While the Russo-Ukrainian dispute over natural gas has dominated international political discourse in recent months, it is Crimea that has the long-term potential to become a flashpoint for future conflict in bilateral relations.
There is no shortage of threats to international peace and security facing the world today. Traditional threats now combine with those of a non-traditional nature to challenge the international community and its ability to handle a multiplicity of complex situations.
Today, 94% of worldwide violent conflicts are intra-state wars, fought in the southern hemisphere between governments and opposing rebel and/or secessionist groups.
China’s current exchange rate regime is a hybrid of fixed and floating. It was a purely fixed regime from 1994 to 2005, when the yuan was pegged to the U.S. dollar at approximately 8.28 yuan to the dollar.
Rethinking the Relationship Between Democracy and Terrorism
The promotion of democracy throughout the world has always been touted as a core American value dating back to the country’s origins, but following the terrorist attacks on 9/11, this value has developed a unique national security dimension.