Research Papers on U.S. International Relations

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  • Money Laundering Detection Through Information Technology

    This 13 page paper discusses aspects of money laundering, and the feasibility and methodology of a research project based on trying to discover the best IT techniques for detecting money laundering; it includes a literature review. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Case Study: Telephone Privacy and the War on Terror

    This 5 page paper analyzes a client-supplied case study about the phone companies that turned the records of millions of subscribers over to the government. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Understanding Terrorism Based Upon The Terrorist Act of 9/11

    20 pages in length. The reality of suicide attack - and indeed terrorism itself - is not even a remotely new concept within the timeline of man's existence; in fact, the extent to which social, political, economic and religious discord has precipitated at least some sort of violence and/or intimidation throughout history speaks to the notion that humanity is both unsettled in mind and unevolved in spirit when it comes to the failed objective to coexist even now in the twenty-first century. Bibliography lists 21 sources.

  • Contemporary Manifestations of Terrorism

    This 10 page paper is really three essays combined into one paper. Three sections address different subjects related to terrorism. Sections are as follows: I. Major trends in terrorism in recent years; II. The most important emerging trends in terrorism; III. Major organizational patterns of current terrorist groups and how they may or may not change in the future. Many issues are addressed including biological warfare, suicide bombing and Internet terrorism. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • International Law and Biological Warfare

    A 17 page paper discussing the legal and environmental aspects of biological warfare. As our scientific knowledge increased, so did the threat of biological warfare. The use of biological weapons seems to be less of a threat now, for our scientific knowledge has continued to increase to lead us to a place that we can glimpse into areas we can recognize as unknown. A specific and binding UN treaty exists to which 144 nations have signed and agreed, but there remains no legal enforceability. The 1972 Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention remains under continual review. Bibliography lists 20 sources in 28 footnotes (in Bluebook [legal] style).

  • Terrorism and International Law

    14 pages. We must fight terrorism by adhering to international law. We cannot inflict violence by using the methods used by the terrorists themselves: using indiscriminate violence and terror on innocent civilians and children. We must always remember this fight is against the actual terrorists themselves. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • American Foreign Policy and International Law

    A 5 page paper assessing the question, “should the US place more or less faith in international law?” The paper concludes that the US needs to acknowledge, support and work for greater influence of international law, yet retain the ability and willingness to work outside of it if conditions warrant. Terrorists, religious fundamentalists and nuclear bomb-waving groups give no credence to international law or anything else that holds no direct value for furthering narrow ideologies. The US needs to develop international leadership influence and place less faith in international law. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Charlie Wilson and the Parable of Unintended Consequences

    This 3 page paper discusses the fable at the end of the film “Charlie Wilson’s War,” and what it means in the context of the film and with regard to the U.S. in the 21st century. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Failure of Afghanistan's Humanitarian Aid

    A 10 page overview of the history of humanitarian aid in Afghanistan. This paper contends that while there are indeed people living in sub-human conditions and even starving to death in some instances, very little of our aid gets through to the needy and what does is often received with suspicion and hatred. The reasons for our failure can be attributed to the history of the interworkings between this country and the countries which are trying to assist it. Bibliography lists 20 sources.

  • Cause and Aftermath of September 11, 2001

    This 15 page paper takes the form of a speech to discuss the causes of the attack on September 11, and the U.S. actions in its wake. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • The Arabs, Israelis, And Kissinger A Secret History Of American Diplomacy In The Middle East by Edward R.F. Sheehan

    5 pages in length. Henry Kissinger once said that to implement an effective foreign policy, it must be drafted through calculations of power and the national interest. Examining Edward R. F. Sheehan's "The Arabs, Israelis, And Kissinger : A Secret History of American Diplomacy in the Middle East," one can readily surmise that while Kissinger may have lived up to his own political doctrine, the manner by which it was manifested included the elements of secrecy and deal making unbeknownst to the American people until agreements were well underway. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • The Contribution to American History and Jewish American History by Henry Kissinger

