Essays about: "interstate conflict"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 23 essays containing the words interstate conflict.

  1. 1. On rough terrain: Islands and Violence

    University essay from Uppsala universitet/Institutionen för freds- och konfliktforskning

    Author : Nora Nijboer; [2022]
    Keywords : Island disputes; strategic locations; violent escalation; interstate disputes; territorial conflict;

    Abstract : Although island disputes have returned to the geopolitical theatre on a small scale, to date, virtually no previous research on territorial interstate island disputes and violent escalation exists. This paper argues that when an island is positioned in a strategic location, because of its unique attacking, defending, and trade capabilities this may induce a willingness towards- and eventual use of violence in the attempt to conquer or defend the territory. READ MORE

  2. 2. Sino-American Rivalry in Djibouti: What Impact Has It on the Existing Conflict in the Horn of Africa?

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    Author : Yahya Shebeshir; [2022]
    Keywords : ;

    Abstract : Although the great power rivalry has dominated the International Relations (IR) scholarship since the end of WWII, the mainstream Global IR discipline has not well incorporated the thoughts of IR scholars outside the core Western countries (Achariya, 2014). More specifically, how this rivalry creates safe havens for authoritarian regimes in developing countries and how that nurses a vicious circle of war in many regions of the world has attracted less attention in the field of IR. READ MORE

  3. 3. Proxy Wars : The Effects of External Support on Multiparty Conflicts

    University essay from Uppsala universitet/Institutionen för freds- och konfliktforskning

    Author : Marcus E Andersson; [2022]
    Keywords : multiparty conflict; multiparty; external support; civil war; fragmentation; machine learning; random forest;

    Abstract : How does external support affect the number of rebel groups active in a conflict? The aim of this thesis is to investigate whether there is a systematic relationship between external support and civil wars with more than one rebel group active, referred to as multiparty conflicts. Drawing on previous literature on the causes of such conflicts, I argue that external support increases the probability of multiparty conflicts by providing resources to nascent rebel groups while also causing polarization and inhibiting rebel alliances. READ MORE

  4. 4. Climate Variability and Interstate Conflict : In the Arctic Region

    University essay from Uppsala universitet/Institutionen för freds- och konfliktforskning

    Author : Anna Svedin; [2022]
    Keywords : climate variability; interstate conflict; militarized interstate incidents; Arctic;

    Abstract : This thesis draws on the climate-conflict research field to explore the question how does climate variability affect interstate conflict? This thesis contributes to various gaps in previous research by studying interstate conflict while most climate-conflict research investigates internal conflict, by using a new operationalization of climate variability as sea ice extent, and by studying an understudied case, the Arctic region. The theoretical argument consists of two parallel processes, a background mechanism focused on long-term climate change and a main mechanism focused on short-term climate variability. READ MORE

  5. 5. Threat perception and its impact on international mediation efforts : A comparative case study of the divergent cases of Armenia-Azerbaijan in Nagorno-Karabakh and the Egypt-Israel Peace Treaty

    University essay from Försvarshögskolan

    Author : Sanna Stark; [2021]
    Keywords : war studies; international mediation; threat perception; material force; ideational force; interstate conflict;

    Abstract : Although the topic of international mediation has been debated frequently amongst academic scholars, most literature has failed to address the notion of threat perception. This thesis examines the impact of threat perceptions from ideational and material force on the prospects for successful international mediation. READ MORE