The Cold War: A Time of Instability

An 8 page discussion of the Cold War. Contends that this period was anything one of peace and security. Provides examples of the friction which existed between the United States and the Soviet Union, the events culminating in the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, the dissolution of the Soviet Union, and the changing role of the U.S. in maintaining world peace, as well as other examples illustrating that indeed this was a vary unstable period. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

1979 International Upheaval with Supertramp in the Background

This 5 page report discusses 1979 and two of the great international upheavals that shook the political world – the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan and the Iran revolution and the U.S. embassy hostage situation. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Poland & Romania, Revolution in the 1980s

A 3 page research paper that contrasts and compares 2 revolutions in the Soviet bloc in the 1980s, specifically Poland and Romania. The writer examines what occurred in each country and the Soviet reaction. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

The Cold War and its Aftermath

A 5 page discussion of the primary ideologies which were at play during the Cold War years and how the aftermath of those years have shaped our current world environment. Uses the events which have unfolded in Afghanistan, and the current U.S. military action in Afghanistan, to underscore the contention that the Cold War was ineffective in ensuring long term peace. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Iraq War/Pre & Post Invasion

A 6 page research paper that discusses the Iraq invasion: what occurred prior to the invasion; what occurred during and what occurred after. The writer argues that evidence shows that the Bush administration has bungled everything pertaining to this war. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Iraq's History of Weapons of Mass Destruction:

This 6 page paper examines the weapons of mass destruction that Iraq possessed prior to the U.S. invasion of that country. Furthermore, this paper provides analysis as to the reasons for the U.S. invasion as well as the history of prior wars between the U.S. and Iraq. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

USSR Propaganda - Hot and Cold

A 15 page paper dealing with the use of propaganda in the Soviet system. Soviet propaganda is examined through chronological development from 1917 to post-Cold War. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

Soviet Union in the 1980s

A 5 page research paper that examines the end of the Cold War, focusing on the arms race and the Soviet Union. After World War II, the world faced another crisis, in the form of expansion by the Soviet Union of its sphere of influence. While historians and scholars differ concerning the causes of the arms race known as the Cold War, many agree with John Lewis Gaddis (1997) that the US had no alternative but to suppress Soviet expansion at all costs. This examination looks at Russia in the 1980s, while focusing on the arms race and the culmination of the Cold War. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Argument: U.S. Intelligence Efforts in Afghanistan are Ineffective and Must be Reworked

This 4 page paper argues that the U.S. intelligence gathering has been ineffective thus far in Afghanistan. That must change if the U.S. is to win the war and exit the country swiftly. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Canada and the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis

A 10 page contention that while the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis composed the first real threat to North American territory since the bombing of Pearl Harbor in World War II, the reaction of the two countries most threatened by this crisis was considerably different. The U.S. reaction was swift yet perhaps somewhat premature. Canadian reaction was considerably slower. Concludes that while many criticize Canada's reaction to the Cuban Missile Crisis and the U.S. request for Canadian alert, her caution was actually prudent given the threat of all-out nuclear world war as a result of U.S. actions and the concerns for Canadian sovereignty in regard to the control of her military. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

Energy Generation in the Sun and Stars

A 9 page overview of the method of energy generation by the Sun, specifically the nuclear aspects of this generation. Discussed are the basic processes that lead to energy generation, the reactions that take place, and the mathematical and astronomical theories which apply to these reactions and processes. Terminology covered includes, in part, solar neutrino, energy transport, post main sequence phase, non-solar main-sequence stars, astro neutrino, and supernovae. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

Russian Art - From Russian Realism and the Rebel Fourteen to the Post Severe Style Era

This 263 page paper examines the development of art in Russia starting from the 1860’s and the emergence of Russian realism, considering the emergence of the rebellion fourteen and the Peredvizniki, also known as the wanderers. The paper than tracks the development by looking at the development and evolution of Russian impressionism, social realism, socialist realism, Soviet realism, soviet impressionism and the severe style. In all styles the development, influence and manifestation of the style are discussed along with the work of specific artists that produced notable works. Illustrations of the notable works are included. The bibliography cites 69 sources.

The Western Way of War and How It’s Used in Afghanistan and Iraq

This 3 page paper discusses what the western way of war is and how it is playing out in the current US involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Accountability in the Army

This 5 page paper describes the aftermath of the battle of Wanat in Afghanistan as an example of what happens when there is no accountability in the Army. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

The Fight Against Terrorism and its Impact on American Economy

A 12 page overview of the impact of our current world fight against terrorism as it applies to world economy. This paper reviews the impacts this fight has had on American economy in comparison with other regions of the world. The contention is presented that despite the criticism our current war on terrorism has elicited from many Americans, the conflict with Afghanistan, the Iraqi Freedom war and The Global War on Terrorism, are paving the way for the strongest American economy we have witnessed in decades. Bibliography lists 11 sources.