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    Theoretical issues centered around the phenomenon of conflict and war seek to explain an important part of international relations. This is reinforced through Vasquez’s acknowledgement that “Despite claims that interstate war is on the wane, it is still a very serious social problem” (2012, 301). These explanations will be explored through an analysis on the concepts of the security dilemma, deterrence, and alliances. Such issues are not solely rooted in any one IR theory. Therefore, the second…

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    Entebbe Raid Analysis

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    On the 8th of July 1976, the decision was made by Israel that the only solution to the hostage situation of their citizens at Entebbe, was to raid the airport as a rescue mission. The Entebbe raid was justified as the hostage’s lives were in extreme danger and with the terrorist’s ultimatum drawing nearer, there seemed to be little other option. There were those, however, that tend to disagree and believe that there could have been another solution. The United Nations saw the raid as the…

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    Julius Caesar’s Death Is it okay to assassinate someone? World leaders have to face this decision every day. There have been some awful rulers around the world, but it is impossible to kill someone without there being consequences. When the U.S. decided to kill Saddam Husain, it caused chaos in Iraq which is still going on today. The same thing happened when the conspirators killed Julius Caesar. They rushed into it and didn’t think about the things that would follow after murdering him. Caesar…

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    Yasser Arafat Biography

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    Palestinian cause all his life up to his death on November 11, 2004. Yasser Arafat lost his mother at age 5 and lived with his uncle in Jerusalem for most of his growing up years. His original name was Mohamed Yasser Abdel Rahman Abdel Raouf Arafat al-Qudwa Al-Husseini. He later moved back to his birthplace, Cairo, and studied engineering at the University of Cairo where people began to call him just Yasser meaning…

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    It’s been years since the collapse of the Soviet Union, and the world has been the target for global organized crimes and criminal activities from Russia and other Soviet countries such as Ukraine. Solntsevskaya Brava the organized criminal group that is based in Solntsevo, located in southwest of Moscow in Russia. This group was founded by Sergei Mikhailov “Mikhas”. Mikhas was born 1958 in Russia. He liked to call himself “businessman instead of thief Mikhas”. Following his time in prison for…

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    The topic of refugees has been a major issue in the United States for quite a long time. They allegedly commit all crimes and are the main cause of terrorism in the United States and Europe. Refugees differ from immigrants because immigrants have the opportunity to move, usually to seek better (economic) opportunities. Whereas, refugees are forced to move out of their homeland due to: conflict-induced displacement; development-induced displacement; and disaster-induced displacement. Where ever…

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    1. US cultural clash 1920 One of the cultural clashes during this period was on prohibition, where there was an effort to ban the consumption of alcohol. A constitutional amendment was passed that banned the manufacture, sale, and transportation of alcoholic beverages. This caused a major clash between those who favored the move and those who wanted it repealed. Protestant religious groups and other fundamentalists highly favored the move as they saw alcohol as a contributor to social evil.…

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    Jon Krakauer’s “Into Thin Air” is a book of mortality and consequences. In the spring of 1996, Krakauer took an assignment from Outside magazine to report on the industry of commercially guided, high-altitude climbing. He would later regret that decision for the rest of his life. Eight people on his expedition died, either from freezing to death or falling. There are a multitude of health effects that can cause harm to humans at the extreme altitude and temperatures that Everest holds, as…

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    In Dying to Win, Robert Pape explains the causal logic of suicide terrorism and why the phenomenon has become more frequent since its inception in the 1980’s. This is accomplished through dividing the logic into three categories: strategic, social, and individual. Throughout this explanation Pape argues that suicide campaigns are not primarily derived from religious fundamentalism, but nationalism. This would indicate that such tactics are also a form of insurgency. To assess the overall…

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    Summary In the documentary Remembering the WSU Plane Crash, they documented the October 2, 1970 plane crash that killed 31 people on the way to a game in Logan, Utah. The documentary explains and gives information into how and why the event happened and also how it could have been prevented as well as giving an inside look with members of the team that survived the crash. From 1970 to present day the effects of this event are very much alive, whether it be the annual memorial or the statue that…

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