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    Powers, Monick Ya
    A thesis that analyzes United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) in the contemporary world. Furthermore, this work seeks to expand multiple definitions, such as statelessness and the term refugee, delineated explicitly by the United Nat . . .
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    Conner, Kenia
    The cruise industry has become of the most widely known and recognized forms of vacation for the modern world. The contemporary structure of this industry has allowed for the procurement and employment of thousands of individuals from almost every sin . . .
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    Steele, Keegan B.
    The Indian Ocean Rim (IOR) has become a major geopolitical and security interest in the 21st century. One of the biggest issues that faces the Indian Ocean today is the swift growth of maritime related security threats. This is a major concern to not . . .
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    Cerezo, Daniel
    This paper describes the relationship between the United States and Violent Non-State Actors (VNSAs) in the Middle East, and analyzes the shortcoming strategy that the United States has presented to combat their threat. This analyzation utilizes three . . .
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    Babbitt, John
    A capstone project submitted to the faculty of the California Maritime Academy in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Bachelor of Arts in Global Studies and Maritime Affairs.
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    Singh, Depak K.
    In the past few decades, China has grown at an unprecedented rate. The country has worked on increasing their own military capabilities with their increased wealth. China’s navy in particular, also known as the People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN), ha . . .
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    Listek, Jared
    Energy security is essential to a country’s national security and growing economic development. This paper explores how thorium can provide energy security for nations seeking emission cleaner option and energy independency. The first section showcase . . .
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    Glasson, Sean
    Taiwan has always had a unique position in the Far East, both in terms of geography and the national identity and political institutions that are not only critical for citizens of Taiwan, who make their home on the island, but are also critical to the . . .
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    Hiller, Alexander L.
    The security of the maritime industry and the domain it operates within encompasses both physical and digital paradigms. This thesis explores and examines how cyber technology has impacted the maritime domain as a whole and what ramifications could ma . . .
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    Booker, Robert
    The purpose of this thesis is to evaluate the effectiveness of institutional theory. This thesis will utilize the African European Union as a case study to assess the fundamental pillars that are attributed to the institutional approach to governing. . . .
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    Belman, Joseph D. W.
    The Indian Ocean Rim (IOR) has become a global hotspot for international states and developing states to grow in their commercial industries. The Indian Ocean is the third largest ocean on Earth and is home to a variety of natural raw materials found . . .
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    Kannel, Nolan S.
    Chinese Foreign Policy has been a popular topic for military and intelligence analysts across the globe. Much speculation and work go into determining how the Middle Kingdom will react to actions made by both NGO's and governments alike. To understand . . .
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    Young, Pierce
    Since the beginning of naval warfare, navies have used the military action of a blockade to deny the enemy the shipment of vital supplies needed to fight. The consequences of such blockades have almost always resulted in the suffering of the civilian . . .
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    Berghel, David E.
    Tensions in the South China Sea are the latest indication that Thucydide's Trap is dangerously close to occurring between the United States and China. China is on the verge of becoming the dominant economy in the world, has greater human capital capab . . .
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    Lum, Brandon
    With rising threats from natural occurring events and human caused attacks, California’s ports are a critical piece of infrastructure that must be protected at all times. Securing these ports is vital for national economic trade prosperity and the dis . . .
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    Pinzon, Tristan
    Ever since they were a British colony, the shipbuilding industry has been a part of the American manufacturing. However, today the American shipbuilding industry has been slowly crumbling. It has in fact been crumbing for a long time, but no one has d . . .
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    Pascual, Kailen T.
    This paper analyzes China's ambitions in the South China Sea and Indian Ocean Rim. Both of these regions are of significance to China's expansion. In recent years, the South China Sea has been a major area of dispute between various Asian claimants ov . . .
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    Fialkoff, Linda
    A capstone project submitted to the faculty of the California Maritime Academy in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Bachelor of Arts in Global Studies and Maritime Affairs.
