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  • El Khoury, Gebran Youssef (Notre Dame University-Louaize, 1994)
  • Bassil, Janet (Notre Dame University-Louaize, 1995)
  • Assaf, Susan Lynn (Notre Dame University-Louaize, 1995)
    This thesis assesses the changing dynamics of covert action as an instrument of U.S. foreign policy. Four primary variables are researched in the context of the Cold War period and the emerging new world order. These variables include: (1) the broad characteristics of the international environment that guide relations between international actors; (2) the primary U.S. foreign policy objectives as examined through presidential doctrines; (3) the acceptance of interventionism in both domestic and international domains, and; (4) moral considerations in the policymaking process of a democratic ...
  • Labaky, Sabine Y. (Notre Dame University-Louaize, 1997)
    Nationality issue goes back to the early dawn of mankind. It was formed with the creation of state. Therefore, nationality is directly related to the municipal law of each and every state. Nationality problem arise from these different nationality definitions. Some of these problems were dealt on international basis; however, no supreme power could implement these solutions whats over beneficial. Lebanon is one of the states that is still dealing with nationality issue. Lebanon has an old body of rules taken from the French legislation and was not yet adapted to the Lebanese situation which ...
  • El Hindy, Elie K. (Notre Dame University-Louaize, 2001-06-25)
    Throughout its history, Lebanon has had diverse relations with a multitude of countries. Many of these relations faded away, others have changed drastically. However, one that has remained little changed and is today as strong as ever, is the relationship with the Holy See. This makes any observer wonder about the reasons for this solid relationship. While reviewing the long years of the history of the relationship between the two countries, this paper aimed at showing how stable and unchanged the Holy See diplomacy was in Lebanon. To do that, it was necessary to start from the very beginning, ...
  • Khoury, Marie Helen (Notre Dame University-Louaize, 2002)
    This thesis critically evaluates the impact of globalization on different issue areas in the world. It is intended to present a picture of the outcome of the globalization process from the perspectives of the developed and developing countries. It starts with a historical background on globalization, a definition of globalization, and a discussion of its main features and aspects. These aspects are: economic, financial, and environmental. One major focus of this study is on the latest financial turmoil that hit East Asia in the 1990s. The effects of volatile capital flows and the negative ...
  • Akl, Ziad Mikhael (Notre Dame University-Louaize, 2003)
  • Metrebian, Seza Z. (Notre Dame University-Louaize, 2003)
    The United States has direct interests in the Middle East due to the region's strategic and economic importance in the world. Following the end of the World War II, with the newly acquired American supremacy in the Middle East, several principle concerns made the region crucial to the US¹. First, beginning in the 1950s there was a bipolar competition between the U.S. and the threat of confrontation in the Middle East. The US was threatened by the Soviet Union, a nuclear power, perceived as having expansionist goals, which, if not contained, would lead to serious consequences. Since World War ...
  • Bechara, Claire Mansour (Notre Dame University-Louaize, 2004)
    The power to settle international disputes with binding authority distinguishes the World Trade Organization from most other intergovernmental institutions. The Understanding on Rules and Procedures Governing the Settlement of Disputes gives the WTO unprecedented power to resolve trade-related conflicts between nations and assign penalties and compensation to the parties involved. A Dispute Settlement Body (DSB) that consists of the WTO's General Council administers dispute settlement. The DSB has the authority to "establish panels, adopt panel and Appellate Body reports, maintain ...
  • Raad, Rima R. (Notre Dame University-Louaize, 2004)
    The thesis studies the directions, trends, and prospects of trade among the Middle Eastern Arab countries between the years 1990 and 2004. For analytical purposes the Arab region is divided into three sub-regions: the Levant states, the gulf Cooperation Council states, and North African Arab states. Improving economic performance in the Arab countries is seen, at the moment, more critical than ever, since the region faces high population growth rates, rising unemployment, and modest economic growth coupled with increasingly intense competition from emerging markets in Europe, America, and asia. ...
