E-International Relations is an online academic source for free texts on a variety of topics. I was very impressed when I stumbled onto their collection. The subject matter covers a wide scope of international relations including ongoing situations in the Middle East, the conflict in Ukraine, and on Climate Change. Continue reading
The 2016 US presidential elections are polarized, controversial, destabilizing, and nothing new. The 2016 election is in many respects a mirror image of the 1964 elections. Today’s leading Republican shares notable similarities with the former 1964 Republican frontrunner Barry Goldwater. Continue reading
This article will analyze the events of the 1956 Suez Crisis and describe the significance of Canada and Lester Pearson. The Suez Crisis was a series of events involving Egypt nationalizing the Suez Canal that instigated a period of imbalance, warfare, political upheaval, and international tension. This paper argues that Lester Pearson of Canada was the leading figure in solving the Suez Crisis, and in doing so, ushered in a new era of Canadian diplomacy and international peace keeping. Continue reading
The purpose of this paper is to answer how and why did Vietnamese revolutionaries such as Ho Chi Minh adopt Communism to shape the nationalist movement for independence, and furthermore, what the key turning points were in this process. This paper will demonstrate that multiple factors influenced the rise of Communism in Vietnam. Continue reading
While following the US presidential election, it’s easy to notice the parallels between Donald Trump’s election campaign and those of other right wing authoritarian leaders. Trump as a candidate has demonstrated a complete overhaul of the right wing Republican Party and has shaken the GOP into disarray. In this article, I will focus on Trump’s actions as a leader, and specifically a trend in both the US and in Europe towards a rebirth of authoritarianism, populism, and fascism.
The purpose of this essay is to develop a greater understanding of Canada’s modern interests in the Arctic, Canada’s claims to Arctic sovereignty, and to argue for the greater need of Canada to lead development in the Arctic. Continue reading
A review on the academic literature on Russia’s involvement in Ukraine.
The current Ukrainian crisis is drenched in debate; it is complicated by a long political upheaval, an ongoing social and political revolution, and a long history of competing memories and over lapping historical narratives. This review will take a more specific approach to the conflict, rather than focusing on all possible factors, it will focus primarily on the role and intentions of Russia. This review will not explore the developments of the Ukraine revolution, but will explore Russia’s involvement, actions, and interests. From exploring and analyzing many articles, writers, first hand sources, poll results and statistics, this review has narrowed down the important key factors in the academic study of Russia’s involvement and intentions in Ukraine. Ultimately this review has determined two main branches of the academic sphere: Realpolitik VS Kulturkampf, both of which will be described and discussed. Continue reading