Essays

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U.S. Military Aid and Development

U.S. Military Aid and Development

By assisting dictators with military aid the U.S. is actually hurting both development and security.This paper will first look at what the purpose of military aid is and its history. Then it will examine three cases studies of the U.S. providing military aid to developing countries in order to understand why aid is provided and how it is hurting security and development.

Germany’s Role in Turkey’s Accession to the EU

Germany’s Role in Turkey’s Accession to the EU

Most German citizens are against Turkey’s membership, but they have different reasons for their opposition. It is also clear that Germany does not have a stable position towards Turkey’s membership. Turkey should develop policies that encourage right-based dynamics in Germany to progress and to accelerate its accession negotiations with the EU.

The European Union: Changing the Face of Regionalism

The European Union: Changing the Face of Regionalism

The EU is no longer just a regional association. It is a view of the future, a state in many respects though also subservient to member initiatives, a world economic powerhouse and a home to policies commonly instituted. The Union is no longer just an external body, but a concrete expression of European unity and is at least, a partial fulfillment of the European ideals expressed after the First and Second World Wars.

Who wanted to go to war over Korea in 1950?

Who wanted to go to war over Korea in 1950?

‘To want’ is a strong word. This essay argues that an unqualified desire for war can hardly be attributed to Stalin, Truman or Mao, albeit with differences in the way and degree to which this is true for them individually. A concise historiography of the Korean War is followed by a tripartite analysis of the motivations the characterized the three leaders’ decision-making in the crucial years and months leading to the Korean War.

Are multi-national federations viable?

Are multi-national federations viable?

Through a normative-theoretical exploration into the raison d’être of multinational federations and their modus operandi under various circumstances, this is essay will advance the thesis that viability of any federal model is ultimately conditional upon an explicit recognition and stimulation of a civic federal identity[

Living in the shadows: lesbians in India

Living in the shadows: lesbians in India

Lesbians in India are conspicuous by their lack of visibility in mainstream society. If one were to accept the Indian government’s stance concerning sexual minorities, lesbians would simply not exist. This report proposes explore the issue of ’lesbianism’ in contemporary India.

Contractors in the “War on Terror”: Enabling Global Military Deployment

Contractors in the “War on Terror”: Enabling Global Military Deployment

What has begun as the “War on Terror” and is now a series of “overseas contingency operations” could in fact only go on in the global fashion that it did for almost ten years now because of the services provided by several hundred thousand contractors. In short, private contractors serve as enablers of this decade-old war, much like they have become enablers of most major Western militaries.

The Realist School of Thought: An Analysis

The Realist School of Thought: An Analysis

Classical realists explain international politics by focusing on human nature and, apart from Carr, they perceive power as the ultimate goal of states, like Mearsheimer. For classical realists anarchy is not the primary focus when explaining different state policies. Hence, classical realism remains more of a foreign policy guide than a theory like the one Waltz wanted to introduce.

Enduring Rivalry? A Case Study of the Conflict in Kashmir

Enduring Rivalry? A Case Study of the Conflict in Kashmir

This case study will start by presenting the origins and causes of the conflict in Kashmir. After presenting an assessment of the relative failure of attempted conflict resolution process, the study will look at the main obstacles of conflict resolution, emphasizing mutual nuclear capability and domestic constraints. In conclusion, it will draw on relevant theory to examine why conflict resolution is still on-going.

The Journey of Cultural Globalization in Korean Pop Music

The Journey of Cultural Globalization in Korean Pop Music

Changes in the production and consumption of pop music have shown the Globalization of Culture in its most effective form. Changes in the Korean pop industry illustrate a process whereby ‘foreign’ pop music is internalized, adapted and then pushed back into the wider world as a new style of pop which has been culturally filtered.

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