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Overview page. Subjects: Medicine and Health.

adj. possessing the ability to respond to a stimulus. The cells of the retina, for example, are sensitive to the stimulus of light and respond by sending nerve impulses to the...

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The Nuclear Renaissance, Sensitive Nuclear Assistance, and Nuclear Weapons Proliferation

Matthew Kroenig.

in The Nuclear Renaissance and International Security

January 2013; p ublished online January 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: International Relations. 7592 words.

This chapter argues that the nuclear renaissance is unlikely to cause widespread nuclear weapons proliferation because it is difficult for states to obtain sensitive nuclear assistance in...

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Balancing Humanitarian Priorities

Alex J. Bellamy.

in The Responsibility to Protect

October 2014; p ublished online October 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: International Relations. 8763 words.

Noting that humanitarian organizations are often on the ground when mass atrocities strike, this chapter examines the dilemmas they confront in trying to balance humanitarian principles...

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Fissile Materials, Nuclear Power, and Nuclear Proliferation

Harold A. Feiveson.

in Unmaking the Bomb

September 2014; p ublished online January 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: International Relations. 6507 words.

The 1953 U.S. Atoms for Peace initiative launched the dissemination of nuclear technologies to non-weapon states. It also led to the establishment in 1957 of the International Atomic Energy...

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The Arab Dimension of Saddam Hussein’s Calculations

Shibley Telhami.

in Into the Desert

December 2012; p ublished online February 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: International Relations; US Politics. 9101 words.

This chapter examines records of conversations between Saddam Hussein and his closest aides to understand why he believed that he could get away with invading Kuwait. Evidence suggests that...

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Conclusion

Michael J. Boyle.

in Non-Western responses to terrorism

March 2019; p ublished online May 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: International Relations. 3524 words.

This conclusion draws out the chief findings from a comparative analysis of the preceding chapters. It also offers policy implications, specifically highlighting how policymakers in Western...

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Collecting Data on Civilian Casualties

Meghan Foster Lynch.

in Counting Civilian Casualties

June 2013; p ublished online May 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: International Relations. 9499 words.

Based on evidence collected during 18 months of fieldwork in rural Burundi, this chapter argues that to obtain accurate information about sensitive issues, ethnography does better than...

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Global Justice and the Mission of the European Union

Philippe Van Parijs.

in International Development and Human Aid

October 2016; p ublished online September 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: International Relations. 5311 words.

This concluding chapter argues that any conception of justice relevant today must combine two elements, both strongly rooted in European traditions, but neither of them exclusive to them:...

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Experimental Microfoundations for Resolve: I

Joshua D. Kertzer.

in Resolve in International Politics

August 2016; p ublished online January 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: International Relations. 12546 words.

This chapter examines individual-level microfoundations of resolve in the context of public opinion using a novel laboratory experiment that models both the selection into, and duration of...

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Nuclear Fusion

Andrew Small.

in The China-Pakistan Axis

February 2015; p ublished online May 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: International Relations. 8108 words.

This chapter covers the sensitive history of nuclear cooperation between China and Pakistan, including the role of A.Q. Khan. Sino–Pakistani nuclear cooperation, which developed out of...

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Lessons Learned and Unlearned

Daniel C. Kurtzer, Scott B. Lasensky, William B. Quandt, Steven L. Spiegel and Shibley Z. Telhami.

in The Peace Puzzle

November 2012; p ublished online August 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: International Relations. 3852 words.

This concluding chapter argues that the challenge for the United States is to craft a policy and a strategy—not simply a succession of tactics—that speak to the core issues in dispute, are...

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Declarations of Independence in Civil Wars

Tanisha M. Fazal.

in Wars of Law

May 2018; p ublished online January 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: International Relations. 11202 words.

This chapter asks: why, given a rise in secessionism, are secessionists decreasingly likely to issue formal declarations of independence? The main argument of the chapter is that...

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Using Surveys to Estimate Casualties Post-Conflict

Jana Asher.

in Counting Civilian Casualties

June 2013; p ublished online May 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: International Relations. 9842 words.

Random sample surveys use structured questions to elicit responses from representative populations, providing systematic, standardized data subject to statistical analysis. Although survey...

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‘We Cannot Collect Comprehensive Information on All of These Changes’: The Challenges of Monitoring and Evaluating Reintegration Efforts for Separated Children

Claire Cody.

in Human Trafficking

February 2016; p ublished online January 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: International Relations. 8752 words.

Chapter 9 discusses the difficulties of monitoring and evaluating support programmes for young survivors of exploitation and trafficking. It draws on the findings of a survey of...

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Conclusion: Strategic Peacebuilding beyond the Liberal Peace

Oliver P. Richmond.

in Strategies of Peace

February 2010; p ublished online May 2010 .

Chapter. Subjects: International Relations. 7835 words.

Richmond suggests that this volume illustrates the emergence of a new stage in the development of peacebuilding: strategic peacebuilding. Strategic peacebuilding goes beyond...

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The Paradoxes of Counter-insurgency and Globalization

M.L.R. Smith and David Martin Jones.

in The Political Impossibility of Modern Counterinsurgency

May 2015; p ublished online November 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: International Relations. 9800 words.

This chapter focuses on the emergence of a revisionist global insurgency school, which dismissed the neoclassical conception of counterinsurgency (COIN) as unnecessarily restrictive both in...

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The Poliheuristic Theory of Political Decision-Making

Alex Mintz, Steven B. Redd and Eldad Tal-Shir.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Politics

P ublished online June 2017 .

Article. Subjects: International Relations. 9653 words.

Poliheuristic theory focuses on the why and how of decision-making. The primary argument is that decision-makers are sensitive to both cognitive and environmental constraints and are...

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Aid Dependence and Quality of Governance

Sophal Ear.

in Aid Dependence in Cambodia

October 2012; p ublished online November 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: International Relations. 14391 words.

This chapter examines whether foreign aid worsens governance by focusing on the case of Cambodia. It first considers the relationship between foreign aid and governance in more than 200...

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The Tibet Issue in Sino-Indian Relations

Tien-sze Fang.

in Asymmetrical Threat Perceptions in India-China Relations

October 2013; p ublished online January 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: International Relations. 14575 words.

The Tibet issue is still a sensitive and intractable issue for China’s diplomacy. This Chapter provides a brief account of China’s ‘liberation’ of Tibet, pointing out India’s special role...

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The Strategic Triangle and the Four Modernizations

John W. Garver.

in China's Quest

January 2016; p ublished online March 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: International Relations. 12739 words.

Mao played the US card to deter Soviet attack in the early 1970s. Deng Xiaoping put new economic wine in the old geostrategic bottles of the Strategic Triangle. Deng was much more willing...

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The value of freedom the writer against the establishment

Samia Mehrez.

in Egypt's Culture Wars

September 2010; p ublished online September 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: International Relations. 8457 words.

Sonallah Ibrahim was honored as one of the Arab world's most distinguished novelists, at the closing ceremony of the second International Conference on the Arab Novel. During his speech,...

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