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A Longview On Iran: Echoes From The Ancient Middle East, Jason M. Schlude May 2019

A Longview On Iran: Echoes From The Ancient Middle East, Jason M. Schlude

Languages and Cultures Faculty Publications

With its Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps blacklisted, Iran responded in kind, classifying United States Central Command as a terrorist organization. In the midst of a buildup of U.S. military in the Gulf, President Rouhani indicated Iran’s willingness to return to its previous program to develop nuclear arms. Where will this lead? Ancient history provides an illuminating—if unsettling—perspective.


Shifting Bilateralism: Understanding Change In The Us-Japan Alliance During The Cold And Gulf War, Grant Anderla May 2018

Shifting Bilateralism: Understanding Change In The Us-Japan Alliance During The Cold And Gulf War, Grant Anderla

All College Thesis Program, 2016-present

Emerging from a violent past as unlikely partners, the alliance of the United States and Japan has withstood years of cooperation and competition. Today, the two nations face regional threats from North Korea and China. Considering the unique alliance, I hope to provide a framework for understanding inter-alliance management and policy making processes. Subsequently, I consider one main question in my research. What factors explain continuities and changes within this alliance relationship? To address this question, I consider leadership role conception, role prescription, and norms of consultation that contribute to changes within alliance relations.

Analyzing these variables in the case ...


The Personality Profile Of North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un, Aubrey Immelman Apr 2018

The Personality Profile Of North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un, Aubrey Immelman

Psychology Faculty Publications

This paper presents the results of an indirect assessment of the personality of Kim Jong-un, supreme leader of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, conducted 2013–2018 from the conceptual perspective of personologist Theodore Millon.

Psychodiagnostically relevant data about Kim was collected from open-source media reports and synthesized into a personality profile using the Millon Inventory of Diagnostic Criteria (MIDC), which yields 34 normal and maladaptive personality classifications congruent with DSM–III–R, DSM–IV, and DSM–5.

The personality profile yielded by the MIDC was analyzed in accordance with interpretive guidelines provided in the MIDC and Millon Index ...


Emerging Challenges To Long-Term Peace And Security In Mozambique, Ayokunu Adedokun Aug 2017

Emerging Challenges To Long-Term Peace And Security In Mozambique, Ayokunu Adedokun

The Journal of Social Encounters

Mozambique’s transition from civil war to peace is often considered among the most successful implementations of a peace agreement in the post-Cold War era. Following the signing of the 1992 Rome General Peace Accords (GPA), the country has not experienced any large-scale recurrence of war. Instead, Mozambique has made impressive progress in economic growth, poverty reduction, improved security, regional cooperation and post-war democratisation. Mozambique has also made significant strides in the provision of primary healthcare, and steady progress towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals. Notwithstanding these stellar achievements, Mozambique still faces a large number of political, social and economic ...


We Create The Path By Walking: The Involvement Of Small Christian Communities (Sccs) In Peacebuilding In Eastern Africa, Father Joseph Healey Aug 2017

We Create The Path By Walking: The Involvement Of Small Christian Communities (Sccs) In Peacebuilding In Eastern Africa, Father Joseph Healey

The Journal of Social Encounters

Small Christian Communities (SCCs), a key pastoral priority of the Catholic Bishops in the Association of Episcopal Conferences in Eastern Africa (AMECEA), officially started in major ecclesial meetings in 1973 and 1976. The SCCs in the AMECEA region have been evolving in response to the developments in the region – they “create the path by walking” and are becoming more involved in peacebuilding activities. A recent study on the SCCs finds that there are over 180,000 SCCs in the nine countries of the AMECEA region. An estimated 45,000 SCCs are spread throughout Kenya’s 26 Catholic dioceses. This essay ...


On Trump's Behavior, Putin — And Why A Russian Adage Keeps Ringing In My Head, Nicholas Hayes Jul 2017

On Trump's Behavior, Putin — And Why A Russian Adage Keeps Ringing In My Head, Nicholas Hayes

University Chair in Critical Thinking Publications

No abstract provided.


The Role Of Ngos In International Climate Governance: A Case Study Of Indian Ngos, Lucas J. Giese May 2017

The Role Of Ngos In International Climate Governance: A Case Study Of Indian Ngos, Lucas J. Giese

All College Thesis Program, 2016-present

Nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) are ubiquitous in international negotiations on climate change governance, participating in framing issues, providing information and expertise, and lobbying government delegates. NGOs are said to supplement the democratic legitimacy and technical capabilities of intergovernmental organizations, yet their actual political influence is more difficult to empirically ascertain. This paper will use a qualitative framework to determine the influence of NGOs in the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), focusing on a case study of Indian NGOs. Using data collected at two UN conferences, including interviews with NGO and government representatives and participant observations, the influence of ...


