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The Story of Hussein, an Afghani Boy Detained by the Australian Government
Picture this; you are a five year old Afghani child. The Taliban have raided your village, and have killed all your family except your uncle and one of your sisters. You hide for years in Pakistan. Your sister marries an older man. She does not love him, but she needs safety and security. She sells everything she owns for y...
The Response of the Russian Government and Nongovernmental Reform Movements to Social Problems in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries
Analyze the efforts of the Russian government and nongovernmental reform movements within Russia to respond to poverty and other social problems in the 19th and 20th centuries. Soon after World War I Russia went right into in the Russian Revolution in 1917. The price of the war led to increased taxation, starvation, and o...
An Overview, Threats, and Crimes of the ISIS
ISIS: The Newest Problem in the Middle East Iraq, a country that was scarcely discussed before 1992, has been a constant presence in American culture since the second war against Saddam Hussein’s regime in 2003. Now, over a decade later, almost a quarter century since the Persian Gulf War, and three years after the last tr...
The Advantages of Having International Organizations
Module 11 Response Essay International organizations (IOs) provide international bodies whose goals are to manage cooperation and stabilize states. Advantages are prolific among well-functioning international organizations, such as the United Nations (UN). Though this week’s article on The False Promise of International I...
An Examination of the Relations Between the United States and China
China Issues Paper – US-China Relations For much of recent history, Sino-American relations have been patently unique. Fueled and characterized by a mutual interdependence in the realm of international politics as well as that of economic growth, the United States and the People’s Republic of China have shared a relation...
An Argument in Favor of the United States Placing Sanctions Against Russia
In recent history, tense and distanced relations have been accurately representative of the United States’ foreign policy with regards to Russia. From the closing of the US Embassy in Russia for 16 years following the Bolshevik Revolution to the Red Scare and the Cold War, recent foreign relations with Russia have been marr...
The Conflict in Syria: Identifying Organizations to Support
Conflict Background Traces of Syrian political unrest were detectible in early 2011, and officially came into being on March 15, 2011 with wide-scale uprisings in the southern town of Daraa and districts of the capital, Damascus. The administration, headed by President Bashar al-Assad, quickly responded by detaining prote...
Muslim Political Participation in the United Kingdom
Muslim Political Participation in the United Kingdom The degree to which an ethnic group is politically active and represented in their government is a hallmark indication of how integrated they have become. Thus, the more represented or influential Muslims in Britain and the United Kingdom are in politics, the more they...
The Advantage to Being Part of UNESCO
UNESCO The United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, or UNESCO, is a specialized agency of the United Nations. UNESCO has very broad and general goals, dealing with poverty, gender inequality, education and sustainable development throughout the world. They also keep a World Heritage List, listing...
An Analysis of the PBS Frontline's Video The Rise of ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria)
Political Short #2 – The Rise of ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq & Syria) The Rise of ISIS – PBS Frontline Summary This very detailed and graphic video put together by PBS Frontline was created to outline the series of events that led to the unprecedented power grab of ISIS militants in the Middle East. U.S. military forces...