United Nations, Reform, and The Quest For World Order

United Nations, Reform, and the Quest for World Order

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One of the greatest transformation in the international system since the Treaty of Westphalia is the development of the United Nations (UN). The UN was established in 1945 following the Second World War to facilitate cooperation, security, and development among the world’s nations. Since its creation, the UN has made significant contributions towards the study of […]

Plutopia : The Worlds First Nuclear Cities

Plutopia : The Worlds First Nuclear Cities

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Kate Brown is a Professor of History at UMBC who studies 21st-century conflicts. Brown tends to focus her studies on communities that are typically excluded from the larger historical narrative. She is the author of, “A Biography of No Place: From Ethnic Borderland to Soviet Heartland,” the book ” Plutopia : Nuclear Families in Atomic Cities and […]

Hobbes, the State of Nature, and the State of War

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“Hereby it is manifest that during the time men live without a common power to keep them all in awe, they are in that condition which is called war; and such a war as is of every man against every man.” (Hobbes 1651) Although he never used the term, Thomas Hobbes argued that the state of […]