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    The sankofa and the eagle : pan-african geopolitics and the future of american power
    (Wheaton College (Norton, Mass.), 2020-05-10) Holt, Jeremy
    This project deals with the rise of continental integration in Africa as it relates to the United States. Drawing from the history of Pan-Africanist thought and institutions and the conduct of U.S. Africa policy, I look at the ways in which increasing economic and political interdependence in Africa will benefit and hinder the interests of the U.S. and how the U.S. can shape its foreign policy accordingly. I argue that the prospect of increasing integration in Africa and the further development of the African Union will most likely benefit U.S. short-run interests in the areas of commercial relations, peace and security, and strategic minerals access. These benefits, however, are contingent on the U.S. adopting an Africa policy that is geared to the realities of regional and continental integration.
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    Lost in a crowd : an investigation of policies and urban refugee health within middle and lower income countries.
    (Wheaton College (Norton, Mass.), 2016) Marlay-Wright, Zachary T.
    This paper examines the policies of states and organizations to better understand the relationship between these policies and the health outcomes of urban refugees. Through this examination, it is argued that state policies allowing urban refugees to better economically and socially integrate into their host communities have positive effects upon the health outcomes of said urban refugees. Furthermore, international organizations can play an important part in information-sharing, advocacy and service provision but urban refugee populations require more context-specific programs that rely upon community involvement and organizational capacity.
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    The idea of a European Ukraine.
    (Wheaton College (Norton, Mass.), 2016) Lozytska, Oleksandra.
    In my research, I argue that one of Ukraine’s most prominent problems is the question of national identity. Since obtaining its independence in 1991, the complexity of Ukraine’s nation-building process has been intensified by numerous difficulties, including ethnic and regional differences, a weak political system with conflicting parties, and a stagnating economy. The concept of nationalism has undergone marked changes as a consequence of recent political events. Since EuroMaidan, the notion of a European identity, as contrasted with a Slavic identity, has been rapidly diffusing amongst the Ukrainian population, which puts Ukraine in the midst of its most significant social transformation. I investigate the process by which Ukrainian efforts at nation building and the evolution of a distinct Ukrainian consciousness have evolved over time, while placing an emphasis on the potential development in Ukraine of a European oriented identity.
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    New way of war : the role of perception in counterinsurgency.
    (Wheaton College (Norton, Mass.), 2015) John, Victor.
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    Not-so-strange bedfellows : explaining Russia's involvement in the Syrian crisis.
    (Wheaton College (Norton, Mass.), 2014) Smerkovich, Maria.