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Hope For Another Humanitarian Intervention? Rwanda, Kosovo, Libya And The Consequences Of The Responsibility To Protect (R2p) On Myanmar, Victoria Carter Jun 2019

Hope For Another Humanitarian Intervention? Rwanda, Kosovo, Libya And The Consequences Of The Responsibility To Protect (R2p) On Myanmar, Victoria Carter

Honors Theses

After the catastrophic failure of the UN and western nations to prevent and halt genocide in Rwanda in 1990, many pledged “never again.” In less than ten years, the ethnic cleansing in Kosovo provided the international community with a chance at redemption. Without waiting for UN approval, NATO forces led a military intervention to stop Milošević’s campaign of violence against the Kosovo Albanians. The humanitarian intervention in Kosovo left many questions for the international community: Who should intervene to stop genocide or ethnic cleansing in a given state? When should the international community intervene? In the early 2000s ...


World Leaders A-Twitter: Communication Platforms And Agenda-Building During The 2018 Nato Summit, Katja Walton Jan 2019

World Leaders A-Twitter: Communication Platforms And Agenda-Building During The 2018 Nato Summit, Katja Walton

Undergraduate Honors Theses

Twitter is a thriving microblogging service with growing prominence in the political sphere. In this study, I examine the differences between Twitter communications and verbal communications by three heads of state and government in relation to the most recent NATO Summit in July 2018. Through a three-step analysis, including descriptive statistics, content and tone analysis, and comparative analysis, the study investigates Twitter’s influence on content and tone and its agenda-building capacity for face-to-face summits. After hand-coding over 2,000 tweets and 15 verbal communications, I find that Twitter does not support more negative content and tone among world leaders ...


Nato Enlargement: Poland, The Baltics, Ukraine And Georgia, Christopher M. Radcliffe Jan 2018

Nato Enlargement: Poland, The Baltics, Ukraine And Georgia, Christopher M. Radcliffe

Honors Undergraduate Theses

Over the past two decades, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) has enlarged several times to include a number of new countries. The first two case studies that are analyzed within this paper include key countries that were added in the 1999 and 2004 rounds of NATO enlargement: Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia. The third case study takes a closer look at two countries, Ukraine and Georgia, that sought to become members of NATO but were denied Membership Action Plans (MAPs) because of Russian discontent and military intervention. It is questionable if Russia will use military force to disrupt the ...


The Little Lady That Could: Small Latvia Rejoins The Euro-Atlantic Community, Sandis Sraders Apr 2017

The Little Lady That Could: Small Latvia Rejoins The Euro-Atlantic Community, Sandis Sraders

Graduate Program in International Studies Theses & Dissertations

When the Cold War abruptly ended, Latvia found it necessary to find a new place in the international community. Its smallness, weaknesses and sensitivities as well as historic experiences made the task urgent because it needed a protector and a broader community to belong to. Like a needle in a haystack, finding these would prove challenging, primarily because not many options existed. First, only one community, the Euro-Atlantic community, could satisfy Latvia’s willingness to escape Russia’s unwanted dominance. Second, as a small state, Latvia had little influence over international affairs.

This research focuses on several distinct aspects of ...


The Stability Of A Unipolar World Revisited, Grady Michael Nixon Jan 2017

The Stability Of A Unipolar World Revisited, Grady Michael Nixon

Senior Projects Spring 2017

Senior Project submitted to The Division of Social Studies of Bard College.


Asian Anxieties And Alliances: Balancing The Rise Of China, Adam David Crank Oct 2016

Asian Anxieties And Alliances: Balancing The Rise Of China, Adam David Crank

Theses and Dissertations

China’s rise has been met with both hope and apprehension. However, with its recent actions in the South and East China Seas, surrounding nations are becoming increasingly concerned that China may have expansionist or even hegemonic ambitions. China has taken what many of these countries consider to be aggressive actions in the past several years and months. One of the main questions now is how the surrounding nations, as well as the United States, will react to China’s actions. As of now diplomatic means of failed to resolve the crisis in the South and East China Seas.

This ...


Brexit Vote Could Allow For Nuclear Weapons Rethink, Erika Simpson, Bill Kidd Jun 2016

Brexit Vote Could Allow For Nuclear Weapons Rethink, Erika Simpson, Bill Kidd

Political Science Publications

No abstract provided.


The Suez Crisis: Security Implications For The Transatlantic Relationship And The Shift In Global Power, Conor Mclaughlin Jan 2016

The Suez Crisis: Security Implications For The Transatlantic Relationship And The Shift In Global Power, Conor Mclaughlin

Student Scholarship & Creative Works By Year

The Suez Crisis of 1956 significantly altered transatlantic security. The declining powers of Britain and France were exposed by the United States, causing enduring and troublesome consequences for the future of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, and further demonstrating the prioritization of United States Cold War interests over any kind of transatlantic balance of power or colonial suppression of nationalism. For the United Kingdom and France, their interests lay in previously established roles as imperial powers and in preserving colonial relationships that the United States did not possess. The United Kingdom, victim to a legacy of decline that became apparent ...


Russia’S Interventions In Post-Soviet States On Behalf Of Russian Minorities, Natalia Kislitsina Jan 2016

Russia’S Interventions In Post-Soviet States On Behalf Of Russian Minorities, Natalia Kislitsina

Dissertations and Theses

States closely monitor their surrounding territories. When a military block expands its membership to include countries next to a rival state's borders, those rivals feel threatened and tend to respond. One of the ways states respond to losing influence over their border-states, which are not only their direct spheres of influence but serve as a protective buffer zone, is by declaring that their national or ethnic minorities who live in these territories are in danger. The likely result is that states will interfere in these border nations on behalf of ethnic minorities. Since the end of the Cold War ...


