Final year International Relations Theses at Mary Baldwin College

  1. “The Pakistani Inter-Services Intelligence Agency: Friend or Foe?" Jane Chadwell. 30 pp.
  2. “Cyprus and the Possibility of Reunification." Brittanie Colon. 38 pp.
  3. “Have U.S. efforts in Rwanda since the genocide adequately advanced the U.S. national interest to promote human rights?" Sienna Fleming. 27 pp.
  4. “El Salvador: A Country's transition from right-wing politics to left-wing politics." Maria Herrera. 34 pp.
  5. “Peruvian Elections in 2011: Reemergence of Populism and the Influence of the Indigenous Majority." Leighanne Kimble. 35 pp.
  6. “The Journey to Radicalization: How Three American-born citizens became Extremist Muslim Terrorists." Alexandra Sanne. 48 pp.
  7. other thesis by Hawa Omar
  8. “Do special emissaries more effectively advance the national interest of states than exclusive reliance on diplomatic bureaucracies?  A case study of U.S. special emissaries' roles in preserving America's national interest." Logan Dill. 34 pp.
  9. "Turkish-Israeli Relations: How Turkish Government Change Effected the Alliance." Hannah Dubit. 28 pp.
  10. "Did the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission Achieve the Proper Balance Between Justice Seeking and Reconciliation?" Shannon Epps. 30 pp.
  11. "The United Nations and Peacekeeping Operations during the Bosnian War." Danielle McBride. 25 pp.
  12. "United States relations with Pakistan: the impact of the release of the Wikileaks documents." Perri Weldy. 25 pp.
  13. "Redressing Human Rights Violations: Are International Courts Effective? A case study on Rwanda and International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda." Rachel Evans. 66 pp.
  14. "Why Won't they Play Nice?  A Study of Venezuelan Foreign Policy Toward the United States. Jimena Hernandez. 30 pp.
  15. "Terrorism as an Effective Tool." Carolyn Majchszak. 30 pp.
  16. "China: An Emerging Superpower." Jessica Pretz. 27 pp.
  17. "State-Sponsored Violence in Africa: How the 2008 elections in Zimbabwe reflect the political crisis of a continent." Michelle Binger. 30 pp.
  18. "The Back Door: Closing the Back Door to Terrorism." Andrea Bronson. 28 pp.
  19. "North African Immigration and its Political and Social Effects on France." Laura Dean. 26 pp.
  20. "Guatamala and the International Drug Cartels." Mayra DelValle. 32 pp.
  21. "Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez and his Connection with Terrorism." Whitney Jorgenson. 30 pp."A Time for Change: The Transformational Roles of Modern U.S. Foreign Assistance and the Challenges Faced in Reform." Chelsea Smith. 28 pp.
  22. "For the Dalai Lama's Consideration: Independence Movements in Tibet." Robyn Stegman. 34 pp.
  23. "Afghanistan's Geopolitics: The Nature of the Current Conflict." Azada Hussaini. 25 pp.
  24. "Japan and China: Changes in Bilateral Relations." Katie Jackson. 26 pp.
  25. "The Navy of the Peoples Liberation Army of China: Its Strategies and Impact on its Neighbors." Aki Mishima. 46 pp.
  26. "The Evolution of Terrorism: How Hezbollah Signifies a New Wave in Terrorist Organizations." Kate Nett. 40 pp.
  27. "Modern Piracy in the Strait of Malacca: Is it terrorism or a Business Threat?" Ashley Squires. 34 pp.
  28. "Why has the Democratic Movement in Burma Been Unsuccessful?"  Belena Stuart. 37 pp.
  29. "To what extent does the Majlis A'Shura have potential to become a genuine legislature in Oman?" Tromila Wheat. 38 pp.
  30. "Peace in the Frozen Tundra: Can the Siachen Glacier Ice the Fire in Kashmir?" Anna Barnes. 50 pp.
  31. "Cyprus: An Island in Turmoil." Christina Barry. 26 pp.
  32. "Did the death of Slobodan Milosevic before a conviction by the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia hinder the Peace Process in the Balkans?" McCall Carter. 30 pp.
