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.

Do Gender Minorities Belong in the Military?

Do Gender Minorities Belong in the Military?

Trans people are included in the military by their willingness to reinforce the binary narrative structures of women as “beautiful souls” and men as “citizen protectors”.

Security Council Resolution 1325’s Impact on Kosovo’s Post-Conflict Framework

Security Council Resolution 1325’s Impact on Kosovo’s Post-Conflict Framework

In line with the agenda set by Security Council Resolution 1325, Kosovo has worked to integrate gender equality into its post-conflict peace-building efforts.

The Depiction of Climate Change as a Threat Multiplier and How It Hinders Action

The Depiction of Climate Change as a Threat Multiplier and How It Hinders Action

Framing climate change as a security threat has little potential to combat the effects of climate change correctly while supporting climate action.

The Capability-Expectation Gap in EU Foreign Policy after the Lisbon Treaty

The Capability-Expectation Gap in EU Foreign Policy after the Lisbon Treaty

Although the Lisbon Treaty increased the capabilities of the EU in foreign policy, the expectations from the EU have increased as a result.

Cybersecurity: A National Security Issue?

Cybersecurity: A National Security Issue?

Cybersecurity is a crucial national security issue that must be governed through an approach that combines relevant technical aspects with insights from the humanities.

Has Critical Security Studies Run Out of Steam?

Has Critical Security Studies Run Out of Steam?

CSS’ focus on a normative theory of security has resulted in theoretical inaccuracies and a wide range of criticisms due to its apparent liberal view of progress.

The EU-Russia Sanctions Regime: Theory-Practice Interplay

The EU-Russia Sanctions Regime: Theory-Practice Interplay

The ongoing Ukrainian crisis and an unprecedented deterioration of relations between the EU and Russia have presented another case of sanctions policy.  

Oppressing Islamists and Domestic Insecurity in Egypt and Tajikistan

Oppressing Islamists and Domestic Insecurity in Egypt and Tajikistan

Is the oppression of Islamists a mobilizing factor for mass mobilization against the state? The case studies of Egypt and Tajikistan provide interesting insights.

Terrorists or Freedom Fighters: A Case Study of ETA

Terrorists or Freedom Fighters: A Case Study of ETA

The ETA’s armed struggle was a necessary component of retaliating against the Spanish government’s Basque oppression, and therefore, they are freedom fighters.

The Impact of China’s OBOR Initiative on Australia’s Geopolitical Realities

The Impact of China’s OBOR Initiative on Australia’s Geopolitical Realities

The IPE analytical model demonstrates that China’s OBOR initiative is a sophisticated strategy that potentially solves several of China’s economic and political dilemmas.

( Brazil Jose Rubens De La Rosa, Russia Sergey Katryrin, SA Patrice Motespe, India Onkar Kanwar, China MA Zehua ) Chairmen of the BRICS countries during the media briefing at the first meeting of the BRICS Business Council held at the Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg. 20/08/2013

“The Turn of the Screw”: The Impact of Globalisation on Global Governance

Globalisation has strained the present system of global governance due to the influence of emerging economic powers and a deficit in legitimacy.

Promoting Democracy in Serbia — The Limits of EU Conditionality

Promoting Democracy in Serbia — The Limits of EU Conditionality

Despite the EU’s use of conditionality, Serbia remains far from constituting a consolidated democracy, and recent trends suggest it may be backsliding.

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