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    Duarte, Alex
    Offshore aquaculture, or mariculture, is a new industry that has great economic potential for the United States. With the California being the third largest state in the country and having a coastline that stretches 840 miles, a viable ocean managemen . . .
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    Estes, Kyle J.
    A capstone project submitted to the faculty of the California Maritime Academy in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Bachelor of Arts in Global Studies and Maritime Affairs.
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    Warrick, Geovani
    After World War Two, Japan was in a state of reformation under the political and military influence of the United States. As a result of their aggression and actions during the war, the United States imposed a new constitution for their government. Th . . .
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    Ventimiglia, Marcus
    GMA 400 - Senior Seminar Research
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    Murphy, Ryan
    With a new economic strength, China plans on expanding through West Asia and the Indian Ocean to as far as East Africa. The Chinese Government claims that the expansion, which includes the creation of several ports in foreign waters, is merely economi . . .
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    Orr, Nancy
    The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) has been analyzed extensively as a religious extremist group. Yet today, it is still hard to understand how individuals are compelled to join an organization which demonstrates such disregard for human l . . .
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    Ford, Monica
    Marine invasive species are a major threat to the environments they are introduced to. With the rise in international shipping, it has been found the number of invasive species established around the world has increased drastically. Ships have two mai . . .
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    Sanchez, Dylan
    This paper examines the critical components of successful offshore wind development. In doing so it recognizes the historical context behind the global movement towards renewable energy technologies and how varying political attitudes on climate chang . . .
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    Arenas, Travis A.
    This paper discusses the main issues of human trafficking and the components that allow trafficking to continue increasing in many regions. The early works of the paper are spent defining terms as they will be used throughout the paper and giving refe . . .
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    Rowland, Jake
    Chinese investment and involvement on the African continent has increased significantly in the past decade. The scale of Chinese involvement can be seen throughout economic, political, and security issues across the continent. China has dedicated larg . . .
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    Olvera, Christopher
    In 2017 the United States faces escalated nuclear tensions with the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK). The purpose of the DPRK’s nuclear program is to have a fully developed nuclear arsenal with the ability to strike the continental United . . .
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    Edwards, Al-Malik
    The purpose of this paper is to highlight what contributes to congestion and delays in ports with an emphasis on California port systems and its potential. California contains a few ports that are globally essential to trade, but these ports do not pe . . .
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    Reamico, Kenn Austin
    Both the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) and the Republic of Korea (ROK) have seen separated ever since the Korean War. When they ceased fire and signed the armistice in 1953, the world thought if unification would be possible again. Almo . . .
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    Manciet, Riley
    This thesis discusses the implications of hiring Private Security Contractors to promote state security. This is done by discussing the history of mercenaries through the Thirty Years War, and their resurgence after the Second World War. In addition, . . .
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    Saucedo, Kolby L.
    Natural Disasters are quickly becoming the biggest threat to a state’s national security. These threats to security can come across all levels of society. Various disasters carry the ability to take lives, destroy environment and urban infrastructure, . . .
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    Turner, Alex
    This paper analyzes what Seattle can do to support the larger TEU vessels overwhelming aging port infrastructure in their container terminals. Larger container vessels are beginning to overwhelm port infrastructure in United States ports that are atte . . .
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    Hadeen, Tedric
    GMA 400 - Senior Seminar Research
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    Bickel, Mary Sue
    The United Kingdom has chosen to leave the European Union. This exit will cause inevitable change on both the European Union and the United Kingdom. The future policies of the United Kingdom follow a path set out in history that has been analyzed and . . .
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    Hernandez, Omar E.
    A capstone project submitted to the faculty of the California Maritime Academy in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Bachelor of Arts in Global Studies and Maritime Affairs.
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    Herzog, Andrew
    In recent years, environmental changes have increased access to a series of maritime routes along the Arctic. Of these, the Northeast Passage, located on Russia’s Northern coast spanning from the Novaya Zhelaniya Straits to Cape Dezhnev, has received . . .