    A 5 page paper which examines the life and contributions of Henry Kissinger to Jewish American history and American history in general. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Late Twentieth Century History and Politics of Chile

    A 20 page overview of Chilean politics, and the role of the U.S. in those politics, in the years spanning the election of Allende and the end of the Pinochet regime. The author contends that the U.S. exerted considerable manipulation in Chile and the result was the overthrow of Allende and the rise of Pinochet to the Chilean presidency. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • History of WMDs in Iraq

    This 6 page paper examines the weapons of mass destruction that Iraq possessed prior to the U.S. invasion of that country. Furthermore, this paper provides analysis as to the reasons for the U.S. invasion as well as the history of prior wars between the U.S. and Iraq. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Spy Satellites and Their History

    A 7 page informational overview which examines when and why they were created, what they looked at, how they were launched, orbit life expectancy from the beginning until the present. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Aftermath of the Cold War

    A 5 page discussion of the primary ideologies which were at play during the Cold War years and how the aftermath of those years have shaped our current world environment. Uses the events which have unfolded in Afghanistan, and the current U.S. military action in Afghanistan, to underscore the contention that the Cold War was ineffective in ensuring long term peace. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Foreign Policy Articles

    A 7 page research paper that offers an analysis of literature, which addresses the nature of foreign policy formulation. First of all, it examines the work of Jean A. Garrison, whose conceptualization of the policymaking process provides a cohesive, insightful framework for understanding the decision-making process within the context of group dynamics. The utility of this framework is then discussed in reference to various case scenarios drawn from history and discussed in scholarly literature. Collectively, this indicates how scholarship facilitates understanding the origins and complexities of the governmental policies that serve to shape the contemporary world and its history. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Successes and Failures in the Management of Diplomacy

    A 7 page paper discussing reasons for diplomatic success and failure in today’s world, including the role of theory and systems thinking. Economic interconnectedness cannot be overlooked as one reason for diplomatic success in this era of crisis diplomacy. Rather than being a matter of greed or of “selling out” cultural or political ideological positions, one of the leading factors contributing to diplomatic success in today’s environment is the ability for all involved to take on a systems thinking approach to the problems at hand. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • 3 Views on Psychology of Foreign Policy

    A 6 page research paper/essay that summarizes, analyzes and contrasts three essays by experts in the field of foreign policy decision making. Ole R. Holsti, Jerel A. Rosati and Jack L. Snyder, in their writing, are in consensus that the realist approach leaves out certain cognitive factors that can play a pivotal, often crucial, role in crisis decision-making. No additional sources cited.

  • Relationship Between Music and Religious Practices Like Buddhism

    A five page paper which looks at the relationship of music to both individual and communal religious practices with specific reference to Buddhism, in terms of the form and function of the mantra, the relevance of music to personal enlightenment and public ritual, the accompanying musical forms which are most commonly associated with chants and the type of instruments which are used. Bibliography lists 2 sources

  • Lessons Learned Post Desert Storm

    5 pages in length. The extent to which current-day political situations hearken back to the memory of Desert Storm is both grand and far-reaching; to ignore the myriad lessons learned for enforced disarmament from the post-Desert Storm experience in Iraq is to be led blindly yet once again into a fatal web with a fearless, inhumane entity whose only objective is annihilation. The most important of many lessons to be learned for enforced disarmament from the post-Desert Storm experience in Iraq is that words are cheap. Stipulations of a peace agreement as a direct result of Desert Storm mandated Iraq to comply with specific requirements; when this did not happen as anticipated, it set a precedence with the manner by which Iraq has continued to dodge disarmament compliance. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • McCarthyism and Anti-Communist Action During the 1950s

    This 4 page paper examines the era through original newspaper sources. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • In Defense of Governor Spitzer’s Plan

    This 13 page paper discusses NY Governor Eliot Spitzer’s plan to make it possible for illegal immigrants to get driver’s licenses, and argues that the plan makes solid sense. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Illegal Immigration as Seen Through the Eyes of Ted Author Conover

