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Psychologies Of The Immigration Wars: Can We And Should We Support Diversity?, Editor Jun 2018

Psychologies Of The Immigration Wars: Can We And Should We Support Diversity?, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

As with the global war on terror, there are the immigration wars. What are some psychological foundations?


The Effect Of Unemployment On Democratic Warfare, Andres Rakower Jan 2018

The Effect Of Unemployment On Democratic Warfare, Andres Rakower

Honors Undergraduate Theses

This study was done to see the effects of a war on the economy and the internal politics of the United States. In selecting the engagement, we would study we agreed the Iraq War would be aided by a large amount of sampling of public opinion that was more nuanced than in previous wars. The Iraq War was a very complicated war, as it was controversial from the beginning and became a political issue while continuing to be a war fought by Americans abroad. Based on the literature, there were many starting effects and assumptions that were accounted for such ...


Foreign Policy Brief: North Korean Nuclear Weapons, Jacob Chobanian Apr 2017

Foreign Policy Brief: North Korean Nuclear Weapons, Jacob Chobanian

Political Science Student Papers and Posters

This paper is a brief on the current situation involving the United States and North Korea regarding the nuclear weapon controversy and possible war.


Leviathan Lost: The Impact Of State Capacity On The Duration And Intensity Of Civil Wars, Sarah Simon Apr 2017

Leviathan Lost: The Impact Of State Capacity On The Duration And Intensity Of Civil Wars, Sarah Simon

CUREJ - College Undergraduate Research Electronic Journal

While wars between nations have declined over the past twenty years, intrastate conflicts are on the rise. Scholars are now examining the conditions under which civil war is likely to break out, to last longer, and to intensify, and the strength of the local government has emerged as a critical factor that could potentially mitigate the harms posed by civil wars. This thesis addresses two research questions: what is the impact of state strength on (1) conflict duration and (2) conflict intensity? To answer these research questions, I conduct several quantitative analyses of all internal conflicts occurring in the years ...


Airpower As A Part Of American Foreign Policy: The Importance Of Military Strategy, Domenic J. Quade Mr. Apr 2017

Airpower As A Part Of American Foreign Policy: The Importance Of Military Strategy, Domenic J. Quade Mr.

Senior Theses and Projects

Airpower has a seductive nature to it. Technology promises to be able to destroy or seriously damage an enemy military’s capabilities without serious risk to American forces. Moreover, these knights of the sky have an aura of power with the ability to destroy important pieces of military equipment or infrastructure. Airpower may seem like a niche topic of international relations or American foreign policy, but it represents the opening move of war. Gaining air superiority is the first step in any American engagement as it allows the rest of American military might to be brought to bear. It is ...


A One Percent Chance: Jabotinsky, Bernadotte, And The Iron Wall Doctrine, Andrew Harman May 2016

A One Percent Chance: Jabotinsky, Bernadotte, And The Iron Wall Doctrine, Andrew Harman

War and Society (MA) Theses

This thesis is an examination of the long historical processes that have led to the Israel/Palestine conflict to the contemporary period, focusing mostly on the period before Israeli independence and the 1948 war that created the Jewish state. As Zionism emerged at the turn of the twentieth century to combat the antisemitism of Europe, practical and political facets of the movement sought immigration to Palestine, an area occupied by a large population of Arab natives. The answer to how the Zionists would achieve a Jewish state in that region, largely ignoring the indigenous population, fostered disagreements and a split ...


Is Israel’S Operation Protective Edge Justified?, Raphael Cohen-Almagor Jul 2014

Is Israel’S Operation Protective Edge Justified?, Raphael Cohen-Almagor

raphael cohen-almagor

While I think it is too early to evaluate whether this round of hostilities is morally just in terms of jus in bello, the means employed in the conduct of war, I think Operation Protective Edge is justified in terms of jus ad bellum, i.e., the reasons that brought about this war. I presume a lot will be written about Israel’s conduct of war, enough to fill volumes. Here I clarify my position and its underlying principles.


