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- ItemFrom Conflict Resolution towards State Building: The Role of the International Community and the European Union in Bosnia and Herzegovina(University of Malta; DiploFoundation, 2006-07) Sudžuka, Amela
- Item'Paradiplomatic' relations between the United States and Kosova: A friendship between an elephant and a mouse(University of Malta; DiploFoundation, 2006-07) Dedushaj, Naim
- ItemThe Role of Diplomacy in Achieving Representation and Participation for the Roma(University of Malta; DiploFoundation, 2006-07-31) Nicolae Ciolan, Valeriu
- ItemVirtual Diplomacy(University of Malta; DiploFoundation, 2006-08-19) Grech, Olesya M.
- ItemThe international and Legal Aspects of the Recognition of States – the Case of Macedonia(University of Malta; DiploFoundation, 2006-09-25) Dokmanovic, Mišo
- ItemFreedom of Expression on the Internet(University of Malta; DiploFoundation, 2007) Ružić, NevenaThe Internet for the first time entirely made possible the fulfillment of the Article 19 of the Universal Declaration – “Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers.” On the Internet, everybody is, even unconsciously, sending or receiving information, sharing idea and changing views. However, at the same time it has again showed how diverse the world is and how cultural, political, religious and social differences make the universal dimension of freedom of expression difficult. The dissertation will show how complicated the issue of this freedom on the Internet is within existing mechanisms, national or international, state or self-regulatory. It aim to conclusion that ambiguous interpretation of freedom of expression and of the roles of key actors could only lead to further that it is necessary limitation of this invaluable virtue of democracy. Thus there is a need for better cooperation between namely the governments and other stakeholders, particularly Internet service providers. Fight for freedom of expression should never stop, as the moment we stop thinking of it, it may vanish without being noticed.
- ItemPalestinian Economic Diplomacy: planning for statehood(University of Malta; DiploFoundation, 2007-01-09) Sharaf, FatenThis study intends to give the Palestinian policymakers a tool to support the emergence of an economically-viable Palestinian state through equipping the Palestinian Authority PA with legal, economic, and technical policy advice to prepare the regulation for: - The development of a trade policy for an independent state; - The establishment of a WTO compatible sovereign framework for trade; - Permanent economic status negotiation with Israel. The two-state solution is the least common denominator for a just and peaceful solution for the conflict, justice means; economic viability and socio-economic potential for development.
- ItemDiplomacy and the Arab-Israeli Peace Process: A Case Study of the Israeli Withdrawal from Lebanon – Failure of Diplomacy(University of Malta; DiploFoundation, 2007-04) Serhan, WassefLebanon has been an open playground for the international players for a very long time, especially when the game gets heated or cools off according to the thermometer of the regional and international environment. Why Lebanon? It’s simply because it has all the necessary elements that make it the perfect place for this game. The geographic location, in the middle of the hot zone, on the borders of Israel, Syria, and on the Mediterranean. Its demographic structure makes it a very fertile ground for this, as Lebanon has 17 different religious factions in addition to the presence of various political currents. The nature of the Lebanese people who are very active politically with known international connections (there are about 15 millions Lebanese in the Diaspora, and 3.5 millions in the country), where the Diaspora is very involved in the politics of their countries of residence, which is reflected on the internal politics. The last 50 years witnessed major changes in the country as a reflection to the international political changes in the recent decades, but with huge difference for Lebanon, as wars and bloodshed were very prominent along these years. The game started with the triggering of The Lebanese war among Muslims and Christians in 1975-1976 with the Palestinian issue at the core of this war, which resulted in the bringing of the Syrian army into Lebanon as a peace force. After that, the Israeli-Syrian struggle, and behind them the international players, was mainly applied on the Lebanese territories, by taking advantages of the Lebanese contradictions. The long lasting struggle included some major stations, like the 1978 Israeli invasion to the south of Lebanon in order to create a buffer zone they called it “ the Security Zone”, and keep the Palestinian resistance and rockets away from Israeli settlements, by using their Lebanese allies as a local army in the so called “the security zone”. The failure of this plan was followed by the bigger invasion of 1982 where Israelis entered Beirut and enforced the election of their ally, Bashir Gemayel who was assassinated few weeks after his election, then his brother Amine took over. This period witnessed the retreat of the Syrian army towards their border in the Lebanese Bekaa valley, and accordingly in diminishing their political influence. Under the circumstances, in order to regain control, Syria started backing its allies in attacking the Israeli army that started retreating gradually to the security zone under the increasing efficiency and fierce operations of Hezbollah. Syria took advantage and regained total political control in 1990 after years of internal fighting rounds among the various Lebanese parties and a new Lebanese president, this time an ally of Syria was elected. At the same time, Hezbollah was gaining a lot of popularity in the country and in the region. For the first time in the Arab-Israeli conflict, the (legendary) Israeli army was forced to get out from a land it occupied, under the attacks of the resistance. This unusual event had a great impact in the region and in particular in the occupied Palestine, where a similar movement to Hezbollah (Hamas), started adopting this same approach. This major turning point deserves to be a study case because of its importance & implications on the events in our modern Middle East history.
- ItemThe role of the United Nations in making progress towards peace in Burundi(University of Malta; DiploFoundation, 2007-07) Basagic, Zenja
- ItemThe feasibility of Information Communication Technology (ICT) as a tool for development – Caribbean community (CARICOM) perspectives(University of Malta; DiploFoundation, 2007-07) Salas Hamilton, WaltonAs a result of global trends relating to trade, many small economies continue to seek replacements for traditional markets which no longer offer preferential treatment. Information Communication Technologies (ICTs) are presented by the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) as one such alternative, as a contributor to social and economic development. It is also seen as a set of activities wherein competitiveness can be achieved regardless of size, once the enabling environment is created. Through a series of interviews, reviewing of documents and five case studies an assessment is made of the readiness of CARICOM for ICT development. An analysis is presented of various ICT strategies to ascertain capacity, both at the national and CARICOM levels for increasing over all development. The findings reveal a need for harmonizing regional ICT policies through the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME); institutional coordination; and a funding mechanism to prevent ad hoc implementation of ICT strategies. These findings if implemented can enhance CARICOM development through ICT.