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2012 - Volume 6, Issue 3-4

Research Articles

Citizens visiting to the mausoleum of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk who is the leader of the Turkish Independence War and the founder of the Republic of Turkey on 24 October 2012, Ankara
  • Burak Tangör
ABSTRACT: This article evaluates Turkey’s position in European security governance. In the post-Cold War period, the administration, coordination and regulation of security has been, largely, performed through such an approach which itself is based on three assumptions. Firstly, the meaning of security...
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Cityscape of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Maja Ruzic
ABSTRACT: This article engages in the ongoing debate about the overall value of the General Framework Agreement for Peace in Bosnia and Herzegovina (GFAP), which is one of the most challenging issues in the contemporary peace studies scholarship. In order to support scholars who argue that the constitutional...
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Incheon, South Korea: The Incheon International Airport is the largest airport in South Korea, the primary airport serving the Seoul National Capital Area, on August 24 2013 in Seoul
  • Jiří Brandýs
ABSTRACT: This work seeks to reveal differences in the understanding of the concept of security between the EU and the Association of South East Asian States (ASEAN) and to adequately account for such differences. This work considers that ASEAN qualifies as a nascent security community confirming that...
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Silhouette of soldiers with vehicle
  • Marek Čejka
ABSTRACT: One, important, reason driving recent instability in the Middle East is the influence of Western powers on local actors. In the first half of the 20th century the UK and France held significant sway; during the Cold War the US and USSR were dominant. After the Cold War, the US emerged as the...
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Forestry and timber harvesting in Poland
  • Yossi Mann
ABSTRACT: The renewable energy industry has recently gathered momentum due to green awareness, the need to diversify energy sources and the rise in oil and gas prices. In many ways, the Polish biomass industry has greater potential than others new EU members (post-2004). Poland’s size, as well as its...
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Midtown Manhattan buildings including the UN Headquarters viewed from Roosevelt Island in New York, NY.
  • Shafa V. Gasimova
ABSTRACT: Recent talks on UN Security Council reform mainly focused on enlargement issues based on the competing positions of the G4 (Germany, Japan, Brazil and India) and UfC (core members Italy, Pakistan, Mexico and Egypt); groups which seem unable to reach a compromise in the near future. Even if...
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The European council parliament in Strasbourg, France
  • Tomáš Rohrbacher
ABSTRACT: This article deals with two actors – the European Union and the alter-globalisation movement – and their mutual relationship regarding recognition. Both actors profile themselves internationally as environmental and human and social rights defenders; they both create their own discourses, e.g....
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Muslim militant
  • Radana Makariusová
  • Zdeněk Ludvík
ABSTRACT: Non-state military actors (i.e. private military companies, contractors and/or militias) form an inherent part of the present global system. In many cases, however, the role and participation of non-state military actors appears to be rather ambiguous and unclear. In order to illustrate the...
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Erez Crossing: Palestinians Carry Palestinians Flags On Dec 31 2009.On April 2013, 132 (68.4%) Of The 193 Member States Of The United Nations Have Recognized The State Of Palestine. Stock Photo 146750888 : Shutterstock
  • Yahya Alshammari
ABSTRACT: There are five factors that affect security and stability in the Middle East. The first of these is the ticking bomb of sectarianism between the Sunni and Shiite strands of Islam, which have become more widespread in recent years due to the politisation of sectarian tensions and their transformation...
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flag of Somalia painted on cracked wall
  • Matia Vannoni
ABSTRACT: Over the past two decades, the term “failed state” has been popularised among both academics and policy-makers. This work seeks to adequately provide for the historical and cultural background driving the term and its theoretical and practical implications. However, the bulk of this work is...
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Newspaper headlines - financial crisis
  • Christopher Whyte
ABSTRACT: From the wars in Vietnam and Iraq to the Arab Spring, recent history is full of examples of how media outlets interact with government processes to shape public opinion and constrain the practical avenues policymakers may take in domestic and international affairs. The recent European financial...
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Nice - 15 January: Tunisian Manifestants Rally The Street Of The City After The Runaway Of Dictator Ben Ali From Tunisia Yesterday Evening,15 January 2010 In Nice France Stock Photo 69040900 : Shutterstock
  • Miron Lakomy
ABSTRACT: The Greater Middle East has traditionally played a major role in French foreign policy. Following WWI, the 3rd French Republic acquired Syria and Lebanon which created a foundation for political, economic and cultural ties between France and the Arab world. In the post-Cold War era, French...
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A hand drawn chalkboard shows multi-ratial people holding hands around the world to show care for the earth, peace, and unity. Shown off centered for copy-space.
  • Kamrul Hossain
ABSTRACT: Traditionally the term “peace” has been defined as the absence of war. Yet, “peace” is closely associated to the term “security” and although “peace” and “security” are both generally referred to in interstate affairs, “peace” is more deeply attached to civil society, since it ultimately suffers...
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European crisis 3D domino
  • Evaghoras L. Evaghorou
  • Nikolaos G. Mertzanidis
ABSTRACT: Both the concepts of Balance of Power and Complex Interdependence attempt to describe the post-cold war international system. We select Offensive Realism (re: Mearsheimer) and Neoliberal Institutionalism (re: Keohane and Nye), for theoretically contextualising the aforementioned concepts. Through...
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It is a lot of chessmen on a chess board. (are located it is horizontal). A black background.
  • Adam Cianciara
ABSTRACT: This work proposes an explanation of strong actor failure in asymmetric conflict. It proposes and develops the hypothesis of transformative and non-transformative goals and shows the correlation between strong actor objectives and the outcome of asymmetric conflicts. The central argument of...
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Serbian Parliament Building in Belgrade, Serbia.
  • Vladimir Dordevic
  • Danko Aleksic
ABSTRACT: This article evaluates the legacy of Slobodan Milošević whose regime ruled Serbia for more than a decade from the end of the 1980s until 2000. The article briefly examines the main political and social aspects of the Milošević regime and analyzes a value equation by questioning the social values...
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Political issues series: 'anti-nuclear' concept with EU lettering.
  • Laz Etemike
ABSTRACT: Since the explosion of the first atomic weapon the international system has been saddled with perceived threats to national security based around weapons of mass destruction (WMD). This is best seen through the spate of interest by countries to develop nuclear weapons. Hence, nuclear deterrence...
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