The author defines Sudan as multiple complexities. In this chapter, He examines these complexities that characterize Sudan’s environment and people.  In doing so, the chapter focuses on Internally Displaced Peoples (IDP). The author argues that the refugee cam...

This study provides a multivariate analysis of a conventional wisdom about relationship between foreign aid and promotion of democracy. Although using data from different sources and employing different statistical methods Knack does not find strong empirical ...

Realists do share certain assumptions and are often treated as a group, but such a broad grouping obscures systematic divisions within realist theory. In this article the author argues that realism can be split into two competing branches by revealing latent d...

This article attempts to apply a basic realist concept, security dilemma, to account for civil conflicts following the collapse of the USSR. Publication year of the article (1993) shows that Posen was trying to come up with a theory by which future ethnic conf...

In this article, Keohane emphasizes that international institutions are an important variable in world politics, worth studying. Since they facilitate cooperation that is not always benign and without institutions there will be little cooperation. While sticki...