Seoul Policy toward North Korea Nuclear Crisis

In the following work peculiarities of Inter-Korean relations are analyzed. Main aspects of existing crisis in relations between North Korea and South Korea are outlined and analyzed. Great attention is given to description of North Koreas Nuclear Program. Its main threats are investigated. Reaction of official Seoul to development of this program is given. This […]

International Humanitarian Law

International humanitarian law (IHL) is supposed to reduce the disastrous effects of military conflicts. In particular, it is critical to protect people who do not take part in violent confrontations. There have been many developments in IHL; for instance, one can speak about various treaties and agreements signed by the governments of various countries. Yet, […]

Conflict in Syria: Opportunity for Future Democratisation?

Literature Review The literature review seeks to analyse democracy in a conceptual framework that explores the politics of the Arab world against that happening in the rest of the world. In so doing, it seeks to demonstrate the meaning of democracy, explore democracy in the Middle East, while tackling political science‚Äôs view on democracy, and […]

The Politics of International Human Rights Law

Australia‚Äôs compulsory incarceration of asylum seekers started in the early 1990s (Chan 2006). The Keating Government pioneered the immigration policy. To uphold the reliability of the country‚Äôs immigration programs, the policy requires three categories of immigrants to be subjected to compulsory incarceration. The groups are all illegal immigrants, migrants who present intolerable threats to the […]

Conflicts in Syria Present No Opportunity for Future Democratisation

Introduction Syria is situated in the Western Asia. Its neighbouring countries are Lebanon, Turkey, Iraq, Jordan, and Israel. The country is home to diverse cultural and religious communities. Currently, the country is experiencing conflicts between the government soldiers and the rebels (Habeeb 2012). The conflicts began in the year 2011. It is alleged that the […]

Israeli Gaza Conflict

Introduction The Israeli-Palestinian conflict has been a major dispute between Palestinians and Israelis. The conflict began in the 1940s after the United Nations (UN) established a Jewish state in the region. The Gaza-Israel conflict took a new dimension following the election of the Hamas Party in 2005. This conflict escalated after the Palestinian Authority collapsed. […]

The United Nations Millennium Development Goals

Introduction In September 2000, 191 members of the United Nations ratified a charter known as the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MGDs). The MDGs established goals that were to be achieved by all UN member states by 2015. The goals were premised on the desire to improve healthcare by improving access to universal education, gender […]

Qatar Influence in the World

Statement of the Research Question The main research question that my thesis will cover is, ‚ÄėHow does Qatar use soft power to strengthen its global political influence?‚Äô This question will provide an opportunity for me to study the various processes of soft power that Qatar has and/or continues to utilize to strengthen its political influence […]

The Bilateral Relationships between the UAE and Japan

Abstract The bilateral relations between the UAE and Japan have been important for the sustained development of both countries. In particular, these states have established economic cooperation involving the exchange of natural resources and technologies. Additionally, they have common foreign policy interests such as the elimination of nuclear threats and preservation of maritime security. These […]

The Asian-Pacific Region and Australia

Introduction Australia has many global interests and deals with countries in many regions. These relationships mainly involve states that affect the country’s strategic environment and act as trading and investment partners. Australia has many bilateral ties with the countries within the region, such as Japan, China, and its closest neighbour Indonesia. It also has interests […]

International Politics Discussed by Wendt and Waltz

Introduction In his book chapter, The anarchic structure of the world politics, Waltz argues that the domestic power structure is defined by the principles that govern it as well as the specialisation of its various functions (Waltz, 2010). He posits that while certain rulers may make laws, governments have the final word. In his opinion, […]

The United Nations and the International System

Introduction After the World War I, the focus of nations that were engaging in the war was to enhance international peace through the establishment of the League of Nations. Its primary goal was to prevent the emergence of another war by enhancing collective security through disarmament plans and/or settling probable international disagreements via arbitration and […]

US Intelligence Community

Various agents of globalization, including the internet, mass media, social networks, and technology, mostly shape intelligence processing in foreign policy making in the current international system. On one hand, the emergence of the internet and social networks are praised for enhancing information analysis among foreign policy makers while on the other hand, it is accused […]

New Governance in the European Union

Abstract Within the European Union, institutions can implement powers that have been bestowed upon them by the member states. As such, execution of fundamental rights is usually at the state level. This paper investigations the perimeter of such a decentralised usage of the fundamental rights recognised in the Charter of Fundamental Rights as values which […]