Vanguards No Longer: Challenges To Al Qaeda Leadership Of The Jihadist Community, Byron J. Doerfer Apr 2014

Vanguards No Longer: Challenges To Al Qaeda Leadership Of The Jihadist Community, Byron J. Doerfer

Senior Theses and Projects

2014 marks the first time that al Qaeda’s supremacy in the Jihadist community has been challenged. al Qaeda’s former franchise in Iraq, now called the “Islamic State,” has declared the organization responsible for 9/11 “Tyrants” and “Apostates.” The Islamic State has begun openly attacking al Qaeda’s official franchise in Syria, Jabhat al Nusra. These events are a consequence of the strategy of franchising that al Qaeda undertook following 9/11. The root of the issue between al Qaeda and its former Iraqi franchise is over a difference over the importance placed on popular support as a ...


From Cyber Terrorism To State Actors’ Covert Cyber Operations, Jan Kallberg, Bhavani Thuraisingham Mar 2013

From Cyber Terrorism To State Actors’ Covert Cyber Operations, Jan Kallberg, Bhavani Thuraisingham

Jan Kallberg

Historically, since the Internet started to become a common feature in our lives, hackers have been seen as a major threat. This view has repeatedly been entrenched and distributed by media coverage and commentaries through the years. Instead the first twenty year of the Internet was acceptably secure, due to the limited abilities of the attackers, compared to the threat generated from a militarized Internet with state actors conducting cyber operations. In reality, the Internet have a reversed trajectory for its security where it has become more unsafe over time and moved from a threat to the individual to a ...


Common Criteria Meets Realpolitik Trust, Alliances, And Potential Betrayal, Jan Kallberg Jul 2012

Common Criteria Meets Realpolitik Trust, Alliances, And Potential Betrayal, Jan Kallberg

Jan Kallberg

Common Criteria for Information Technology Security Evaluation has the ambition to be a global standard for IT-security certification. The issued certifications are mutually recognized between the signatories of the Common Criteria Recognition Arrangement. The key element in any form of mutual relationships is trust. A question raised in this paper is how far trust can be maintained in Common Criteria when additional signatories enter with conflicting geopolitical interests to earlier signatories. Other issues raised are control over production, the lack of permanent organization in the Common Criteria, which leads to concerns of being able to oversee the actual compliance. As ...


Roots Of Conflict: A Multi-Level Analysis Of The South Atlantic War Of 1982, David E. Firester May 2011

Roots Of Conflict: A Multi-Level Analysis Of The South Atlantic War Of 1982, David E. Firester

Publications and Research

On 2 April 1982, the Argentinian military had invaded and occupied a series of islands known as the Islas Malvinas, or Falkland Islands.* Subsequently, The United Kingdom had responded with a counter-invasion and occupation in an effort to deny the Argentinian claim of sovereignty over the archipelago. After nearly two months and combat casualties in excess of a thousand soldiers the British military was able to negate the Argentinian success and assert its ownsovereignty over the disputed territories. While the outcome of the dispute is clear, the impetus for its initiation is somewhat murky. This paper will attempt to ...


To Think Nuclear, To Go Nuclear, Editor Apr 2010

To Think Nuclear, To Go Nuclear, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

The article discusses three of the many psychological problematics about nuclear weapons, weapons employment, and war underlying the language of policies, programs, plans, treaties, and one’s support or rejection of them.


The Social Evolution Of War And Transformation In Political Organization, Talon J. Powers May 2009

The Social Evolution Of War And Transformation In Political Organization, Talon J. Powers

Political Science Honors Projects

Until recently, international relations theory has treated the territorial state as a transhistorical constant. The post-positivist turn, however, revives the question of the state’s origins and future sustainability. By drawing together the contributions of historical sociologists and social theorists of war, this thesis provides a model for change in political organization stemming from foundational transformations in warfare. This model considers not only warfighting practices, but the social and broader historical context in which war is embedded. Through analysis of the feudal and modern cases, I demonstrate why warfare is the best lens through which to evaluate change in political ...


Political Violence, Child Soldiers, And Neo-Liberal Globalization: The Cases Of Indonesia And Columbia, Curtis Holland Jan 2008

Political Violence, Child Soldiers, And Neo-Liberal Globalization: The Cases Of Indonesia And Columbia, Curtis Holland

Undergraduate Review

No abstract provided.


Trends. The United States, Israel, And Parallelism In Counterterrorist Response, Editor Sep 2003

Trends. The United States, Israel, And Parallelism In Counterterrorist Response, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This Trends article discusses and evaluates United States reactions to terrorist attacks, and US support for Israel in a political psychological context.