    A review of the book by author Ted Conover, this 3 page paper provides a different look at the problem of illegal immigration. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • National Border Control

    A 5 page paper which examines whether or not states should institute stricter controls on immigration than what is provided by the federal government. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Protection of American Jobs from Illegal Aliens

    This 5 page paper argues that American jobs deserve to be protected. NAFTA is discussed along with the problem of illegal aliens. Various industries are discussed but the steel industry is highlighted. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Globalization - Overview

    A 10 page paper that begins with a definition of globalization, which is followed by a history of globalization. The writer illustrates globalization as international trade has been practiced since at least a few centuries B.C. The rise in globalization in the last forty years is discussed as are the arguments for and against it. The writer reports the rise in FDI and the identifies the countries most globalized. The writer comments on how culture evolves with or without economic globalization. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • Globalization and International Institutions

    This 7 page paper examines the following question: Are international institutions able to operate within the competing demands of the forces of globalization? Globalization is discussed along with the prospects for organizations like NGOs, the WTO and the UN. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • The Impacts of Globalization: China, India, and South Korea

    An 8 page contention that not only has globalization had serious detrimental impacts in many third world regions. Indeed, only the higher skilled individuals in these countries are making any notable improvements in their standard of living. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • Varying Views on the Impact of Globalization

    A 7 page discussion of the impact of globalization on developing countries. The author explores both the positive views of globalization and the negative views. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Overview of Free Trade

    5 pages in length. In theory, economists believe that free trade represents beneficial outcome when approached in a balanced capacity. With that in mind, it is important for the student to examine the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) in order to determine whether or not this particular arrangement has truly reflected the fundamental basis of free trade. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Improving Human Rights and International Efforts

    7 pages. There are many watchdog groups throughout the world that have been organized to protect and improve human rights. Have these been effective? This paper addresses that question and discusses such things as Amnesty International, the African Charter, the Human Rights Committee, The UN Commission on Human Rights and others. Their roles and whether they are effective are considered and analyzed. Bibliography lists 15 sources.

  • Huntington’s Clash of Civilizations

    An 11 page analysis of Samuel Huntington’s Clash of Civilizations. Bibliography lists 3 additional sources.

  • Huntington, Clash of Civilizations

    A 5 page research paper/essay that discusses the thesis proposed in the 1993 article “The Clash of Civilizations?” (which was later expanded into a book) by Harvard University professor Samuel P. Huntington, he which he proposes that the central source of global conflict will not be “primarily ideological or primarily economic,” but will be between cultural perspectives (Huntington, 1993, p. 22). This examination of Huntington’s thesis, first of all, looks at his position in more detail, and then examines the implications of Huntington’s position and the storm of controversy that it has generated. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Impact of Illegal Immigration on the U.S. Economy

    This 6 page paper discusses the impact illegal immigration has had on the U.S. economy. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Relations between the U.S. and the Islamic Republic of Iran

    This 8 page paper describes the history of U.S.-Iran international relations and why Iran has come to distrust the United States. It considers the 1953 U.S. backed coup that overthrew the legally elected Mossadegh government; the Islamic Revolution; and the U.S. backing of Saddam Hussein. It also considers reasons why Iran is developing nuclear power. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Conflict Resolution & Iran

    A 10 page research paper that argues that there are alternatives to military intervention in regards to US policy towards Iran. The Bush administration has been very vocal in recent months about the dangers involved with Iran--one of the countries named by President Bush as being part of an "axis of evil--developing nuclear weapons. Iran asserts dogmatically that its uranium enrichment program is purely for peacetime use and is needed for the country's proposed power plants. Is the US headed toward an other military conflict, or can this situation be handled through diplomatic means, specifically through implementation of conflict resolution principles? This examination of this issue argues that conflict resolution offers a viable alternative to military intervention. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • West and Whether or Not Iran Poses a Legitimate Threat

