Category: International Affairs

  • Good Fences, Bad Neighbors: Border Fixity and International by Boaz Atzili

    By Boaz Atzili


    Border fixity—the proscription of overseas conquest and the annexation of fatherland territory—has, for the reason that international conflict II, turn into a strong norm in global politics. This improvement has been stated to extend balance and peace in diplomacy. but, in a global within which it truly is unacceptable to problem foreign borders by means of strength, sociopolitically susceptible states stay an important resource of common clash, warfare, and instability.


    In this ebook, Boaz Atzili argues that the method of kingdom development has lengthy been inspired by way of exterior territorial pressures and festival, with the absence of border fixity contributing to the evolution of sturdy states—and its presence to the survival of vulnerable ones. What effects from this norm, he argues, are stipulations that make inner clash and the spillover of interstate conflict much more likely. utilizing a comparability of historic and modern case experiences, Atzili sheds mild at the courting among country weak point and clash. His argument that lower than a few situations a global norm that used to be tested to maintain the peace may very well create stipulations which are ripe for warfare is bound to generate debate and make clear the dynamics of continuous clash within the twenty-first century.


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  • The Eurozone Crisis and the Transformation of EU Governance: by Maria João Rodrigues,Eleni Xiarchogiannopoulou

    By Maria João Rodrigues,Eleni Xiarchogiannopoulou

    Research on ecu governance is important to knowing either the method of ecu integration and its exterior impression as a laboratory for multilateralism.


    This quantity specializes in the effect of the new Eurozone main issue and its far-reaching implications for eu governance either in and out the ecu borders. excellent for school room use, this quantity covers: I. ecu modes of governance: techniques, contemporary developments and foreign implications with chapters through Lefkofridi & Schmitter, Cini, Borrs and Radaelli. II. The transformation of ecu financial governance with contributions via Fabbrini, Stoffaës, Collignon, Eising, Rasch and Rozbicka. III. The transformation of ecu social coverage governance with Goetschy, Hemerijck, de los angeles Porte and Heins. IV. The foreign implications of the transformation of european governance highlighted through Rodrigues, Xiarchogiannopoulou and Mügge.

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  • Religion in International Relations Theory: Interactions and by Nukhet Sandal,Jonathan Fox

    By Nukhet Sandal,Jonathan Fox

    There is a turning out to be awareness between diplomacy students and practitioners that faith is a serious consider international politics. The Iranian Revolution, the September eleven assaults, the ethno-religious conflicts reminiscent of those within the former Yugoslavia and Sri Lanka are among the purposes for this elevated specialize in faith in foreign affairs. the increase of spiritual political events internationally starting from the Christian Democrats in Europe to Bharatiya Janata occasion in India equally illustrated religion's heightened overseas profile.


    Despite all this realization, it's tough to situate faith inside a self-discipline which has been dominantly secular from its inception. just a couple of existent works have ventured to combine faith into center diplomacy theories reminiscent of Classical Realism, Neorealism, Neoliberalism, Constructivism and the English university. This paintings is the 1st systematic try and relatively determine where of faith within the aforementioned theoretical strands of diplomacy with modern examples from round the world.


    Written in an obtainable and systematic model, this publication should be an incredible addition to the fields of either faith and diplomacy.


    Nukhet A. Sandal

    is Assistant Professor within the Political technological know-how division at Ohio University.


    Jonathan Fox

    is Professor within the division of Political reports at Bar Ilan collage, Israel.
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  • Colombia and the United States: The Making of an by Bradley Lynn Coleman

