Contemporary Global
Issues
Conflict, Cooperation, and Security
Charles Coyle
Overview
• GlobalTensions and Conflicts
• Mass Extermination
–Causes and Responses
• Addressing the Problem
• Terrorism an...
GlobalTensions & Conflicts
• Ethnic
Differences
• Religious
Differences
• Territory
Disputes
• Nationalist
Differences
Religious/Ethnic Conflict
Israel & Palestine
• Struggle for
control of
Jerusalem
• Mutual
Recognition
• Water
Religious/Ethnic Conflict
Northern Ireland
• Catholics vs.
Protestants
• Irish Republican
Army (IRA)
Territory Disputes
Kashmir
• Not just 1 v. 1
–China, Pakistan,
India, Kashmir
• Water (again)
Nationalistic Differences
Taiwan
• Claimed by
People’s
Republic of
China (PRC)
• Not legitimate
• Global
recognition
Mass Extermination:Where
• Cambodia – 1970’s
• Rwanda – 1994
• Bosnia – 1995
• Darfur – Ongoing
Mass Extermination:Why
• Cambodia – Political ideology
• Rwanda – Ethnic/Power struggles
• Bosnia – Religious differences
...
AddressingThe Problem
• United Nations
Deployment
–Peacebuilding
–Peacemaking
–Peacekeeping
• Democratization
• Internatio...
AddressingThe Problem
• Government
–Economic & Legal sanctions
–Official Positions
• Public
–Popular media exposure
–Chari...
• Genocide Intervention Network
– www.genocideintervention.net
• IGAAR: Institute for Genocide Awareness
and Applied Resea...
Terrorism:Tactics
Private Militias
• Darfur
–Janjaweed
• Rwanda
–Interahamwe
–Impuzamugambi
• Cambodia
–Cadres of the Khmer Rouge
“Are all humans human, or are
some more human than others?
Do some actually count more
than others?”
- Roméo Dallaire
Citations
• USArmy Africa, “J-300-SPT-94-04-0004-0686”, July 23, 2009, via Flickr,
Creative CommonsAttribution
• REUTERS /...
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  1. 1. Contemporary Global Issues Conflict, Cooperation, and Security Charles Coyle
  2. 2. Overview • GlobalTensions and Conflicts • Mass Extermination –Causes and Responses • Addressing the Problem • Terrorism and Private Militias
  3. 3. GlobalTensions & Conflicts • Ethnic Differences • Religious Differences • Territory Disputes • Nationalist Differences
  4. 4. Religious/Ethnic Conflict Israel & Palestine • Struggle for control of Jerusalem • Mutual Recognition • Water
  5. 5. Religious/Ethnic Conflict Northern Ireland • Catholics vs. Protestants • Irish Republican Army (IRA)
  6. 6. Territory Disputes Kashmir • Not just 1 v. 1 –China, Pakistan, India, Kashmir • Water (again)
  7. 7. Nationalistic Differences Taiwan • Claimed by People’s Republic of China (PRC) • Not legitimate • Global recognition
  8. 8. Mass Extermination:Where • Cambodia – 1970’s • Rwanda – 1994 • Bosnia – 1995 • Darfur – Ongoing
  9. 9. Mass Extermination:Why • Cambodia – Political ideology • Rwanda – Ethnic/Power struggles • Bosnia – Religious differences • Darfur – Racism
  10. 10. AddressingThe Problem • United Nations Deployment –Peacebuilding –Peacemaking –Peacekeeping • Democratization • International Human Rights
  11. 11. AddressingThe Problem • Government –Economic & Legal sanctions –Official Positions • Public –Popular media exposure –Charitable organizations
  12. 12. • Genocide Intervention Network – www.genocideintervention.net • IGAAR: Institute for Genocide Awareness and Applied Research – www.igaar.org • Save Darfur – www.savedarfur.org AddressingThe Problem
  13. 13. Terrorism:Tactics
  14. 14. Private Militias • Darfur –Janjaweed • Rwanda –Interahamwe –Impuzamugambi • Cambodia –Cadres of the Khmer Rouge
  15. 15. “Are all humans human, or are some more human than others? Do some actually count more than others?” - Roméo Dallaire
  16. 16. Citations • USArmy Africa, “J-300-SPT-94-04-0004-0686”, July 23, 2009, via Flickr, Creative CommonsAttribution • REUTERS / Amit Shabi, ISRAEL,October 13, 2000 • REUTERS / Cathal McNaughton, NORTHERN IRELAND, March 10, 2009 • Vice Regent, “Kashmir 2007”, July 31, 2007, viaWikipedia, Creative CommonsAttribution Share Alike • Sjjhang, “Taiwan ROC Passport”, March 12, 2009, viaWikipedia, Public Domain • Dawit Rezene, “Soldiers in Eritrea”, viaWikipedia,Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike • idfnakesk (Israel Defense ForcesYouTube Channel), “HamasTerrorist Tactics in the Gaza Strip”, uploaded April 22, 2009, viaYouTube

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