America Should Stop Engaging in Wars

A 5 page essay/research paper, which includes a 1 page abstract, that argues against military engagement as a principal component of American foreign policy. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Avi Shlaim's "War And Peace In The Middle East: A Concise History": Consequences Of Post-War Settlement

5 pages in length. According to Avi Shlaim's "War and Peace in the Middle East: A Concise History," ignorance of human rights and a tendency toward political oppression were the consequences of the post-war settlement of 1918-1922, clearly reflecting the consequential elements of imperialism for American policy in the Middle East. At the turn of the twentieth century, the United States was on the verge of becoming one of the world's most important imperial powers. The combination of public pressure, foreign policy elite and agricultural/industrial capitalism clearly signaled a massive global change of significant proportions. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Impact Of The Cold War Upon American Society And Culture

7 pages in length. As the Cold War reached its climactic end, it caused many people to wonder if this was the point in history where the Russians had learned to accept and support American foreign policy goals and policies. It was hoped that with the war's end, conflict between the two superpowers would not only cease but also instigate the beginning of friendly relations, as well as a more universal acceptance of religion. The writer discusses social and cultural changes the Cold War brought to the United States. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

Lessons from Prohibition

This 3 page paper takes a look at the prohibition era and how the failure of the policy should provide lessons for the government today. The war on drugs should be halted as a results of lessons learned from that time period and human nature. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

The Arab-Israeli Conflict Compared to Modern Wars in the Gulf

This 8 page report discusses key themes in the conflicts that have taken place and continue to occur in the Middle East. The processes of territorial change in the Arab-Israeli conflict must be examined as both a unique case and as a recurrent pattern. There are also fundamental issues that cross the cultural and non-secular issues inherent in Middle East conflicts. Such issues include the lasting effects of colonialism, nationalist sentiments, economic policies, and the development and production of oil resources. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

Native American Land Rights: The Battles of the Western Shoshone and the Dann Family

A 15 page discussion of the concepts of Native American sovereignty, property rights and land ownership. Outlines the government policies towards these concepts and the history of U.S. dealings with Native Americans in regard to them. Uses the plight of the Western Shoshone and the Dann sisters in particular to illustrate the rights which have been violated. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

Taiwan and United States Economic History:

9 pages in length. American economic policies have had a vast impact on Taiwan in recent years; one of the most dramatic of Taiwan's economic downturns was that of the Asian economic crisis. This paper takes a look at the relationship between the economies of the two countries. Bibliography lists 14 sources.

John Gaddis: Rethinking the Cold War

5 pages. Yale Professor John Lewis Gaddis, in his book, "We Now Know: Rethinking the Cold War History", tells us that the Cold War was inescapable. Depending upon one's interpretation, Gaddis ascertains that the Cold War possessed many instigators from American paranoia to a lack of mutual cooperation to the outright compromise of foreign policy. This paper discusses the primary causes of the Cold War and the reasons it evolved. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

Military Strategy Equation: Gulf War

6 pages in length. A strong and influential nation as America does not have to prove its authority unless and until there is a good reason. However, national policies sometimes dictate the fact that conflict is the only manner in which to prove a point in an otherwise stubborn situation. The Gulf War is a good example of this, inasmuch as it brought in many other entities that became involved with the fight for peace. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

Civil Rights and the Transgendered Community

A 5 page examination of the problems society hurls toward transgendered individuals. While some progress is being made in implementing policies and laws that protect the civil rights of these individuals, much additional progress must be made. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

Modern Warfare

This 12 page paper consider how war is changing. The paper answers several questions looking at if the theories of Clausewitz who stated that "a continuation of policy by other means" is still a valid approach, how states have attempted to monopolise the tools of war and if this is still the case, how van Creveld sees war developing and the different motivation and manifestations of warfare. The bibliography cites 6 sources.

The Iranian Nuclear Program and U.S. Foreign Policy Response

This 4 page paper considers what the U.S. policy might be if Iran becomes a nuclear power. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

The Austro-Prussian War

Known as the Seven Week War because of the limited time that troops were in the field and the extremely quick and efficient political and military maneuverings by Bismarck, the circumstances leading up to the Austro-Prussian War were a culmination of political gambits, military leadership and economic policies. This is a 6 page paper that examines the interests of the three primary participants in that war: Prussia, Italy and Austria as interpreted by Geoffrey Wawro in the book, “The Austro-Prussian War: Austria's war with Prussia and Italy.” No additional sources cited.

The Scientific Revolution

This 3 page paper examines the Scientific Revolution and how it laid the foundations of the modern world with regard to economics, social developments and other policies. Bibliography lists 2 sources

Analysis of a Speech

3 page discussion of a May 1994 speech delivered by Lee Brown (director of the National Drug Control Policy) about the state of the 'drug war.' Written from a persuasive communications perspective; contains relevant jargon and technical terms. Bibliography lists 1 textbook source and reference to the speech itself.