Students love good stories. That is why case studies are such a powerful way to engage students while teaching them about concepts fundamental to the study of international relations. Cases in International Relations helps students understand the context of headline events in the international arena. Organized into three main parts—military, economic, and human security—the book's fifteen cases examine enduring and emerging issues from the longstanding Arab-Israeli conflict to the rapidly changing field of cyber-security. Compatible with a variety of theoretical perspectives, the cases consider a dispute's origins, issue development, and resolution so that readers see the underlying dynamics of state behavior and can try their hand at applying theory.

Food Aid as a Solution to World Hunger

Food aid as a solution to world hunger

World hunger is a persistent problem that defies simple definition or one-size-fits-all solutions. In some cases hunger is due to the absence of sufficient food supplies. Other times it is due to a lack of money. Sometimes both of these factors are at play. It can also be the result of natural or man-made disasters, or military conflict.1 In the eyes of some, world hunger is looked at strictly in terms of the onset of a famine, a slowly developing disaster of mass starvation.2 Even this broad definition leads to disagreements over whether famine in Indonesia is the same as famine in Africa. For others, world hunger includes periodic events ...

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