the war.

The Influence of Right Wing Politics in Britain During the 2009 European Elections

The Influence of Right Wing Politics in Britain During the 2009 European Elections

Parties that identify with being on the right of centre, who follow a Eurosceptic ideology and call for the withdrawal of Britain from the European Union show significant growth in electoral support in recent years.

The Effect of Nationalist Ideology on Violence in Yugoslavia in the 1990s

The Effect of Nationalist Ideology on Violence in Yugoslavia in the 1990s

Nationalist ideology provided the moral, political and military impetus to ethnically cleanse contested territories to create a ‘fit’ between nation and state.

The Role of Stable Small States in Implementing the Responsibility to Protect

The Role of Stable Small States in Implementing the Responsibility to Protect

Smaller nations have played a secondary, or non-existent role to major powers. Yet, they are well placed to play instrumental roles in implementing the R2P.

Judging Susceptibility to Ethnic Conflict

Judging Susceptibility to Ethnic Conflict

There is nothing inevitable or predictable about ethnic conflict; it is far more complicated a phenomenon than simply a foreseeable clash of ethnicities.

A Critical Analysis of Civil-Military Cooperation in Post-Taliban Afghanistan

A Critical Analysis of Civil-Military Cooperation in Post-Taliban Afghanistan

Humanitarian NGO’s are suffering from a deficient civil-military cooperation approach caused by the enormous engagement of the military in relief operations.

Explaining War: A Comparison of Realism and Constructivism

Explaining War: A Comparison of Realism and Constructivism

Constructivism offers a more detailed and accurate account of war than realism due to its focus on social factors and the importance of ideas.

Prospects and Challenges for the Development of Middle Eastern Democracy

Prospects and Challenges for the Development of Middle Eastern Democracy

Whilst many of the monarchies in the region seem unwilling to cede power entirely to more democratic institutions, there has been a push for constitutional monarchies.

Peace Education in Sierra Leone

Peace Education in Sierra Leone

Material repairs to infrastructure are only a small part of any reconstruction effort. Education can provide an incentive for potentially aggressive parties to buy into peace.

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