    By Bradley Lynn Coleman

    A useful addition to the hot experiences in U.S. international family SeriesWorld battle II and the chilly warfare remodeled U.S.-Colombian safety relatives. The republics first partnered to guard the Western Hemisphere in the course of global struggle II, a wartime association that promoted hemispheric harmony, inter-American army readiness, and nearby balance. After the battle, Colombian and U.S. strive against devices fought jointly in Korea. A Colombian infantry battalion and frigate joined the U.S.-led United international locations Command in 1951; Colombian squaddies later served with the United international locations Emergency strength in the course of the Suez clash (1956–1958). quickly thereafter, Colombian and American professionals all started targeting Colombian inner safeguard difficulties, relatively concerns linked to the family political, social, and non secular convulsion referred to as l. a. Violencia (1946–1958). In doing so, the 2 nations had shaped the foundation of the trendy Colombian-American partnership.Placing the bilateral dating in a world context, this army and diplomatic heritage examines the significance of ideology, fabric pursuits, and tool in U.S.-Latin American kin. Historian Bradley Coleman demonstrates how the making of the Colombian-American alliance exemplified hemispheric interconnectedness, a situation of ever-growing value within the twenty-first century.Employing to be had Colombian and U.S. archival assets, this booklet fills a niche within the literature on U.S. family members with much less built nations and gives new examine at the origins and improvement of the U.S–Colombian alliance that may function a useful source for students of U.S. and Latin American diplomacy.
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  • Obama's Foreign Policy: Ending the War on Terror (Routledge by Michelle Bentley,Jack Holland

    By Michelle Bentley,Jack Holland

    This edited quantity is an leading edge research of President Barack Obama’s overseas coverage, defense and counter-terrorism coverage, particularly in the context of finishing the now notorious conflict on Terror. The e-book adopts a comparative technique, analysing swap and continuity in US overseas coverage in the course of Obama’s first time period in workplace vis-à-vis the international coverage of the warfare on Terror, initiated via George W. Bush following the terrorist assaults of September eleven, 2001. regardless of being heralded as an agent of switch, because his election in 2008 Obama has confronted feedback that his international coverage is successfully almost like what went sooner than and that the warfare on Terror continues to be alive and good. faraway from offering wholesale switch, Obama has been accused of replicating or even reinforcing the procedure, language and regulations that many expected he might reject. With contributions from more than a few US overseas coverage specialists, this quantity analyses the level to which those criticisms of continuity are right, picking how the failure to finish the struggle on Terror is show up and explaining the explanations that experience made enacting switch in international coverage so tough. In addressing those concerns, contributions to this quantity will speak about continuity and alter from a number views in diplomacy and international coverage Analysis.?


    This paintings can be of significant curiosity to scholars and students folks international coverage, defense stories and American politics.

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  • The Coming Balkan Caliphate: The Threat of Radical Islam to by Christopher Deliso

    By Christopher Deliso

    The Balkans―the gateway among East and West―are additionally Europe's delicate underbelly, a coarse local the place equipped crime and terrorism current a continuing possibility. This eye-opening booklet info how 15 years of inaccurate Western interventions, political scheming, and native mafia appeasement, compounded by means of an immense infusion of Arab money, fundamentalist Islamic preaching and mosque-building have allowed radical Islamic teams to fill within the cracks among inner ethnic and non secular schisms and take root in key components of the Balkans.

    With all eyes at present eager about the widening clash within the heart East and the terrorist probability coming from the quarter, the West is at risk of overlooking a powerful new battleground within the higher struggle on terror―the Balkans. This traditionally unstable zone observed a number of the worst violence of the overdue twentieth century within the Yugoslav Wars of Secession. in the course of those conflicts, stunningly shortsighted and politically influenced guidelines of the us and its allies without delay allowed Islamic mujahedin and terrorist-related entities to set up a foothold within the region―just as with the progenitors of the Taliban a decade prior in Afghanistan.

    Although the September 11 assaults prompted a partial reassessment of Western coverage, it could actually already be too overdue for a sector nonetheless mostly overlooked. The proliferation of overseas fundamentalist teams has had a cancerous influence on conventional Balkan Islamic groups, difficult their legitimacy in extraordinary and infrequently violent methods. Well-funded teams just like the Saudi-backed Wahabbis proceed to use inner schisms inside of neighborhood groups, whereas the overseas administrations in Bosnia and Kosovo have really reinforced the grip of neighborhood mafia groups―business companions of terrorists. Worst of all, the Western peacekeepers' persistent do not rock the boat mentality has allowed extremist teams to function unchallenged. however, nearby demographic and cultural traits, coinciding with an more and more antagonistic angle within the better Muslim international over Western army activities and perceived symbolic provocations, point out that the lawless Balkans turns into more and more worthwhile as a strategic base for Islamic radicals over the subsequent 20 years. using the post-al-Qaeda strategies of a decentralized jihad performed via small, self sufficient cells (leaderless resistance) whereas trying to essentially and violently remold Muslim societies, such Balkan-based extremists pose a distinct and tangible danger to Western security.

