Thursday, August 22, 2013

Global Security Studies Review

The latest edition of our student run, peer reviewed Global Security Studies Review can be accessed at this link.

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Table of Contents  
Review of George F. Kennan: An American Life  5 
Martin J. Cool reviews George F. Kennan: An American Life, a biography by John Lewis Gaddis. The book combines captivating storytelling with new insight into the life of one of America's preeminent foreign policy thinkers of the twentieth century. Highlighting the disconnect between Kennan's original ideas on the policy  of containment and his displeasure with later statesmen's attempts at their application, Gaddis eloquently presents a coherent and enthralling narrative of one  of the giants of the Cold War era. 
U.S. Counterterrorism Policy and Hezbollah’s Resiliency  9 
Nathan Brown analyzes the United States' efforts to combat the Lebanese terrorist group Hezbollah, which has become perhaps the most capable and firmly established terrorist group operating today. Despite the United States’ interest in defeating Hezbollah, it has yet to clarify what end-state it is seeking for the organization. 
Beyond Oil: The New Energy Geopolitics of the Middle East  23 
Andrea Clabough examines the advent of unconventional drilling, which has shaken  the foundations of the global energy environment. These changes are being felt most  profoundly in the Middle East, where a new group of energy suppliers is emerging  while traditional energy giants are being challenged for the first time in decades. 
Securing Canadian Sovereignty in the Arctic  29 
Raj Pattani assesses the ability of the Canadian government to protect its claims in the Arctic. This article discusses the emerging benefits of holding Arctic territory,  describes risks associated with increased Arctic activity, provides an overview of the international context in which Arctic disputes are evolving, and reviews current initiatives undertaken by the Canadian government to secure Canada's north.  
Dirty Politics: Ethnic Cleansing and U.S. Policy in Myanmar  39 
Sloane Speakman explores allegations of ethnic cleansing in Myanmar. Despite recent government reforms, Scores of the nation’s religious and ethnic minoritieshave been killed or displaced across the nation. The widespread human rights violations are divergent from the positive steps toward democracy.

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