Since the creation of modern state in Ethiopia, in the late 19th century, ethnic minorities have been facing major difficulties to their survival. While unknown number of minorities are believed to have already disappeared, some others considered to be the verge of disappearing [] . Ensuring minority protection is a major political goal for the current ruling government (Kiden, 2008:7). The constitution provides for the creation of political space through recognition and respect for...
Taiwan crisis is the main bone of contention between the two nations. If there is a sensitive issue that can spark immense tensions between two nations and can lead them to the battlefield is Taiwan. The issue of the Taiwanese Island is at the base of the Sino-US relationship. It is rather interesting to note that most of the tensions that the two nations have experienced in their relations since 1972 had been mostly related to Taiwan. Therefore, agreed that there are other issues like human...
With undergoing the attack happened on September 11th, 2001, al-Qaeda terrorists destroyed the Pentagon in the United States, which shocked the whole world. As president Bush declared," On September 11th, enemies of freedom committed an act of war against our country." After that, U.S. Government created a series of wars, like the war against al-Qaeda in Afghanistan and the occupancy and captures the Iraq. America Government invented the name of these wars, which is "war on...
On September 11, 2001, a tragedy occurred in New York City that the World Trade Center collapsed by terrorist. After that, President Bush declared the war on terror and sent the troops to Afghanistan and Iraq to protect not only Americans but also their civilians. Ironically, the military operation of the Iraq war was "Freedom of Iraq." Ostensibly, it seems that was to do with "degrading" Iraq's capacity to produce chemical and biological weapons and the means to deliver...
Shangri-La, the Kingdom of the Himalayas, Gateway to Everest. Few places on Earth are as idealized in the West as Nepal. Upon arriving in the ancient capital of Kathmandu, Nepal is very likely to take your breath away. But this would be the smog fumes mixing with the chemical smell of city-urchins snorting glue, and not the view of the mountains. Particularly since the Himalayas have not been visible from the Kathmandu Valley for decades. Wiping away the rose hued glaze of applied mystique ,...
The European Union is without a doubt a 'soft power', which uses as its main instrument the tool of diplomacy. Moreover, the EU is a soft power that tries to export its values and norms. One of the ways to do that is by use of the public diplomacy, where the European Commission delegations [] (EC delegations) have a prominent place. This paper will raise a question of what the role of the EC delegations in EU public diplomacy (EUPD) efforts is and to what extent these delegations can...
Globalization is a complex phenomenon. It has no universally agreed meaning amongst scholars, and even its existence has been challenged. This report defines globalization as 'the widening, deepening, and speeding up of worldwide interconnectedness' where economic, political and social events in one part of the world now have a greater impact on the rest of the world (McGrew 2010: 16). This definition, although simple, identifies the processes that characterize globalization and allows all...
Ontario Women VoteOntario's Record on Election of Women A long time before Canadian women had the right to vote, and the right to contest in provincial and federal elections, they participated in organizations that were devoted to educational development, especially in rural areas, giving support to churches, helping to promote stricter liquor laws, and fighting for the rights of women. Women also contributed to the development of social conditions and quality of life in Canada. Hence, it did...
Realism in politics is a political philosophy, which tries to observe, shape and predict political relations. It is based upon assumption that power should be the primary goal of any political act, both in international or domestic sphere. As far as domestic affairs are concerned, this theory states that political figures are supposed to direct all efforts to maximizing their power. Accordingly, in the international sphere nation should aim at maximizing its power among other states. This...
Since the end of the Cold War the term globalization has become an integral part of the discourse of nature of international scene. Globalization is commonly used in relation with contemporary deterritorialisation and global economic integration, and together with world order it implies that there is a shift in balance between the state sovereignty and the international authority (Lyons and Mastanduno 1995). This suggests that globalization is a new phenomenon resulting from the end of the Cold...