The Cracks In Nato's Fault Narrative: Why Nato Enlargement Fails To Explain Russian Aggression, Katherine Miller Oct 2015

The Cracks In Nato's Fault Narrative: Why Nato Enlargement Fails To Explain Russian Aggression, Katherine Miller

Ex-Patt Magazine

What explains Russia’s recent behavior? Some blame the expansion of NATO for Russian aggression, but that isn’t the whole story.


Diplomatic Disservice, Erika Simpson Aug 2015

Diplomatic Disservice, Erika Simpson

Erika Simpson

No abstract provided.


The Poor Man’S Nuclear Bomb, Erika Simpson Aug 2015

The Poor Man’S Nuclear Bomb, Erika Simpson

Erika Simpson

No abstract provided.


A Case Study: The Diefenbaker Government's Shifting Nato Commitments, Erika Simpson Aug 2015

A Case Study: The Diefenbaker Government's Shifting Nato Commitments, Erika Simpson

Erika Simpson

No abstract provided.


A Peek At Bernier's Briefing Notes, Erika Simpson Aug 2015

A Peek At Bernier's Briefing Notes, Erika Simpson

Erika Simpson

No abstract provided.


The Belief Systems Of Critics: General Patterns Between 1963 And 1989, Erika Simpson Aug 2015

The Belief Systems Of Critics: General Patterns Between 1963 And 1989, Erika Simpson

Erika Simpson

No abstract provided.


The Traditional Beliefs And Assumptions Of Defenders, 1957-1963, Erika Simpson Aug 2015

The Traditional Beliefs And Assumptions Of Defenders, 1957-1963, Erika Simpson

Erika Simpson

No abstract provided.


Leader's Belief Systems And Canada's Defense Commitments, Erika Simpson Aug 2015

Leader's Belief Systems And Canada's Defense Commitments, Erika Simpson

Erika Simpson

No abstract provided.


Canada's Nato Commitment: Current Controversies, Past Debates, And Future Issues, Erika Simpson Aug 2015

Canada's Nato Commitment: Current Controversies, Past Debates, And Future Issues, Erika Simpson

Erika Simpson

No abstract provided.


Canada's Nato Commitments During The Cold War, Erika Simpson Aug 2015

Canada's Nato Commitments During The Cold War, Erika Simpson

Erika Simpson

No abstract provided.


New Ways Of Thinking About Nuclear Weapons And Canada's Defense Policy, Erika Simpson Aug 2015

New Ways Of Thinking About Nuclear Weapons And Canada's Defense Policy, Erika Simpson

Erika Simpson

No abstract provided.


The Belief Systems Of Defenders: General Patterns Between 1963 And 1989, Erika Simpson Aug 2015

The Belief Systems Of Defenders: General Patterns Between 1963 And 1989, Erika Simpson

Erika Simpson

No abstract provided.


Canada’S Nato Commitment: Current Controversies, Past Debates, And Future Issues, Erika Simpson Aug 2015

Canada’S Nato Commitment: Current Controversies, Past Debates, And Future Issues, Erika Simpson

Erika Simpson

Although Canada has been a committed member of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) since the alliance was founded in 1949, it has not greeted all NATO decisions with unalloyed pleasure, as the recent debate about enlargement and the controversy over NATO bombing of Kosovo and Serbia will attest. And we can probably expect yet another debate about Canada's commitment toNATO later this year because the foreign minister, Lloyd Axworthy, has promised to question NATO'S continued reliance on nuclear deterrence. There is also bound to be future dissension over whether the Allies should embrace such countries as Latvia ...


Nato And The Bomb, Canadian Defenders Confront Critics, Erika Simpson Aug 2015

Nato And The Bomb, Canadian Defenders Confront Critics, Erika Simpson

Erika Simpson

No abstract provided.


The Cost Of Nato Expansion For Canada, Erika Simpson Aug 2015

The Cost Of Nato Expansion For Canada, Erika Simpson

Erika Simpson

No abstract provided.


Statement On Nato’S Nuclear Weapons Policies, Erika Simpson Aug 2015

Statement On Nato’S Nuclear Weapons Policies, Erika Simpson

Erika Simpson

No abstract provided.


Expanding Membership Of Nato Could Be Risky, Erika Simpson Aug 2015

Expanding Membership Of Nato Could Be Risky, Erika Simpson

Erika Simpson

No abstract provided.


The Nato Club And Afghanistan: Northern, Rich, And White Nations Defend The Imperial Palace, Erika Simpson Aug 2015

The Nato Club And Afghanistan: Northern, Rich, And White Nations Defend The Imperial Palace, Erika Simpson

Erika Simpson

No abstract provided.


New Threats To The Alliance's Security And Strategies To Reform Nato, Erika Simpson Aug 2015

New Threats To The Alliance's Security And Strategies To Reform Nato, Erika Simpson

Erika Simpson

No abstract provided.


Nato Reform: New Strategies To Advance International And National Security, Erika Simpson Aug 2015

Nato Reform: New Strategies To Advance International And National Security, Erika Simpson

Erika Simpson

No abstract provided.


Canadian Action For Zero Nuclear Weapons, Erika Simpson Aug 2015

Canadian Action For Zero Nuclear Weapons, Erika Simpson

Erika Simpson

No abstract provided.