Politics & International Relations

University of St Andrews
Politics & International Relations
Laura Trad

This essay draws a comparison between the role of violence in the political orders of two colonial regimes: that of France in Algeria, and of Britain in Iraq. It seeks to investigate the reasons why violence escalated to extreme extents in one...

Western University
Politics & International Relations
Allyson Fox

This essay seeks to address the question regarding what conflict management techniques have been implemented in the Great Lakes region of Africa, specifically in connection to the Burundi political strife, and which technique is proven to be the...

University of St Andrews
Politics & International Relations
Bao-Chau Pham

This essay argues that conceptualizing borders as fixed, physical entities, that confine territory, is highly problematic in an increasingly globalized world and in the context of the US-led “war on terror”. Problematizing the ‘territorialist...

University of St Andrews
Politics & International Relations
Antonia Zimmermann

In the wake of the German national elections in September 2017, questions surrounding German guiding culture (Leitkultur) and the legitimacy of the dual citizenship have become part and parcel of daily political campaigning. These debates can...

University of California, Berkeley
Politics & International Relations
Nikolina Zenovic

This piece analyzes the implementation of implied international human rights and the inequalities that can occur as a result of ambiguously worded human rights legislation. This ambiguity of language prevents equitable and efficient...

American University of Sharjah
Politics & International Relations
Naila Tariq

Benedict Anderson defines the nation as an imagined community and stresses that the rise of print capitalism is a central factor to the formation of this imagination. Since the invention of the television and given todays ubiquity of media images...

University of St Andrews
Politics & International Relations
Adam Stromme

The War on Terror was announced in the immediate aftermath of the tragic attacks on the World Trade Centers. But for many, there were far more questions than answers about this tragic event. Who was attacking us? Why? And perhaps most importantly...

Australian National University
Politics & International Relations
Evie Rose

This essay explores the tension between the international human rights regime and its implementation on the national level, using the case of the rights of indigenous peoples in Australia. Using realism and constructivism as theoretical lenses,...

Australian National University
Politics & International Relations
Evie Rose

This essay analyses the bilateral diplomacy and negotiations between Australia and Timor-Leste over the resource abundant Timor Sea, in the interest of exploring the potential for a peaceful settlement of the dispute. Firstly, this essay engages...

Brown University
Politics & International Relations
Arundhati Ponnapa

This paper examines the relationship between LGBTQ+ rights and Indian legal, legislative, and social systems, with a focus in the disparate approaches to transgender rights and gay rights. While there are numerous overlaps between issues related...