Beyond The Downside Of War And Stress: A Commentary On Danieli, Editor Sep 2003

Beyond The Downside Of War And Stress: A Commentary On Danieli, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article describes areas of psychological functioning that are often ignored or discounted by authors commenting on the psychological effects of war.


The Psychology Of Behavioral Prediction And War, Editor Apr 2003

The Psychology Of Behavioral Prediction And War, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article describes recent social cognition research bearing on the psychology of behavioral prediction that may have implications for wartime decision making.


The Political Psychology Of Collateral Damage, Editor Mar 2003

The Political Psychology Of Collateral Damage, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article provides commentary on how a government purporting to be representative democracy might best approach the construct of collateral damage.


Trends. Group Psychology And War Planning, Editor Mar 2003

Trends. Group Psychology And War Planning, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This Trends article discusses the importance of group dynamics and mood in a war setting.


Trends. A Casualty Of War: Suicide As A Response To An American-Led Invasion Of Iraq, Editor Mar 2003

Trends. A Casualty Of War: Suicide As A Response To An American-Led Invasion Of Iraq, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This Trends article discusses the political psychology of suicide as protest.


Trends. Implications Of War And Peace For The Morality, Ethics, And Legality Of Killing And Incarceration, Editor Nov 2002

Trends. Implications Of War And Peace For The Morality, Ethics, And Legality Of Killing And Incarceration, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article provides a perspective for the controversy surrounding the appropriateness of killing and incarceration during a war on terrorism with global reach.


Trends. Fantasies, Death, And Violence, Editor Oct 2002

Trends. Fantasies, Death, And Violence, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This Trends article examines violence and death in the context of the goals of international health organizations.


Ibpp Research Associates: Macedonia, Anonymous, Editor Mar 2001

Ibpp Research Associates: Macedonia, Anonymous, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article discusses what the anonymous author considers militant Albanian extremism.


Transboundary Areas And Peace: Virtual Peace And Virtual Reality In The 21st Century, Editor Jun 2000

Transboundary Areas And Peace: Virtual Peace And Virtual Reality In The 21st Century, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article outlines a conceptual structure for developing knowledge and assessing the impact that transboundary areas may have on Issues of war and peace. This structure is based on the constructs of virtual peace and virtual reality. Also, this structure can be used by psychologists and other researchers, political leaders and policymakers, and citizens throughout the world committed to a world with more peace and less war.


Trends. Chechnya As Projective Container, Editor Jan 2000

Trends. Chechnya As Projective Container, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article discusses and evaluates the views of political observers of Russian activities in Chechnya.


Credibility On Credibility: A Reason To Fight A War? Apr 1999

Credibility On Credibility: A Reason To Fight A War?

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article describes some problems in fighting a war for the purpose of defending a political entity's credibility.


The Eritrea-Ethiopia War: How Helpful Are Psychological Theories Of Warfare?, Editor Feb 1999

The Eritrea-Ethiopia War: How Helpful Are Psychological Theories Of Warfare?, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article considers common psychological theories of warfare in light of the current Eritrea- Ethiopia war.


Nuclear Psychologies: On The First Use Of Nuclear Weapons And Reductions In Nuclear Arsenals, Editor Dec 1998

Nuclear Psychologies: On The First Use Of Nuclear Weapons And Reductions In Nuclear Arsenals, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article describes how the psychological rationales for, and the consequences of, the same nuclear policies can be constructed very differently by different groups of nuclear policymakers. Some possible rationales for these differences are offered.


When Political Violence Stops: The Problem Of Psychosocial Reconstruction In The Third World, Editor Sep 1998

When Political Violence Stops: The Problem Of Psychosocial Reconstruction In The Third World, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article continues the IBPP series on research presented at the 1998 American Psychological Association Annual Convention, San Francisco, California. The article is based on a presentation by IBPP Editor Cristina J. Montiel at the symposium--"After the Fighting Stops-Psychosocial Intervention and Reconciliation"-- that was co-chaired by Dr. Corann Okorodudu, Rowan University, and Anne Anderson, Psychologists for Social Responsibility.


Peace Psychologists: Necessarily Complicit In Political Violence?, Editor Jul 1998

Peace Psychologists: Necessarily Complicit In Political Violence?, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article presents an argument that the basic and applied research of peace psychologists does not attenuate but contributes to violent political conflict.