  33. "China, North Korea, and the United States: Triangle of Influence, Economics, and Fear." Sarah Miller. 18 pp.
  34. "Has Bulgaria adequately met the conditions set by the E.U. for Bulgarian membership in the organization?" Emilia Pranarova. 25 pp.
  35. "Has the Incarceration of Afghani Detainees at Guantanamo Bay Helped or Hindered American President George W. Bush's War on Terrorism?" Laura Sobers. 21 pp.
  36. "The United States Occupation of Japan: Was it a Unique Case, or Could the Same Elements Succeed in Other Countries?" Cecilia White. 23 pp.
  37. "U.S. Occupation of Japan: Is this a model for occupations and democratizations?" Bronwyn Alison. 28 pp.
  38. "U.S. Foreign Policy toward Venezuela and the Advancement of the National Interest: The Bush Administration." Ashley Barksdale. 39 pp.
  39. "Does Gender Stereotyping of Arab-Islamic Fundamentalist Organizations Affect United States Counterterrorism Policy?" Jessica Carroll. 32 pp.
  40. "Sierra Leone: State Failure in a Terrorist's Playground." Amanda Fedde. 48 pp.
  41. "Does the Bush Administration's Policy on International Aid to Family Planning advance U.S. National Interests?" Shanna Harrell. 26 pp.
  42. "The Emergence of the Nuclear Black Market and Nuclear Proliferation." Alicia Mortensen. 20 pp.
  43. "To what extent is the U.S.-led War on Iraq Leading to a Decline in the United States' Relations with Western Europe?" Kelly Pecotte. 32 pp.
  44. "U.S. - Turkish Relations: Breaking Up is Hard to Do." Jessica Rea. 25 pp.
  45. "ANZUS: The history, the present and the future of the alliance between Australia, New Zealand and the United States." Alison Young. 23 pp.
  46. "American Democracy and its Incompatibility in Saudi Arabia." Cathryn Brieske. 21 pp.
  47. "Have North Korea's Ideological Beliefs Been Consistent with their Behavior?" Maria Kwon. 33 pp.
  48. "What is the Motivating Factor of the Contemporary Scottish Nationalist Movement?" Jie Lei. 30 pp.
  49. "A discussion of Pakistan as an Ally of the United States." Allison Smith. 27 pp.
  50. "A Unified Europe?  An Examination of the Enforcement of the European Union's Human Rights Policy toward Iran." Elizabeth Southard.  26 pp.
  51. "U.N. Collective Security in the Modern Age of Terrorism." Megan Ziegert. 37 pp.
  52. "To What Extent has the Serbian Political System Become a Democratic System?" Susannah Baskervill. 41 pp.
  53. "President Bush's Decision Making Mode." Wendy Bates. 26 pp.
  54. "What Significance have Grassroots Organizations Played in the Eradication of Female Genital Mutilation?" Stephanie Brown.  27 pp.
  55. "An Analysis of U.S-Mexico Relations: The Effects of 9/11." Erika Giraldo. 30 pp.
  56. "U.S. Foreign Policy Changes with Saudi Arabia After September 11th, 2001." Christine Fischer. 37 pp.
  57. "How do Globalization and Islam affect the condition of Democracy in Indonesia?" Aiko Ikeda.  29 pp.
  58. "The Rally Around the Flag Effect After September 11th and the War with Iraq." Sonia Loureiro. 26 pp.
  59. "Is the FMLN a truly Democratic Party?: A study on the beginnings and evolution of the radical Guerrilla movement turned prominent political party." Regina Montes. 27 pp.
  60. "Political System in Nicaragua since 1990 Until the Present Day: Has it been a democratic one?" Pamela Nuila. 28 pp.
  61. "Can the Military be a 'modernizing force in national development': The case of the Velasco Alvarado administration in Peru."  Giuliana N. Parra. 36 pp.
  62. "The George W. Bush Administration and U.S. Foreign Policy toward the Islamic World." Jessica Puglisi. 25 pp.
  63. "The U.S. Foreign Policy toward North Korea during the Clinton and Bush Administration." Eriko Sakai.  25 pp.
