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February 21, 2011 | Think Tank Analysis: Italian Fascism: Anglo-American Perspectives, 1943 - 1945

Oreste Foppiani: This new book takes an in depth look at the the Allies relations with the northern territory of Italy, the Italian Social Republic, under the control of the German and Italian fascists during World War II; supporting the "pragmatic diplomacy" of the west, at a time when Allied troops occupied the country. ...More

February 14, 2011 | Term Paper: The EU as an International Actor: Operation Atalanta

Laurence McGivern: Operation Atalanta is the name given to the current EU military operation around the Horn of Africa, dealing with the Somali crisis. This paper analyzes the change in global perceptions of the military power of the EU by assessing the mission's impact. ...More

February 7, 2011 | Think Tank Analysis: Playing Politics with Climate Change

Jean Pierre Schaeken Willemaers: The issue of climate change was politicized decades ago and has lost its purely scientific character in the service of ideological, political and economic aims. For the past 10 to 15 years, emotions and feelings appear to be progressively taking precedence over science. ...More

January 23, 2011 | MA Thesis: China: To Hug the Panda or Slay the Dragon?

Jean Pierre Schaeken Willemaers: Differing European and American approaches towards China have often caused tensions. This thesis examines transatlantic diplomatic developments surrounding growing Sino-European links in the strategic high-tech sector. Defence and aerospace are focused on in particular. ...More

January 21, 2011 | Term Paper: Germany: Moving Beyond Cold War Perceptions

John Paul Jarrard: Kissinger's observation that "Germany is too big for Europe yet too small for the world" made sense in the past when military might dictated world standing. Yet, today this view has been made redundant as international institutions and trade dictate power distribution. ...More

January 1, 2011 | Think Tank Analysis: The Muslim Brotherhood in the Middle East and North Africa

Olivier Guitta: There is intense debate among political leaders and government officials in Washington and Brussels on how to handle the Muslim Brotherhood (MB). A strategy of engaging the MB has recently been gaining currency. ...More

December 15, 2010 | Think Tank Analysis: Globalization Versus the State

Alexandra Dobra: It is popularly believed that neoliberalism and globalization go hand in and are detrimental to the power of the State. Indeed, globalization appears as the very enemy of the State, by undermining its democratic capabilities. Nevertheless, both the State and globalization share a symbiotic relationship- they both require each other for survival. ...More

November 3, 2010 | Term Paper: The Realism of Economic Peace in Middle East

Abdalhadi (Hadi Abdalhadi) Alijla: Israeli PM Netanyahu has presented the new idea of settling the Arab-Israel conflict with "economic peace". However, with Israel’s current occupation of the Palestinian lands and the constant deterioration of life and property in Palestine, the notion of economic peace seems to be a far cry. ...More

October 22, 2010 | Think Tank Analysis: A Future NATO Core Task: Enhancing the Scope and Management of Partnerships

Birgit Hütten: A group of NATO experts has listed Asia as a potential future threat zone with problems such as WMD, terrorist attacks, cyber assaults and illegal disruption of energy and maritime supply links. These challenges can be dealt with by enhancing existing partnerships. ...More

October 19, 2010 | Think Tank Analysis: Rebooting NATO: Assessing and Moving Forward

Christopher Lee Davis: The following analysis provides an assessment of the current capabilities as well as recommendations to improve the efficiency and credibility of the NATO Alliance. Short term answers are no longer sufficient; the Alliance must plan for the future and take the necessary measures to remain relevant. ...More

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