Review – The Role of France in the Rwandan Genocide

Al McKay • Sep 28 2010 • Features

Kroslak contests that France was not only involved in events through passivity, but actually enabled the genocide through its support for the Hutu regime before, during and after the killing. Overall, this study represents an estimable and rigorously researched contribution to the subject, though, as this essay will unearth, there are some problematic elements to the book.

Review – A Second Look at Huntington’s Third Wave Thesis

Stephen McGlinchey • Sep 23 2010 • Features

It is worth taking a second look at Huntington’s thesis considering the controversial democratisation attempts pursued by the US in the early years of the 21st Century.

Review – Geopolitics of the World System

Abbas Kardan • Sep 21 2010 • Features

Cohen’s Geopolitics of the World System examines the dramatic changes wrought by ideological and economic forces unleashed by the end of the Cold War. Cohen considers these forces in the context of their human and physical settings and explores their geographical influence on foreign policy and international relations.

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