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My articles on political science and philosophy. Some of the articles may no longer represent my current views and exist here as a record.

The Prince and Modern Politics

The value of Machiavelli’s The Prince can be construed in a number of ways - prominently, in the practical application of its advice, its...

Offensive Realism and the rise of China

In his article, Mearsheimer (2006) argues that China’s attempts to gain power as a nation-state will spur the United States into action against them...

Do states have permanent interests?

Everything is in flux. As Gartzke and Weisiger (2013) argue, change is constant, but it isn’t a constant (Gartzke & Weisiger, 2013: 2). The...

Comparing Leo Straus and Wendy Brown’s Political Philosophy

Leo Strauss and Wendy Brown both wrote on the topic of politics at vastly different times. Strauss wrote much earlier, publishing the article in...

Common Causes of State Collapse in Africa

State collapse has been a prevalent and dangerous phenomenon throughout the world, but never so much as in Africa. This literature review will be...

Does the Lord’s Resistance Army use Terror?

The Lord’s Resistance Army (henceforth: LRA) uses a combination of terror and unconventional warfare in its operations. This paper will show how this terror...

ICC and Africa: Costs and Benefits of Withdrawal

Introduction Background Costs and Benefits Analysis a) Benefits Sovereignty African Solutions to African problems III.     Reconciliation Neo-Colonialism African Union ...

Effects of Electoral Systems on the Influence of Radical Political Parties

An examination of the effects of electoral systems on the growth and influence of radical political parties can be used to predict the possible...