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Foreign Policy of Peru in the region of Latin America
Palinková, Nikola ; Volenec, Otakar (advisor) ; Havlová, Radka (referee)
The thesis deals with the foreign policy of Peru in the region of Latin America. First of all the attention is paid to foreign policy in general, than it is showed practically on situation of Peru. Peru as a state is characterized geographically, economically and politically. The second part is about analyzing the foreign relations with all 5 neighbouring countries-Colombia, Brazil, Bolivia, Chile and Ecuador, subsequently the membership and the role of Peru in regional integration groupings. Specifically for this thesis were selected The Andean Community of Nations (CAN), The Union of South American Nations (UNASUR) and The Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC).
The Position of Morocco in International Relations
Pudelová, Tereza ; Volenec, Otakar (advisor) ; Dubský, Zbyněk (referee)
The Kingdom of Morocco is special for its geographical location in the centre of interests of the African, European and American continents and for its position as a monarchy. Morocco s historical tradition as a monarchy does not prevent it from addressing important social changes. In spite of its geopolitical importance, Moroccan history and politics have long been overlooked. International development of the last two decades have shown that the importance of the Kingdom in regional and international environment is growing. Morocco proved to be an important ally of the West and the Gulf states in the Global War on Terror, the events of the Arab Spring and the current refugee crisis. Foreign relations with the United States, France and Spain have a long history and are mostly based on economic and security cooperation. Morocco is also in the centre of interests of the European Union, especially within the framework of the European neighbourhood policy. Relations with the Gulf monarchies have once again gained its importance in the context of the security threat that was posed by the revolutions of the Arab Spring. Moroccan foreign policy agenda is dominated by the dispute over Western Sahara which creates a burden for normalization of relations with Algeria and also for further integration of the Maghreb region.
Union for the Mediterranean
Chudadová, Ivana ; Volenec, Otakar (advisor) ; Dubský, Zbyněk (referee)
The Union for the Mediterranean is a project of the European Union aimed at cooperation with the EU's southern neighbors, which has gradually changed over time. The region of southern and eastern Mediterranean has always been one of the priority spheres of interest of the European Union and the beginnings of Euro-Mediterranean cooperation may date from the 1970s onwards. century. But in the 1990s, more than twenty years of efforts to increase mutual trade and development of cooperation have resulted in the Euro-Mediterranean partnership, also known as the Barcelona Process that was the forerunner of the Union for the Mediterranean. And rightfully the Union for the Mediterranean, initiated in 2008 by the French president, was an attempt to revive interest in the Mediterranean region. The aim of the thesis is to analyze the nature of Euro-Mediterranean policies (from the Euro-Mediterranean partnership through the European Neighborhood Policy to the Union for the Mediterranean), with emphasis being placed on both the formal (institutional) and the practical aspects of the Union for the Mediterranean project. After briefly characterizing the institutional framework of the UpS, the work focuses on the results and effectiveness of its economic, political, security, human rights and cultural projects and policies, while not forgetting to mention the major challenges and barriers that are hampering closer cooperation between the two shores of the Mediterranean.
Role of UNRWA in the Israeli-Palestine conflict
Vlnová, Anna ; Lehmannová, Zuzana (advisor) ; Volenec, Otakar (referee)
UNRWA is the main provider of humanitarian aid to Palestine Refugees.
Fight for Kashmir
Volochová, Lucia ; Volenec, Otakar (advisor) ; Havlová, Radka (referee)
This master thesis deals with the issue of Kashmir conflict. The aim of this thesis is to find possible solution of this territorial dispute lasting since 1947 by using historical-analytical method. The theoretical part explains the concept of conflict in international relations, which is fundamental in the whole work. The next chapters deal with the root of the dispute and its subsequent escalation to the present state. An important part of the work is the development of the main actors in the nuclear powers as well as an attitude of the individual participants.
Fragile States Index demonstrated by the Somalia case
Bímová, Veronika ; Volenec, Otakar (advisor) ; Dubský, Zbyněk (referee)
This diploma thesis is a case study aiming to analyse the development of socioeconomic and political situation in Somalia between 2007 and 2016. Based on this analysis, it should be decided whether it is justified to rank Somalia among the so called collapsed states. This analysis is performed using the critical tool Fragile States Index developed by the Fund for Peace organisation. Its underlying concept are twelve basic indicators divided in three groups: social, economic and political. The thesis consists of five parts: the first chapter presents a theoretical framework, summarizes the issue of weak statehood and defines basic concepts. The second, third and fourth chapters constitute the main part of the thesis presenting the analysis of the socioeconomic and political situation in Somalia conducted with the use of the FSI tool. The fifth chapter shows the particular development of the FSI in Somalia between 2007 and 2016.
Development Traps. Case Study of Uganda.
Drlíková, Dominika ; Volenec, Otakar (advisor) ; Dubský, Zbyněk (referee)
This bechelor thesis followes the possible causes of the stagnation of the poorest countries and the role of the development aid in the fight against poverty. Further it connects the theoretical approach to the case study of Uganda.
The role of the USA in the Syrian civil war
Raisová, Paulína ; Havlová, Radka (advisor) ; Volenec, Otakar (referee)
In Syria, a non-violent uprising against the autocratic ruler evolved into a brutal civil war, which has drew in both regional and world powers into its unceasing struggles. The aim of the thesis is to analyze the development of the attitude of the United States towards the Syrian conflict and to evaluate the impact of their intervention on the overall dynamics of the conflict. The analysis evaluates the diplomatic engagement of the US in the international community as well as its direct action at the point of conflict in Syria.
Japanese Foreign Policy in the 21. century
Mikšovská, Petra ; Havlová, Radka (advisor) ; Volenec, Otakar (referee)
Foreign Policy plays an important role in setting of national interests and influences the position of the country in international relations. For a global power in the 21.century, as Japan, foreign policy setting means an important tool or building its position on international political scene. There are many factors incluencing directly creating of the foreing policy, this paper concentrates on teritorrial disputes with neighbor states of Japan - China, Russia, South Korea,that cause tensions and threaten the stability in the entire asia-pacific region. In case of china-japanese relations it is about dispute over Senkaku/ Diaoyu islands, with Russia is involved in a dispute over the Northern territories/ Southern Kurily and relations with South Korea are influenced by the conflict over Takeshima/ Tokdo. Causes of these disputes have roots in history and are connected closely to the mutual experience of the countries, speficic cultural values of Japan and also to the US influence on the japanese development during the previous century. Based on these factors the development of teritorrial disputes in relations to the foreign policy in the 21. century is described.
Prospects on reunification of the Korean Peninsula and its potential geopolitical impact on North East Asia
Mlynárová, Michaela ; Volenec, Otakar (advisor) ; Kochan, Jan (referee)
Hitherto divided Korean Peninsula is perhaps the most distinctive remnant of the Cold War. The main aim of this work is to analyze the prospects on reunification of the Korean Peninsula by analyzing the various factors that have affected and in the future could affect the development of inter-Korean relations, the possible character of unification and subsequent policy implications of the reunification to North East Asia, with focus on the problematic North Korean regime.

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