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    Custodio, Florenz
    A capstone project submitted to the faculty of the California Maritime Academy in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Bachelor of Arts in Global Studies and Maritime Affairs.
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    Herburger, Thomas
    The Republic of Turkey is a member of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization and has indicated aspirations of joining the European Union; both NATO and the EU can be viewed as institutional embodiments of the West and therefore underscore Turkey's Wes . . .
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    Polewaczyk, Matthew
    It was just over a century ago when manned flight transformed how humans approach global affairs and regional challenges. In just over two decades, unmanned flight is attempting to overcome the same challenges through technological innovations. In a n . . .
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    Duran-Jara, Diego
    Taiwan has been under threat of invasion from China for over sixty years. China has expanded and advanced its naval capacity over the last thirty years. China's growth into a hegemony directly threatens Taiwan as well as the area surrounding. As the r . . .
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    Rajasegaran, Navaganapati
    The human trafficking and drug smuggling industries have become a major geopolitical and security interest. The industries have expansive networks through which drugs and human beings are trafficked all around the world. One key issue the Internationa . . .
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    Gomez, Noelle
    Many countries legally prohibit the shark fin trade; however, it is still an ongoing problem to protect the lives of one of the ocean’s top apex-predator. In Asian countries, there is a high demand for shark fins, especially in Hong Kong and China, as . . .
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    Cook, Dylan L.
    Shipbreaking or ship recycling has been made more apparent to the international community as being an industry that uses destructive practices in Bangladesh, India, and Pakistan to dismantle end of life vessels who have exceeded their economic value. . . .
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    Cohen, Max
    The collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 created three new riparian states surrounding the Caspian Sea. This maritime realm is resource rich with vast hydrocarbon reserves. Russia and Iran must now come to terms with the reality that they are no longe . . .
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    Mullaney, Catherine
    The United States merchant fleet has responded to multiple natural disasters in the past twenty years. They have used their wide scope and available fleet along with strategic positioning for timely response and assistance. Departments such as Militar . . .
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    Cervantez, Daniel
    The United States is currently involved three conflicts in the Middle East. The outcome of these conflicts did not go for what the United States originally wanted. The Question is why does the United States still keeps finding itself in the same situa . . .
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    Reyes, Luisa Delos
    As many are aware, the United States and Iran have not had the best relations starting all the way back in 1945 and even today in 2017. Unless a person lived through the era while all of the attacks between the U.S. and Iran, no one really understands . . .
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    Curry, Gwyneth
    GMA 400 - Senior Seminar Research
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    Jampolsky, Rachel
    This essay attempts to identify the ramifications of U.S. exit from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the implications held therein for United States involvement in the Asia-Pacific region and Asia Policy under the Trump administration. Abandonm . . .
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    Myers, Jack
    Advancement in technology has forced massive labor changes and transitions in the United States and the world. While the need for manual labor continues to plummet as robots and machines continue to take over these jobs; the need for engineers, progra . . .
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    Boisse, Jacob A.
    A capstone project submitted to the faculty of the California Maritime Academy in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Bachelor of Arts in Global Studies and Maritime Affairs.
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    Jones, Akilah
    The Caribbean Sea has a host of islands that are adjacent to the Americas; it is full of nation states more or less developed. Haiti and Jamaica are the poorest nations in the Caribbean; the wealthiest are Trinidad and Tobago, The Bahamas, and Puerto . . .
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    Asbell, Rachael Lee
    Emergency response to maritime natural disasters vary according to the developmental factors of the affected country. By looking at several case studies, as well as the behaviors that need to be present at all levels of responders, two different patte . . .
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    Potter, Benjamin
    The State of California is arguably the most forward looking state in regard to producing environmental policy. California often serves as a benchmark for other U.S. states and even other countries around the world. The state is looked at as a model f . . .
