Jan 21, 2011
paper need an argument that gives both sides of the story. Not a descriptive
when writing a thesis statement it is important to ask questions. The questions
should be how and why questions. Avoid what questions. Only one or
Mar 4, 2011
for the better part of the 18th C and before naval strategy was very crude and
similar to land battler. Ram if you can board if you cannot.
the greeks and romans were the first to use this strategy with naval ships, mainly
Jan 17 2011
Post Cold War International Relations
USSR collapses in 1990 and there are 7 new realities that affect both the practice
and study of IR
1) Security - during cold war there was only military security. Post-cold war
three other types of securit
March 11, 2011
delivery systems are as important as the weapon itself. A weapon is no
good if you cannot get it to its target.
strategic delivery systems are systems that can deliver a weapon great distances
to a target
the original strat
Mar 14, 2011
There are 4 types of arms agreement
Qualitative - try and distinguish b/w offensive and defensive weapons.
The Key is to try and limit the offensive weapons. First discussions on
qualitative agreements pre-date WW1 at The Hague Intl Peace con
Jan 19, 2011
Classifying International Systems
Independent State System - a key concept to the independent state system is
autonomy. Autonomy is the complete control over all International and Domestic
It is virtually impossible for a nation toda
Feb 14, 2011.
Interwar Idealists - Woodrow Wilson, Gilbert Murray, G.L. Dickinson
Woodrow Wilson is the US President during WW1. After the war he laid out 14
points that he believes will prevent another World War from happening.
he accepts that violence a
April 4, 2011
Gender issues continued
Child Labour has been compared to slavery. UNICEF is the branch of the
UN that looks at child labour and child labour issues. UNICEF looks for:
working in exploitive conditions
age - below 16 although many children ev
Jan 24, 2011
Collapse of Rome to the Modern State
there are 2 stages of the collapse of Rome. Western Rome falls around 476 AD.
The Byzantium empire (Eastern Rome) doesnt fall until around 625 AD.
some of the i
Feb 2, 2011
another founder of realist ideas in political sciences.
Much like Sun Tzu we see Thucydides emphasizing power in political science
International relations and the relations b/w states is cyclical.
Thucydides is also pointing out tha