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The Influence of the Jewish Lobby on U.S. Foreign Policy
Faltejsková, Kateřina ; Havlová, Radka (advisor) ; Knotková, Vladimíra (referee)
The subject of this thesis is to analyse the influence of "The Israel lobby" on the foreign policy of the United States of America. The work examines issues of lobbying, methods of its definition and delimitation. Furthermore, it analyzes the emergence and development of this lobby and introduces its main leaders and influential pro-Israel organizations. Finally, it analyses the effect of the lobby during the administration of some U.S. presidents such as John Kennedy, Richard Nixon, Jimmy Carter or Barack Obama. In conclusion, it examines the influence of this lobby in Congress, Pentagon and on campuses. The aim of this work is to prove that "The Israel lobby" has such a big impact that it is able to influence the decisions of the President of the United States, including political institutions.
War as a videogame: construction of the sociocultural otherness in the Near-eastern conflict
Pavelka, Kamil ; Kratochvíl, Petr (advisor) ; Knotková, Vladimíra (referee)
This diploma thesis analyses the construction of the Near-Eastern conflict, it's actors and the problematic of the "Self -- Others" relationship in digital games. This Near-Eastern conflict can be viewed as a constructed, thought object or representation with blurred space-time boudnaries, which is not necessarily identical with "material reality". Despite it not being identical, the constructed object does nevertheless contribute to the creation of identities of the material reality's participants, and as such influences their behaviour and the behaviour towards them. In the field of international relations, this constructed identity can have important implications.
Rules of the Game: Critical Games and Critical Theories of International Relations
Formánek, Václav ; Kratochvíl, Petr (advisor) ; Knotková, Vladimíra (referee)
The main goal od critical theories of international relations is to help to achieve more universal freedom and equality in the world. Critical theorists use different kinds of strategies to achieve this goal. Persuasive popularization by critical videogames is one those strategies. Author analyzes different strategies of such persuasion. He also designs own concept of critical game. The goal of this game is to present main ideas of critical theories to the general public in the most precise but still understandable way. Autor wants to show the potential of videogames for popularization of critical theories.
The role of ASEAN in the maritime security in the South China Sea
Jurovská, Markéta ; Havlová, Radka (advisor) ; Knotková, Vladimíra (referee)
The region of South China Sea and surrounding straits gains more and more significance at the global level due to its importance for the maritime transport, mineral resources and fishery. Those positive aspects attract many concerns of various powers on one hand and at the same time many security threats on the other -- e.g. transnational organised crime, territorial disputes and environmental degradation. The objective of this thesis is to analyse actual activities of ASEAN and evaluate its role in the maritime security of South China Sea using the methods of case study, description and analysis of the primary sources, documents and expert opinions. The main finding of this study is the very key role of ASEAN in the maritime security of South China Sea which allows him to determine the future course of regional security cooperation.
Environmental policy in the U.S. and The United Nations Environment Programme - A Case Study Minamata Convention on Mercury
Drocárová, Natália ; Havlová, Radka (advisor) ; Knotková, Vladimíra (referee)
The main aim of the thesis is an analysis of the U.S. position towards the United Nations Environment Programme and in particular to the most recent convention of the agency, Minamata Convention on Mercury. The theoretical part of this thesis examines the development of collaboration between the United Nations Environment Programme and the United States in chronological terms. Furthermore, introduces readers to the main objectives of the Convention and, finally, the practical part describes the approach of the United States and their role in the context of achieving the Convention, both at the national and international platform.
Turkey and the EU: Analysis of the factors hindering and driving the accession process
Lukačovič, Lukáš ; Rolenc, Jan Martin (advisor) ; Knotková, Vladimíra (referee)
The aim of this work is to analyse the factors that affect the candidacy of Turkey to the European Union. The thesis is divided into two chapters, the first of which presents Turkey's own national development and its relations with the European Communities from a historical perspective. This chapter is supplemented with insights into the current situation of the accession chapters. The second part is devoted to the current and specific factors that have potential to influence the accession process. The most nominated include fear of Islam, lacking respect for human rights, economic aspects, unsolved case of Cyprus and others. These factors are selected on the basis of the frequency of their inclusion in publications and other sources. However, they are not evaluated in terms of the EU criteria, but the thesis brings a general view on the issue. The work thus gives the reader the opportunity to create a complete picture of contemporary Turkey and its efforts to join the EU.
The influence of the internal political situation and intrastate conflicts on the stability of India
Mikšovská, Petra ; Volenec, Otakar (advisor) ; Knotková, Vladimíra (referee)
The main goal of this thesis is to analyze the influence of the current internal political situation of the Indian State and its intrastate conflicts on the stability of India. The thesis is divided into three main parts. The first chapter is devoted to the identification and brief description of the factors affecting the stability of the state, and then highlights the political situation and internal conflicts, as the key determinants for this thesis. The second part analyzes the political situation and its problems, including impacts on the stability of the state. The third chapter examines intrastate conflicts, focused on Muslim-Hindu conflicts, that undermine the integrity of India.
Energy security in the South Caucasus region (Armenia as security challenge)
Ďuraňa, Tomáš ; Dubský, Zbyněk (advisor) ; Knotková, Vladimíra (referee)
The thesis deals with the issue of energy security in geopolitically strategic region of South Caucasus. The focus is on analyzing the development of energy policy in the individual countries of the region since the collapse of the Soviet union. On this basis is determined the most important security challenge: Armenia. This challenge results from the need to counteract the influence of external actors in the region and to address long-standing regional conflicts that would contribute not only to the stability of the South Caucasus, but also help to fully realize the potential of the region as an important transit corridor for Caspian and Iranian energy resources.
Normalization of relations between Japan and the PRC and its implications for current Japan-Taiwan relations
Tomečková, Lenka ; Volenec, Otakar (advisor) ; Knotková, Vladimíra (referee)
Presented bachelor thesis is dealing with the normalization of relations between Japan and the PRC, related factors and events and their implications for current pattern of Japan-Taiwan relations. The research topic is narrowed down to security and economic dimension of Japan-Taiwan relations. In order to catch the change in Japan-Taiwan relations, the thesis analyses mentioned dimensions in three different time periods: before normalization, right after normalization and in the present i. e. at the turn of millennium. The thesis concentrates especially on the process of normalization of relations between Japan and the PRC and on the analysis of chosen aspects that were influencing the foreign policy of Japan, so it eventually changed its attitude towards the PRC. The other goal of the thesis is to name factors that are influencing current Japan-Taiwan relations
Cultural diplomacy: Czech-Japanese cultural diplomacy in case study of The Little Kyogen Theatre
Hübnerová, Petra ; Volenec, Otakar (advisor) ; Knotková, Vladimíra (referee)
This diploma thesis deals with the issue of cultural diplomacy both on the theoretical, and practical level. First, the concept of cultural diplomacy itself, its varioud fields, its meaning, and its impact, is introduced. Then the focus of this paper turns towards areas that are closely connected to cultural diplomacy, specifically soft power, national branding, and above all public diplomacy. The last part of the thesis is conducted in the form of a case study of Czech-Japanese cultural cooperation as a means of cultural diplomacy. It is shown on the example of a Czech theatre ensemble - The Little Kyogen Theatre-- that specializes in one of the traditional Japanese theatre genres, the kyogen farce. An important part of the case study consists of an introduction of the role of the Japanese cultural envoy, bunko koryushi.

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