Research Papers/Topics in History And International Studies

The Effects of Boko Haram Insurgency on Human Security in Nigeria.

AbstractThe spate of violent attacks by the Boko Haram terrorist group in recent times has been characterized by series of abductions, killings of both civilians and military personnel, destructions and burning of houses, schools, health care centers, places of  worship and farms, these has no doubt plunged the country into a devastating state of insecurity. The basics of food, health, shelter, education and protection which constitute security to the human individual primarily, has...

Comparison and Contrast Between the Strategic Theories of Clausewitz and Sun Tzu

IntroductionStrategic theories also known as Treatises are the theoretical - Know-how associated with the planning and execution of warfare. Warfare encompasses physical contest between belligerents. Warfare involves the processes with executing warCarl Von Clausewitz being European drew his experience from personal experience in the European and Napoleonic Wars where he fought as a combatant soldier but was popularly   known  as  a   War-  StrategistSun  Tzu on ...

Discuss the Notion of Humanity and Do You Agree that the Supposed Vagueness of the 1994 UNDP’s Definition of Human Security Undermine its Effectiveness?

Human security is an outgrowth  the fundamental rights of the human. Security hitherto to the founding of human security was state centric, it has defined on the premise of the Westphalian state system. However, given the occurrence of wars that have left individuals as victims and the use of state power oppress civil liberties the need arose for the protection of humans and the U.S along with the U.N championed this course and birthed “human security” as an adjunct of security.Table of...

Introducing Anthropological Historiography as an integral component of Twenty-first Century Historiography: The role played by Anthropological Historiography in the attainment of long-term

This paper is the last in our trilogy on Twenty-First Century Historiography. It attempts to bring all our endeavours to their logical culmination and as such may be construed to be our apotheosis in this regard. The first paper proposed a basic approach for Historiography in the Twenty-first Century and laid out the basic objectives of Twenty-first Century Historiography. The second paper laid out the core principles of Twenty-first Century Historiography, and these were seen a neces...

Money and Politics in Nigeria

INTRODUCTION The most populous country in Africa, Nigeria is a country of 140 million inhabitants, broken into 250 ethnic/linguistic groups. Nigeria is often characterized by poor governance, corruption and social injustice, manifestations apparent in all facets of Nigerian society. This notwithstanding, however, Nigerians always appreciated the importance of good governance. However, long years of military rule slowed development of democratic values and a culture of transparency an...

Aung San Suu Kyi - The Warrior of Peace or Genocide

The south-east Asian state of Burma was under the British rule till 4th January, 1948, whenthey declared independence with a huge influence of Aung San (the father of Aung San SuuKyi). But, in 1962, the government of Burma was become under control of military leaders.After decades Aung San Suu Kyi came back to Burma from UK and started fight against themilitary Regime, and took into the charge of everlasting pro-democratization processes inBurma. She was influenced by Mahatma Gandhi’s philo...

Models of Foreign Policy Decision Making

Foreign policy decision making is an approach in international relations that aimed at explaining choices made by leaders, small groups or coalitions representing their nation-state in the international arena. This paper examines different models of foreign policy decision making, such as Rational actor model, Game theory model, Bureaucratic politics model and Hero-in-history model, among others. According to the rational actor model, the outcome of a decision are the product...

Concentricism and Neo-colonialism: The African case

ABSTRACT   How to protect and balance their National interests and sovereignty in theface of Neo-colonialist tendencies and activities from Developed American, European and Asian Nations, has right from the period of decolonization in the early 1960s, been a problem to Africa and Her leaders. As these Nations, tend to continuously encroach on the sovereignty and domestic policies of African Nations.  Therefore, to take a foreign policy posture in the current global political sc...

The Wisdom of the Strong: The Struggle in the Multi Polar System

 The Stranger happens to be one of the series of letters in my collection that bears the characteristics of the nature of the international state in motion . It is  however not the only work I have documented / analysed in international relations  but it stands out because  it fully explain the relation of moving states which at times   were running amok. In this system there is a hidden plan / purpose , these plans could be fathom 1 by the human mind and intelle...

The End of Nation States in International Relation

In my  last lecture  in International relations , I explained that nations enter into relations as strangers and come out as strangers . The International System is a concept in International relation which is a discipline assigned to study the relation that exit between state and state; and at the same time state and non state actors . The aim of a system like field is to help student of the discipline to understand its respective parts .  The  International system is exp...

A Case Study of The Cause And Effect Of Africa State Colonization By The European Nation

Colonialism is the direct and overall domination of one country by another on the basis of state power being in the hands of a foreign power (For example, the direct and overall domination of Nigeria by Britain between 1900-1960). The first objective of colonialism is political domination. Its second objective is to make possible the exploitation of the colonized country. When we talk of colonialism in Africa we are talking of phenomenon which took place between the 1800-1960s. It is a ...

A NOTE ON PEACE AND THE CONTRIBUTION OF GENERAL BURATAI : A HISTORICAL CRITICISM OF THE INTERNATIONAL SYSTEM

This paper study's the activities of Boko Haram in the International system and Nigeria. This idea which emerged from the Generals comment which state that the Nigeria army should use prayer and Fatha to combat Boko Haram has caused  echo around all circle hence the need  for this paper. The paper span across three civilian regime .

BERLIN CONFERENCE OF 1884, AND ITS AFTERMATH ON AFRICA

Abstract Africa had lives peacefully before the advent of European colonial imperialism. We have had peaceful coexistence. Though the issue of language barer was rampant, yet there were hardly ethnic conflicts amongst African people. They fashioned a means to defend their territories and their weaker one such as the women and children. Africa never knew she was basking in the ecstasy of splendour until the incursion of European Colonial Powers. Before the early 1880s, Europeans had colossal ...

HOW THE MYTH OF AMERICAN EXCEPTIONALISM SHAPED ITS FOREIGN POLICY DURING THE COLD WAR

Each nation tends to see itself as unique. In its claim of the master race, German or Aryan races consider themselves the highest in an assumed racial hierarchy. France and her theory of Assimilation pride herself to be more superior to any other existing culture. With her population, financial and human resources within the continent, Nigeria considers itself as the “Giant of Africa”. With its advancement in North America and her ideology of expansionism, the United States pro...

Beyond the Window Dressing-Contrasting Perspective Anchors on Development Bail out in the Peripheries

Development pathways available to the so-called periphery countries/societies of modern world are varied and controversial. Development theorists, writers and scholars are wide apart vis-à-vis convergence of consensual paradigm that is germane to pursue the course of holistic development of the periphery in the world political and economic landscape. This article is a dispassionate critique of the strengths and pitfalls deducible from the perspective horizon of the three dominant schools of ...


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