Power is derived from the ability to influence through coercion or inducements to attain the desired outcome. A country is powerful if it can get what it wants by directly influencing others through force or incentives. In normal circumstances, a country is deemed powerful if it has a strong and powerful military and can project
Strategic competition between the US and China has dominated the former’s foreign policy debates. The competition between the two countries is multifaceted since it involves both military and ideological components. The US has managed to accumulate power by encouraging agreements and establishing institutions such as IMF, the World Bank, and WTO which have helped in
In International relations, power is the states’ ability to governor its actions so as to increase its’ interests. According to Hartmann power is the sovereign nation ability to attain its benefits. According to George Schwarzen Berger, power is the capability to inflict a persons’ willpower on others by dependence on operative approvals due to incompliance.
Political economy refers to the study of production and trade and their relations with law, custom and government; and with the distribution of national income and wealth. The economic state of a nation is highly influenced by the political environment surrounding it. Africa has always been referred to as a third world continent because of
Introduction The foreign policy in the People’s Republic of China is a clear guidance of how it interacts with other nations. This policy is highly influential to the rest of the world given that China is emerging as a superpower due to the growth in its economy and technology. Officially, China states that it "unswervingly
Global War on Terror Abstract The reasons why there is a global war on terror and no global wars on poverty, automobiles, alcohol and tobacco is because of many factors such as media influence, political implications and conflict of interest in the global market economy. The global war on terror is a concerted global effort
Introduction The political systems of countries bear elements of similarities and differences in equal measure. Britain presents one of the unique political systems. In addition to operating without a written constitution, the country forms one of the few monarchial democracies in the world today. This is because the country has only had fundamental continuity in
The situation in Syria is a product of the Arab spring that was kicked off by the Tunisian uprising that led to ousting of the long-term president in 2011 (Ryan, 2011). However, attempts by Syrians to overthrow Bashar-al-Assad were met with increased crackdown from the ruling regime. Approximately 7000 Syrians have lost lives in the
Overview The Central African Republic (CAR) has been a politically unstable country ever since it gained its independence from France in 1960. For decades, it has struggled to deal with rebel groups[1]. The main groups include the Convention of Patriots for Justice and Peace (CPJP); Popular Army for the Restoration of Democracy (APRD) and the
Introduction The Egypt-Israel agreement marked a milestone in terms of bringing peace to the Middle East. The agreement was brokered by President Jimmy Carter and was later signed in 1979 by the then Egypt president Anwar Sadat and Israel Prime Minister Menachem Begin, and came to be commonly referred to as the Camp David Accords