China and Haiti

Introduction China is the second largest economy in the world after the United States of America. Having the world largest population, China is a target market for major exporters of the world. However, trade barriers have always hindered the entry of exports into its market. One of such barriers is the country‚Äôs socio-cultural environment. The […]

Concept of Poverty

Introduction Poverty is a widely useful and common concept in many spheres of socioeconomic development. Albeit a universal concept, many people have different conceptions of the term. In fact, Misturelli and Heffernan (2010) say the concept has different clusters of meanings and definitions. Other researchers believe the evolving nature of poverty contributes to its varied […]

International Security

Introduction Proliferation of nuclear weapons poses many threats to the international security. In response to such threats, nations look for ways of protecting their territorial integrity. The most effective mechanism of protecting individual national sovereignty entails adopting proactive response to security threats as opposed to reactive strategies (Nau 2008; Ross & Feng 2008). Deterrence is […]

‚ÄúSocial Forces, States and World Orders: Beyond International Relations Theory‚ÄĚ by Robert Cox

In his article, Robert Cox (1981) discusses the factors the shape the main peculiarities of international relations. Much attention should be paid to his assumption according to which the world order is shaped by social forces and institutions within countries. In this particular context, the term world order can be depicted as a set of […]

Supranational Organizations: NATO

Introduction A supranational organization refers to a union or a group of companies that have membership in multiple nations. A single business that qualifies this description can also be considered a supranational organization. The nations relinquish part of their power through political, financial, and martial alliances with the view of advancing the core agenda of […]

Democracy and Global Peace

Introduction Democracy and global peace are intimately related. Democracy contributes to global peace. Nations can barely achieve peace in absence of democracy. For years, democratic governments have partnered to promote peace worldwide (Rosato 507). The governments believe that free people can coexist harmoniously and work together for common goals. According to Rosato, Democratic Peace Theory […]

International Political Economy – World Systems Analysis

Introduction In the last two to three decades, the world has experienced unprecedented economic growth in all spheres of economy. Despite such encouraging progress in the economy, the gap between the poor and rich people has widened. The rich are getting richer as the poor get poorer. Further, the world has moved to a more […]

The Monetary Union of the European Union

The European Union (EU) is a political and economic community counting 27 countries located predominantly in Europe. The EU takes control over the countries through the system of independent institutions and intergovernmental organizations operated by the member states. The main policy of the EU lies in developing a single market through ensuring free movement of […]

‚ÄúWhat Went Wrong: Western Impact and Middle Eastern Response‚ÄĚ by Bernard Lewis

Abstract What Went Wrong: Western Impact and Middle Eastern Response. Known as the cradle of civilization, the Middle East witnessed the earliest civilization in Mesopotamia. The years that followed saw this region become successful and their power among nations was felt as far as Africa. In later years, the region experienced dormancy in development that […]

Constructivism

Introduction In the field of international relations, constructivism stands for the belief that crucial features of international relations are collectively and historically conditional, rather than predictable effects of human nature and other vital elements of world politics. Nicholas Onuf came up with the term ‚Äúconstructivism‚ÄĚ to represent theories that emphasize on the socially constructed nature […]

Influence of U.S. Foreign Policy

Important Factors of the America‚Äôs Foreign Policies Foreign policies are used by governments to enhance their diplomatic relationships. Such policies are aimed at protecting a country‚Äôs sovereignty, defending territorial integrity, maintaining economic and diplomatic aspects, and spearheading strategic as well as military interests. In other contexts, president‚Äôs personality determines the type of the foreign policies […]

Main Motives for European Integration

Introduction The integration of various European states was as a result of various reasons. As a process of political, economic, cultural, social, industrial, legal and technological engagement, integration of various European states came into being. Regional integration also emerged in an attempt to foster unity among various European countries and thus enhanced efficiency and effectiveness […]

The Principle of Non-Intervention in Contemporary International Law

Interference in the domestic affairs of independent states by other states is one of the most controversial issues in international law. The United Nations (UN) General Assembly resolution 2131 (XX) declared that all countries should conduct their affairs independently1. Additionally, the principle of non-intervention prohibits any state from meddling in the internal affairs of another […]