    This 5 page paper provides an overview of the question of whether Iran poses a threat to the West. In particular, this paper relates the question that has been raised recently, especially in light of the continued spread of Islamic fundamentalism, whether countries like Iran pose an active threat to the countries of the Western world. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • The Proliferation Of Nuclear Weapons In Developing Countries Is A Reality

    10 pages in length. The United States, in fear of losing its imperial status so well documented throughout the twentieth century, is being forced to address the proliferation of nuclear weapons by those in the global community whose reputations are less than trustworthy; for these powerful arms to be in control of such hotheads as Iran, North Korea, Pakistan, Russia and China all trying to possess the manipulative influence inherent to having nuclear weapons, America is rightly concerned over loss of national security. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • The Cold War as Compared with the Conflict in Iran

    This 6 page paper compares and contrasts the Cold War and the current nuclear threat of Iran. The war on terror is discussed. Research is provided to support the assumptions. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Foreign Policy and Iran

    A 5 page research paper that discusses the background and the issues pertaining to Iran pursuing a nuclear program. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • The War in Iraq

    A 6 page paper which argues against the war in Iraq. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Torture is Wrong Under Any and All Circumstances

    This 4 page paper argues against torture under any conditions. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Terrorists and Their Methods of Torture

    This 8 page paper discusses the types of torture methods terrorists are likely to use on their hostages, and the reasons for such torture. It also discusses torture in general and so-called “torture lite.” Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Torture in Bush’s America

    This 6 page paper argues that torture is permissible only in extremely narrowly-defined circumstances, not as a routine method of dealing with prisoners. It argues further that the Bush administration has in fact made the definition far too broad, and embraced torture; this is not surprising for an administration that is secretive, corrupt and power-mad. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Darfur: An Analysis

    A 10 page analysis of the historical, ethnic, and religious factors at play in the Darfur situation. This paper analyzes Darfur from the perspective that there have been many contributory circumstances and events that have led up to it. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Consequences of the Conflict in Darfur

    With the world focused on the latest Iraqi War and its consequences, it takes little time to focus on a smaller conflict with potentially greater consequences. Discussed are the issues of deterrence, global hatred toward the U.S., U.S. policy, Canadian aid and other real and potential consequences. 7 works cited. jvDarfur.rtf

  • Conflicts and Causes in Cote D'Ivoire and Sudan's Darfur Region

    An 8 page overview of the underlying causes of these two conflicts. Speculations are presented as to why U.S. students could be largely unaware of these conflicts even in the presence of significant media coverage and observations made as to the long term implications of the conflicts.

  • Dr. Seuss Goes to War

    A 4 page discussion of the political satire of Theodore Geisel, the cartoonist that would ultimately become better known as Dr. Seuss. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Global Warming: Disproportionate Impact and Foreign Aid

    A 3 page discussion of how to prepare developing countries to deal with the impacts of global warming. This paper contends that those most responsible for the pollution contributing to global warming provide aid to those countries in need. The point is made, however, that foreign aid is only one potential approach. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Trade Relations Between India and the US

    This 10 page paper discusses trade between the United States and India. The essay begins with some background comments about India's place in world trade and when the country increased trade efforts. The writer reports different efforts made by officials of the two countries to increase trade by reducing certain barriers. In fact, trade has increased over the last few years. The essay reports the most common exports and imports between India and the United States and comments on business service outsourcing, e.g., tech support for products. 2 Tables are included. Statistical data are included. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Illegal Immigration and the Cuban Issue

    A 30 page overview of the inherent flaws in Cuban immigration policy. The author compares Cuban immigration to immigration as a whole and specifically to the problems of Haitian immigration. The controversy surrounding the issues is assessed from a historic, economic, and social perspective and a "best alternative" is presented. Bibliography lists 14 sources.