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    Zhange, Li
    China’s One Belt One Road strategy is establishing a new cooperation framework; it allows China to participate and even dominate some countries’ economic development. Central Asia, an area that left behind the world-economically and politically, recen . . .
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    Mendez, Alexander
    Drug organizations remain an issue for U.S security. This is due to their ability to adapt and change when facing obstacles. This is especially concerning since the U.S has implemented policies, such as the War on Drugs since the 1970s. Their economic . . .
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    Camalo, Joie
    A capstone project submitted to the faculty of the California Maritime Academy in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Bachelor of Arts in Global Studies and Maritime Affairs.
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    Mack, Ryan
    The development of the World Wide Web has made the world more interconnected than ever before. This technology has brought with it many new innovations, including online shopping and mail delivered electronically. Another development stemming from thi . . .
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    Bichlmeier, Andrew J.
    Anthropogenic actions have resulted in the changing of global climate causing increasing temperatures, changes in storms, and the decrease of polar ice. These changes to our physical environment have resulted in a current and potential geopolitical ba . . .
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    Phillips, Jeremy D.
    Vietnam faces daunting climate change threats. The country’s future in the context of climate change has been likened to that of small island nations. This thesis does an initial survey of Vietnam’s climate change threats, Vietnam’s response to those . . .
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    Thanh, Lydia
    This paper explores the evolution of trade and transportation with a focus on flow of goods from East Asia to the United States. The face of shipping has changed and the size of ship are larger than ever. For years the West Coast of the United States . . .
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    Allred, Matthew
    Over the course of human history, civilized nations have sought to discover and devise new ways to conduct themselves during warfare. As the centuries passed and new ground-breaking developments swept the field, so too did new tactics and strategies d . . .
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    Fasciano, William A.
    The Indian Ocean region has a rich history of trade, migration, and cooperation, creating world-systems within the region through the use of the monsoon winds and sail. This is, however, contrasted to the Indian Ocean of today, which has become the si . . .
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    Sanchez, Robert Moises Parra
    This thesis examines the geopolitical implications of large international shipping canals in the summation to the conclusion that canals are constructed out of a nation’s strategic necessity and are then considered by nations as strategic assets due t . . .
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    Flores, Samantha
    All over the world, we see a plastic problem in the ocean, and efforts are being made to solve the issue. Some places in the world can be more affected by the problem than others. This is true in Hawaii, as it is surrounded by the Pacific Ocean. The p . . .
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    Sevigny, Tyler
    The Arctic is experiencing climate change at an alarming rate. This is providing new opportunities for countries to exploit the region for its natural resources and waterways. As such, countries in the region are preparing for the opening of Arctic an . . .
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    Clark, Nancy Renee
    Shipbreaking is the process of dismantling a ship that has lost its seaworthiness. This industry is commonly found in developing countries due to the lack and minimal enforcement of environmental and human rights. Bangladesh, Pakistan, and India are h . . .
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    Duarte, Erica Granados
    The case study explored in this paper includes three states using different methods to address the plastics and microplastics problem. California has introduced a bill taxing consumer for single-use plastics. Hawaii has banned single-use plastics, and . . .
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    Carlson, Jenna
    This paper provides a background on the current refugee crisis in the EU, with a focus on migrants crossing the Mediterranean Sea, and examines the asylum application process and refugee integration efforts. Many EU member states are so overwhelmed wi . . .
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    Barlow, Sean C.
    In Marine Insurance, the industry culture tends to avoid high risk red zones of the trading routes in the world, such as the waters off the coast of Somalia, Strait of Malacca, and the Niger Delta, in the Gulf of Guinea. In the United States, the main . . .
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    Kosen, Adam
    A capstone project submitted to the faculty of the California Maritime Academy in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Bachelor of Arts in Global Studies and Maritime Affairs.
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    Olvera, Scott
    Shark finning and hunting have occurred in international waters ever since the Chinese Dynasties. However, in the recent century, shark finning has grown to become a growing global issue as the population of sharks is at a severe decline due to overfi . . .