The Effects Of Historical Trauma And Gender On National Identity Within The Hmong Diaspora, Kalia Vang May 2017

The Effects Of Historical Trauma And Gender On National Identity Within The Hmong Diaspora, Kalia Vang

All College Thesis Program, 2016-present

Since 1975 the Hmong have settled in the West as a diasporic group. Their involvement in the Vietnam and Secret Wars with the United States in Southeast Asia had forced the group to flee their homes in the mountain tops of Laos. This political migration has since forced Hmong leaders to reframe Hmong national identity in the diaspora, specifically in the United States. With this, certain aspects and perspective from Hmong women on the Secret War were marginalized. Thus, this research asks the following question: why is national identity interpreted differently within the Hmong diaspora? This research project is broken ...


The Leadership Style Of U.S. President Donald J. Trump, Aubrey Immelman Jan 2017

The Leadership Style Of U.S. President Donald J. Trump, Aubrey Immelman

Psychology Faculty Publications

This working paper presents a personality-based analysis of newly elected U.S. president Donald Trump’s likely leadership style as president, inferred from the results of an indirect personality assessment conducted 2015–2016 from the conceptual perspective of personologist Theodore Millon.

Trump’s predominant personality patterns were found to be Ambitious/exploitative (a measure of narcissism) and Outgoing/impulsive, infused with secondary features of the Dominant/controlling pattern and supplemented by a Dauntless/adventurous tendency.

Ambitious individuals are bold, competitive, and self-assured; they easily assume leadership roles, expect others to recognize their special qualities, and often act as though entitled ...


The Political Personality Of Russian Federation President Vladimir Putin, Aubrey Immelman, Joseph V. Trenzeluk Jan 2017

The Political Personality Of Russian Federation President Vladimir Putin, Aubrey Immelman, Joseph V. Trenzeluk

Psychology Faculty Publications

This paper presents the results of an indirect assessment of the personality of Vladimir Putin, president of the Russian Federation, from the conceptual perspective of personologist Theodore Millon.

Psychodiagnostically relevant data regarding President Putin were extracted from open-source intelligence and synthesized into a personality profile using the Millon Inventory of Diagnostic Criteria (MIDC), which yields 34 normal and maladaptive personality classifications congruent with Axis II of DSM–IV.

The personality profile yielded by the MIDC was analyzed on the basis of interpretive guidelines provided in the MIDC and Millon Index of Personality Styles manuals. Putin’s primary personality patterns were ...


Trump And Putin: The Bros In Arms, Nicholas Hayes Nov 2016

Trump And Putin: The Bros In Arms, Nicholas Hayes

University Chair in Critical Thinking Publications

No abstract provided.


As The Ruble Tumbles, Putin Stumbles — And Upheaval Looms In Russia, Nicholas Hayes, Louis D. Johnston Dec 2014

As The Ruble Tumbles, Putin Stumbles — And Upheaval Looms In Russia, Nicholas Hayes, Louis D. Johnston

University Chair in Critical Thinking Publications

No abstract provided.


100 Years After An Assassination: Sarajevo Remembers And Forgets An Anniversary, Nicholas Hayes Jun 2014

100 Years After An Assassination: Sarajevo Remembers And Forgets An Anniversary, Nicholas Hayes

University Chair in Critical Thinking Publications

No abstract provided.


In Ukraine, Both Sides Go Feral, Nicholas Hayes Mar 2014

In Ukraine, Both Sides Go Feral, Nicholas Hayes

University Chair in Critical Thinking Publications

No abstract provided.


Putin Playing Olympic Games With Centuries-Old Ethnic Conflicts, Nicholas Hayes Jan 2014

Putin Playing Olympic Games With Centuries-Old Ethnic Conflicts, Nicholas Hayes

University Chair in Critical Thinking Publications

No abstract provided.


Pr Campaign Gears Up To Get Nobel Peace Prize For Putin, Nicholas Hayes Sep 2013

Pr Campaign Gears Up To Get Nobel Peace Prize For Putin, Nicholas Hayes

University Chair in Critical Thinking Publications

No abstract provided.


On Syria, Putin Upstages Obama At G20 Summit, Nicholas Hayes Sep 2013

On Syria, Putin Upstages Obama At G20 Summit, Nicholas Hayes

University Chair in Critical Thinking Publications

No abstract provided.