  • The Effect of Saddam Hussein's Execution

    This 3 page paper looks at the fallout after the execution of Saddam Hussein at the very end of 2006. The effects of the execution on the future of Iraq is the focus of attention. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • 'Atoms for Peace' Speech Analysis

    This 5 page paper uses Neo-Aristotelian methods to critique a speech by President Dwight Eisenhower about the dangers of nuclear weapons. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Politics of the Banana Trade War

    This 14 page paper looks at the politics of the banana trade war with particular attention on the Caribbean and how it has been affected by this phenomenon. The role of the WTO is discussed. Bibliography lists 16 sources.

  • Politics and Bananas

    This 6-page paper attempts to tie the banana trade wars together with political maneuvering, even to the point where it has helped elect presidents of the U.S. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • The 1st and 2nd Gulf War - Have the Allies Committed Genocide?

    This 15 page paper is a project to assess whether or not genocide was committed in the first and the second Gulf wars. The paper starts with an introduction, including aims and methods and then presents a literature review which considers the way it may be determined whether or not genocide occurred. A section using primary research is then presented considering simulated research to determine whether the general public believes genocide has occurred. The paper ends with a conclusion. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • Farewell Address of George Washington

    A 3 page overview of the concerns George Washington had for the ongoing welfare of the U.S., concerns detailed in his 1796 "Farewell Address". The threats of the political party and European allegiances were a particular worry for Washington. No additional sources are listed.

  • Department Of Homeland Security And Intelligence

    A 2 page paper that discusses what 'intelligence' is and the purpose of the intelligence community and the purpose of the Dept. of Homeland Security. The writer comments on the relationship between intelligence and homeland security. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Communication and U.S. Foreign Policy Towards Mexico

    An 8 page overview of how poor intercultural communication during the Woodrow Wilson Presidency negatively shaped foreign policy towards Mexico. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • The Importance of 9-11

    A 6 page contention that 9-11 should be considered the most important event of the last century. This contention is justified on the basis of the societal changes that have occurred since the September 11, 2001 terrorist destruction of the New York World Trade Center and the subsequent attack on the U.S. Pentagon itself. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Inadequacies in U.S. Antiterrorism Provisions Prior to 9-11

    A 4 page paper emphasizing that 9-11 was the result of inadequate antiterrorism provisions in the U.S. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Containment in US History

    A 5 page paper which examines the US foreign policy of containment from the late 1940s onward. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Money Laundering Detection Through Information Technology

    This 13 page paper discusses aspects of money laundering, and the feasibility and methodology of a research project based on trying to discover the best IT techniques for detecting money laundering; it includes a literature review. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Free Trade and Taxation

    This 5 page paper looks at the repeal of the British Corn Laws and the passage of the Smoot-Hawley Tariff. Various ideologies are discussed: Liberal IR theory, Realism and Marxism. Taxation is evaluated in respect to the economy and free trade. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Poverty and Globalization

    An 8 page paper. Does globalization reduce poverty? That is the major question addressed. The writer explains the difference between supranational and subnational and how these governing schemas are changing. The paper cites authors who assert that the actual poverty rates cannot be determined because of differences in definitions and in calculations. The writer also comments on the differences between regions in a nation using India and China as examples. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • The U.S. Invasion of Iraq is Justified by the U.N. Security Council Resolutions 660, 678 and 1441

    This 10 page paper argues that the U.S. invasion of Iraq can be justified by interpreting Security Council Resolutions 660, 678 and 1441 in light of the Vienna Convention, which sees them as treaties. Once Iraq was in non-compliance with the resolution it had breached a “treaty,” enabling the U.S. to suspend that treaty and take military action. Bibliography lists 15 sources.

  • US Foreign Policy and Bangladesh

    A 5 page paper discussing US interest in Bangladesh and describing present foreign policy to that country. Bangladesh is a developing nation less open to US interests than many other secular nations, but still “negatively neutral.” Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Should The United States Become A Member Of The International Criminal Court?