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  • Small States in Multilateral Economic Negotiations by Amrita Narlikar

    By Amrita Narlikar

    This e-book addresses the puzzle, Can David tackle Goliath in multilateral financial negotiations, and if that is so, then below what stipulations? The query of the way the vulnerable discount with the robust in foreign politics is intriguing theoretically and empirically. In a global of ever-increasing interdependence, and in addition a time of monetary concern, it acquires even larger importance. With the aid of issue-specific case stories, the quantity deals new insights into the vulnerabilities that small states face in multilateral fiscal negotiations, and likewise mechanisms wherein those weaknesses could be conquer or even used as a bonus. the eye that this quantity will pay to questions of smallness and negotiation permit it to deal with a long-standing challenge of overseas politics. The case reports, which disguise financial, monetary, exchange, and weather swap negotiations, confirm a distinct and beneficial topicality to the volume.


    This booklet used to be released as a different factor of The around Table.

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  • The Hema-Lendu Conflict: Ethnic Strife, Resource Conflict or by Tim Pfefferle

    By Tim Pfefferle

    examine Paper (postgraduate) from the yr 2013 within the topic Politics - foreign Politics - quarter: Africa, grade: A, college of Miami (Department of Political Science), path: clash within the center East and Africa, language: English, summary: research of the Ituri clash among Hema and Lendu, targeting an assessment of land and assets, institutional fragility, and the position of Uganda.
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  • U. S. Containment Policy and the Conflict in Indochina by William J. Duiker

    By William J. Duiker

    From the tip of worldwide warfare II right down to the dissolution of the Soviet Union, the first goal of U.S. overseas coverage has been to avoid the growth of communism. certainly, that target was once at once embodied within the so-called technique of containment, an international method of the pursuit of U.S. nationwide safeguard pursuits that used to be first adumbrated through George F. Kennan in 1947 and later grew to become the guiding strength in U.S. international policy.At first, the idea that of containment used to be utilized essentially to Europe. It was once there that the chance to U.S. pursuits from overseas communism directed from Moscow was once first perceived, within the type of Soviet efforts to dominate the international locations of jap Europe and expand Soviet effect into the japanese Mediterranean and the center East. different components of the world—Asia, Africa, and Latin America—were thought of to be much less threatened by means of forces antagonistic to the unfastened international or extra peripheral to U.S. overseas coverage issues. at the least that was once the view at the start proclaimed by way of George Kennan himself, who pointed out 5 components on this planet as very important to the us: North the US, nice Britain, critical Europe, the USSR, and Japan. merely the latter used to be positioned in Asia.By the tip of the last decade, besides the fact that, the focal point of U.S. containment approach used to be prolonged to incorporate East and Southeast Asia, essentially as a result expanding probability of a communist victory within the chinese language Civil warfare, which, within the minds of a few U.S. policymakers, will be tantamount to giving the Soviet Union a dominant place at the Asian mainland. additional to the starting to be risk in China was once the more and more risky state of affairs in Southeast Asia, the place the lengthy arc of colonies that have been proven through the imperialist powers over the last 1/2 the 19th century used to be steadily yet inexorably being changed through self sustaining states. The emergence of such colonial territories into independence was once ordinarily considered as a welcome prospect via overseas coverage observers in Washington, but if mixed with the upcoming victory of communist forces in China it raised the unsettling chance that the full area may be introduced in the succeed in of the Kremlin.
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  • The Theoretical and Practical Dimensions of Regionalism in by Karolina Klecha-Tylec

    By Karolina Klecha-Tylec

    This publication presents a complete evaluate of advancements in East Asian regionalism, combining qualitative facts with empirical quantitative research. It argues that dominant techniques have shaped East Asian regionalism: 1) regionalization, and a pair of) inter-regionalism. Klecha-Tylec examines the diversities among conventional and new regionalisms as they practice to East Asia; the diversities among East Asian and ecu regionalism; the position of the us in shaping local hyperlinks; and the evolution of the 3 key buildings of ASEAN, ASEAN+3, and Asia Summits. The ebook is exclusive for reading jointly the community, zonal, and geospatial dimensions of family members in East Asia as they follow at micro-regional, sub-regional, macro-regional, trans-regional and inter-regional degrees. The publication bargains a close research of intra-regional hyperlinks and the hybrid relationships among micro-regions and nation-states. 

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