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  • Book Donation from Pakistan

    February 6, 2019

    During the first week of the Winter Course, Academy student, Ms. Shahneela Tariq, donated a recent publication from Pakistan to the Peace Palace Library on behalf of the University of Lahore. The book is titled ‘The Blind Eye, U.S. Non-Proliferation Policy Towards Pakistan from Ford to Clinton’ by author Dr. Rabia Akhtar, a leading expert on security and strategy studies with a focus on nuclear politics. Challenging widely held notions, ‘The Blind Eye’ offers the first research-based critique on U.S. nonproliferation policy towards Pakistan from President Ford to President Clinton . Pak-U.S. relations have been and continue to be marred by various issues. One of the most contentious factors that strained ties between the two countries was Pakistan getting a nuclear deterrent for itself to achieve parity with India. Read the full abstract here.

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  • ‘Make our planet great again’. The impact of Trump’s decision to leave the Paris Agreement

    June 10, 2017

    On 1 June 2017 Donald Trump, President of the United States of America (USA) announced that the USA would withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement: “We’re getting out, but we will start to negotiate, and we will see if we can make a deal that’s fair.” The Paris Climate Agreement which aims at limiting and mitigating the effect of climate change, is an agreement which builds upon the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Trump’s decision has been scorned and condemned by many.

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  • Striner, R., Woodrow Wilson and World War I: A Burden too Great to Bear, Lanham, Rowman Littlefield, 2014.

    Striner, R., Woodrow Wilson and World War I: A Burden too Great to Bear, Lanham, Rowman Littlefield, 2014.

    November 10, 2014

    This book is a story of presidential failure, a chronicle of Woodrow Wilson’s miscalculations in war, and a harrowing account of the process through which an intelligent American leader fell to pieces under a burden he could not bear.

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  • Remembering President John F. Kennedy (1917-1963)

    Remembering President John F. Kennedy (1917-1963)

    November 22, 2013

    On this day, exactly 50 years ago, the world was in shock by the assassination of American President John F. Kennedy. Today, as the United States pauses to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the death of its 35th President, we will take the opportunity to reflect on some of the most important political events and accomplishments that marked the foreign policy of his presidency.

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  • Petrič, E., Foreign Policy: From Conception to Diplomatic Practice, Leiden, Nijhoff, 2013.

    Book Launch of “Foreign Policy: From Conception to Diplomatic Practice”, by Ernest Petrič, Tuesday, 26 March

    April 5, 2013

    At the invitation of the Ambassador of the Republic of Slovenia in The Hague, a distinguished group of representatives of the legal institutions in The Hague gathered in the Historic Reading Room of the Peace Palace Library for the presentation of this important publication in the field of international relations.

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  • International Relations - Research Guide International Law

    International Relations

    International relations can be defined as political activities and other kinds and aspects of interactions among two or more states. The academic field of international relations is a branch of political science that is concerned with the study of relations between states, the foreign policy of nation-states, and the mechanisms and institutions (such as international organisations, inter-governemental organisations, international and national non-governmental organisations and multinational corporations) through which states interact

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