  64. "Has Mexico achieved a truly democratic society." Karina Sandoval. 25 pp.
  65. "How has anti-terrorism policy changed in light of September 11, 2001?" Tiffany Coleman. 23 pp.
  66. "Japanese Political Reform from 1993 to the Present." Joy Garret. 27 pp.
  67. "The Makeover of the Russian Government: is it democratic?" Khaleelah Gilcreast. 24 pp.
  68. "The 1995-1996 Taiwan Straits Crisis: Was effective crisis management practiced?" Qiu Li. 29 pp. 
  69. "The Power of One: Domingo Cavallo's Influence on Democracy in Argentina through Economic Policy, 1991-2001." Samantha Munc). 30 pp.
  70. "Beyond Justice: The International Dimension of Restorative Action in Rwanda." Claire Wulf. 60 pp.
  71. "Does the ABM Treaty Hinder the United States?" Beth Chapman. 24 pp.
  72. "Argentina: An Unfulfilled Economic Power." Erin Cunningham. 23 pp.
  73. "Taiwan: The Evolution of a Nation." Allison Elizabeth Irby. 21 pp.
  74. "Failure to Thrive: The Economic Fall of Nation-States." Ellen Matthews. 26 pp.
  75. "For Better or Worse: Emergence on Non-state Actors on the World Stage." Patricia Pino. 25 pp.
  76. "Did the End of the Cold War Effect the Composition of U.S. Assistance Abroad?" Janeen A. Pettus Carter. 30 pp.
  77. "The Power of Fear: A Comparative Study of the Social Movement Factors Contributing to the Accumulation of Power in Austrian and French Extreme Right Parties." Danielle K. Correll. 53 pp.
  78. "Seattle Protests of 1999 as an International Social Movement." Karla Mackey. 28 pp.
  79. "China: Elements of its Power" Beth Plewes. 26 pp.
  80. "Does the United States have reason to worry about Bio-terrorist Attacks?" Heidi Williams. 28 pp.
  81. "Consolidation of democracy in Argentina." Celeste Buccola. 29 pp. 
  82. "Korean Re-unification: Will Korea follow the German Pattern of Reunification?" Julie Chatneuff. 29 pp.
  83. "U.S. Participation in Peacekeeping." Kathryn McCormack. 33 pp.
  84. "The Role of Human Rights in International Involvement in East Timor." Hope Stewart. 46 pp.
  85. "Multi-ethnicity and Democracy: A Case Study of Estonia." Laila Stromberg. 25 pp.
  86. "U.S. Immigration Policy: Have policies been effectively implemented?" Aimee Herrera. 36 pp.
  87. "Did International Organizations Adequately Deal with the Human Rights Crisis in Rwanda?" Katherine Hughes. 38 pp.
  88. "The Derailment of Democracy: The Impact of Organized Crime on the Democratic and Economic Transition in Russia." Daphne Mayer. 26 pp.
  89. "The U.S. as Lone Superpower: Still Going?" Sarah Katie Nelson. 25 pp.
  90. "The North Korean Crisis in the 1990s." Tomoko Watanabe. 21 pp.
  91. "U.S. - Japanese Security Treaty and Alliance." Liz Chock. 35 pp.
  92. "The Cold War: A Blessing in Disguise for Japan." Stephanie Tyler Czetli. 36 pp.
  93. "The U.S. and Japan Security Treaty: Does the International System determine or shape the Relationship between the U.S. and Japan?" Tomoko Kajiura. 26 pp.
  94. "Taiwan: The International Status." Irene Luu. 27 pp.
  95. "Rally 'Round the Flag Syndrome in American and British Politics." Rebecca Morrison. 35 pp.
  96. "The Relationship between Hong Kong and China: Is the Hong Kong Model Compatible with the Chinese Regime?" Kaori Washio. 35 pp.
  97. "The Great Divide: The Tory Party's Decay." Katherine Lavin. 41 pp.
  98. "Was It Ethnic Conflict? A Case Study of the Disintegration of the Former Yugoslavia." Miho Takano. 20 pp.
  99. "The US-Japan Mutual Cooperation and Security Treaty: does the treaty still meet Japan's National Interest?" Natsuko Tsunematsu. 35 pp.
