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1993

College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University

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The Future Political Status Of Puerto Rico, Sean Murray Jan 1993

The Future Political Status Of Puerto Rico, Sean Murray

Honors Theses, 1963-2015

This thesis is an analysis of current events regarding the future political status of Puerto Rico. It examines the various actors in Puerto Rico and in the United States congress, as well as international and United Nations positions. Ultimately, the paper assesses the possibility of determining the permanent political status of Puerto Rico and the indecision on the part of the United States Congress, concluding that a permanent decision is unlikely before the end of the 20th century.


Development Of The Brazilian Rainforest, Antony Dispanet Jan 1993

Development Of The Brazilian Rainforest, Antony Dispanet

Honors Theses, 1963-2015

There has recently been great attention paid to the destruction of the Brazilian rainforest. The destruction has been fueled by improper economic and development practices, suggesting that it is a soluble environmental problem. In the thesis, which has an optimistic tone, I discuss what has been destroyed so far, what policies led to the destruction of the rainforests, the forces on different sides, what is being lost through continued deforestation, and what alternatives should be pursued to halt deforestation and eliminate some of the economic conflicts in Brazil.


A Mission For Peace: United Nations Peacekeeping In The New World Order, John Butler Jan 1993

A Mission For Peace: United Nations Peacekeeping In The New World Order, John Butler

Honors Theses, 1963-2015

The last decade of the twentieth century has been witness to remarkable changes in geopolitics amongst the world's nations. International relations has emerged from the icy winters of the Cold-War era, and has moved toward a more hopeful "world order." However, with the change comes new challenges--crises of a different nature which demand new solutions. Thus, many feel that it is the job of international organizations--particularly the United Nations--to formulate these solutions. Specifically, this thesis poses the following question: what is the role of the United Nations peacekeeping operations within this "new world order"?