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    Sanford, Justin
    The intention of this work is to synthesize and interpret the tenets of geopolitics within the expectation that the coming decades will present unique and unprecedented challenges for states and populations due to the symptoms resultant from a changin . . .
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    Coleman, Shane
    The American shipping industry operates under the regulation of the Jones Act, found in the Merchant Marine Act of 1920. This thesis asserts that the 97 year old legislation has outlived its intended purposes. In 1920, the United States created the Jo . . .
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    Whittington, Tanis
    The Arctic is a vast and changing region. Climate change is affecting the availability of many sectors in the Arctic and opening the door for state actors to approve the implementation of industrial resource development, as well as commercial shipping . . .
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    Alvarez, Manuel
    The purpose of this thesis is to address the issue of shark finning and the players involved in the South China Sea. The demand for shark fins is encouraging distributers to overfish sharks, which is making it difficult for certain species to remain a . . .
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    Buford, Angela
    This thesis provides a history and background on women at sea, addressing the past, present, and future of the maritime women. One focus is on the obstacles women faced when breaking into a male dominant field of work. How over time the integration of . . .
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    Prasad, Rachel
    Myanmar has been in a constant state of civil war since its independence from Great Britain. The civil wars erupted between the different ethnic groups and the government on the grounds of an unjust political agenda, with the determination for ethnic . . .
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    Leahy, Cameron J.P.
    The international community was shocked by the United Kingdom's recent vote to secede from the European Union. Although the UK pondered the idea of leaving the EU for quite some time, the proposal became official when the people of Britain voted on Ju . . .
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    Buford, Angela
    GMA 400 - Senior Seminar Research
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    Dao, Bryan
    This paper describes the issue of human trafficking within the Southeast Asian Region. It will examine the first signs of when human trafficking arose and compare it to where the situation has shifted to today. This paper aims to showcase how human tr . . .
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    Andrews, Michael W.
    This work will aim to analyze the role of fisheries in conflict by examining aspects of food, environmental, and human security. Fisheries are a vital resource globally, employing millions and feeding billions. Use of this resource continues to grow a . . .
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    Soule, William
    The purpose of this thesis is to analyze and criticize the current policies in place regarding the protection of the Great Barrier Reef in Australia in relation to coral bleaching. To accomplish these goals, the writer examines different policies put . . .
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    Walker, Dillon
    Illicit Wildlife Trafficking (IWT) has been viewed through an environmental lens rather than a security lens for many years. This has allowed for increased rates of poaching and an unprecedented growth of IWT. This thesis asserts that IWT must be view . . .
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    Phillips, Joseph C.
    The development of the maritime sector is instrumental in the overall development of states. In order to achieve this development states enter into a variety of maritime development agreements. Cooperation and institutional theory is applied to better . . .
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    Francey, Zachary
    This paper will examine the relationship between Russia and NATO following the dissolution of the USSR and the end of the Cold War. There will be an overview of NATO actions in recent years and how those actions have impacted Russian relations and the . . .
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    Krikorian, Michael
    Drug traffickers in Central and South America have been around for decades, and the drugs they traffic are an issue not only for their home nations, but for many states around the world. States in the Caribbean and South America are home to massive an . . .
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    Hall, Harry Howard
    The purpose of this thesis is to explore how advances in the field of philosophy and the technological progress in the military sector have impacted American political attitudes and decisions in the national security realm since the start of the 20th . . .
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    Lange, Robert O.
    Sea level rise is one of the most pressing concerns for coastal communities in the world today. It does not respect borders, and the effects of sea level rise will vary depending on location and the natural terrain of the area in question. In some cit . . .
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    Gutierrez, Josh
    The Arctic is experiencing significant climate change. The expected changes to the Arctic climate have created new economic opportunities for states and threatened the future stability of the region. With the Arctic becoming more accessible, the contr . . .