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2011 - Volume 5, Issue 3

Research Articles

Israeli and Iranian flags.
  • Christopher Whyte
Abstract: This work compares and contrasts the theoretical models of realist and constructivist thought within international relations theory as they relate to the subject of Iranian nuclear proliferation. The spread of nuclear weapons to Iran and to the Middle East represents a unique international...
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ZAGREB, CROATIA: Facebook homepage, one of the biggest social network website on June 9, 2011 in Zagreb, Croatia.
  • Akbar Valadbigi & Shahab Ghobadi
Abstract: The unfolding unrest in the Middle East opened up new debates on the relationship between social capital and civil society. This work has a threefold focus: first, it explores how the existing stock of social capital spurred on the contemporary civic activities in the search of constructing...
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Washington, DC: Barack Obama speaks at Sojourners and Call to Renewal's Pentecost 2006: Building a Covenant for a New America anti-poverty conference in Washington on June 26, 2006
  • Ibrahim A. El-Hussari
Abstract: Since his inaugural speech on 20 January 2009, Barack Obama has consistently kept the eloquence of his political speech that addresses the issue of change and the need to remake America by reintroducing it to itself and the world at large. In his Cairo Speech, delivered from the most populous...
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White House
  • Arif Mammadov
Abstract: This article delves into the driving forces behind the US’s human rights and democracy promotion policy. To facilitate the investigation of this work, liberal internationalism is deployed. This theoretical framework has been selected because of its insistence on the logic of consequences and...
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The Old Bridge in Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Bedrudin Brljavac
Abstract: There is a wealth of literature criticising European Union (EU) member states for not speaking “with a single voice” regarding foreign affairs priorities. This work is yet another contribution to such scholarship though its direction, analysing EU approaches to Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH)...
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Military helicopter with EU flag
  • Marco Marilli
Abstract: The EU is facing a gap between its security ambitions and the reality of its military capabilities. It is often argued that the suitably regulated use of Private Military Companies and Private Security Companies (PMSCs) by international organisations would prove beneficial for cost savings...
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EU - European Union
  • Dan Lazea
Abstract: The international system developed after the Peace of Westphalia placed at its core the idea that nation-states are equal units that cannot intervene in the internal affairs of other states, an idea which ultimately led to the conclusion that international anarchy is a reality of international...
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Tyr, Lebanon: Unidentified Turkish UN vehicle on patrol on October 21, 2006 in Tyr, Lebanon
  • Ivar Scheers
Abstract: This article argues that post-conflict peacekeeping should be seen as highly valuable for further developing jus post bellum, since the UN is the main actor in contemporary post-conflict situations. It elaborates on the historical background of jus post bellum, as well as the revival of the...
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