    19 pages in length. America's involvement in the International Criminal Court - while helping to facilitate a broader spectrum of accountability across the globe where the International Court of Justice leaves off - creates a vacuum of vulnerability too evident to ignore. From checks and balances to due process to the exclusion of certain offenses that most definitely belong but are somehow protected, these troublesome inconsistencies provide the United States with a solid foundation upon which to stand apart from the Court involvement. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Security Concerns of Central and South American Airline Employees

    This 5 page paper illustrates and examples the dangers that flight crew and cabin crew face when arriving at and departing from ports in Central and South America. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Intelligence Gathering by U.S. Agencies during World War II and Beyond

    This 10 page paper examines the evolution of U.S. intelligence gather operations during and after World War II. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • The Changing Face of Terrorism

    A 6 page discussion of the changes that have occurred since 9-11 in the U.S. and Spain in regard to terrorism. The contention is presented that the most eminent threat of terrorism that we are facing in the U.S. results more from our own counterterrorism activities than it does from the terrorists themselves. In Spain, however, terrorism seems to have intensified in regard to the threat of both biological weapons and bombs and other more traditional weapons of destruction. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • America Combating Terrorism

    A 7 page discussion of the role the U.S. plays in combating terrorism on a global scale. Notes the atrocities of the September 11, 2001 terrorist destruction of the World Trade Center in New York and the simultaneous plane attack on the Pentagon itself and contends that acts of terrorism, whether they occur within the U.S. or outside, must be addressed not only through maintaining our integrity through military means, but also through a thorough understanding of the factors which lead to terrorism and a consequent redress in the manner in which the U.S. conducts its business and political affairs and relates to other political and ideological factions of the world. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Transnational Effects of Terrorism

    A 6 page research paper that discusses the fact that terrorism has had multiple effects on international relations. It has brought nations together to form international cooperation strategies, but this issue has also caused the United States to rationalize actions that have served to alienate much of the world. This examination of international relations as they relate to terrorism explores this situation. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Foreign Financial Aid and the United States

    This 5 page paper examines how the U.S. is affected by funding the Israelis against what the U.S. calls terrorism. Current legislation is discussed in relation to this issue as is interest groups, bureaucratic agencies, etc. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • U.S. Grand Strategy Models

    A 6 page paper. Two models for the grand strategy are explained: selective engagement and primacy. The essay includes comments in terms of how these strategies meet the criteria for a grand strategy as issued by the U.S. Army College. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Trademark Abuse and Economic Competition in Europe

    This 25 page paper outlines the competition that has resulted from the creation of the European Union and the monetary union under the Euro. This paper considers the issue of trademark abuse as it influences the competition of the EU. Bibliography lists 20 sources.

  • Logical Vietnam Argument Perspectives

    4 pages in length. Opinions about why Vietnam occurred are as vast and varied as the number of soldiers killed in combat; that some are decidedly more apropos to the real reasons behind the war speak to the way in which certain accounts try to hide the truth behind a façade of political responsibility. Three examples of different Vietnam perspectives include Patrick J. Hearden's book entitled The Tragedy of Vietnam, Larry L. King's article "Machismo In the White House" and "Why Are We in Vietnam" by Lyndon Johnson illustrate these diversities in such a way to make one think at least one of them is talking about a different war entirely. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Global Economy, Trade, and Caribbean Nations That Speak English

    A 12 page overview of the problems English speaking Caribbean nations encounter in regard to functioning in the world economy. The author asserts that the WTO has had little positive effect on these countries. CARICOM, in contrast, offers these countries hope. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

  • U.S. Concept of Nationalism

    This 5 page paper supports the concept of nationalism, particularly as it relates to the United States. Several examples are provided. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • WHO and its Efficacy

    A 20 page research paper that examines several problematic issues that have interfered with the World Health Organization's (WHO) stated mandate to bring the highest possible level of heath to all the people of the world. The issues include the sale and quality control of pharmaceuticals on the international market, the advertising and sale of infant formula in developing countries and the effectiveness of the Global Program on AIDS. Bibliography lists 17 sources.

