• Nato And The United States
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    The United States had an isolationist outlook on international policies during its early history. But that has changed, starting in the 20 th century. The United States is now involved in many international organizations, including The North Atlantic Treaty Organization. "The North Atlantic Alliance was founded on the basis of a Treaty between member states entered into freely by each of them after public debate and due parliamentary process. The Treaty upholds their individual rights as well a...
  • Arab Israeli Conflict Caused The War
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    History Coursework: Assignment 2- The Arab Israeli Conflict 1. The author in source A appears to take a relatively neutral view in commenting on which side caused the war. Doing so he has looked at both how Israel caused it and how the Arabs caused it, thus leading to the conclusion that neither side caused the war. The author shows the Israelis felt that they had to go to war because they were 'too small and vulnerable. The source mentions that the Israelis felt under threat from Arab aggressio...
  • U S Foreign Policy On Counter Narcotics
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    The U. S. Foreign Policy on Counter-Narcotics One of the biggest problems in the United States today is the widespread use of narcotics. Currently, the United States has a very stern policy regarding the use, distribution, and trafficking of drugs. However, it is clear that the current U. S. policy is failing, and the supply of illegal drugs as well as the demand is increasing. The U. S. government has focused for years on dealing with the demand aspect of this issue. Through government program...
  • Civil War Angola Unita 1999
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    THE ARMED CONFLICT IN ANGOLA AND THE INVOLVEMENT OF THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY IN IT. The civil war in Angola which has raged for over three decades has been labelled as the "longest and most miserable in Africa." (Goldman, 1999: 1) The involvement and consequences for the international community have and continue to be vast. This essay will concern itself with the history of the civil war which has ravaged the potentially, richest country in Africa. Following this a critical synopsis of the cu...
  • Humanitarian Intervention International Security Human
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    Humanitarian Intervention Introduction With the end of the Cold War there has been a profound increase in the interest taken by the international community in the area of Humanitarian intervention. Being in the military, and studying politics and history, it is safe to say that all of us here are familiar with Humanitarian Intervention in one form or another. Be it Northern Iraq, Somalia, Haiti, or Rwanda, it has been clear that human rights have become a priority. Tonight s presentation will di...
  • East Timor Do They Have A Right To Autonomy
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    East Timor is half of an island in Indonesia, about 300 miles north of Australia. In the 1500's, Portugal colonized the island of Timor, and its inhabitants today are primarily Catholic. The Dutch colonized much of the area, eventually including the western half of Timor as part of the Dutch East Indies. Before 1975 it was a lush paradise that had remained virtually untouched by the western world. In 1975 Indonesia invaded and annexed the now defenseless East Timor. It was an act based upon gree...
  • Genocide International Community
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    Genocide According to the 1948 Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide, this inhumane act, known as Genocide, is briefly defined as follows, .".. acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnic, racial or religious group... ." (Journal of Peace). Unfortunately, throughout history, such acts seem to be intervened upon when it is merely too late. In the country of Rwanda, over a period of one hundred days, over 800, 000 people were murder...
  • Law Of Nations An Overview
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    Law of Nations: An Overview Human nature consists of three basic components. These are to live, to propagate and to dominate. If Humanity was left without any other parameters, this natural state of existence would govern its behavior. Fortunately, there are parameters that exist. These parameters are law. The topic of this paper addresses the type of law that operates in creating potential boundaries for the behavior of states. This law is called the Law of Nations or international law. Patric...
  • Slobodan Milosevic Kosovo War Serb
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    'I wouldn't mind if they needed to take [Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic] out,' said Chris Walter, 23, a college student living in Chagrin Falls, Ohio. I felt the same way about Saddam Hussein. I think the longer you keep the problem around, the sooner it is going to come back and bite you.' From the Washington Post April 18 th, 1999 The horrors of the atrocities committed against Kosovo such as the targeted attacks on civilians, 'ethnic cleansing', and most certainly mass murder have a gr...
  • Albanian Migrants United States
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    The conflict in the Balkans is interesting because for years, reporters and politicians have touted it as being the result of ancient ethnic hatred. The first phase of Yugoslavian disintegration can be attributed to the conditions of the people living in Kosovo, an autonomous province of Yugoslavia. In 1981, the socioeconomic conditions in Kosovo were far worse than those in the other republics of Yugoslavia. Poverty was rampant and unemployment was around twenty percent as compared to about two...
  • International Law States United State
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    LAW: an Overview Human nature consists of three basic components. These are to live, to propagate and to dominate. If Humanity was left without any other parameters, this natural state of existence would govern its behavior. Fortunately, there are parameters that exist. These parameters are law. The topic of this paper addresses the type of law that operates in creating potential boundaries for the behavior of states. This law is called the Law of Nations or international law. Patrick Moynihan,...
  • Buffer Zone Peacekeeping Peacekeepers One
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    1. Introduction This report has been written to try to assess the usefulness of peacekeeping, and does this mainly by looking at three different case studies. The fact that it uses case studies as a measure of usefulness means that a lot of the information is practical in that you can see what difference the peacekeepers made, as opposed to merely theoretical. I chose three different case studies, and briefly explained the situation although hopefully only enough to prove the point I wanted to m...
  • Realism And International Politics
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    From the ashes of World War One rose one of the prominent political theories in international relations. It began as a counter to the idealist theorists who were more concerned with focusing on understanding the reasons for war in an effort to find a solution for its being. Realism rests itself on three fundamental principles; statism, survival and self help. While these cornerstones create a very strong case for realism and one that I believe is a very viable theory, they also have holes in the...