  • El Asmar, Carla B. (Notre Dame University-Louaize, 2004)
    Even though there is a strong disagreement in the Lebanese political system over what precisely leadership is; most agree it remains the basic and key factor in the quality of performance and effectiveness of Lebanese institutions. It is generally asserted that the Lebanese government, the private sector's socio-economic conditions, and education, would improve much under a competent leadership. The study of leadership is not a mathematical or scientific application of rules and logarithms, rather it is an art. It is the art of influencing and motivating followers to achieve common goals ...
  • Boutros, Wissam M. (Notre Dame University-Louaize, 2012)
    The main focus of this thesis originates in the idealistic perspective of international affairs, emphasizing not just the states’ interactions but a diversity of domestic and transnational channels, organizations, and individuals. Idealism has held a unique conceptualization of international relations. Depending on the pillars of the global system, it’s interdependent and cooperative structure, and the integrative functionalism of international players. Hence, Idealism promoted the role of individualism, voluntarism and the leaders’ genuine role and impact throughout history, especially on the ...
  • Ashkar, Rayan M. (Notre Dame University, 2017)
    A current survey by UNHCR counted 65 million refugees worldwide. Many of them are seeking security and improved economical chances in industrial countries. The overwhelming numbers took most of the European countries and governments by surprise. Despite international moral and humanitarian obligation, refugee welcome culture and integration policies are nonetheless facing many challenges when confronted with the day to day reality. Refugees and asylum seekers from Syria make up the largest group of arrivals in Germany both in 2015 and 2016. Learning the language, one of the most important factors ...
  • Abi Haidar, Christina I. (Notre Dame University-Louaize, 2018)
    Lebanon’s economic growth trajectory has been affected by domestic and regional political events, as consumer and investor confidence has withered. The 1975-1990 civil war weakened the government’s ability to provide public services and provided further space for the private sector participation. PPP’s are not new in Lebanon; the country has a long history of private sector participation in the delivery of public infrastructure services especially in the electricity sector which traces back to concessions. The energy sector in Lebanon is a key contributor to the country’s current fiscal constraints. ...
  • Khalil, Wissam (Notre Dame University-Louaize, 2018)
    There has been a huge influx of displaced Syrians which is considered to be the biggest since WWII and this is due to the ongoing conflict in Syria since 2011. The majority of the displaced population is located in low-income countries with limited resources in mental health care. This qualitative research tackles the mental health and psychosocial support provided to displaced Syrians by different international organizations and NGOs operating in this field in Lebanon. The aim of this research is to study the correlation between these programs and the ability to cope with the new lifestyle the ...
  • Ankrah, Francisca Balmores (Notre Dame University-Louaize, 2018-09)
  • Nohra, Ranine (Notre Dame University-Louaize, 2019)
  • Lee, Sangkyum (Notre Dame University-Louaize, 2019)
    The Republic of Korea sought to become an "advanced human rights country" by joining the Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees and Protocol Relating to the Status of Refugees in 1992. In addition, a provision for refugee recognition was established in the Immigration Act in 1993, and the refugee policy was implemented in earnest in 1994. However, contrary to the Korean government's expectation, criticism of the refugee policy continued on the inside and outside of the country, with the birth of the first Korean recognized refugee in 2001. Although the Korean government and the National ...
  • Chemali, Elie-Charbel A. (Notre Dame University-Louaize, 2019)
    Today, the world is witnessing a debate between free trade (doctrine) and protectionism (doctrine). Those two are, opposite trade policies. The world’s main concern is the future of the international trade system. The issue of Trade is a global modern phenomenon that has an immense impact on countries and international relations. Changes came along the election of Donald Trump as the 45th US president. Among those changes, is Trump’s adoption of protectionist policies in opposite to Obama’s liberalist policies taken during his presidential term. One of those protectionist policies Trump has ...

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