International Relations of the Asia-Pacific

Asian Democracy Democracy refers to the process through which individuals compete for power and various positions in the government at regular intervals. Thus, democracy implies a political system in which leaders are selected through a fair electoral process. Besides, no major interest group should be excluded in a democratic system. However, the meaning of democracy […]

The National Curriculum for England and Wales from an Ideal Democratic Learning Society Perspective

Introduction The educational system of a society is fundamental to the development and ultimate advancement of the community. Educators and governments all over the world have acknowledged that the educational structure and practices adopted can have a significant effect on the education of the population. This can lead to significant impact on economic and social […]

Emiratisation

Introduction Emiratisation is a nationalistic strategy which has been adopted by the government of the United Arab Emirates to employ its citizens in a meaningful and efficient manner in the public and private sector with a chief aim of utilizing country‚Äôs human resources optimally in the economic process and to transfer skills and knowledge from […]

Critical Success Factors for the Implementation of System in the State of Qatar

Abstract In this dissertation, the focus will be on the analysis of success factors for implementing the Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) in the State of Qatar. For this reason, the study will take form of investigation both primary and secondary sources for obtaining industry views and comparing them with already published information related to critical […]

International Relations as Natural and Social Science

Introduction/Thesis statement Nowadays, it became a common practice among many political scientists to suggest that, since the observable emanations of international relations in today‚Äôs world do seem to have acquired a number of qualitatively new subtleties, the application of a positivist methodology in IR can no longer be considered appropriate.1 This suggestion, however, cannot be […]

American Politics in “Patriot Acts” by Katherine Crier

In her works Patriot Acts, Katherine Crier talks about the nature of American politics. She suggests that politicians must be held responsible for their behavior. Most politicians do not have the interests of the Americans at heart since they will always mislead the public by circulating propaganda. Crier urges American politicians to tell the public […]

Does the East Asian ‚ÄúMiracle‚ÄĚ Invalidate Dependency Theory?

Introduction The phenomenal growth enjoyed by the 4 Asian Tigers, namely Singapore, Hong Kong, South Korea and Taiwan, call into question the validity of dependency theory and its application to a modern day setting. The main idea behind dependency theory is the notion that “various resources from the periphery, representing the poor and under developed […]

Manitoba ‚ÄúFirst Nations‚Äô Home & Community” Care Program

Background The First Nations and Inuit Home and Community Care (FNIHCC) Program was approved by the Federal government in 1999 to provide basic home and community care services to people with disabilities, persistent or acute illnesses and the elderly. The program aims to maintain optimum health, well-being and independence of the target groups, develop and […]

Leadership in Military

Introduction For military to be successful in their endeavors, military service needs leaders who are not only agile in their analysis, but also innovative in the development of new solutions to the complex challenges. As such, military leaders should be academically qualified to lead such significant and racial diverse institution (Richardson 2005, 36). Effective military […]

American Foreign Policy

Introduction After the World War II, the US disagreed with the Soviet Union over various issues. Especially, they did not like the Soviet‚Äôs control of the Eastern Europe, their control over atomic weapons, and their blocking of the Berlin. In addition, the people‚Äôs republic of China had established a communist government in 1949 contrary to […]

Law and Constitution

Introduction Social scientists have subjected the conduct of attorneys to theoretical conceptualization in cases of litigation on the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. A spirited discussion by legal scholars has been advanced to assess the conduct of attorneys in the said litigation. The dominant issue in the said debates has been to establish the role […]

Why did Somalia Become a Failed State?