Negotiations Between Cultures

International business has immensely been affected by culture, especially by the negotiation between cultures in the sense that it takes place among different nations. Businesses interact with cultures in their endeavor to achieve their objectives. This relationship differs from culture to culture because every culture has a unique effect on the process of running business. […]

‚ÄėInternational Institutions‚Äô Contribution to Justice after War or Political Violence‚Äô

Available scholarship demonstrates that international institutions continue to play a fundamental role not only in peacebuilding initiatives but also in the provision of justice for victims in post-conflict societies (Meernik, Nicholas, & King 309). This paper uses the Ugandan and South African case studies to locate the importance of international institutions in contributing to justice […]

International Business Transactions

United States of America and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia International business transactions Economic transactions The economy of United States of America is currently the third largest in the world with imports and exports estimated to be worth trillions of dollars. As such, the economy plays a critical role in determining the world trade (Dickson […]

Hezbollah’s Propaganda

Introduction Globally, western forces define Hezbollah as a terrorist organization (Peate 1). However, in some sections of the Muslim world, people consider Hezbollah as a resistance movement that protects Muslims against the ‚Äúexcesses‚ÄĚ of the western world. The group‚Äôs main base of operation is in Lebanon. Its popularity in Lebanon, and some parts of the […]

Challenges/Threats to National Security: Turkey

Introduction The current civil conflict in Syria that continues to upsurge every day is damaging the good relationship between Turkey and Syria. It is terminating the impressive bond between the Turkey‚Äôs ruling party, Adelet ve KalkńĪnma Partisi (AKP), and the al-Assad’s government that has existed for almost a decade. Turkey‚Äôs Prime Minister in cooperation with […]

Withstanding the Challenge of Transnational Network in the System of Education

Introduction: Back to Where It All Started In the course of the past few decades, people have been trying to make the distance between states and cultures as less noticeable as possible; an obvious result of globalization, the given phenomenon has also touched upon the specifics of the British education. In the 7th Chapter of […]

The Role of Oversight in Strategic Intelligence

Introduction People from various countries have mandated their governments all over the world to run the affairs of their specific countries or kingdoms on their behalf. Such governments have the authority to enforce laws and policies that would protect the wellbeing of the nation. Almost all governments in the present-day world comprise three arms namely […]

Intelligence Operations Research: the US

Covert Action in US intelligence missions According to Cumming (2009, 1), the United States counterintelligence deals in covert missions. Covert missions entail missions that are commissioned by the state, but the state distances itself from such missions when it is mentioned if by any event the mission is exposed. As the leading country in terms […]

Structural violence theory and the role of justice in the reconciliation process

Introduction The past decades have been characterised by numerous cases of civil and international conflicts. Some of the countries that were previously engaged in domestic and international conflicts have made substantial progress as a result of effective conflict resolution. However, incidences of domestic and international conflicts are still evident in the modern society as illustrated […]

International Red Cross Movement

Introduction The International Red Cross Movement is a worldwide organization with a branch in almost all countries across the world. Apparently, the movement is made up of a number of components that include the International Committee of the Red Cross and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. According to International Red […]

Turkey’s Role in the Syrian Crisis

Introduction Syria has been embroiled in a violent uprising since 2011 when the Syrian opposition began widespread demonstrations against president Bashar al-Assad and his government. The Syrian crisis was fueled by the winds of revolution that were blowing through the Arab world. This Arab uprising led to the toppling of regimes in Tunisia, Egypt, and […]

Argo: The Issue of the Developed Biases against the Iranians

The modern political relations between the USA and Iran are characterised by the constant increase of tensions. The current prejudice of the US politicians in relation to the Iranian diplomats and representatives of the power is based on the years of the military and political conflicts. As a result, the US authorities are inclined to […]

Internet Governance

Introduction Internet governance is crucial for the security of the world‚Äôs nations. The Internet is the most commonly used source of information in the modern digitalized economies regardless of a nation‚Äôs development status. On the other hand, terrorists use the Internet to access information about their target areas of attack across the world; hence, there […]

Comparison between Hong Kong standard of living and that of home country base Sydney

The real value of international relocation proves difficult to fancy due to different economical set-ups within different regions. One of the main issues affecting international relocation is currency conversion, for example, Australian dollar is usually considered to be high hence could at times give deceptive results to immigrants. Financial benefits still becomes one of the […]