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The Purpose of the Creation of the United Nations
The creation of the United Nations is seen as an almost revolutionary act that constituted an answer to many global past atrocities as well as the relentless quest for universal peace and security. Originally formed in 1945, the United Nations (UN) was formed as a result of the atrocities of World War II and the Holocaust....
The Freedom Policies and the Different Cultures of the Middle East Countries
Since September of 2001, Muslim culture and the Middle East have been in the news constantly. Many Americans look for excuses in order to try and portray the Muslim faith as violent and hateful, but in reality that isn't the case at all. It seems many Americans have no concept of what actually goes on in the Middle East. Ho...
The Reintroduction of Military Combat in Japan Since World War II
After World War II, Japan adopted a policy of “forever renouncing war as a sovereign right of the nation.” However, the current Japanese Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe, is working to re-allow military combat for the first time since World War II. In this discussion, people discuss what could possibly happen to Japan’s diplomati...
Representation and Its Relevance for Political Theory in Postcolonial Constellations in the Point of View of Edward Said, Founder of Orientalism
“All knowledge that is about human society, and not about the natural world, is historical knowledge, and therefore rests upon judgment and interpretation. This is not to say that facts or data are nonexistent, but that facts get their importance from what is made of them in interpretation.” ~ Edward W. Said Introduct...
International Powers Should Step in Immediately during Conflict
By the 1990’s Rwanda had one of the highest population densities in Africa. Hutu’s made up 85 percent of the population and the rest were Tutsi. There were also a small group of Twa which was a Pygmy group that originally inhabited Rwanda. After World War 1, Rwanda came under the League of Nations mandate of Belgium. During...
The Positive Impact of Government Involvement in Destination Brand Development of Dubai
Destination Dubai Dubai, one of the seven emirates of the United Arab Emirates, located in the Middle East region, is one of the world’s fastest growing tourism destinations. No country just expands that quickly. Rather, they must brand themselves to the community internally and externally. “Destination branding creates aw...
A Report on the Changes in Rule in the Military Sector
The first few decades of independence in Africa saw an alarmingly high frequency of military coups, with thirty-one countries of forty-nine experiencing a total of sixty-eight successful coups. For the sake of this essay these changes in rule will be defined as small groups rooted within the military sector that suddenly an...
An Analysis of the Document The Spirit of '45
The Oxford dictionary defines a turning point as a time at which a ‘decisive change in a situation occurs’, a label which has been frequently applied to the year 1979. Certainly, when the Conservativescame to power under the premiership of Margaret Thatcher, Britain shifted considerably to the right on the political spectru...
Is the International Relations Theory Western-Centric?
Assess the claim made by postcolonial scholars that IR theory is ‘Western-centric’ ‘Theory is always for someone and for some purpose.’ This statement is highly relevant when considering the academic discipline of International Relations (IR), and serves as a reminder that we must contextualize each theory and consider th...
The Change of Epistemological, Ontological and Ethical Commitments in the Theories of International Relations Influenced by the Global War of Terror
The 9/11 attacks placed ‘terrorism’ at the crux of Western notions of security, resulting in a declaration of a ‘global war on terror’. It is not unfair of Gaddis to argue that: ‘It was not just the twin towers that collapsed on that morning…so too did some of our most fundamental assumptions about international, national a...