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International and Area Studies

2012

Colgate Academic Review

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The Prospects For Change In Burma: Examining The Role Of Foreign Direct Investment, Katherine E. Clark Aug 2012

The Prospects For Change In Burma: Examining The Role Of Foreign Direct Investment, Katherine E. Clark

Colgate Academic Review

This paper examines the Burmese military regime's pattern of human rights abuses against ethnic minorities and political dissidents in relation to natural gas and oil development projects. Through research in non-governmental agency reports, government statistics, academic journals, interviews, and corporate publications, I am investigating the extent to which the revenue generated from foreign direct investment in Burma supports and finances the military regime’s repression of Burmese citizens through further militarization of the state. Specifically, this paper highlights two case studies, the Yadana and Yetagun projects, as examples of the increased militarization and human rights abuses in the pipeline ...


Responding To Crisis: A Comparative Look At South Africa’S And The U.S. Government’S Policies Towards Zimbabwe, Andrew Eldredge Jul 2012

Responding To Crisis: A Comparative Look At South Africa’S And The U.S. Government’S Policies Towards Zimbabwe, Andrew Eldredge

Colgate Academic Review

Why have South Africa and the U.S. adopted and maintained different foreign policy stances towards the crisis in Zimbabwe? This question is of particular importance due to the political, economic, and humanitarian implications of the Zimbabwean situation since 2000, the regional impact of the crisis, and the recent potential for positive developments under the newly established Zimbabwean unity government. Previous studies predominately concentrate on analyzing either the western or the regional approach towards Zimbabwe to the detriment of gaining a complete understanding of why these approaches have differed. This study builds upon the existing literature by employing a comparative ...