Category Archive for: Essays

U.S. Defense Policy

U.S. Defense Policy Essay The U.S. will continue to threaten retaliation, including nuclear retaliation to deter aggression against it, and its allies, according to the report. The Pentagon is making it clear that it reserves the right to use the nuclear threat even in the event of conventional attack against its forces, it is pouring cold water over international…

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The United States Ambivalent Power Ambivalent Democracy

The United States Ambivalent Power Ambivalent Democracy Essay The United States of America was the first modem democracy and the first state erected on the premise that its reason for being was to secure the God-given rights of its citizens. Two hundred and twenty years after the founding of the republic, freedom in America is so firmly rooted…

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U.S. – Iran Controversy

U.S. – Iran Controversy Essay So far, the U.S. trade embargo against Iran had been partial, in the sense that the U.S. companies were prevented from marketing Iranian oil directly in the U.S. markets. They were, however, allowed to resell Iranian oil in the world market. In fact, last year, this amounted to buying almost 20 percent Iranian crude…

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U.S. – China Agreement To End Trade War

U.S. – China Agreement To End Trade War Essay The demands which the U.S. had been making, and which seem to have been met by China, provide in indication of the kind or preventive steps and policing which will be required for the implementation of the agreement between the two countries. It may be a little astonishing to…

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Democracy And The New World Order: Dilemmas And Conflicts

Democracy And The New World Order: Dilemmas And Conflicts Essay The prospects for democracy at the close of the 20th century are perilous. In an increasingly unified world system, it is no longer possible to write about the prospects for democracy except on a world scale. It cannot be a precious entity reserved for the rich First World…

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Central Asia

Central Asia Essay PROBLEMS OF WEALTH, A WEALTH OF PROBLEMS In 1996, Central Asia became more clearly than ever the object of a new form of international rivalry, particularly in the renewed regional contest over Afghanistan. Some analysts referred to this rivalry as a new “Great Game”, harking back to the term made famous by Rudyard Kipling and Lord…

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The Russian Federation

The Russian Federation Essay LOCATION, CLIMATE, LANGUAGE, RELIGION, FLAG, CAPITAL The Russian Federation, or Russia (until 25 December 1991 officially known as the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic RSFSR), constituted the major part of the USSR, providing some 76% of its area and some 51·of its population in 1990. It is bounded by Norway, Finland, Estonia and Latvia to the…

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Democratization and Conflicts in russia and The newly independent States

Democratization and Conflicts in russia and The newly independent States  Essay The second Russian coup de’etat took place in October 1993. The conflict between the two branches of political power the “nondemocratic” Parliament and the “democracy oriented” president kept escalating to the point where one of the parties used military force. Without speculating about who was right or wrong,…

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Bangladesh’s Experiments with Parliamentary Democracy

Bangladesh’s Experiments with Parliamentary Democracy Essay The parliamentary form of government in Bangladesh is rooted in the Constitution of 1972. Since then 13 amendments have been added, most important being the 4th, 5th, 8th, 12th, and 13th, incorporating these changes: (4th) from the Indian parliamentary type to the French presidential form, and the establishment of a one-party system (5th) deleting…

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