  • Kindleberger on the World Economy

    A 5 page research paper which looks at the theories of renowned economist Charles P. Kindleberger in his book World Economic Primacy: 1500 to 1990. Kindleberger postulates that nations go through life cycles that are roughly similar to those of a single individual. First there is youth, then maturity, and then eventually there is aging; however, the life cycle of a nation ends in quiescence rather then death. As evidence of this, the writer examines world health as an economic indicator and concludes that this does tend to verify Kindleberger's hypothesis that the U.S. is in decline. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Treaties and the Difficulty in Enforcing Them

    This 5 page paper argues that treaties are generally worthless because they are too difficult to enforce. The SALT agreements are discussed. Iraq is used as a contemporary example. Bibliography lists 10 sources. Treaties. wps

  • The Ugly American by William J. Lederer and Eugene Burdick

    In 5 pages, the writer discusses "The Ugly American" by William J. Lederer and Eugene Burdick. The paper is essentially a critical analysis examining the authors' main points and significance. The book itself focuses upon a personal relationship between two men that mirrors the relationship between their countries : the United States and Sarkhan, an emerging Southeast Asian state. No additional sources cited.

  • U.S. and Immigrants from Haiti

    This 5 page report discusses the experiences of Haitians that have immigrated to the United States. The struggles faced by immigrants has always been one requiring a great deal of personal determination in the midst of hardship, whether it was the Irish and Italians at the start of the 20th century or the Central Americans and Haitians in the last decades of the century. However, Haitians have also had to deal with more bigotry and racial discrimination than any of the fair-skinned immigrants of Europe. In addition, they have had to endure political controversy threatening their ability of remaining in the U.S. In many ways, they have had to deal with far greater problems than virtually any other immigrant population. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Media and Terrorism

    This 5 page paper looks at the relationship between the media and terrorism and how terrorists are affected by reporting. The way in which terrorists use media for their own advantage is discussed. Several well known events are highlighted, including Waco and the bombing in Oklahoma City. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Tariffs and Trade in Ireland

    5 pages in length. The writer discusses tariffs, non-tariff barriers, trade agreements, trade blocs and foreign exchange controls as they relate to Ireland. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • U.S. Naval Operation Earnest Will and Hostile Intent

    A 5-page paper that examines the 1987 U.S. naval military operation coded Operation Earnest Will, an operation designed to assist Kuwaiti oil tankers across the war-torn Persian Gulf under the protection of the American flag. Discussed are the United States' security interests in the Persian Gulf, the reasons it was felt these interests were put at risk by Kuwaiti difficulties in the area, and the accomplishments and shortcomings of Operation Earnest Will. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Five Articles on Realism and Idealism

    8 pages in length. The writer discusses idealism and realism as they relate to five contemporary articles. No additional sources cited.

  • Arguing in Favor of Lifting the Cuba Embargo

    This 30 page thesis paper provides an overview of the problem related to the U.S. embargo against Cuba. Historic information is provided along with the political background that surrounds this issue. Both sides of the issue are confronted but the paper supports lifting the ban due to philosophical reasons. Other reasons are explored, including the fact that the Cuban people have had to do without adequate food and medical supplies as a result. Bibliography lists 20 sources.

  • Global Politics and Realism's Strengths and Weaknesses

    8 pages in length. As the world embarks upon the new millennium, questions abound with regard to events that occurred during the twentieth century. With particular emphasis upon those that took place just in the past several years, one can surmise that many of these incidents can be attributed to idealism, a philosophy that employs the conscious desire to change the world, as opposed to efforts based in realism. Issues such as national security, arms control, global economy, foreign policy, peace efforts have, indeed, not been grounded in a realistic composure. When one assesses the main strengths and weaknesses of realism in describing world politics, the primary contention that exists is its constant battle against the notion of idealism. The writer discusses how this theory is quite relevant for addressing global contingencies in the 21st century, inasmuch as it is a chronic lack of realism, combined with cynical politics that continues to threaten world issues. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

 

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