Essays

How Digital Communities Cope: Cyber-vigilantism Following the Boston M ...

On April 15th, 2013, two men and two pressure cooker bombs shook Boston to its core. One of Boston’s most treasured traditions, the Boston Marathon, had been marred by a terror attack that left the city […]

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Unity of Command or Unity of Effort? Humanitarian civil-military coope ...

Introduction The inception of the Global War on Terror after the Sept. 11 attacks ushered in a new era of humanitarian civil-military cooperation (CIMIC). The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan were accompanied by a strategic shift […]

Ideology through Subliminal Propaganda: A Critique of Portrayals of Pa ...

Introduction Rarely are there issues more contentious than the modern question of Palestine and Israel. One can find a plethora of media sources concerning Israel and Palestine, ranging in breadth and depth from history books to […]

Refugees and Asylum Seekers in the United Kingdom’s Healthcare Syste ...

Introduction The United Kingdom (UK) houses one of the most developed public healthcare systems in the industrialized world. Its services are free at the point of need for more than 58 million UK permanent residents, a […]

Globalization: Influences of Economic Dependence on American, Chinese, ...

Trading is easier than ever before. The rate at which global populations have been growing is far greater than at any point in the past. Through the advent of more advanced communication and transportation technology, our […]

Explaining the Camp David Summit: An Individual-Based Approach to Fore ...

Introduction From September 5, 1978 to September 17, 1978, the American President Jimmy Carter, the Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin and the Egyptian President Anwar Al Sadat gathered in the presidential retreat of Camp David. From […]

Holding onto Hope: Palestinian Authority Institution-Building in the P ...

 The 1993 Oslo Accords, which marked Israel’s recognition of the Palestinian Liberation Organization and the formation of the Palestinian National Authority (PNA/PA) as an interim self-governing body for the Palestinians of the West Bank and Gaza […]

The Role of Law: American Rule of Law Reform Abroad and the Central an ...

Within ten years after the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, some 5,000 American lawyers and judges traveled to newly independent post-communist countries as part of the American Bar Association’s Central and East European Law […]

King Democracy: Do Democratic Nations Mitigate Conflict Over Transboun ...

Abstract The prospect of water wars and conflict over water are ideas that are frequently dramatized in media and also studied by scholars. It is well-established that bona fide wars are not started over water resources, […]

Confronting the ‘Post-Conflict’ Label: An Exploration of Ethno ...

Note: this paper was excerpted from a longer thesis, which is accessible here: brody-thesis-final.     Introduction “There is something uniquely shameful about Cyprus. The political  quagmire our children have inherited is just being passed on, […]

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