Introduction The Fund for Peace categorizes states as failed according to its failed state index which is based on twelve indicators and this indicators are; ‚Äúdemographic pressure, massive movement of refugees and internally displaced persons that often demand humanitarian assistance, chronic human flight, sharp economic decline, de-legitimization of the state, deterioration of public service, suspension […]

Russia: The Influence on CIS

Introduction This paper aims to offer insight into Russian business expansion to the neighbouring countries of Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS, using the company-level approach to the subject. Although the extent of Russian investments in the CIS is commonly recognized, fewer contributions can be found discussing the economic and political leverage of Russians firms ‚Äúnear […]

The Impact of International Regimes

Overview Decision making procedure, rules, norms and principles that may either be explicit or implicit in affecting international relations are all embraced under the umbrella of international regimes. The expectations of actors in international regimes tend to converge on matters related to international affairs. The United States foreign policy is indeed one critical example of […]

Economic and Political Liberalism and Democracy

Introduction The following essay tries to answer the question that whether or not Economic and political liberalism can lead to democracy, but not the other way around. The essay also examines the importance of the concept of economic and political liberalism and the relationship between liberalism and democracy. However it is important to define the […]

Intelligence‚Äďled Policing

The introduction to intelligence-led policing and how it has effected modern policing in the United States This study identifies Intelligence led policing by the acronym IPL. It is a radical policing model which began in the United Kingdom. It is an intelligence-based policing method whereby law enforcement operations are guided by crime analysis techniques, data […]

Madison’s Political Theory

James Madison (1751-1836) was an outstanding political scientist who contributed a great deal to political practice. He always wrote politically purposeful material. Madison‚Äôs contribution to political theory led to his being recognized as the ‚Äúfather of the constitution‚ÄĚ. The major purpose in his work was one: to help in the ratification or shaping the American […]

Incident Command System

The ICS or incident command system must have the following main aspects: unity of command, common terminology, management by objectives, modular organization span of control. Before anything else is done in a natural disaster rescue operation, the ICS or incident command system requires that there should be a unity of command, where each participating unit, […]

Role of Frontex in Combating Illegal Immigration in the European Union Territory

Introduction When compared to North America, Europe is one of the regions, which is also recording a high influx of immigrants as per the OECD report (2008). Recent studies indicate that the immigration rate in Europe is at 3.0% and therefore, the region hosts about 56 million immigrants (Boswell 2005). Besides immigrants seeking labor or […]

US Foreign Policy in the Balkans

Introduction United States occupies a distinguishing position in global affairs. Never in history has a single country conquered the international arena to the extent that the U.S. does today, courtesy of its foreign policies, which continue to draw mixed reactions, ranging from admiration to envy and hatred (Cameron, 2005 p. xvi).¬†However, admirers and critics of […]

North Korea Politics

North Korea‚Äôs nuclear program started in about 1962. During this time, North Korea (Officially known as the Democratic People‚Äôs Republic of Korea, DPRK) ‚Äúcommitted itself to what it called ‚Äėall-fortressization,‚Äô which was the beginning of hyper militarized North Korea of today‚ÄĚ (Pike, para. 4). The government established an atomic energy research plant, which the specialists […]

Structural Realism Theory and the Developing world

Outline Structure The previous decade has witnessed some investigations assessing the applicability of available International Relations (IR) models to, and complaining about the abandonment of the rising economies, and especially of third world (Africa) in particular, in International Relations theory. This essay tries to go past this well-substantiated disapproval, and in its place questions what […]

“US Slaps Sanctions on Caucasus Emirates as Violence Continues in North Caucasus” Article

In their book titled Global Terrorism, Lutz & Lutz (2004) note that critics of the U.S. policies on global terrorism often questions the capacity of the policies to meet international threshold and the will of America to involve other traditionally non-aligned state actors in the fight on global terrorism. However, the article by The Jamestown […]

The Dayton Peace Accords

The Dayton Peace Accords are credited for producing the General Framework Agreement that brought an end to the war and hostilities witnessed in Bosnia-Herzegovina during the early 1990‚Äôs. Although the U.S. mediation played a significant role to the processes that led to the signing in 1995 of the Dayton Peace Agreement, other countries operating under […]

Understanding the Failure of the Global War on Terrorism and Suggestions for Future Strategies

