When a human rights group working with refugees along the Sudan-Chad border gave children the opportunity to share their experiences of war in Darfur through drawings, one among them, sketched a chaotic image of armed men on camels and horses accompanied by military helicopters wreaking havoc on his community. The harrowing anecdote that accompanies this drawing recounts the experiences of hundreds of thousands who have been affected by the conflict in Darfur. Many of their stories coincide:...
The arms control approach emerged in the late 1950s; it was a technique deigned to increase the stability of strategic balance of power between NATO and WTO. The clearest definition of what arms control is was that of Schelling and Halperin: "We mean to include all the forms of military co-operation between potential enemies in the interest of reducing the likelihood of war, its scope and violence if it occurs and the political and economic cost of being prepared for it." (Schellig...
The history of Guantanamo Bay in Cuba, one of United States Naval Stations, dates back to as early as 1903 when the then government, "leased the 45-square mile site as a coaling stations in the wake of the Spanish-American War" (Yasui, 2011). The base had since then been relegated to insignificance until the aftermath of the terrorist attacks that not only rocked America but also caused panic around the world. The September 11, 2001 attacks prompted a fierce war on terror, with...
It is a lecture by Edward said's, held in the University of Massachusetts, it is about clash of civilization and how people think about it. He is mainly responding back to what Samuel Huntington's and Bernard Lewis said about the clash of civilization. Edward had his MA in 1960 and a doctorate from Harvard University in 1964. The most important work of him was the Orientalism, which was a part of postcolonial studies. In this video, Said argues that Lewis and Huntington's had the wrong idea and...
The primary characteristics of democracy today which distinguish it from non-democracy, are constitutionalism, representation in the government, and individuals' rights to liberty. Constitutionalism provides limited government and the rule of law based in a constitution. Representation of the people comes in governments by way of free, fair, competitive, and periodic elections conducted in accordance with a constitution that protects individual's rights to participate. And the ultimate...
The essay will explore specific case studies in answering this question that will locate international development initiatives on a wide spectrum regarding their 'success' and 'sustainability'- terms that are often difficult to label development initiatives with. The nature of media reporting will be analysed in these case studies to understand the extent to which they have influenced development campaigns. The essay explores if a heavy dependence on media reporting promotes the sustainability...
In March 2003, The United States of America invaded Iraq, and this war is also called as the Second Gulf War. During this war, Iraq was strongly defeated, which even its president also has been killed. There are two main reasons, declared by the US, to invade Iraq. First was to defend for the security of its own country and the whole world. Second was to promote freedom and democracy to the innocent Iraqi people who were tortured by its leader. However, there are also many conspiracy theories...
The main idea behind human security is to provide peace and security for the citizens both with nation-state and to ensure their protection against threats from the outside. A key source of military battle that gives focus for the Western world's insight of the risk to human security was detached when the Cold War came to a finish. In fact, as early as the 1970s, the United States extended its explanation of national security to take in global economics, when it became obvious that the US...
For countless years, many in the United States have called for some sort of voting reform. In a nation that is considered by many to be a pioneer and gleaming beacon of liberty and democratic practice, a vast amount of those residing within its borders often choose not to exercise their inalienable right to cast a vote in its elections. Even at the recent voter surplus of about a 60 percent participation, the statistic pales in to comparison to much of the globe by both international and...
It is safe to say that the law determines most of what we do in our lives. There are laws about how we act in public, how fast we drive, and how we live our day to day lives. There are even some laws that keep us from doing specific things, even if they are very obscure, for example in Arizona it is illegal for donkeys to sleep in bathtubs. So then it is only natural that there would be laws governing our effects of the planet, and limitations as to what we can do to harm it. In the case of...