Cases in International Relations

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Cases in International Relationschallenges students to use international relations theory to understand the most current and pressing issues facing the world. Designed to complement the main themes of any introductory course, this bestselling text presents 16 original case studies that survey the state of the international system and look in-depth at issues of current interest.Cases in International Relationsoffers more than a collection of journal articles; it provides a coherent and accessible approach that encourages students to put international relations concepts to practical use.

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Table of Contents

Prefacep. xiii
Enduring Dynamicsp. 1
Democratic Peace: Popular Terror and Unfriendly Democraciesp. 3
Precisp. 3
The Democratic Peace Ideap. 5
The Challenges: Hamas and Othersp. 13
Conclusionp. 17
Study/Discussion Questionsp. 18
Reading/Research Materialp. 19
Web Sitesp. 20
Sovereignty and Intervention: The Legality and Impact of Invading Iraqp. 21
Precisp. 21
The Concept of Sovereigntyp. 23
The Assault on Sovereignty Outside the UN: The Iraq Precedentp. 29
Conclusionp. 36
Study/Discussion Questionsp. 36
Reading/Research Materialp. 37
Web Sitesp. 38
War Crimes: International Law and the Problem of Torturep. 39
Precisp. 39
Background of the Problemp. 41
Evolution of the Problemp. 44
Bosnia and Rwanda: The Problem Revivedp. 46
The Bosnia "Ethnic Cleansing"p. 47
Proposals for a Permanent War Crimes Tribunalp. 50
Conclusionp. 55
Study/Discussion Questionsp. 56
Reading/Research Materialp. 57
Web Sitesp. 57
Irresolvable Conflicts: The Israeli-Palestinian Impassep. 58
Precisp. 58
Irresolvable Conflictsp. 59
The Israeli-Palestinian Conflictp. 61
Israeli Independence, War, and Displacementp. 63
The Current Impassep. 73
Conclusionp. 75
Study/Discussion Questionsp. 77
Reading/Research Materialp. 77
Web Sitesp. 78
National and International Securityp. 79
Future War: From Symmetrical to Asymmetrical Conflictp. 81
Precisp. 81
Planning Twentieth-Century Style: Anticipating World War IIp. 84
Planning Twenty-First-Century Style: Anticipating Future Warsp. 89
Conflict Environmentp. 89
Conclusionp. 96
Study/Discussion Questionsp. 97
Reading/Research Materialp. 97
Web Sitesp. 98
Peacekeeping: The Case of Darfurp. 100
Precisp. 100
Peacekeeping in Theory and Practicep. 102
Peacekeeping in Darfurp. 112
Conclusionp. 117
Study/Discussion Questionsp. 118
Reading/Research Materialp. 119
Web Sitesp. 119
Proliferation: North Korea and the Futurep. 120
Precisp. 120
The Proliferation Problemp. 121
The Proliferation Problem Applied: Iran, Iraq, and North Koreap. 130
Conclusionp. 135
Study/Discussion Questionsp. 136
Reading/Research Materialp. 137
Web Sitesp. 137
Pivotal States: Confronting and Accommodating Iranp. 138
Precisp. 138
Iran: A Pivotal Statep. 140
Dealing with Iranp. 149
Conclusionp. 155
Study/Discussion Questionsp. 155
Reading/Research Materialp. 156
Web Sitesp. 157
International Political Economyp. 159
Free Trade: From ITO to WTO and Beyondp. 161
Precisp. 161
Institutionalizing Tradep. 164
Is Institutionalized Free Trade a Good Idea?p. 169
Conclusionp. 174
Study/Discussion Questionsp. 175
Reading/Research Materialp. 176
Web Sitesp. 177
Rising Powers: China as Friend, Enemy, or Frenemyp. 178
Precisp. 178
The Setting: From Humiliation, Chaos, and Poverty to Modernizationp. 180
Economic Growth, But Questionsp. 182
The "Fourth Modernization:" Military Enhancementp. 184
Noncoercive Influence: The Beijing Olympicsp. 188
Policy Alternatives: Containment or Engagement?p. 189
Conclusionp. 191
Study/Discussion Questionsp. 192
Reading/Research Materialp. 192
Web Sitesp. 194
Economic Globalization: India and Venezuelap. 195
Precisp. 195
The Bases of Globalizationp. 198
The Globalization Debate: India versus Venezuelap. 202
Conclusionp. 210
Study/Discussion Questionsp. 212
Reading/Research Materialp. 212
Web Sitesp. 213
Regional Integration: the European Union Faces the Futurep. 214
Precisp. 214
The Regional Integration Processp. 216
The European Union Experiencep. 220
Conclusionp. 229
Study/Discussion Questionsp. 230
Reading/Research Materialp. 231
Web Sitesp. 231
Human Securityp. 233
Global Warming: Facing the Problem, Kyoto and Beyondp. 235
Precisp. 235
The Road to Kyoto-and Beyond?p. 237
Warm and Getting Warmer: But How Much?p. 243
Conclusionp. 247
Study/Discussion Questionsp. 249
Reading/Research Materialp. 250
Web Sitesp. 251
Resource Scarcity: Oil, the Lubricant That Corrodesp. 252
Precisp. 252
The Problem of Petroleum Scarcityp. 256
Petroleum Scarcity and Conflictp. 263
Conclusionp. 270
Study/Discussion Questionsp. 270
Reading/Research Materialp. 271
Web Sitesp. 272
International Disasters: African AIDS-Worse Than the Bubonic Plaguep. 273
Precisp. 273
The Pandemic as a Transstate Issuep. 275
Dimensions of the Problemp. 277
International Solutionsp. 283
Conclusionp. 286
Study/Discussion Questionsp. 287
Reading/Research Materialp. 288
Web Sitesp. 289
Terrorism: Whence the War on Terrorp. 290
Precisp. 290
What is Terrorism?p. 292
Evolving Terrorism since September 11p. 299
Dealing with Terrorism: The GWOTp. 301
Conclusion: Whence the Threatp. 306
Study/Discussion Questionsp. 307
Reading/Research Materialp. 308
Web Sitesp. 309
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