W&L Dept. of German, Russian, and Arabic
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This collection contains the scholarship of students in the W&L Dept. of German, Russian, and Arabic.
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Tracks, Troops, and Treaties: Russian and Chinese Competition and Cooperation in Kazakhstan (thesis) The overlapping Chinese and Russian interests in Kazakhstan lead many to believe it will be a point of contention for Beijing and Moscow. However, Kazakhstan's unique situation proves it to be fertile ground for Russia and ...
The Evolution of Ukrainian National Identity (thesis) When Vladimir Putin launched his full-scale invasion of Ukraine on February 24, 2022, Ukraine became more unified than ever before, decisively linking its identity to freedom and democracy. Careful analysis of how Ukraine ...
Russian State Policy in the Arctic: Ambitions and Challenges (thesis) As a whole, Russian Arctic policy represents the intensification of the Russian government's interest in the Arctic after decades of being unable to dedicate the attention and resources to the region that it might have ...
Totalitarian Trends in Putin's Russia: The Influence of Aleksandr Dugin (thesis) Analyzing Russia as a totalitarian state is useful because it seems to help explain why Russia invaded Ukraine in 2014. By analyzing Russia as a totalitarian state, this paper rejects and aims to disprove attempts to analyze ...
Elisabeth: a Contemporary Austrian Fairy-Tale Musical (thesis) This is a translation from the German of 80 pages of text and over 300 pages of music. [From Aknowledgements (sic.)]
Germany's Free Democrats: Party Development and Post-Reunification Challenges (thesis) The increased fragmentation of the German party system is not a crisis, although the Volksparteien may see it as such, but rather a symptom of the parties' failure to represent and serve German voters. The FDP attempted ...