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Fall - 2012


Natural Resources and Civil War

Published on December 20th, 2012

By Tugba Gunes In this article I address the proposed link between abundance of mineral and fuel resources, and the onset of civil war. Does mineral and fuel abundance, as claimed by dominant figures in the ... Read More

Fall - 2012


On Altruism

Published on December 6th, 2012

By Tor G. Jakobsen, NTNU There are five types of rationally motivated sacrifices a person will do. By taking into account altruism, researchers can become better at explaining seemingly irrational behavior. First, one has a sacrifice ... Read More

Fall - 2012


The Pointlessness of Belgium

Published on November 30th, 2012

by Jo Jakobsen, NTNU Belgium is a pointless state. Its sole historical purpose, to act as a buffer state in the great-power game of Europe, has long since become obsolescent. Now it seems that Belgium merely ... Read More

Fall - 2012


Israel – The Poster Child of Realism

Published on November 19th, 2012

by Jo Jakobsen, NTNU The ongoing attacks by Israel on Gaza provide a fitting, albeit certainly tragic, backdrop for a commentary on the behavior of sovereign states in the international system. Specifically, and leaving aside for ... Read More

Fall - 2012


Islam and Democracy

Published on November 1st, 2012

By Tor. G. Jakobsen, NTNU Islam is at present the second largest religion in the world. It has more than one billion followers, mostly in the Arab world, Asia, and Sub-Saharan Africa and its numbers are ... Read More

Fall - 2012


The Fall of Rhodesia

Published on October 19th, 2012

Why did the white minority rule end in today’s Zimbabwe? By Tor G. Jakobsen, NTNU Today’s southern African country of Zimbabwe, now infamous for its land invasions, state repression, and erratic rule by its de facto ... Read More

Fall - 2012


Handshake Soap Opera

Published on October 19th, 2012

The ongoing handshake soap opera goes to the heart of England’s uneasy race relations By M. Clark In the English Premier League much attention has during the last year been paid to the handshake debacle involving ... Read More

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