  100. "A Different Kind of War, A different kind of ending: The Zapatistas: A Case Study of a Revolutionary Movement." Lisa Doering Diaz. 63 pp.
  101. "The 'New Situation:' Underground Christianity and the Chinese State." Margaret Murray. 28 pp.
  102. "Korea-Japan Relations." Yoko Nishimoto. 38 pp.
  103. "The Japanese Electoral System: Movement toward Reform?" Laura Brunson Byrne. 36 pp.
  104. "Key Factors in the Emergence and Stability of Costa Rican Democracy." Kim Campbell. 20 pp.
  105. "The Cambodia Crisis and the United Nations." Elizabeth Lawson. 34 pp.
  106. "The Autonomous Struggle of Jharkhand." Amy Rupe. 51 pp.
  107. "The Role of Japan in International Cooperation." Tomoko Ueda. 26 pp. 
  108. "The Kurds: A Case Study in Nationalism." Candace Veney. 31 pp.
  109. "A Reactive Japanese Foreign Policy: A Case Study of Japanese Foreign Policy since 1900." Yuki Watanabe. 31 pp.
  110. "The Yugoslavian Civil War Affecting the New International System." Staci Buford. 36 pp.
  111. "The Consistency of U.S) Foreign Policy Toward Haiti." Melissa Hodges. 26 pp.
  112. "The Passing of the P.K.O. Bill in Japan: Does it Represent a Fundamental Change in Japanese Foreign Policy?" Patricia Hylton. 30 pp.
  113. "Analysis of Congressional Voting Toward Fast-Track Authority to Negotiate the N.A.F.T.A. Treaty." Clarissa Lara. 32 pp.
  114. "The Possibility of the Kurds Creating the Independent Nation of Kurdistan." Renee Roberts. 24 pp.
  115. "The Unnecessary War: The Falklands-Malvinas War." Veronica Vicente. 61 pp.
  116. "Iraq's Nuclear Weapons: The Program that Never Should Have Been." Julie Brenner. 78 pp.
  117. "Understanding Political Culture and International Relations." Michiko Kitamura. 44 pp.
  118. "The German Reunification Process." Loren Nichol). 25 pp.
  119. "Soviet-Japanese Relations and Global System Change." Azumi Okad). 48 pp.
  120. "Chosen Mondai: The Problem of Japan's Korean Minority through 1975." Mary Helen Roach. 49 pp.
  121. "The Defense of Japan." Rebecca Still. 42 pp.
  122. "Defining Moments in History: The Soviet Coup of 1991." Melody Twigg. 32 pp.
  123. "Two Koreas." Chiaki Yamazaki. 50 pp.
  124. additional thesis by: Melinda Hunnicutt.
  125. "Decision Making and Foreign Policy: Spanier's Model and the Gulf Crisis." Elizabeth Adams. 43 pp.
  126. "The Triumph of the Will: Resistance and Rescue of Danish and Bulgarian Jews." Pam Ammermann. 36 pp.
  127. "Lebanon: A Nation or Not?" Nell Curry. 40 pp.
  128. "Guatemala's Tragic Present: The Failure of Democratic Reform." Emily Jones. 26 pp.
  129. "The Truman-MacArthur Controversy." Mikako Kanda. 68 pp.
  130. "Total Domination: Stalin's Rule." Andrea Nelson. 27 pp.
  131. "The Marshall Plan and German Recovery." Chika Ueno. 42 pp.
  132. "The History and Future of Hong Kong." Alicia Crouch. 27 pp.
  133. "The Politics and Economics of International Adoption." Liana Arias de Velasco. 41 pp.
  134. "Congressional Actions and U.S. Sanctions toward South Africa." Keith Doggett. 29 pp.
  135. "Foreign Aid: USAID and the National Interest in the Philippines." Midori Fujii. 35 pp.
  136. "The U.S.-Japanese Mutual Security Treaty." Hideko Ideta. 62 pp.
  137. "China Wandering: Modernization and Democracy in the 1980s." Akiko Kamimura. 29 pp.
  138. "Genocide in Tibet." Kanako Taya. 64 pp.