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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

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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.


An Arms Race Or Bureaucratic Dogfight? Assessing The Underlying Causes Of India’S Nuclear Force Development, Drew Stommes Jan 2013

An Arms Race Or Bureaucratic Dogfight? Assessing The Underlying Causes Of India’S Nuclear Force Development, Drew Stommes

Honors Theses, 1963-2015

States have developed military capabilities throughout the history of the nation-state international system. Examples include the Anglo-German naval arms race at the beginning of the 21st century and the United States-Soviet Union arms competition during the cold War. One contemporary example of an arms buildup can be seen with the expansion and enhancement of India’s nuclear arsenal. Drawing from two broad bodies of literature that focus on the role of external and internal causes of arms buildups, I argue that India’s nuclear buildup has been caused primarily by the external threat posed by Pakistan, and less so ...


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 ...