The Global War on Terror (GWOT) is a worldwide military campaign initiated by the US, UK and several other countries in the aftermath of the September 11, 2001, attacks on the World Trade Centre. Its stated aim was the eradication of militant Islamic groups that were targeting America and its allies and its scope was […]

How U.S Relations have Impacted and Affected Pakistani-Indian Relations Post Cold War

Introduction The cold war ended in 1989 and a mutual peaceful mood engulfed the universe as all parties ushered in a new era. The Berlin Wall was dismantled and a disintegration of the Soviet Union as well as new independence for the Eastern Europe countries was witnessed. This was a brand new start after a […]

European Union Free Movement Directives and Regulations

Abstract Freedom of movement among the citizens of the European Union has taken a progressive and historical process. This began with workers in the steel and coal industry and progressed to the freedom of movement of all persons including ordinary citizens. This study is mainly concerned with the anti-discriminatory clause of the freedom of movement […]

European Citizenship

Introduction The concept of European citizenship has in the past been marred by theoretical and historical problems. Thirty five years ago, a French scholar by the name Raymond Aaron disputed the concept of European citizenship by stating that there was no such thing as a European citizen; he instead proposed that there were only nationals […]

US Cyber Command

The cyber space has been recognized as the new domain of warfare; cyber warfare is actions of either states or non-state organizations to penetrate another nation‚Äôs computers or other networks for the purpose of causing damage or disruptions. Cyber warfare target not only national security, but also frauds like identity theft and stealing of classified […]

Kelly Kennedy: “They fought for Each Other: Triumph and Tragedy of the Hardest Hit Unit in Iraq”

There are many books devoted to the Iraq conflict. They explore the reasons and consequences of the Iraq war depict struggles and attempts of the American soldiers to preserve piece and stop the war. One of the books devoted to this war is the book by Kelly Kennedy They fought for Each Other: Triumph and […]

Manipulation of Ethnic Identity by Groups in Iraq

Introduction Iraq has had a turbulent history as a result of its ethnic make up. While all this was blamed on the ruthless dictator Saddam Hussein, Iraq has continued to be split along ethical lines even after the overthrow of Saddam and his subsequent execution. Now more than ever, the country‚Äôs population has clustered themselves […]

Trade Complementarities between South Korea and Vietnam

Like many other countries around the globe, Vietnam has in recent years integrated with the global economic infrastructure on an increasing scale. Being a regional neighbor and a country that shares many similarities with Vietnam, including geography, culture, among other aspects, South Korea has become a strategic economic partner of Vietnam. The strategic economical capacity […]

Negotiations to End Apartheid in South Africa

Introduction The white rulers of the National Party (NP) initiated the apartheid system in South Africa. The system segregated the Africans from accessing certain privileges, and it became a policy in1948. The policy required inhabitants of South Africa to be classified into racial groups, where, one was black, white, colored, or Indian. People were obligated […]

The Human Rights Violation in the Republic of Korea

Background The human rights situation under President Kim Jong-Un in the Democratic People‚Äôs Republic of Korea (DPRK) has remained dire due to the government‚Äôs unwillingness to yield to the recommendations by the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council‚Äôs Commission of Inquiry writing on a similar theme (United Nations Human Rights: Report of the Commission of […]

Two Presidencies

The concept of the US being ruled by two centers of power was introduced by Wildavsky in 1966 (Fleisher, Bond, Krutz, and Hanna 4; Wildavsky 23). The author argued that one presidency was involved in ensuring domestic affairs of the country were maintained as intended. The other presidency focused on ensuring that the US was […]

The Achievement of Millennium Development Goals in India

Abstract India has surpassed many countries in the realization of the MDGs. It is among the countries that have met a number of set targets. This essay will examine India‚Äôs achievement of the MDGs. The progress of MDG markers will be discussed in relation to the stipulated target values. The problems associated with the achievement […]