A Comparative View Of Mediation In Spain As Contrasted With Other European Countries: Moving From The Shadows Into The Spotlight

ABSTRACT Conflict resolution experts worldwide have wrestled with whether mediation is an alternative form of dispute resolution or the frontrunner. This dissertation negates the notion that mediation is an alternate form of dispute resolution and establishes that litigation is the alternative. For many years, litigation has been the preferred choice to resolve conflicts. The masses […]

Impact Of Diplomacy On India-China Standoff 2021

ABSTRACT Two years post 2020 will make a mark in the history books of all countries! The COVID-19 pandemic has changed global politics and most diplomatic relationships. The human race has learned basic lessons on climate change, and yet we seem far from resolutions. We have much work to do. Alongside, many countries have taken […]

The Impact Of Population Growth In West Africa: The Nigerian Outlook

1.     ABSTRACT The global population in recent times has rapidly increased despite several untoward situations and factors. However, population growth—as excessive and unsustainable—is only affecting specific areas. Countries like Japan, Latvia, Bulgaria, and Italy, and many others face a reverse situation. Following this, researchers have hypothesized that population size is a crucial factor in measuring […]

Is Good Governance An Oxymoron? The Lebanese Multifaceted Predicament

Introduction Whenever significant adversity erupts somewhere on the planet, governance bears a considerable if not the whole responsibility. Be it local or global, economic, financial, social, or even environmental, in the private or public sector. What is it about this phenomenon that makes it so difficult to subdue? For the sake of our analysis, we […]

The Transition To A Circular Economy In Nigeria: Identifying The Key Factors

ABSTRACT The vulnerability of the Nigerian economy to the fluctuating rates of crude oil in the international market, high levels of unemployment, and insufficient power supply are all starting to weaken the strength of the government’s response to the expected devastating effects of climate change. To address this imminent catastrophe, this research sought to identify […]

Development of a Sustainability Index for the UAE Construction Sector: A Practical Approach to Developing a Contractors’ Sustainability Index

ABSTRACT The construction industry’s significance escalates due to its contribution to the economy’s overall GDP. However, the detrimental effect it imposes on the environment also contributes to the environment’s overall degradation. Although the efforts have been instigated to protect the environment, the construction process’s activities continue to thwart the environment. One such aspect recognized in […]

Globalization vs. Nationalist Isolationism: A Realist/Liberal Dilemma

ABSTRACT The pandemic declared by the World Health Organization in March due to COVID-19 highlights the deepening differences between two opposed visions in the realm of international affairs. One that favors cooperation, multilateralism, and globalization; and another one that inclines towards nationalism and isolationism, while being skeptical of international institutions. These two contrasting worldviews align […]

The Role of Disguised Embassies in Diplomatic Relations

ABSTRACT It is an explicit reality that the essence of embassies in diplomatic relations is invaluable.  Embassies play a significant role as contact points between their states and host nations.  The activities of the Foreign Affairs Office are achieved through the diplomatic functions of an ambassador who heads an embassy together with the staff of […]

Globalization vs. Nationalist Isolationism: A Realist/Liberal Dilemma

ABSTRACT The pandemic declared by the World Health Organization in March due to COVID-19 highlights the deepening differences between two opposed visions in the realm of international affairs. One that favors cooperation, multilateralism, and globalization; and another one that inclines towards nationalism and isolationism, while being skeptical of international institutions. These two contrasting worldviews align […]