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Growing Role of China in African Security
Květová, Lenka ; Karásek, Tomáš (advisor) ; Werkman, Kateřina (referee)
Chinese economic expansion in Africa is a widely discussed topic, but less academic attention is being paid to the role China plays in African security. Since the late 1990s Chinese activity in Africa had been growing rapidly. Beijing's interests are predominantly economic, mostly represented by market seeking and foreign direct investments, and political, generally perceived as a mutual support in international organizations. The thesis focuses on the traditional principle of non-interference in how Chinese policy towards African security has been evolving together with growing Chinese interests on the continent. The People's Republic of China influences African security matters in four areas: diplomatic involvement, arms deals, support and financing, and military cooperation. By analyzing those areas with a combination of qualitative and quantitative methods, concrete cases have been identified, when China interfered in internal affairs of particular states, thus altering its policy of non- interference towards more pragmatic and case by case based approach.
Guantánamo: Between Security and Human Rights Guantánamo Bay Prison in US Public Discourse During George W. Bush Administration
Květová, Lenka ; Sehnálková, Jana (advisor) ; Raška, Francis (referee)
The thesis examines the discussion about American prison for suspected terrorists at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba. The author argues that the position taken by Bush Administration in its dealings with detainees in the early years was step by step denied by a series of the Supreme Court's rulings. Thus the Administration had to find partial resolutions and ways around that led to a demand to close Guantánamo prison. The author concludes that the main reason for Guantánamo prison to remain open was a question of unresolved future fate of detainees.
Přímé zahraniční investice vs. rozvojová pomoc jako nástroj zahraniční politiky: čínská politika v Africe
Květová, Lenka ; Kratochvíl, Petr (advisor) ; Knotková, Vladimíra (referee)
This thesis examines Chinese foreign direct investments in Sub-Saharan Africa and their influence on Chinese foreign policy on the continent between the years 2004 and 2010. It is often believed that oil and raw materials are the principal determinants of Chinese investments in Africa. However, this research suggests that even though there exists strong correlation between the existence of reserves of raw materials and FDI distribution, such motivation is not the only one. Pragmatism, manifested by the Chinese government in FDI allocation, can lead the People's Republic to invest in controversial countries with bad governance like Sudan. China is then forced to keep closer relations with such countries and thus promote their stability to protect its investments. Tools of such efforts include foreign policy, closer cooperation on multilateral level, which includes establishment of Forum on China-Africa Cooperation, and foreign aid.

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