Why Putin Relishes The Snowden Affair, Nicholas Hayes Jun 2013

Why Putin Relishes The Snowden Affair, Nicholas Hayes

University Chair in Critical Thinking Publications

No abstract provided.


Boston Bombings: Understanding Tsarnaev Brothers And Their Intended Audience, Nicholas Hayes Apr 2013

Boston Bombings: Understanding Tsarnaev Brothers And Their Intended Audience, Nicholas Hayes

University Chair in Critical Thinking Publications

No abstract provided.


Putin’S Cruel Politics Behind The Ban On Russian Adoptions, Nicholas Hayes Feb 2013

Putin’S Cruel Politics Behind The Ban On Russian Adoptions, Nicholas Hayes

University Chair in Critical Thinking Publications

No abstract provided.


The Rally Around The Flag Effect: A Look At Former President George W. Bush And Current President Barack Obama, Jocelyn E. Norman Jan 2013

The Rally Around The Flag Effect: A Look At Former President George W. Bush And Current President Barack Obama, Jocelyn E. Norman

Honors Theses, 1963-2015

The purpose of my research is to look at how the “rally-round-the-flat effect” affected both former President George W. Bush and current President Barrack Obama and uncover why Obama only benefited from the “rally-round-the-flag effect” once, even though he has dealt with numerous international crises. This research is valuable because it will illustrate how the rally effect affects different presidents and uncover the outside factors that caused Obama’s approval ratings to remain stagnant during time of international crisis. In addition, it will hopefully disprove the notion that crisis or war automatically increases the popularity of a President.


Shaking The Military Pillar Of Regime Support: A Closer Look At The Factors Influencing Military Defections During The Revolutions In Egypt, Libya, And Syria During The Arab Spring Movement, Sarah Kruger Jan 2013

Shaking The Military Pillar Of Regime Support: A Closer Look At The Factors Influencing Military Defections During The Revolutions In Egypt, Libya, And Syria During The Arab Spring Movement, Sarah Kruger

Honors Theses, 1963-2015

Using Egypt, Libya, and Syria as primary case studies, this project qualitatively analyzes the recent uprisings in each of these nations with focus on what factors influenced soldiers to defect. Paying specific attention to the role of the international community, the power of nonviolent tactics, the influence of ethnic and religious divisions, and examining what happens when the opposition forces turn violent, these decisions by military personnel are deconstructed by analyzing their triggers. While the topic of military defections is a fairly new focus in revolutionary studies, this research serves as a talking point and gives insight into where future ...


Troubling Questions About Obama’S Drone Warfare, Nicholas Hayes Dec 2012

Troubling Questions About Obama’S Drone Warfare, Nicholas Hayes

University Chair in Critical Thinking Publications

No abstract provided.


Obama Stands On The Verge Of A ‘Truman Moment’ In History, Nicholas Hayes Nov 2012

Obama Stands On The Verge Of A ‘Truman Moment’ In History, Nicholas Hayes

University Chair in Critical Thinking Publications

No abstract provided.


Monday’S Debate: Watch For What Romney Says About Europe, Nicholas Hayes Oct 2012

Monday’S Debate: Watch For What Romney Says About Europe, Nicholas Hayes

University Chair in Critical Thinking Publications

No abstract provided.


Declaring Victory And Retreating: Some Difficult Questions About Afghanistan, Nicholas Hayes Oct 2012

Declaring Victory And Retreating: Some Difficult Questions About Afghanistan, Nicholas Hayes

University Chair in Critical Thinking Publications

No abstract provided.


The Flying Putin Glides Into U.S. Presidential Campaign, Nicholas Hayes Sep 2012

The Flying Putin Glides Into U.S. Presidential Campaign, Nicholas Hayes

University Chair in Critical Thinking Publications

No abstract provided.


Libya Delivers An Early ‘October Surprise’, Nicholas Hayes Sep 2012

Libya Delivers An Early ‘October Surprise’, Nicholas Hayes

University Chair in Critical Thinking Publications

No abstract provided.


Romney Fights Cold War, Obama Fights Not To Overreach, Nicholas Hayes Sep 2012

Romney Fights Cold War, Obama Fights Not To Overreach, Nicholas Hayes

University Chair in Critical Thinking Publications

No abstract provided.


Letter From Russia: Putin’S A Brute, But The Opposition Can’T Be Serious, Nicholas Hayes Jul 2012

Letter From Russia: Putin’S A Brute, But The Opposition Can’T Be Serious, Nicholas Hayes

University Chair in Critical Thinking Publications

No abstract provided.